Body and Soul

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Reinberger Chamber Hall, Severance Music Center

Welcome to Season 11 of ChamberFest Cleveland! A gilded chamber hall lined with richly ornamented sylvan scenes provides the perfect ambiance for this exuberant and soulful season opening. Music from Purcell’s enchanting “semi-opera” is filled with rustic dances and dreamy sensuality, followed by a melodious trio that artfully balances freshness and depth. Dvořák’s masterful piano quartet lends a near-symphonic power and romantic sweep to this truly glorious program.

6:30PM PRELUDE TALK by Steve Pinkerton (Lecturer in English, CWRU)

Henry Purcell
Incidental Music from “The Fairy Queen”
Robert Schumann
Arabesque in C major, Op. 18
Leoš Janáček
Pohádka (Fairy Tale)
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87

Join us for a POSTLUDE TOAST to celebrate Opening Night!

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