Romp! (Around the World)

Friday, June 25, 2021
St. Pashcal Baylon
Please see details below.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to inclement weather, tonight’s concert has been moved to St. Paschal Baylon.

  • We will ask that every audience member wear a mask.

Merriam-Webster defines a romp as “high-spirited, carefree, and boisterous play,” which perfectly describes this rollicking escapade of a program. Dvořák wrote his inventive Terzetto so he and his musical neighbors would have something fun to play together. Scratch is hilariously inventive and quirky, exactly what you’d expect from a piece for three balloons, and Hermann’s Capriccio is a thrilling, frantic joyride.

The final set of works (drawn from the Kronos Quartet’s visionary “50 For the Future” project) showcases a vast variety of global influences and distinctive voices: Azerbaijani dances; Jewish-Italian liturgical melodies; Inuit throat singing with electronica influences; metaphysical prose and medieval dance forms; and traditional handclapping songs from Mali. Plus a bonus track: Come Together, by The Beatles—exactly what we’ve been longing to do!

Béla Kovács – Shalom Aleichem, Rov Feidman!
Franklin Cohen, clarinet
Roman Rabinovich, piano

Antonín Dvořák – Terzetto in C major, Op. 74
Nathan Meltzer, violin
Diana Cohen, violin
Yura Lee, viola

Rolf Wallin – Scratch for amplified balloons
Alexander Cohen, percussion
Jeremy Sreejayan, percussion
Zubin Hathi, percussion

Friedrich Hermann – Capriccio No. 1 for 3 violins
Nathan Meltzer, violin
Diana Cohen, violin
Alexi Kenney, violin

Franghiz Ali-Zadeh – RӘQS (Dance)
Yotam Haber – From The Book
Tanya Tagaq – Sivunittinni
The Beatles – Come Together Arranged by the Ebene Quartet
Hawa Kasse Mady Diabate – Tegere Tulon

Alexi Kenney, violin
Nathan Meltzer, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Sterling Elliott, cello

Program Notes

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