Strings of Light

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Laurie Szablewski, General Manager
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Pro Arte welcomes conductor Adrian Slywotzky for a fascinating concert with Pro Arte's strings. Rather than featuring a soloist, Vivaldi's boisterous Concerto for Strings in D Major gives the whole orchestra a chance to show off. In her 2013 Teen Murti ("three representations" in Hindi), Reena Esmail combines traditional Hindustani raag with Western composition technique to present, in her words, "three large musical 'figures' that are adjoined by short interludes-similar to the idea behind Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition." Peteris Vasks's named his second cello concerto Klatbutne, Latvian for "presence" and an allusion to the work's spiritual meditation on the human condition. Vasks has said the work "suggests the soul ascending into the cosmos," which is especially true of its elegiac final movement. In Ludwig van Beethoven's first string quartet, arranged for Pro Arte by its cellist Leo Eguchi, we hear the composer marking the genre bequeathed to him by Haydn and Mozart with his own distinct and consequential voice.


Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Premium General Admission: USD 60.00,
Premium Senior: USD 55.00,
Standard General Admission: USD 35.00,
Standard Senior: USD 30.00,
Student with ID: USD 15.00

Artists: Adrian Slywotzky, Steven Laven

Street Address

Second Church In Newton United Church of Christ, 60 Highland Street
Newton, MA 02465


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