Gary Hoffman
Gary Hoffman

American Optimism

Sunday, January 24, 2021, 5:00 PM at Alice Tully Hall
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The spirit of hope and unfettered possibility rings through in the music of this concert, from the enchanting MacDowell to the passionate Beach; from the contemplative Copland to the wild and wacky Ives and the heartfelt musical portrait of America by Dvořák.


  • MacDowell Two Fantasy Pieces for Piano, Op. 17 (1883)
  • Beach Quintet in F-sharp minor for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 67 (1907)
  • Copland Two Pieces for String Quartet (1923–28)
  • Ives Scherzo for String Quartet, “Holding Your Own!” (1904)
  • Dvořák Quartet No. 12 in F major for Strings, Op. 96,“The American” (1893)

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