Happy Halloween! Now a post for my own November 9th performance of Franchomme’s Variations on an Irish Air, and the ebullient Fibich Quintet, with four fabulous musicians. Concerts in the Heights will perform this program in the elegant, intimate salon setting of the Morris Jumel Mansion.
Sunday, November 9, 3:00PM
Morris Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace, New York City (one block east of St. Nicholas Avenue btw 160th and 162nd Streets)
Tickets ($35, $30 members, $15 students, seniors) include light refreshments. Call 212 923 8008 for advance sales.
More from CITH:
National Romanticism and Immigrant Nations
This concert explores National-romanticism; a movement where an awareness of cultural heritage and folk-expression blends with the refinement of “high art”. We will trace this concept through several localities on their way to the ultimate immigrant nation of the United States. The focal point of the performance is the complete rendition of the rarely heard Quintet by Zdenek Fibich; a perfect example of a Czech composer using the classical forms combined with the nostalgia of melodies and harmonies from his homeland. Also featuring solo piano works by Chopin and Auguste Franchomme’s Variations on an Irish Theme for cello and piano. Presented by CITH co-founders Violinist Monica Bauchwitz and Hornist Karl Kramer; Clarinetist Alan Kay; Cellist Louise Dubin; and Pianist Spencer Myer.
More about Franchomme’s Variations on an Irish Air (from Op. 25, published in 1841) in an upcoming post!