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National Philharmonic Chamber Players
May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree - $20.00
Come listen to the musicians of the National Philharmonic perform chamber music under the them of “Divergent Paths: Vienna at the Turn of the Century.” Musicians featured on this program include National Philharmonic concertmaster, Colin Sorgi and Julius Wirth and Jaclyn Dorr on viola. Lori Barnett will be one of the cellists. If you would like a ticket for a student under the age of 18 under the “kids free, all the time” program, please use the “RSVP” ticket request below.
The Year 1923
Maurice Ravel – Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano (1923-1927)
Léos Janacek – String Quartet no. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15 (1921-1923)
About The Program
The Year 1923: Three distinct musical voices, three brilliant masterpieces. King Tut’s Tomb reinvigorates an Egyptian Fascination. Adolph Hitler begins testing his boundaries. (Original) Yankee Stadium opens. Edwin Hubble realizes the universe extends much further than our own galaxy….. As the societal landscape around the globe began to shift radically at the beginning of the 20th century, composers Maurice Ravel, Leos Janacek and Erich Wolfgang Korngold were also drawing on vastly different inspirations. For Ravel, it was the rise of the jazz age. Janacek was reflecting on the turmoil and anguish in Leo Tolstoy’s novella “The Kreutzer Sonata” and Korngold, fresh off the success of his first major full-length opera and only in his 20s, was being hailed as Austria’s newest composer wunderkind.
Colin Sorgi, violinClaudia Chudacoff, violinJaclyn Dorr, violaSchuyler Slack, celloRyo Yanagitani, piano