Chamber music performed in historic setting
May 16th, 2011
Omaha, NE – Chamber music by Bach and Mozart will be performed in the historic Joslyn Castle tonight.
Itâ€™s the pre-season of the Joslyn Castle Consortâ€™s inaugural year. The fledgling group of classical musicians came together to bring large-scale chamber music to Omaha, works of Bach and Mozart, in an appropriately intimate setting. Jason Dewater, the Artistic Director for the Consort, said â€œWe believe that the power of chamber music comes sort of like a great glass of wine.â€
â€œIf you have a fine wine, you would really like to have the proper glass for the wine. Chamber music is similar in that this music is most powerful when experienced up close in a suitable-sized space.â€
Dewater said large spaces can diffuse this style of Chamber music, which is rarely performed. And, he said, the Joslyn Castle provides a space similar to where the Chamber works might have premiered.
â€œYou get to witness the music literally feet away from these musicians,â€ he said. â€œYou get to see the eye to eye communication during the work, you get to see the movements of the musicians, and you get to witness the music so close.â€
Dewater added, â€œItâ€™s a powerful and unique experience for the patrons and also the musicians. Itâ€™s something that is unlike any other thing our musicians here in town get to do.â€
The Joslyn Castle Consort will present the Bach Experience Monday night at the Joslyn Castle. The program will also include Mozartâ€™s Flute Quartet No. 1 , and the world premier of Omaha composer Margo Rodigâ€™s Adagio and Tango. The performance begins at 7 pm, and is preceded by a meet and greet, and a pre-concert talk with the musicians.