2021-2022 SEASON

Please note that, due to COVID-19, all audience members will be required to wear face masks at the April 24 performance

QUARTETO NUEVO

Sunday, October 3, 2021, 3pm

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Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop! Their diverse programs can be tailored to fit anywhere, from an intimate chamber music venue to a large outdoor festival. The ensemble’s razor-sharp precision is enhanced by jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs and mesmerizing rhythms. They effectively meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages!

THE GREATEST ROMANTICS

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 3pm

Tomasz Golka, violin
Thomas Loewenheim, cello
Neal Stulberg, piano

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Antonin Dvorak

Samuel Coleridge Taylor

Johannes Brahms

This concert features some of the greatest piano trios of the Romantic Era, including Dvorak’s soulful Dumky Trio, Brahms’s stunning Trio in B major, and the imaginative E minor Trio of Samuel Coleridge Taylor, known by many as the “African Mahler.” The Romantic Era, so symphonic in scope is brought to life by three instrumentalists who are each highly successful symphonic conductors.

PIANIST ADAM GOLKA IN RECITAL

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 3pm

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Hailed by the Washington Post as a pianist of “brilliant technique and real emotional depth,” world-renowned pianist Adam Golka comes to Village Concerts for a recital of virtuoso piano music. Having just performed  the complete cycle of all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas five times, the program will begin with Beethoven’s beloved “Les Adieux” Sonata. Also on the program will be the 2nd Piano Sonata of one of the most brilliant female composers of the 20th century: Grazyna Bacewicz. The program features etudes by Kapustin and Adam Golka and concludes with Liszt’s epic Piano Sonata in B minor.

MUSIC OF THE CHOSEN

Sunday, April 24, 2022, 3pm

Tomasz Golka, violin
Anna Kostyuchek, violin
Jonah Sirota, viola
Laszlo Mezo, cello

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This concert features music of Jewish composers, from Felix Mendelssohn’s beautiful youthful String Quartet in A minor to songs by George Gershwin. The concert will also feature the “Variations on Chad Gadya” of Los Angeles composer Steve Rothstein as well as legendary minimalist composer Steve Reich’s masterpiece “Different Trains.” This last piece, scored for string quartet and electronic tape, takes the sounds of trains and train stations and sets them to music for a journey through time and around the world. Don’t miss it!