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    Alexander String Quartet

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00pm

    Pre-Concert Talk: 2:00 pm
    Master Class: Friday, September 26, 2:10-4:00 pm

    Program:

    W. A. Mozart (1756-1791), Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546 (1788)
    Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967), String Quartet No.2, Opus 10 (1916-18)
    L. van Beethoven (1770-1827), Grosse Fuge in Bb major, Opus 133 (1825)
    Intermission
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), String Quartet No.2 in A major, Opus 68 (1944)

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    Windscape

    Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00pm

    Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 pm
    Master Class: Friday, November 7, 2:10-4:00 pm

    Program:

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Three Pieces, arr. David Jolley
        Voiles (from Preludes Book 1)
        Pagodes (from Estampes)
        Poissons d’or (from Images Book 2)
    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), La flûte enchantée, from Shéhérazade (1903), arr. Adam Lesnick
        Ma mère l’oye (1908-1910), arr. Frank Morelli
    Intermission
    Elliott Cook Carter (1908-2012), Quintet (1948)
    Richard Festinger (b. 1948), Windsongs (1996)
    Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Summer Music (1956)
    Earl Wild (1915-2010), Three Etudes on Songs of George Gershwin(1989), arr. David Jolley
        Fascinatin’ Rhythm
        Liza
        I Got Rhythm

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    Zofo

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm

    Pre-Concert Talk: 2:00 pm
    Master Class: TBD

    Program:

    George Gershwin (1898-1937), Cuban Overture (1932)
    Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Six Épigraphes Antiques (1914-15)
    Terry Riley (b. 1935), Etude from the Old Country (1994)
    Intermission
    Christian Henking (b. 1961), Good Morning John!, a parody on a Bach prelude (2011)
    Urmas Sisask (b. 1960), "Linnutee galaktika" (Milky Way), (1990)
    William Bolcom (b. 1938), Primer (2014), World Premiere

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    Nordic Voices

    Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00pm

    Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 pm
    Master Class: Friday, February 20, 2014, time TBA

    Program:

    LasseThoresen, (b. 1949), Solbøn, from Opus 42 (2008)
    György Ligeti (1923–2006), Nonsense Madrigals (1988-93)
        The cuckoo in the pear-tree
        The alphabet
        The Lobster Quadrille
    Luca Marenzio (1553–1599)
        Per duo coralli (1581?)
        Ecco che’l ciel (1591?)
    Clément Janequin (1485–1558), Le Chant des Oiseaux (1529)
    Intermission
    Frank Havrøy (b. 1969), Bia, bia lite bån (traditional, arr. 2004)
    Lasse Thoresen (b. 1949), Diphonie, Opus 39 (2006)
    Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003), Nonsense I, III and V (1952)
    Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), Trois beaux oiseau du paradis (1915)
    Maja Ratkje (b. 1973), A Dismantled Ode to the Value of Art (2012)

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    Lysander Piano Trio with soprano Lucy Shelton

    Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00pm

    Pre-Concert Talk: 2:00 pm
    Master Class: Monday, March 16, 2015, noon-2:00 pm

    Program:

    L. van Beethoven (1770-1827), from Songs of Many Lands, WoO. 158a (1815-16)
    Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904), Trio No. 4 in E minor, Opus 90, “Dumky” (1890-91)
    Intermission
    Charles Ives (1874-1954), Sunrise (1921)
    Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Notturno in Eb major, Opus 148, D. 897 (1827)
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), Seven Romances on Poems by Alexander Blok, Opus 127 (1967)

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    Juilliard String Quartet

    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:00pm

    Pre-Concert Talk: 2:00 pm
    Master Class: Monday, April 20, 2015, noon-2:00 pm

    Program:

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), String Quartet in G major, Op. 33, No.5
    Shulamit Ran (b. 1949), String Quartet No. 2, “Vistas” (1989)
    Intermission
    L. van Beethoven (1770-1827), String Quartet in F major, Op. 135 (1826)

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    Afiara Quartet

    Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00pm

    Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 pm
    Master Class: Friday, May 8, 2015, 2:10-4:00 pm

    Program:

    W. A. Mozart (1756-1791), String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465, “Dissonance” (1785)
    Richard Festinger (b. 1948), String Quartet No. 3 (2014) World Premiere
    Intermission
    Robert Schumann (1810-1856), String Quartet in A minor, Opus 41 No. 1 (1842)