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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Presents 1893: Dvořák’s American Quintet; Gloria Chien and Wu Han, Piano

Tuesday October 15, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$40 – $82

A magical evocation of a Midwest farmland sunrise opens Dvořák’s “American” quintet, a work inspired by the plains of Spillville, Iowa, and the music of Native and African-Americans. This deeply moving work opened a vast musical horizon in the New World, pointing American composers in search of a voice to their own native musical heritage. Harry Burleigh, an African-American music student at New York’s National Conservatory, sang spirituals for Dvořák. The iconic Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein both drew on Dvořák’s game-changing vision to create their own American masterworks.

Burleigh Southland Sketches for Violin and Piano (1916)
Dvořák Quintet in E-flat major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 97, “American” (1893)
Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1941-42)
Copland Appalachian Spring Suite for Ensemble (1944)

Gloria Chien, Piano
Wu Han, Piano
Chad Hoopes, Violin
Kristin Lee, Violin
Danbi Um, Violin
Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin
Matthew Lipman, Viola
Paul Neubauer, Viola
Nicholas Canellakis, Cello
David Finckel, Cello
Anthony Manzo, Double Bass
Ransom Wilson, Flute
David Shifrin, Clarinet
Marc Goldberg, Bassoon


Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway
New York, NY 10023 United States