The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players starts a new season on Sunday, with a concert that promises to highlight some of the best music of the Russian Silver Age of music, literature and art.
The performance includes pieces by Anton Arensky, Paul Juan and Sergi Taneyev, all composers who studied together and were influenced by one another.
Karl Davies, who plays viola with the chamber orchestra, said that the music from the late nineteenth century certainly had that traditional "Russian" flavor, but had quirkier and more individual perspectives, which lends itself well for chamber music.
"You can hear that composer's voice in these songs. The music really talks to the history of the age, and demands a bit from the listener," said Davies. "I hope we take people on a journey to another era."
The performance is Sunday, Nov 18 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Park Ridge. Tickets are available at the door for $20. For more information call 866.811.4111 or www.chicagophilharmonic.org.