Free chamber music concert at Brevard College Feb. 24

Pan Harmonia performs concert Monday, Feb. 24

Event description from Brevard College:

Igor Stravinsky wrote, “The Octet began with a dream. . . I awoke from this little concert in a state of great delight and anticipation and the next morning began to compose.” The result was a divertissement that equally exercises the listener’s mind and the eight virtuoso performers. Aaron Copland attended the premiere in Paris and later wrote: “I can attest to the general feeling of mystification that followed the initial hearing. Here was Stravinsky . . . now suddenly, without any seeming explanation, making an about-face and presenting a piece to the public that bore no conceivable resemblance to the individual style with which he had hitherto been identified. . . . No one could possibly have foreseen . . . that the Octet was destined to influence composers all over the world.” –Thanks to Boosey & Hawkes/Joseph Horowitz for these program notes.

Kate Steinbeck, flute • Fred Lemmons, clarinet • Rosalind Buda and Susan Cohen, bassoon • Brad Ulrich and David Ginn, trumpet • Mark Britt and Greg Love • trombone

Porter Center for the Performing Arts, 400 North Broad St., Brevard

Free admission; donations gratefully accepted

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