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Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – II. “Bohemians in America: Dvorák & Martinu”
March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Our concert begins with a historic blast from Staunton’s past with a performance of Dvorak’s effervescent Bagatelles, Op. 47, for harmonium and string quartet, featuring a 1915 instrument built by Staunton’s own Putnam Organ Company, and concludes with selections from the enduring “American” Quartet by Dvorak, as well as the fascinating Piano Quintet by Bohuslav Martinů, a piece composed while the Czech composer was a World War Two exile living in in America.
We are thrilled to open the curtain and present live concert music once again in Staunton at the The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center’s Great Hall with this safe and socially-distant series.
There are two ways to enjoy the program:
*Limited Capacity: 50 attendees*
General Admission: $20
“Quartet” (Table for Four): $70
Suggested Donation: $10
Health & Safety Measures
We look forward to welcoming you back to the concert hall. Your safety is paramount to us, and so we ask you to observe the following regulations:
- All reservations must be made in advance; there will be absolutely no admittance without a prior online reservation in order to ensure that we adhere to strict capacity limits.
- Capacity will be limited to 50 in compliance with the statewide Executive Order.
- Concerts will be held in the 3,900 square foot Great Hall, leaving ample space for social distancing of at least six feet between parties – required at all times before, during, and after the event.
- All attendees must wear masks at all times, and double-masking is strongly encouraged.
- All attendees are encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entrance and use of the restrooms.
- Couples and families may sit together, but observe social distancing from other attendees.
- All chairs and surfaces will be sanitized before and after the performance.
- Enhanced Health & Safety protocols at the Blackburn Inn may be seen here.
Meet the Performers
- Julia Angelov (Heifetz 2019, Heifetz on Tour), violin – Washington, DC
- Zhenni Li-Cohen (Heifetz on Tour, HeifetzPEG Faculty), piano – New York, NY
- Matt Cohen (Heifetz 2012, 2013, Heifetz On Tour, HeifetzPEG Faculty), viola – New York, NY
- Yezu Woo (Heifetz 2014, Heifetz on Tour), violin – Berlin, Germany
- Coleman Itzkoff (Heifetz 2013, Artist in Residence, Heifetz On Tour, HeifetzPEG Faculty), cello – New York, NY
View the Concert Program
“Bohemians in America: Dvorák & Martinů”
Dvorák: Bagatelles, Op. 47
II. Tempo Di Menuetto
V. Poco Allegro
Yezu Woo, violin; Julia Angelov, violin; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Florence Jowers, harmonium
Martinu: Duo No. 1, H. 157
I. Präludium. Andante moderato
II. Rondo. Allegro con brio
Yezu Woo, violin; Coleman Itzkoff, cello
Dvorák: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
III. Finale. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
Julia Angelov, violin; Miki Aoki, piano
Dvorák: String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 “American”
I. Allegro non troppo
Julia Angelov, violin; Yezu Woo, violin; Matt Cohen, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello
Martinu: Piano Quintet No. 2, H. 298 “American” (1944)
I. Poco Allegro
Yezu Woo, violin; Julia Angelov, violin; Matt Cohen, viola; Coleman Itzkoff, cello; Zhenni Li-Cohen
Learn more about the inaugural Heifetz Ensemble in Residence