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CSO Chamber Music Series: Eastern Inspirations

October 28, 2012
Fullerton Hall
For tickets, call (312) 294-3000

Oberon Ensemble:

Stephanie Jeong, violin

Catherine Brubaker, viola

Kenneth Olsen, cello

Kuang-Hao Huang, piano


Ravel Piano Trio

Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1

As an architect, art dealer, and designer, Frank Lloyd Wright was fascinated by the arts and culture of Japan. From his early visits to Japan's national pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and through his length sojourns in the country itself, he developed a lifelong love for woodblock prints. Maurice Ravel's starting point in the "Pantoum" movement of his trio comes from the Malay poetic form of the same name (a source of inspiration also for Baudelaire and Verlaine), with its isometric rhythms, alternating rhymes, and simultaneous development of two themes. Program includes art commentary and gallery walk.

Presented with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Katsushika Hokusai. Beneath Mannen Bridge in Fukagawa from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, c. 1830-32. Clarence Buckingham Collection.