Left Bank Quartet: Dvořák in Search of America

Left Bank Quartet

Dvořák in Search of America
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 . 8PM
Principal People: 

Conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Artist Director Joseph Horowitz

Soprano Carmen Balthrop

Guest Pianist José Cáceres

Producer David Salness

Cello Evelyn Elsing

Viola Katherine Murdock

Piano Rita Sloan

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Estimated Length: 
2 hours including intermission
Program Notes: 

Produced by UMD faculty artist David Salness in association with PostClassical Ensemble, this concert includes readings from Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha and Dvořák’s personal letters from Iowa.

Together, these documents illustrate how Dvořák’s Sonatina incorporates a portrait of Hiawatha’s wife Minnehaha and how his American String Quartet is an elegiac evocation of the Iowa prairie. Joseph Horowitz will provide commentary.

Dvořák works include Humoresque in G-flat major, arranged for violin and piano; Sonatina for Violin and Piano; selections from Biblical Songs and Gypsy Songs; and American String Quartet.

This event is part of A Festival of Dvořák’s Exploration in America, a series of concerts produced by PostClassical Ensemble in collaboration with the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.