Fans of chamber music will delight in this concert featuring three quintets of winds and strings alike. Franz Hasenöhrl's arrangement of Richard Strauss’ immensely popular tone poem “Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks” cleverly distills the large-scale orchestral work to its essence. The work is based on medieval German folk tales about a practical joker whose exploits range from pranks in the marketplace to revenge on upper-class society. A paragon of the American Romantic style, Amy Beach's Theme and Variations uses the melody of the her earlier written song “An Indian Lullaby”. Closing out the program is Antonín Dvořák’s “American” Quintet, written during his summer in Spillville Iowa.