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.