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Concerts at a Glance

SummerFest 2021: July 30 – August 20

at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

 

This summer, we’ll explore theme of Self + Sound: how composers write themselves into their music and how the diverse influences that make each person unique find their expression in sound

Opening Night: Ode to Joy

Friday, July 30, 2021 • 7:30 PM

BEETHOVEN/LISZT
“Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9
(arr. for two pianos)

MOZART/GRIEG
Piano Sonata in C Major, K. 545
(arr. for two pianos)

KREISLER
Londonderry Air

JOHN ADAMS
40% Swing from Road Movies

DE FALLA
Suite Populaire Espagnole

OLA GJEILO
Ubi Caritas

HAWKINS
Until I Found The Lord

I N T E R M I S S I O N

MENDELSSOHN
Octet for Strings in E-flat Major,
Op. 20

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Goin’ Home

Saturday, July 31, 2021 • 7:30 PM

Spirituals including Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Go Down Moses, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Motherless child, and more, interwoven with:

DVORÁK
Goin’ Home (arr. Barnatan)

PRICE
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot from Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint

DVORÁK
Lento from String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “American”

BURLEIGH
An Ante-Bellum Sermon from Plantation Melodies 

WYNTON MARSALIS
Many Gone from String Quartet No. 1 “At The Octoroon Balls”

DVORÁK
Viola Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97 “American”

P A U S E

The concert continues in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd with a performance by Kings Return

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The Artist as Muse

Sunday, August 1, 2021 • 3:00 PM

DEBUSSY
String Quartet in G Minor

BRITTEN
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 65

I N T E R M I S S I O N

STRAVINSKY         
Three movements from Petrushka

MOZART
Quintet in A Major for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581

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Notes On Freedom

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 • 7:30 PM

BRAHMS
Scherzo in C Minor for Violin and Piano (Sonatensatz)

ANDREW NORMAN
Suspend, a fantasy for piano and chamber orchestra

BRAHMS
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

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Life Story

Thursday, August 5, 2021 • 7:30 PM

SIBELIUS
En Saga, Op. 9 (reconstructed for octet by Jaako Kuusisto)

SHOSTAKOVICH
String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110

I N T E R M I S S I O N

SCHUBERT
Allegro in A Minor for Piano Four-Hands, D.947 (“Lebensstürme”)

SMETANA
String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor “From My Life”

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Idealized Landscapes

Saturday, August 7, 2021 • 7:30 PM

IVES
The Unanswered Question
(Film by Ethan Bensdorf)​

CAROLINE SHAW
Plan & Elevation: The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks
(Film by Tristan Cook)

GABRIELA LENA FRANK
Contested Eden WORLD PREMIÈRE
(Film featuring Molly Katzman & Co.) 

I N T E R M I S S I O N​

JOHN WILLIAMS
Air and Simple Gifts 

COPLAND
Appalachian Spring Suite

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Rhapsodies in Blues

Sunday, August 8, 2021 • 3:00 PM

RAVEL
Blues from Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano

SCHULLER
Suite for Wind Quintet

MILHAUD
La création du monde, Op. 81b

WILLIAMS
Selections from Zodiac Suite

BERNSTEIN
Riffs for Clarinet, Piano, Bass, and Drums

GERSHWIN
Rhapsody in Blue

P A U S E

The concert continues in the Wu Tsai QRT.yrd with a performance by the Aaron Diehl Trio

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For a Great Artist

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 • 7:30 PM

BERIO
Folk Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Chamber Ensemble

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50

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Symphonic Dances

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 • 7:30 PM

ENESCU
Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25

RACHMANINOFF
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 for Two Pianos

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A Song By Mahler

Thursday, August 12, 2021 • 7:30 PM

A new chamber opera written by Marc Neikrug

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The Silver Score

Sunday, August 15, 2021 • 3:00 PM

HERRMANN
Psycho Suite

PHILIP GLASS
The Poet Acts 

JOHN CORIGLIANO
The Red Violin Caprices

BARBER
Adagio for Strings 

NICHOLAS BRITELL
Forgotten Waltz No. 2

JOHN WILLIAMS
Star Wars: May the Fource be with You (arr. Attacca Quartet)

I N T E R M I S S I O N

AARON ZIGMAN
Rhapsody for Cello and Piano WORLD PREMIÈRE  

KORNGOLD
Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Major, Op. 15 

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Takeover @ The JAI I

Sunday, August 15, 2021 • 7:30 PM

CHRISTINE DELPHINE HEDDEN
Cuimhne

GABRIELA LENA FRANK
Selections from Songs of Cifar and the Sweet Sea

NICOLAS LELL BENAVIDES
Movement II from El Correcaminos

TIMMOTHY PETERSON
Shorelines

GABRIELA LENA FRANK
El Mundo from El último sueño de Frida y Diego

ANJNA SWAMINATHAN
Duplicity

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Takeover @ The JAI II

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 • 7:30 PM

GABRIELA LENA FRANK
Zapatos de chincha from Hilos

AKSHAYA AVRIL TUCKER
Breathing Sunlight

IMAN HABIBI
RevolutionStreet

GABRIELA LENA FRANK
Milagros

MICHAEL-THOMAS FOUMAI
Stellar Cartography

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Intimate Letters

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 • 7:30 PM

JANÁČEK
String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”

FRANCK
Piano Quintet in F Minor

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Grand Duos

Thursday, August 19, 2021 • 7:30 PM

MOZART
Grande Sestetto Concertante in E-flat Major (K.364)

TAMAR MUSKAL
Facing the Automaton
WORLD PREMIERE

CHAUSSON
Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21

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Finale: A Love Composed

Friday, August 20, 2021 • 7:30 PM

SCHUMANN
Andante and Variations for Two Pianos, Two Cellos, and Horn

WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll 

I N T E R M I S S I O N

SCHUMANN
Elegy (arr. Britten)

BRAHMS
Sextet for Strings in G Major, Op. 36

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