From the late 18th-century through World War I, Vienna was home to many of Europe’s most creative writers, thinkers, and artists. Our concerts this year, performed on period instruments, span nearly 150 years of music. As a rare treat, we are extending the concept of historic performance practice to Expressionist chamber music by performing two works of Schoenberg on gut strings.
This summer, we pay homage to Vienna not only in our choice of repertoire, but also by inaugurating our Blattner Lecture Series, in which three prestigious lecturers join us to discuss Vienna and its influence on music and culture.
We are thrilled that our Apprenticeship Program, in which five talented young musicians are coached by and perform with our faculty, is tuition-free for the second year in a row. In addition, we continue to foster the success of past Apprentices through our new Laureate Program. We are excited to welcome these musicians back as they continue to thrive in their careers.