Civitas Ensemble at Symphony Center
Mar 7, 2023
Symphony Center Orchestra Hall entrance


Widely recognized in Chicago for both its quality performances and ongoing community engagement efforts, the Civitas Ensemble returns to Symphony Center to pair chamber music classics with lesser-known works, including Mahler’s Piano Quartet — the composer’s only surviving piece of chamber music. Among Mozart’s most popular chamber works, his Piano Quartet in G Minor highlights the addition of the viola to the traditional piano trio, creating complex conversations among the instruments. Strauss’ Piano Quartet in C Minor is full of contrast — from its quiet opening motifs to its darkly tinged Scherzo.

This event is free. Tickets are required.


Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478


Piano Quartet in A Minor

R. Strauss

Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13

Civitas Ensemble
Assistant Concertmaster
Assistant Principal Cello
The Adele Gidwitz Chair

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