Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Korngold Sextet for Strings in D Major
Shostakovich Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet, No.11
Mendelssohn Octet for Strings in Eb Major, No.10
In the 1930s Erich W. Korngold escaped Austria for Los Angeles, becoming one of the most prolific film composers of his era. His early years in Europe shaped his destiny as one of the leading figures in modern music. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Octet performs his 1916 Sextet.
Onstage Sessions: Chamber Music
VPAC’s intimate onstage experience transforms chamber music. “Our perspective was the musician’s perspective,” wrote Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times. “We all heard the balances a little differently, depending on whom we sat nearest to, just like performers do. Immersive art is all the rage, and here for good reason.” Each concert is followed by a reception with the artists.