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February 6th, 2018: Schubert's Donkey

43-15 Crescent St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Come enjoy a magical evening of chamber music at M. Wells Steakhouse, featuring a string quartet led by violinist Amanda Lo and M.Wells' own Étienne Guérin on guitar.

The program is inspired by Robert Bresson's legendary donkey tale "Au Hasard Balthazar". The gorgeous Franz Schubert Andantino that haunts the film will be performed in an unusual arrangement for string quartet. Also, Étienne Guérin will perform excerpts from another moving donkey story, the very Andalusian "Platero y yo" on solo guitar. Finally, all musicians will gather in Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's flamboyant Quintet for guitar and strings.

Tickets $75, includes two selected beverages as well as light fare of Viennese and Andalusian inspiration, served family-style.

SCHUBERT Quartettsatz D. 703
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Platero y Yo (excerpts)
SCHUBERT Andantino from Piano Sonata D. 959 (arr. J. Drillon)
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet op.143

Amanda Lo, Igor Pikayzen, violins
Will Curry, viola
Caleb van der Swaagh, cello
Étienne Guérin, guitar

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