Mozart, Piazzolla, Schubert on tap Saturday in Breck |

Mozart, Piazzolla, Schubert on tap Saturday in Breck

Summit Daily staff report

Violinist and Breckenridge Music Festival concertmaster Nathan Olson will lead an evening of chamber music composed by Mozart, Piazzolla and Schubert.

He will be joined Saturday at Father Dyer Church by Meghan Jones on violin, Ian Jones on cello and Matthew Carrington on viola.

Together they will perform Mozart's "Hunt" quartet, Piazzolla's "Tango Ballet" quartet and Schubert's "Rosamunde" quartet, featuring musical scenes ranging from a hunting expedition to a seductive tango dance, according to a news release.

The release says Mozart's piece is nicknamed "the Hunt" because of the hunting-call motif that opens the work. The B flat quartet is the fourth of six string quartets composed by Mozart and dedicated to his mentor and teacher, Franz Joseph Haydn, often referred to as the father of the string quartet.

This piece is often portrayed in films, and has been featured in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Star Trek: Insurrection."

"The Piazzolla 'Tango Ballet' provides a great change of pace on the program," Olson said in the release. "This work features a series of six scenes: introduction, the street, encounter and forgetfulness, solitude, and the street again. Alternating between intense and seductive music, this work brings the rhythms and feel of the tango off the dance floor and into the concert hall."

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The music of Astor Piazzolla is almost entirely based on the traditional tango.

The third piece, Schubert's "Rosamunde" quartet is the heart of the program, according to Olson. "The quartet's lyrical, gentle mood gives this work a feel all its own, and it truly is one of Schubert's great chamber works."

For tickets call (970) 453-9142 or visit

If you go

What: Breckenridge Music Festival’s String Quartet

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Father Dyer Church, 310 Wellington Road, Breckenridge

Info: Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Call (970) 453-9142 or go to