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Aspect Presents: Crossing Parallels, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák
Groupmuse Night Out

Aspect Presents: Crossing Parallels, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák

Bohemian National Hall

Wed, December 7, 2022 7:30 PM, EST
(Ticket sales closed Dec 7, 7:30 AM EST)

Pay what you can
0 of 20 tickets available
Vaccine policy
COVID vaccine not required
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COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks provided
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Wheelchair Accessible

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Our friends at Aspect Chamber Music Series are welcoming us back for yet another Night Out with fantastic programming and world renowned performers. This time they'll be featuring the music of Tchaikovsky and Dvořák, performed by a star line up of a chamber ensemble: violinists Philippe Quint and Jiin Yang, violists Maurycy Banaszek and Paul Laraia, and cellists Zlatomir Fung and Adrian Daurov. As always, the program will also include an illustrated lecture, this time by Stephen Johnson, and complimentary glasses of wine to boot. This is on Night Out you will not want to miss!

Here's what Aspect has to say about the program:

In their own homelands, Tchaikovsky and Dvořák are national heroes, treasured for giving musical voice to their native cultures with special warmth and authority. But there was nothing narrow or exclusive about their ‘nationalism’. Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Sextet ‘Souvenir de Florence could be subtitled "A Russian in Italy". It radiates love for the sunlit Mediterranean lands, echoes street dances and serenades, and evokes the eerie magic of summer lightning. But all this sits comfortably alongside Russian folk-like tunes – a sense of national selfhood can be enriched by contact with other peoples and their cultures. Dvořák wrote his Sextet around the same time as his sensationally successful first set of Slavonic Dances, and like them it speaks eloquently of his attachment to Czech song and dance, and to the luscious rolling landscapes of his native Bohemia. But it also shows him at home with the cosmopolitan style of Western European music, embodied by his new friend, the German Meister Johannes Brahms. Both works are proof that you can be both national and international, sing of home while flinging wide your embrace to take in all humanity.

More about this performance can be found on the Aspect website.

What's the music?

Dvořák - String Sextet in A major, Op. 48,

Tchaikovsky - String Sextet in D minor "Souvenir de Florence", Op. 70


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