Souvenir de Florence and Songs for Sue

June 29, 2023, 8:00 pm

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The Miami String Quartet, clad in black and white formalwear, share a laugh
The Miami String Quartet (L-R): Benny Kim, violin; Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Keith Robinson, cello; Scott Lee, viola (Photo: Tara McMullen)

A dedication from Oliver Knussen to his late wife, and Tchaikovsky’s romantic reflections on Florence, Italy. Performers include the Miami String Quartet, soprano Tony Arnold, pianist Zoltán Fejérvári, and more.


Oliver Knussen: Requiem: Songs for Sue, Op. 33
Tony Arnold, soprano; John Storgårds, conductor; Che-Yen Chen & Theresa Rudolph, violas; Joseph Johnson & Alastair Eng, cello; Leigh Mesh, double bass; Grace Browning, harp; Zoltán Fejérvári, piano & celeste; Rachel Blumenthal & Bart Feller, flute; YaoGuang Zhai, & Todd Levy, clarinet; Taylor Eiffert, bass clarinet; Jennifer Montone & Julia Pilant, horn, Greg Zuber, percussion

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Benny Kim & Cathy Meng Robinson, violin; Scott Lee & Ida Kavafian, viola; Keith Robinson & Eric Kim, cello