AN APPALACHIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Music - Dance - Theatre - Visual Arts - Film
Every summer, violinist Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and Reflections Series International, assembles several of the nation’s most exciting and acclaimed chamber musicians for an exquisite concert series embracing a diverse repertoire of chamber music works. The series opens on July 6, with additional concerts on July 20, 23 (with Rioult Dance NY), and 31.
July 20 Program: Music: So What’s the Story? Part II
Aubade Lointane – George Enescu
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – Edvard Grieg
Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi – Elliott Carter
Sonata for Violin and Piano – Leoš Janáček
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American Quartet” – Antonin Dvořák
Gil Morgenstern, violin
Nurit Pacht, violin
Kathryn Lockwood, viola
Ole Akahoshi, cello
Rieko Aizawa, piano
Part II of the series will feature works that are reflective of composers’ personal narratives. Leos Janacek's Sonata for Violin and Piano is a composition whose catalyst was the agitation and passionate emotions of World War I. Edvard Grieg’s lighthearted Wedding Day at Troldhaugen depicts the "congratulations and best wishes" that are bestowed on newlyweds by wedding guests. Elliott Carter’s Riconoscenza per Goffredo Petrassi presents a trio of independent voices, all in a work for solo violin, and Antonin Dvořák’s ever-popular American String Quartet reflects the composer’s encounter with nature while on vacation in Spillville, Iowa.
The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble is an extraordinary association of internationally acclaimed musicians which, in association with Reflections Series International, presents an alternative to the conventional approach to chamber music programming.
Reflections Series International presents solo and chamber music along with works of different artistic disciplines, engaging its audiences in combinations of music, text and images. Using both existing and original works, and with the collaboration of a superb ensemble of creative and performing artists representing all art forms, Reflections programs present works that both reflect upon one another and invite the audience to reflect anew on universal themes.
Acclaimed for his artistry and technical brilliance as soloist with orchestra, in recital or as a chamber musician, violinist Gil Morgenstern has performed all over the world to overwhelming critical praise. Mr. Morgenstern is the artistic director of the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble and Reflections Series International. He has been the subject of numerous television and radio shows and can be regularly heard on NPR broadcasts. Mr. Morgenstern records for the MMC, Engine Company and Koch International Classics label.