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Left Bank Quartet: Dvořák in Search of America

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
8PM
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor
Joseph Horowitz, artistic director
Carmen Balthrop, soprano
José Cáceres, guest pianist
David Salness, producer
Evelyn Elsing, cello
Katherine Murdock, viola
Rita Sloan, piano

Close-up image of a violinAs part of a series of concerts produced in collaboration with PostClassical Ensemble (A Festival of Dvořák's Exploration in America), the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is proud to present Dvořák in Search of America. Produced by UMD faculty artist David Salness and featuring members of the Left Bank Quartet and PostClassical Ensemble, this concert includes readings from American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s The Song of Hiawatha and performances of chamber works by Antonín Dvořák, inspired by the composer's time in America. Artistic Director Joseph Horowitz will provide commentary during this program, and the performers will hold a post-concert discussion with Horowitz, Gil-Ordóñez, and UMD Assistant Professor of Musicology Patrick Warfield. Learn more about Longfellow, Dvořák, and the works on this program through biographies, commentary, recordings, scores, e-books, and streaming music, available through the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - The Song of Hiawatha: Explore Longfellow's epic poem and read commentary on the poet's life and art.

Works by Antonín Dvořák:

Biographies and other writings on Dvořák: Don't miss a biography of the composer by his son, Otakar Dvořák, and check out Professor John C. Tibbetts's Dvořák in America, 1982-1895 (Amadeus Press, 1993.)

Recordings and films featuring conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Books and essays by the Artistic Director of PostClassical Ensemble, Joseph Horowitz


Streaming Audio:

Listen to playlists of works featured on this program, streaming from Naxos Music Library and Alexander Street Press's Classical Music Library.