Worthington Chamber Orchestra – An Evening with Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Pre-concert talk in the main gallery at 6:30 PM


Antoine T. Clark, conductor

Octet in F major, D. 803 (1824) – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Franz Schubert greatly admired Beethoven and modeled his Octet in F major on Beethoven’s famous Septet, using a similar six-movement structure and instrumentation. However, Schubert added an additional violin to the string complement. Schubert balances entertainment and ambition in his writing through jaunty dances, hummable tunes, and heart-rending moments. Like Beethoven’s Septet, these elements are married with virtuosic moments led by the first violinist and clarinetist. The Octet in F major is the largest of Schubert’s chamber works in instrumentation and duration.

Tickets: $25 Adult, $12 Student