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Summer Evenings I

Single Tickets On Sale Wed, May 1, 2024 at 10 am Not Yet On Sale Sold Out

Tue, July 9, 2024, 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall

2 hours, including intermission

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CMS’s summer tradition returns. Get this year’s hottest ticket, featuring beloved chamber works in the cool atmosphere of Alice Tully Hall. Stay after the performance and get to know the artists in the lobby with a complimentary glass of wine.

Program

Antonín Dvořák

(1841–1904)

Drobnosti (Miniatures) for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a

(1887)
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Dvořák showcases his fondness for folk melodies, drawing inspiration from Czech folk music. Listeners will be enchanted by the lively interplay between the two violins and viola, as Dvořák weaves a tapestry of intricate melodies and harmonies reminiscent of the Bohemian countryside.

Giacomo Puccini

(1858–1924)

Crisantemi for String Quartet

(1890)
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Crisantemi was originally composed as a funeral elegy, expressing the composer's profound sorrow and grief over the death of a friend. Listeners will be moved by the hauntingly beautiful melodies and lush harmonies, evoking a sense of melancholy and introspection as Puccini captures the emotional depth of loss through the expressive voices of the string quartet.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756–1791)

Quintet in C minor for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, K. 406

(1782, arr. 1787)
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This quintet is Mozart's arrangement of his Serenade No. 12 for winds, showcasing his exceptional ability to adapt compositions across different instrumental ensembles. Listeners will be captivated by the rich textures and contrapuntal interplay among the five instruments, as Mozart navigates through moments of dramatic intensity and delicate lyricism, creating a chamber music masterpiece that delights the ear and engages the heart.

Antonín Dvořák

(1841–1904)

Selections from Cypresses (Echo of Songs) for String Quartet, B. 152

(1865, arr. 1887)
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Dvořák offers a glimpse into his deeply personal reflections on love, drawn from his earlier song cycle inspired by the poetry of Gustav Pfleger-Moravsky. Listeners will be enraptured by the tender melodies and lush harmonies, as Dvořák weaves a musical tapestry that effortlessly conveys the range of emotions from longing and passion to melancholy and nostalgia, making each movement a heartfelt journey through the depths of human experience.

Johannes Brahms

(1833–1897)

Quintet in G major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 111

(1890)
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Brahms's Quintet Op. 111, is a testament to the composer's mastery of chamber music, combining classical elegance with romantic richness in a quintessentially Brahmsian style. Listeners will be swept away by the interplay of the two violins and two violas, supported by the cello's robust foundation, as Brahms crafts melodies of profound beauty and depth, inviting them into a world of exquisite musical dialogue and emotional resonance.

Chad Hoopes

Violin

Kristin Lee

Violin

Matthew Lipman

Viola

Paul Neubauer

Viola

David Finckel

Cello
Presented at

Alice Tully Hall

1941 Broadway at, W 65th St New York, NY 10023