Tonight: Tesla String Quartet

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6:30 PM – Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
By Donation, register/donate online here or at www.PayPal.me/wccma

Due to the weather forecast today’s concert will be held indoors, and masks will be required.

Praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style, or technical demand” (The International Review of Music), the Tesla Quartet brings refinement and prowess to both new and established repertoire.The Tesla Quartet was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008 and quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York, winning Second Prize at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition only a few months after its inception.

TESLA QUARTET: Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Jared Blajian (cello

PROGRAM

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) String Quartet in D major, Op. 71 No. 2

  • Adagio–Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Menuet–Trio
  • Allegretto

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) “Nature Lies Peaceful in Slumber and Dreaming”*

Florence Price (1887-1953) “Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes”☨

Dvořák “When Your Sweet Glances on Me Fall”* 

Price “Shortnin’ Bread”☨

*from Cypresses, B.11
☨from Five Folk Songs in Counterpoint

Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981) Strum

Intermission

Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) String Quartet No. 4

  • Andante—Allegro moderato
  • Andante
  • Allegro giocoso

Concerts start now! Dobet Gnahoré tonight; Yankee Brass Friday

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Sponsored by Casella Waste Systems (Casella.com). Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Collaborative Event: COH 125th Anniversary Event

Join us this Saturday at the Claremont Opera House’s 125th Anniversary, for an evening packed with history (past, present, and future) and performing arts. WCCMA is proud to have collaborated with COH in the creation of the musical program for the event, and will feature many WCCMA performers, staff, and friends at the event!

When: July 25th, 7pm
Location: Claremont Opera House, inside the Claremont City Hall, 58 Opera House Sq, Claremont, NH
Tickets Available at: COHNH.org

For full details, including more information about the theater presentation that kicks off the evening, featuring the Off-Broad Street Players, please visit the COH webpage.

The music program features a number of significant works in the history of Claremont and the Opera House, including works created for the dedication of the Opera House, works commissioned by Kinan Azmeh and Mark Harvey during the Claremont 250th celebration by WCCMA and the Claremont 250th Committee, as well as a work by Erika Svanoe for Ed Evensen and the Claremont American Band. Learn more about the performers and the composer by visiting www.wcc-ma.org/COH125.

This program and WCCMA’s collaboration is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.