Smithsonian Chamber Music Society audiences are privy to the unparalleled experience of being able to hear two magnificent quartets of instruments—one made by Antonio Stradivari, the other by his teacher Nicolo Amati—in this popular three-concert series.
The January program offers Antonin Dvorak’s F Major Quartet, written while the composer was vacationing in the Czech-populated farming community of Spillville, Iowa in 1893, along with Schubert’s hauntingly beautiful A Minor Quartet.
One hour prior to this program, Kenneth Slowik, SCMS artistic director and recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian Secretary’s Distinguished Research Lecture Award, will provide a pre-concert talk, shedding light on the glorious music and the life and times of the featured composers.
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Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No.2
Schubert: Quartet in A Minor, D804, “Rosamunde”
Dvorak: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American"
Program, location, and artists are subject to change.
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