FESTIVAL CONCERT #1
Friday August 4, 7:00 PM
Alexandria United Methodist Church
Mozart: Duo #1 in G Major, for violin & viola, K. 423
Turina: Círculo, Op. 91 (Fantasy for piano trio)
Moeran: String Quartet #1 in A minor
Dohnányi: Piano Quintet #1 in C minor
The Opening Night Concert of our 25th Anniversary Season features a wide variety of musical styles and nationalities: we go from an Austrian duo and a Spanish trio to a French-infused English quartet and a Hungarian quintet. Colin McGuire and Tamás Strasser will open the program with Wolfgang Mozart’s Duo #1 in G Major. Lydia Artymiw returns to Alexandria, and is joined by Jill Olson Moser and Kirsten Whitson, for Joaquín Turina’s evocative Círculo, a fantasy for piano trio. The concert continues with Ernest John Moeran’s lush and energetic String Quartet #1 in A minor (reminiscent of Maurice Ravel’s Quartet). Our Opening Night Concert concludes with Erno Dohnányi’s Piano Quintet #1, a youthful, exuberant and instantly appealing work that garnered high praise from none other than Johannes Brahms following its 1895 premiere in Budapest.
The Steinway concert grand piano used in the
2017 Festival of the Lakes is provided by Schmitt Music
Programs & Artists subject to change.