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