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CONCERT TWO: From Omni to Octet

Sunday, February 10, 2019   3:00 p.m.

The Dunham Tavern and Barn, Cleveland



Claude Debussy (1862–1918), String Quartet op. 10 in G-minor

Claude Debussy Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847)  String Octet op. 20 in E-Flat major

The beautiful Omni Quartet opens the program with Debussy’s only String Quartet, a rhythmically driven piece with his fabulous French Impressionist flair. Mendelssohn’s String Octet may be the most brilliant work by the boy Felix, written when he was only 16 years old for the weekly (!) house concerts his parents hosted for their two incredibly gifted children. After a stormy opening and a whispering Scherzo in 2/4 time, a triumphant Finale quoting Händel’s ‘Messiah’ will have you skipping in your socks.



Amy Lee, Yun-Ting Lee, Alicia Koelz, Isabel Trautwein, violin     Eliesha Nelson, Joanna Patterson, viola     Tanya Ell, Paul Kushious, cello

All of the members of the Omni Quartet are also members of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra.

Read about Close Encounters Season 13: 2018-19


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Season subscriptions, as well as individual concert tickets are available for purchase at Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online beginning September 14, 2018. We are pleased to offer reduced-price tickets for students ages 8-23, thanks to generous funding from the Paul M. Angell Foundation. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (who also qualifies for the student ticket price).

Most concert venues are wheelchair accessible. Directions for concerts at private residences are mailed a week in advance. Advance ticket purchase is necessary as seating is limited, and Close Encounters concerts have a tradition of selling out.

Season 13 Subscription to all four concerts  $200 | $160 Heights Arts members

Individual Concerts $55 | $45 Heights Arts members | $15 Student (additional $15 parent)


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