Spark of Genius

The 13th season of Apex Concerts closes with a grand season finale, "Spark of Genius," that features an all-star cast of musicians.

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Six headshots in two rows within boxes, from top left, include Dmitri Atapine, Matthew Lipman, Milena Pájaro-van de Stadt, Sean Lee, Stella Chen, and Hyeyeon Park.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Join us for a grand season finale with works centered on the idea of what exactly is the spark of true inspiration and genius.

“Spark of Genius” features violinists Stella Chen and Sean Lee, violists Matthew Lipman and Milena Pájaro-van de Stadt, as well as Apex co-Directors Dmitri Atapine and Hyeyeon Park. 

Perhaps it is it the arrival of precocious maturity in the twenty-something year old Franz Schubert and his String Trio in B-flat Major. Or it may be the fervor and passion of the first love, as exemplified by Joseph Suk and his Piano Quartet Op. 1. Or pure brilliance of the mind of Felix Mendelssohn, one of classical music’s most celebrated prodigies, who also achieved some of the most refined and ingenious craftmanship as evidenced in his majestic String Quintet in D Major Op. 87.

  • Franz Schubert: String Trio in B-flat, D 581 (1817)
  • Josef Suk: Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 1 (1891)
  • Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet in D Major, Op. 87 (1845)