Chamber Music by Candlelight

April 09, 2017 7:30pm

Chamber Music by Candlelight


To A Stranger                         *world premiere
Brian Prechtl (b. 1962)
Marcia Kämper, flute; Dariusz Skoraczewski, cello; Brian Prechtl, percussion 
Serenade in C Major, Op. 10
Ernst von Dohnányi (1877—1960)
Arr. by Frank Proto
Jonathan Carney, violin; Lisa Steltenpohl, viola; David Sheets, bass 
Raga for Two Harps, Op. 41
Caroline Lizotte (b. 1969)
Sarah Fuller, harp; Maryanne Meyer, harp 
String Quartet No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 34
Antonín Dvorák (1841—1904)
Kevin Smith, violin; James Umber, violin; Peter Minkler, viola; Seth Low, cello
This concert will end at approximately 8:55PM.

Program Notes

Dohnányi was born in what is now Bratislava, Slovakia. He first studied music with his father, a professor of mathematics and an amateur cellist; and then, when he was eight years old, he studied with Carl Forstner, an organist at the local cathedral. When he was 17, he moved to Budapest and enrolled in the Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music to study piano with István Thomán and composition with Hans von Koessler. Dohnányi's first published composition, Piano Quintet in C Minor, earned the approval of Johannes Brahms, who promoted the work in Vienna.