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Spring Is Here 2023
An afternoon of classical music
Our second annual Spring Is Here series will transport you to a place of renewal. Vivaldi's Spring, the first concerto of the Four Seasons, is describing its freshness and beauty. Arvo Part's Summa has been described as "gently rocked muted harmonic simplicities back and forth". The concert continues with Haydn's "Lark" quartet of which Richard Wigmore in his valuable Pocket Guide to Haydn writes: “The first movement’s unforgettable, winged melody, high on the first violin’s E-string, is played as a soaring descant to the pawky, staccato march for the three lower instruments that had opened the proceedings. The performance will conclude with a string quartet arrangement of "The Lark Ascending" by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The Lark Ascending is a unique work, but often underrated possibly because its very simplicity is deceptive. It depicts a pastoral scene with the violin imitating the titular songbird and the orchestra representing the landscape beneath.
The 2023 Spring Is Here Series is dedicated to the memory of Erik Menyhart.
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Spring Is Here 2022
Repertoire includes works by Haydn, Mozart and Florence Price
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