• March 19, 2024

Concert 5

Concert 5

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Concert 5: Dover Returns will be held Friday, August 2. The mini recital will be at 6:30 PM and the concert will be at 7:30 PM. We hope you join us for both!

6:30 PM: Young Artist Mini Recital
Ian Lin, a 14-year-old native Rhode Islander, will perform Franz Schubert’s Wanderer Fantasy in C Major, Op.15 for our 2nd annual Young Artist Mini Recital. Regarded as Schubert’s most technically difficult piece, Lin notes that the Wanderer Fantasy was “an experience” to learn. “It’s unique,” he says. “There is no break between movements, but each movement still has its own form while being part of a bigger work.” Read more about Lin here.

 7:30 PM: The Dover Quartet Returns
Back by popular demand, the Dover Quartet returns to Kingston with a particularly exciting combination of repertoire featuring the work of two living composers, a world premiere performance of a commissioned piece, and one of the most beloved string quartets in chamber music. Here are some highlights from each selection:

Jessie Montgomery’s Strum
Originally composed for the Providence String Quartet, Strum is a celebration of American folk idioms and dance/movement. “The piece has a kind of narrative that begins with a sense of nostalgia and transforms into ecstatic celebration,” Montgomery says. “I’ve always been interested in trying to find the intersection between different types of music. I imagine that music is a meeting place at which all people can converse about their unique differences and common stories.”

Pura Fé’s Rattle Songs arranged for string quartet by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate
Fé is of Tuscarora Indian heritage and one of the founding members of Ulali, the first Indigenous women’s group to create their own sound combining native roots and contemporary styles with vocals, drumming, rattling turtle shells, and stomping. Tate has transcribed a piece usually learned by ear and arranged it into a classical orchestration just for the Dover Quartet. 

Woodland Songs by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate
This piece was co-commissioned by Curtis Institute, Carnegie Hall, and seven other presenters from east to west coast, and we are honored to host the world premiere performance! Tate, a classical composer and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma, is celebrated for expressing his native culture in symphonic music, ballet, and opera. His compositions have been commissioned by major North American orchestras, ensembles, and organizations, and his works are performed throughout the world. Woodland Songs is a 5 movement piece, and Tate says it will be a “very rhapsodic and dramatic orchestration of the traditional woodland animals that represent our clan system.

Antonín Dvořák: Quartet in F Major, Op.96
Composed within twelve days while on holiday in the farming community of Spillvilla, Iowa, this uplifting quartet has been established as one of Dvořák’s most popular. “Among other unusual facets, we witness in this work a highly unusual degree of structural and motivic freedom, with new themes introduced late and unexpectedly, a pronounced reliance on rhythmic ostinato, and prolonged passages of deliberate harmonic simplicity,” writes musicologist Hartmut Schick.

This concert was made possible in part by the Aaron Roitman Fund for Chamber Music awarded through the Rhode Island Foundation.