Inspired by Beethoven’s beloved Septet in Eb major Op. 20, Schubert composed his largest chamber music work, the Octet in F major D. 803, when commissioned by a famous Austrian Count who was also an accomplished clarinetist. Composed almost 25 years apart, both premieres were performed by many of the same musicians!
Mill Ave Chamber Players is collaborating with Quartet Sabaku to bring these two masterworks of the chamber music repertoire to life on Wednesday November 6, 7:30 PM at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 8355 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345. Tickets are available at theaterworks.org or by calling (623) 815-7930.
This season marks the start of a new chamber music series at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts presented by the Mill Ave Chamber Players.
Quartet Sabaku is a group of concert artists whose energetic and lively style has delighted community and school audiences across Arizona for over ten years. They were privileged to represent the state of Arizona at the Festival de las Artes in Sinaloa, Mexico in 2000 as part of a cultural exchange.Quartet Sabaku has performed in concert halls, churches, libraries, adult communities, schools and private homes. Experienced in string pedagogy, chamber music coaching and university teaching, they serve as faculty for the West Valley Youth Orchestra’s “Chamber Music Camp with Quartet Sabaku” in Litchfield Park and Chaparral MusicFest's "Chamber Music Workshop” in Prescott.Quartet Sabaku has been on the (juried) Teaching Artists Roster of the Arizona Commission on the Arts since 1999.
The Mill Ave Chamber Players is a professional woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn) formed in 2007 and are the presenting artists of a new chamber music series at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.With education and outreach as one its core goals, the Mill Ave Chamber Players received a grant from the City of Phoenix to participate in ARTSpace, an after-school program, has held instrument fundraisers for deserving area high school students, presented concerts to the students of Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children and Phoenix Children’s First Academy. MACP has held residencies at Glendale and Paradise Valley Community Colleges where they collaborated with faculty to present lectures and concerts for music majors and the community.