Chamber Music in the Garden

June 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
396 County St. New Bedford
MA 02740
$10 Members / $15 Public.
Dawn E. Salerno

Enjoy an afternoon of music for strings. Originally part of a magazine subscription, Georg Philip Telemann’s “Gulliver’s Suite” from 1728 is a musical depiction of fantastical lands visited in Jonathan Swift’s iconic “Gulliver’s Travels.” From dancing giants to tiny Lilliputians scampering about, this score is one of Telemann’s most unusual and colorful works. Based upon classical and folk music from Armenia and Turkey as well original material, Kristapor Najarian’s “A Tale for Two Violins” was written in 2014 to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. It is a six movement suite filled with folklore and evocative sound worlds.

Acerbic and dissonant, but in a most captivating way, Sergei Prokofiev’s Duo for dueling violins was the Russian master’s response to hearing “bad” music. This pithy four movement work runs the gamut for the two violins from a tender and loving dialog to an outright sword fight.

Finally, a very entertaining version of Munro Leaf’s classic children’s story of Ferdinand the Bull for violin and narrator with music Alan Ridout. Rest assured, there will be some shenanigans. This concert takes place rain or shine, on the tented patio. Purchase Tickets On Line

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