February 2nd Winter Musicale

This year's Winter Musicale on February 2nd included the Dvořák String Quintet in G Major performed by the Bryant Park String Quartet and bassist Remy Yulzari as well as the The Cantabile Chamber Chorale under the director Rebecca Scott in Dvořák's "Songs of Nature" and a selection of works by contemporary composer Eric Ewazen, a "great-great grand student" of Dvořák.  Dvořák's cello work "Silent Woods" and Piano Trio in G Minor were also performed by Juilliard Pre-College students.

 

On February 21st, the Orchestra of the Aaron Copland School of Music, under the direction of Maurice Peress, presented Antonin Dvořák's Symphony No. 8 and his "Biblical Songs" with soprano Amelia Lubrano. Also featured was the unusual "Central Park in the Dark" for two orchestras by Charles Ives, a pathbreaking work by an iconoclastic American composer who was inspired by Dvořák.

Musicians of the Bryant Park String Quartet who performed February 2nd.  Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan

Maestro Maurice Peress conducting the Orchestra of the Aaron Copland School of Music. Photo Credit: Don Hamerman. .

Maestro Maurice Peress conducting the Orchestra of the Aaron Copland School of Music. Photo Credit: Don Hamerman.

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