[ Faculty Artist Performance ]

Dvořák and The Folk Tradition

Friday, July 28 •  8:00PM •  Music Shed

selections from Slavonic Dances
Four African Dances, Op 58
Piano Quartet No. 1 in g minor, Op 25

7:00PM • Battell Recital Hall •  Pre-Concert Conversation with Paul Berry
Join us before the concert for an engaging and enlightening viewpoint on a musical topic related to the evening’s programs.

Reserve a Box Picnic Dinner from a local establisement to enjoy during the Conversation or at one of the many tables around the grounds.

Our mini-Festival continues by exploring the different ways Dvořák and other composers incorporate folk music into their compositions. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a British composer of part Creole descent who appeared on the Music Shed stage in 1910, quickly established an international reputation as a composer with his Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast and his Romance in G Major for Violin and Orchestra (which he conducted at the Music Shed with Maude Powell on violin — both are pictured on banners at the back of the Shed). Wynton Marsalis’ Meeelaan is a work for bassoon and string quartet with an eclectic mix of tango, blues, and jazz influences — reflecting the New World. Czech and Hungarian flavors are brought into the mix in the Dvořák and Brahms.

Frank Morelli  bassoon,  Melvin Chen  piano, Daniel Ching  violin,
John Largess  viola,  Joshua Gindele  cello,
with  Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Tickets: $55 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)