SAKURA cello quintet

Co-sponsor: The Community Music School of Webster University Preparatory Program

Peter Myers
Michael Kaufman
Yoshika Masuda
Benjamin Lash
Gabriel Martins

Experience a rich and colorful sound world like no other.  A unique and versatile cello quintet, hailed as “brilliant” and “superb” by Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times, SAKURA presents an engaging and eclectic program of music spanning five centuries in dazzling arrangements, opening new vistas of beauty and expression by showcasing the great warmth and scope offered by the sound of five cellos.  Repertoire includes a set of Renaissance a cappella works ranging from the vulgar to the sublime, four of Debussy’s evocative piano preludes, songs by Rachmaninoff and Schubert, selections from Leonard Bernstein’s enduring West Side Story, and others.


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$25 general admission/ $15 seniors and WUSTL and Webster University faculty and staff / $10 students


Six Renaissance a cappella works  

Orlando di Lasso: Matona, mia cara

Orlando Gibbons: The Silver Swan

Carlo Gesualdo: Gagliarda

Carlo Gesualdo: Moro, lasso, al mio duolo

Adriano Banchieri: Gli cervellini cantano un madrigale

Adriano Banchieri: Contraponto bestiale

Debussy: 4 Preludes (arr. Peter Myers)

Footsteps in the Snow

Interrupted Serenade

The Girl with Flaxen Hair


Gabriel Fauré: Nocturne No. 13 in B minor, Op. 119 (arr. Peter Myers)

Anne Wilson: Lament, In Memory of Matthew Shepard  


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (arr. Peter Myers)  

Schubert: Erlkönig (arr. Peter Myers)

Leonard Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story (arr. Simon Parkin)