Pro Musica Hebraica presents Biava Quartet
The award-winning Biava Quartet presents a journey into the world of the St. Petersburg Jewish composers and their descendants.
- Thu., Mar. 19, 2009, 7:30 PM
- Terrace Theater
- 100 minutes
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--Jason Calloway, cello
--Austin Hartman, violin
--Hyunsu Ko, violin
--Mary Persin, viola
and Special Guests
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Tall, baritone
Konstantin Soukhovetski, piano
Pro Musica Hebraica is dedicated to the rediscovery and performance of Jewish classical music. The award-winning Biava Quartet presents a journey into the world of the St. Petersburg Jewish composers and their descendants, including Leo Zeitlin's stunning vocal suite, and forgotten masterpieces by violin virtuoso Joseph Achron and Hollywood film composer Michel Michelet. Also on the program is Shostakovich's stirring Fourth String Quartet, inspired by his exposure to the world of Jewish folk music in the works of his Jewish colleagues and friends.
The performance runs approximately 100 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.
Program and Notes
- String Quartet No. 4 in D major, Op. 83
- Four improvisations, Op. 63 (1927)
- "Dem rebens nigun," Op. 3 for string quartet (1910)
- Elegie for String Orchestra, Op.4 (1923) arr. for string quartet and piano
- Five Songs from the Yiddish, arr. for voice, string quartet, and piano
- a. Patsh, patsh kikhelekh b. Shoyn nito der nekhtn c. Iber di hoyfn d. Eyli, Eyli e. Der kadish fun reb Leyvi-Yitskhok