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Thu, Nov 3, 2022
7:30 pm

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General: $30-50 | Student: $10

Brentano String Quartet

“Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding"

What a homecoming! Princeton University’s former ensemble-in-residence (1999-2014) returns with a program that celebrates the music of our homeland, paying tribute to composer Antonín Dvořák and his impact on American classical music. Their long-awaited performance will trace our musical lineage from a blues arrangement by Princeton University’s own Steven Mackey and Charles Ives’ reinterpretation of popular American songs, all the way back to the spirituals that inspired Dvořák’s compositions as he directed the National Conservatory of Music of America and paved the way, by providing education to black composers, for the music of William Grant Still and George Walker.


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"DVOŘÁK AND THE AMERICAN IDENTITY"

SPIRITUALS Deep River & Go Down Moses-Swing Low Sweet Chariot

DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105

“Lento” from String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, “American”

WILLIAM GRANT-STILL “The Quiet One” from the Lyric Quartet (1960)

CHARLES IVES “Prelude: Allegro” from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 57, “From the Salvation Army”

GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings

STEVEN MACKEY “I’ve Grown So Ugly”


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