Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet. Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.” Each concert begins with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection. The Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert; coffee and desserts are served at intermission.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019 The Feminine Mystique To honor the work of Pre-Raphaelite artist Barbara Bodichon, an evening of chamber music composed by women 7:30 p.m.: Margaretta Frederick, Curator talk / 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert Gwyneth Walker – “Letters to the World” for Piano Quartet (With the poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Gail O’Donnell) Germaine Tailleferre – Sonate champêtre Dora Pejačević – Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 25 Rebecca Clark – Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello (Snow date Sunday January 13 at 4:00 p.m.)
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019 Masterpieces of Color and Sound Concluding the 10th anniversary season, Pyxis plays vivid works by Beethoven and Brahms and a newly commissioned piece by Wilmington composer David Schelat 7:30 p.m.: Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert David Schelat – A new composition for Pyxis Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp” Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
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