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Music speaks for the marginalized …. and inspires those who listen
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.
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”)
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.
for information about the entire series
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm
6331 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103