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Salon Séance: Janáček

Wed October 16 @ 7:30 pm

Have you ever wished to communicate with a composer from the past? You’re in luck—Salon Séance brings celebrated classical composers back to life! This concept concert unites an actor channeling the Czech composer Leoš JanáČek with musicians performing some of his most-loved works. Janáček had endured copious amounts of prejudice and tragedy through the greater years of his life and did not find success until well into his sixties. What kept his hope and drive alive through those long years of neglect? It was his firm belief that his music, whatever its success, was contributing to the growth of Slavonic culture at large — a nation without borders. The composer, the performer, and the audience engage in a uniquely interdisciplinary presentation that combines music, theater, history, and literature.
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Program:

All works by Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)

In the Mists for Solo Piano (1912)
III. Andantino

On an Overgrown Path for Solo Piano (1900-11)
No. 4 ‘The Madonna of Frýdek’ (1900)

Pohádka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano (1910, revised 1923)
I. Con moto — Andante
II. Con moto — Adagio
III. Allegro

Songs from the opera Jenůfa (1903) for Viola and Piano, arr. Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi (b.1989)
I. “Daleko, široko do těch Nových Zámků” (Act 1, Scene 5)
II. “Ej, mamko, mamko, maměnko moja” (Act 3, Scene 6)

Sonata for Violin and Piano (1915, revised 1922)

I. Con moto
II. Ballada. Con moto
III. Allegretto
IV. Adagio

String Quartet No. 1 after Tolstoy’s ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ (1923)

I. Adagio — Con moto
II. Con moto
III. Con moto
IV. Con moto — Adagio

Script written by Noelle P. Wilson and Simon Angseop Lee

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Date:
Wed October 16
Time:
7:30 pm
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Venue

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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