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FESTIVAL CONCERT #3

Friday August 11, 7:00 PM

Alexandria United Methodist Church

This evening's concert is sponsored in part by Snyder Thornburg Wealth Management

An All-Czech Program

Josef Antonín Štepán: Sonata in B-flat Major for piano and violin, Š.88

Bohuslav Martinu: Sonata for Cello and Piano #2, H. 286

Antonín Dvorák: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 26

Jill Olson Moser, violin

Richard Bock, cello

Sarah Lewis, cello

Dina Michelson Namer, piano

William Eddins, piano

Lydia Artymiw, piano

The third concert of our 25th Anniversary season is an all-Czech program.  (Might this be an indication of things to come?  Possibly.   A Czech-themed Festival is one of the ideas we’re kicking around for next season.)  Jill Olson Moser and Dina Michelson Namer will open this concert with a charming, rarely-performed sonata from the mostly-forgotten Josef Antonín Štepán.  Following this will be the Cello Sonata #2 by Martinu, performed by Richard Bock and William Eddins.  Bock & Eddins wowed our audience when they performed this sonata here back in 2011.  Strangely, Mr. Bock has no recollection of this performance, so we decided we should have a rematch!  The concert will close with the G minor Piano Trio of Dvorák.  Not performed nearly as often as the F minor and Dumky Trios, this Romantic gem deserves to be heard more frequently.

 

The Steinway concert grand piano used in the

2017 Festival of the Lakes is provided by Schmitt Music

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota

through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council,

thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Programs & Artists subject to change.