Cafe Table and musical chairs

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Part deux of the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival spans the centuries with an emphasis on works inspired by or arranged for the salon, café, or dining hall. Telemann’s Tafelmusik or “table music” in D major will lead off with prominent trumpet solos, followed by Anton Reicha’s delightful but rarely heard Octet for mixed strings and winds. Haydn’s London Symphony (No. 104) is heard in the arrangement for flute and string quartet, and Paul Schoenfield’s rollicking piano trio, Café Music, will bring the evening full circle with its when-worlds-collide panoply of “dinner music” styles.

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Helen K. Persson Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach; 8 p.m. Saturday at Palm Beach Community College’s Eissey Campus Theatre, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; and 2 p.m., Sunday at the Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets are $21. Go to or call 800-330-6874.

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