Joan Tower – Rising
Samuel Barber – String Quartet in B Minor, op. 11
Susan Cahill – Sonata for Double Bass and iTunes User Agreement
Jennifer Higdon – Autumn Music
Antonin Dvořák – String Quartet in F major, op. 96 American
Join the Festival artists for an evening exploring American and American-inspired chamber music. Joan Tower’s Rising for flute and strings and Jennifer Higdon’s Autumn Music woodwind quintet are paired with an unusual work for bass and actor by the Festival’s own Susan Cahill. Interspersed is Barber’s iconic quartet which features his most recognizable composition, the Adagio for Strings. Finishing the program is Dvořák’s American quartet, which he was inspired to compose after hearing African-American and other traditional folk melodies while visiting Spillville, Iowa in the 1890s.
Generously sponsored by Marti Lindholm and Allan Smith.
The Chamber Series is sponsored by KUSC Classical Radio.