Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8 pm
Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
BOZZA – Suite brève for reed trio (1947)
AMRAM – Blues and Variations for Monk for solo horn (1982)
HOLLAND – The Clarity of Cold Air for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion (2013)
DVOŘÁK – Piano quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 (1887)
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Antonín Dvořák rose from humble beginnings to inherit the Romantic tradition, infusing it with Slavonic sensibilities. His Piano Quintet in A major represents one of the first major works for the instrument configuration of piano and string quartet. Frenchman Eugene Bozza brings us quintessential wind music from the City of Light in the immediate aftermath of WWII. Blues and Variations for Monk is David Amram’s tribute to his friend, Theolonius Monk. A singular work, it utilizes standard 12-bar blues form for an instrument not typically associated with that genre. Also featured on the program, the premiere of Jonathan Bailey Holland’s The Clarity of Cold Air for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion.