FEBRUARY 28 & MARCH 1, 2015: “OPPRESSION AND TRANSCENDENCE: SOUNDS OF REACTION”

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Music speaks for the marginalized …. and inspires those who listen

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Our concert follows a theme of struggles within the human condition as seen through the lens of various composers’ lives; then draws on the power of their music which transcends it all.

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MUSIC, COMPOSERS & SOURCES:

Samuel Barber’s personal melancholy, and producing works such as his transcendent “Adagio for Strings” (performed here in its original string quartet setting);

Beethoven’s remarkable rising above his life’s struggle with deafness;

Shostakovich’s endless strife with state tyranny;

Schumann’s life experience with mental illness, as with so many who have been maligned for that disorder;

Henry Cowell’s composing unique work while imprisoned on ‘morals charges';

the effects of Rebecca Clarke’s subtle oppression and depression.

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"OPPRESSION & TRANSCENDENCE: Sounds of Reaction"

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PERFORMED BY:

MEGUMU KAJINO, violin  GEOFFREY BAKER, viola

JONATHAN MOSER, violin  LUCY STROTHER, cello

ROLLIN WILBER, piano

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(Link to full printed program & notes – PDF)

Music:

Elegy and Polka, op.36a for string quartet, by  Dmitri Shostakovich

Midsummer Moon for violin and piano, by Rebecca Clarke

Deep Color (from Two Movements) for solo piano, by Henry Cowell

String Quartet by Samuel Barber  (featuring “Adagio for Strings”)

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Bagatelles #1-4 from op.126 for solo piano, by Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Quartet by Robert Schumann

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Exploring what inspired composers that still inspires us, the productions are designed to set the tone for deep and rewarding listening experiences. Directly after each concert, a short discussion about the performed works is held, followed by a reception.


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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm  

IVY HALL – International Institute for Culture

6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151

ADMISSION: $25/general

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SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm  

THE ETHICAL SOCIETY BUILDING

1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

ADMISSION: $25 general /$15 for students, seniors & EHSoP members

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