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Chamber Music: Week 4

A varied program featuring a dazzling duo, two quartets and a quintet, including Ravels’s La Vlise with pianists Donald Runnicles and Adelle Eslinger-Runnicles; Haydn String Quartet, op. 77; Shostakovish String Quartet No. 7; and Glazunov String Quintet, op. 39.

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Inside the Music: La Belle Époque

This program highlights music from La Belle Epoque, roughly 1890 to 1915. While Mahler was actively writing his expansive symphonies, composers throughout the world were pursuing equally creative and ground-breaking new paths in composition while others clung to the traditions of the nineteenth century. The evening will focus on both in a program that includes works by Charles Loeffler, Dvořák, and Charles Ives.

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Magnificent Mahler

There is no more fitting location for the performance of Mahler than in the heart of the Tetons. Each summer, Mahler retreated to the mountains to take long hikes and work on his songs and epic symphonies. From the opening trumpet fanfare to the exhilarating finale of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, the music explores the entire human condition. Opening the concert are heartbreakingly beautiful songs set to the text of Rückert Lieder.

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Chamber Music: Week 3

This highly virtuosic program includes the Kodaly Duo for violin and cello, Brahms Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano, and Dvořák’s String Quintet.

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Inside the Music: Who Dat?

In this program titled, “Who Dat?,” host Roger Oyster showcases works of lesser-known composers including Arnold Bax, Anton Arensky, Stephen Hough as well as Ravel highlighting compositions that catapulted them from the unknown to the known.

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Celebrating Strauss

This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Richard Strauss, the seminal opera composer of the late Romantic period. His vocal works will be bookended with Beethoven’s Second Symphony and a soaring concert overture by the “English Strauss,” Edward Elgar.

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Chamber Music: Week 2

To start the Festival’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’ birth, this concert includes the Sextet for Strings
from Capriccio, as well as works by Beethoven, Szymanowski, Karg-Elert, and Poulenc’s Sonata for flute and piano.

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The Harlem Quartet

Take the A train to Walk Festival Hall for this concert. Experience an eclectic blend of classical masterpieces by Mendelssohn and American composer Walter Piston as well as works by jazz composers Chick Corea and Billy Strayhorn.

About the Harlem Quartet
Since its debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the Harlem Quartet has performed throughout the U.S. and in France, the U.K., and South Africa. The Harlem Quartet was said to be “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,” by the Cincinnati Enquirer. Founded by the Sphinx Organization to bring classical music to inner city schools, the ensemble won a Grammy Award in 2013 for its participation in Mozart Goes Dancing with Chick Corea and Gary Burton.

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