Chamber society to host ‘Ensemble 4.1’

Chamber society to host ‘Ensemble 4.1’The Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society will present piano quartet “Ensemble 4.1” on Monday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church.

The quartet, featuring oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn and piano, will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Quintet in E-Flat Major, K.452), Theodur Verhey (Quintet in E-Flat Major, Opus 20), and Walter Gieseking (Quintet in B-Flat Major).

In addition to the masterpieces for this original instrumentation by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, the ensemble is devoted to discovering rarely played compositions from the late 19th to early 20th centuries. After many years, composers like Walter Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Heinrich von Herzogenberg and David Stephen are once again being performed for enthusiastic audiences.

The group appears by arrangement with Marianne Schmocker Artists, www.marianneschmocker

The ensemble will present school programs Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Tickets ($25 general admission, $20 per senior and $5 per student and active-duty military) are at Red Rock Books, the Maturango Museum and the door.

For more information, see the Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society,, or call Fran Rogers, 760-608-1164.

Story First Published: 2018-01-19