[ Faculty Artist Performance ]

Dvořák in America

Friday, August 4 •  8:00PM •  Music Shed

Call of the Plains from Four Compositions for Violin
Witches Sabbath from Four Compositions for Violin
Selected of spirituals for Baritone and Piano
Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano
String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op 97, “American”

This is the penultimate concert of our mini-Festival. This program showcases Dvořák’s influences on American music, while serving as director of the National Conservatory in New York City. Dvořák’s viola quintet was written while he lived in NYC from 1892 –1895. Ruben Goldmark studied composition with Dvořák while a student at the National Conservatory. He later joined Horatio Parker, who was the teacher of Charles Ives, on the faculty of the National Conservatory while Dvořák was the director. Burleigh was Dvořák’s secretary, a student at the Conservatory, and a talented composer in his own right.

Dashon Burton  baritoneBenjamin Hochman  piano,  Harumi Rhodes  violin,
Atar Arad  viola,  Melvin Chen  viola, Ole Akahoshi  cello,
with  Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

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.

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