ACMP Listening Club: Exploring Schubert’s Octet

Time & Location

  • Jun, 30 2024
  • 2:00 pm
  • Online Event
  • 1133 Broadway, Suite 810 New York, NY 10010 US

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About the Lecture

Join ACMP on Sunday, June 30 at 2pm Eastern time, for the first meeting of its new online Listening Club!

British conductor, composer and educator Peter Fender will guide us in an in-depth exploration of the first, fourth and sixth movements of Franz Schubert’s Octet in F major, D. 803 for clarinet, bassoon, French horn, string quartet and double bass. As is so often the case with Schubert’s music, the Octet is a relentlessly sunny work, yet which betrays moments of reflection and shadow. We will see where it fitted in Schubert’s life, look into its structure, and consider in detail how we can perform this wonderful work.

During COVID, Peter had produced a regular music appreciation podcast “Masterworks Unwrapped,” delving into great pieces in the orchestral canon. One of his regular fans was the Chair of ACMP’s International Advisory Council, Sean Knox, who recently introduced Peter to ACMP. We look forward to hearing his take on Schubert’s monumental chamber work!

Admission is FREE, but donations are gratefully accepted.


  • ACMP
  • Lecture
  • Online

Event Organizer

Stephanie Griffin 2126457424