Manhattan Chamber Players at the Grand Canyon Music Festival

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On this episode of Arizona Encore, the Manhattan Chamber Players trade in the soaring, glistening skyscrapers of New York for the rugged and profound beauty of the Grand Canyon Music Festival. We’ll hear two of their outstanding performances from the 2022 season.

The program starts with a well-known and well-loved string quartet by Mozart and concludes with a rare gem of chamber music: the String Quartet No. 2 by Anton Arensky. String quartets seldom play this piece because it requires two cellists. But it has so much to enjoy with its catchy melodies, hints of folksongs, exciting sections where the performers pluck instead of bow their instruments, and a fascinating backstory.

Tune in on Tuesday at 7 for a familiar favorite and a delightful musical discovery on this episode of Arizona Encore.

Enjoy more music from last year’s season of the Grand Canyon Music Festival until Arizona Encore returns. Catalyst performs Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76, No. 4 “Sunrise.”

A sneak peak of Manhattan Chamber Players performance of Mozart’s String Quartet in D Minor. 

A sneak peak of Tuesday night’s program: Manhattan Chamber Players perform Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, movement three.

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