Fri, Feb 21|
Christ & St Stephen's Church
Arion Chamber Music: Quartet 131
Quartet 131, a new ensemble, formed since three of its four members appeared together on last season’s Arion series, will perform again at the Arion Chamber Music concert series.
Time & Location
Feb 21, 2020, 8:00 PM
Christ & St Stephen's Church, 120 W 69th St, New York, NY 10023, USA
About The Event
Tickets are $30 (open seating). Students under 25 with ID: $15 at the door.
Bernard Hermann. Echoes Charles Griffes. Chippewa Farewell Song Florence Price. Five Folksongs in Counterpoint Antonin Dvorak. Quartet op. 9, no. 5, F minor
Quartet 131, a new ensemble, formed since three of its four members appeared together on last season’s Arion series, will perform Dvorák's Quartet No. 5 in F minor, Florence Price's Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint, Bernard Herrmann's Echoes, For String Quartet (1965), and Charles Griffes' Chippewa Farewell Song (1919)
You may never have heard Herrmann's chamber music, but you almost certainly know his film scores, included such well known classic's as Orson Wells "Citizen Kane", Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and North by Northwest, and The Day the Earth Stood Still. He is generally regarded as one of Hollywood's best composers and a true innovator in the use of electronic instruments, including his score and choice of instruments for Hitchcock's "The Birds".
Florence Price may also be new to you, but she is the first African-American woman to have been recognized as a symphonic composer and to have had a composition presented by a major American orchestra. Her string quartet makes a particularly compelling selection during Black History Month.
More information, visit http://arionchambermusic.org/concerts/2020Feb21.html