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he Chicago Chamber Musicians’ (CCM) Britten Centennial Celebration concludes with Britten and Borromeo featuring their special guest, the Borromeo String Quartet. Opening the program is the Sextet (Op. 85) from Richard Strauss’s last completed opera, Capriccio. It will be performed by the cutting-edge Borromeo String Quartet and CCM violist Rami Solomonow and cellist Clancy Newman. When the opera opens, the sextet is heard playing backstage while the characters discuss the merits of works and music in opera. While the sextet is just one element in the opera, it also works as a well-written stand-alone composition. The Borromeo String Quartet then takes a solo turn to bring the Quartet No. 2 to life. The work pays homage to Purcell, one of Britten’s favorite composers. Its final movement, Chacony, with its repeating bass line, reveals Britten’s kinship with the Baroque composer.