Nonet opens chamber series Oct. 4

  • Sep 16, 2009
They've endured a world war, communism, and the Velvet Revolution to become one of the world’s most unusual ensembles. Begun in 1924, the Czech Nonet produces an always-intriguing blend and variety of tonal colors in music that evokes the rich culutural experiences of Eastern Europe. You can hear its current generation of performers Sunday, October 4 at 3 pm as the opening concert of this year's ChamberMusic@Beall series, a joint presentation of the Oregon Bach Festival and UO School of Music and Dance. Pianist Richard Ormrod, winner of five major international prizes, joins the nine-player ensemble in their Eugene concert for works by Lutoslawski, Martinu, Janacek, Roussel, and Geraldina Mucha. A 2:10 p.m. introductory talk by Tim Pack, UO musiciologist, precedes the Beall Hall concert. The Nonet leads a series that includes the Belcea Srring Quartet, Ensemble Rebel, Trio con Brio, Ya Fei Chuang and Robert Levin, and the Shanghai String Quartet. Both series subscriptions and single tickets are on sale through the Hult Center Ticket Office. For full concert repertoire and series information see the ChamberMusic@Beall website.