The final chamber music concert of the season features Bohemian composers who relished the folk music of their homes. Joining the NWS Fellows is pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, whose virtuosic playing is praised for its elegance. After its banishment for over half a century, Béla Bartók’s Piano Quintet is a rare gem that blends his signature Hungarian folk music with nods to Liszt, Brahms and Richard Strauss. While Zoltán Kodály employs literal references to Hungarian songs in his lyrical String Quartet, Leoš Janáček fragments Czech tunes in a spirited Concertino whose movements he likened to woodland animals. Cello and piano soar in master lyricist Antonín Dvořák’s sublime miniature tone poem.
Approx. Duration: 6 minutes
Approx. Duration: 42 minutes
Quintet in C major for Piano and Strings
Andante Vivace. Scherzando Adagio Poco a poco più vivace
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Musicians of the New World Symphony
A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of 87 young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty.
NWS Fellows take advantage of the innovative performance facilities and state-of-the art practice and ensemble rooms of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, the campus of the New World Symphony and home of the Knight New Media Center.
In the hopes of joining NWS, more than 1,500 recent music school and conservatory graduates compete for about 35 available fellowships each year. The Fellows are selected for this highly competitive, prestigious opportunity based on their musical achievement and promise, as well as their passion for the future of classical music.