2 - Coffee Concert - Dvořák 1

2 - Coffee Concert - Dvořák 1

13 July 2018 11:00 am

St Mary's Church, Birdsall, YO17 9NU

2 - Coffee Concert - Dvořák 1

Coffee Concert

‘An ordinary Czech musician’

The chamber music of Antonín Dvořák. 1

Albion Quartet
‘In the Slav spirit…’

Dvořák - Quartet no. 8 in E major
Dvořák - Quartet no. 10 in E flat Slavonic

The festival’s Dvořák exploration begins with two of his string quartets, in which wistful melodies rub shoulders with lively polkas, and the world of Beethoven and Brahms joins hands with the traditional songs and dances of Bohemia.

Coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits served from 9.30am – 10.45am.

Prices: Full £15.00, Gold £12.00, Silver £13.50, Under 25 £7.50
Ryedale500A number of tickets will be available to under 25s for £1 at this concert.

Ring the Box Office on 01751 475777 from 11th June onwards to check for tickets - see Booking Information

A COUNTRY BOY, the son of a butcher and innkeeper, he played violin in his village band and grew up surrounded by nature and the traditional folk and gypsy music of the ancient kingdom of Bohemia. He grew to be a world-famous composer – a grand old man of European music – but the miracle was that in so many ways he remained ‘ordinary’. Dvořák is one of the most loveable of all composers, happy to appeal to the heart rather than the head, with music full of melody and colour that speaks of nature, love and simple pleasures. He borrowed the modes, rhythms and mood swings found in the traditional music of his native land and wove them into a personal style that proved popular in concert halls all over the world; and when fame eventually took him to America, the indigenous music he discovered there inspired a fresh set of masterpieces ‘from the New World’. Katy Hamilton, the Albion Quartet and friends explore the chamber music and songs of an ‘ordinary’ genius in a series of four concerts that get to the heart of Dvořák’s world.

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