HOT SPRINGS — The Garth Newel Virtual Series has announced its next block of events, which will run from July through September. The events are as follows:
— YouTube Premiere
July 12, 2020, 4 p.m. — “A Vision of Renewal” — Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 by Antonín Dvorak featuring the Garth Newel Piano Quartet;
— July 19, 2020, 4 p.m. — The Jasper Quartet, “Meet the Jasper Quartet.” The Jasper Quartet presents a program of vibrant string quartets;
— July 26, 2020, 4 p.m. — “From Beethoven to Brahms,” a pre-concert talk: Stephen Whiting, University of Michigan professor of musicology. Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 by Ludwig van Beethoven featuring a Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op.60 Johannes Brahms by the Garth Newel Piano Quartet;
— Aug. 2, 2020, 4 p.m. — “Beethoven & Beach,” with a Pre-concert talk featuring James Stern. Violin Sonata no. 1 in D major, op. 12 no. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 34 by Amy Beach, with James Stern playing violin and Audrey Andrist playing piano;
— Live Stream, Aug. 9, 2020, 4 p.m. — “Seeking Atonement,”
Piano Quartet by Peteris Vasks, featuring The Garth Newel Piano Quartet;
— YouTube Premiere: Meet Composer Jordan Kuspa — Aug. 16, 2020, 4 p.m. — “Collideoscope: Winning Premiere,” with a Pre-concert talk featuring 2020 Composition Competition winner, Jordan Kuspa, as he introduces his new piano quartet, “Collideoscope for Piano Quartet.”
Kuspa was the winner of the 2020 Garth Newel International Composition Competition, and was the recipient of the Glovie and Dick Lynn New Music Prize. The Garth Newel Piano Quartet will perform;
— Aug. 23, 2020, 4 p.m. — “An Elegy for our Time,” Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by The Garth Newel Piano Quartet;
— YouTube Premiere — Aug. 30, 2020, 4 p.m. — “Beyond Bach.” Johnny Come Kiss Me Now from the Playford Division Book will also be featured with Alana Youssefian playing violin. Vingt-Cinquième Ordre in C from Pièces de Clavecin François Couperin featuring Genevieve Feiwen Lee playing harpsichord. Works for Two Pianos by Meredith Monk featuing Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Jeannette Fang playing piano (via social distancing). Suite in G minor HWV 432 George Handel Ouverture (Largo – Presto – Largo) Andante, Allegro, Sarabande, Gigue, Passacaille (Passacaglia) featuring Francis Yun playing Harpsichord;
— Sept. 6, 2020, 4 p.m. — “Winds of Change,” featuring a Pre-concert talk with Stephen Whiting, University of Michigan professor of musicology. Piano Quartet in E flat Major, WoO 36, No. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45 Gabriel Fauré featuring The Garth Newel Piano Quartet.
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