The Capitol Ensemble—Phillip Levy, violin; Simon Oswell, viola; with guest artists Lynn Harrell, cello and Rodolfo Leone piano—perform Franz Schubert, “Notturno” for piano trio in B flat D.897 and Brahms: Piano Quartet Op.60 in C minor.
Noted for a sound which is “richly upholstered and well balanced,” the Capitol Ensemble is a unique group of musicians dedicated to the live performance of an eclectic range of repertoire, ranging from the Baroque to the 21st century. The members have collaborated with some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir Neville Marriner, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Janos Starker, and Leonard Bernstein. The ensemble has given live broadcasts on National Public Radio, and has premiered and recorded new works by several California composers. Appearing regularly in L.A.’s concert halls, recording stages, and teaching at Southern California universities, they also perform as soloists and chamber musicians in many international festivals.
The ensemble is in its 16th season as Artists in Residence for LACMA's Sundays Live radio broadcasts and are featured on the program's theme music.