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Heifetz Ensemble In Residence (HEIR) – The Spring Eternal Concert Series – II. “Bohemians in America: Dvorák & Martinu”

March 14, 2021 @ 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:

In Person

*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

HEIR Session I
  • 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
III.Allegretto Scherzando
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
II. Lento
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


March 14, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Blackburn Inn & Conference Center
301 Greenville Avenue
Staunton, 24401 United States
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Event Type
Virtual, In-Person