LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE: The Red Violin at St. George Church
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November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Comprised of works by Corigliano, Caplet, Crumb, and Saint-Saëns, this program will delve deep into the world of fantasy and story-telling. We will begin with Corigliano’s Red Violin Caprices – taken from the soundtrack of Hollywood’s famed film “The Red Violin.” We will then travel through the American and French folk and fantasy worlds of Crumb’s Solo Cello Sonata and Saint-Saëns’s “Fantasie,” and finally delve into Edgar Allen Poe’s dark and terrifying literary world of the “Mask of the Red Death.”
Corigliano: Red Violin Caprices
Saint-Saëns: Fantasie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124
Crumb: Sonata for Solo Cello
Caplet: Conte fantastique, for String Quartet and Harp
Siwoo Kim & Abigel Kralik, violin | Luke Fleming, viola | Andrew Janss, cello | Melanie Genin, harp
PMHU’s 2019-2020 concert season, entitled “Legends and Folklore,” is comprised entirely of works which explore the folk, fantasy, and musical story-telling traditions found in various cultures and periods throughout history. Each of the four concerts in our public concert series will tell a unique story – whether that of refugees using music to cling to their homeland and search for their voice and place in new and foreign lands; or the dark fantasy-world of Edgar Allen Poe’s literature being brought to life through music; or the traditions of gypsy and fiddle music throughout the centuries. All programs will be performed by many of today’s leading folk and chamber musicians from around the globe. This will be a season you will not want to miss!
All season 6 artwork has been generously donated by Rakefet Hadar. For inquiries about purchasing the original, please contact [email protected] All proceeds aid in subsidizing our outreach programming.