Concert

2019 Summer Concert #3: A Day in the Life of Newburyport

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7:00 pm

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello
Robert Bradshaw: “A Day in the Life of Newburyport” for string quartet, *World Premiere*
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4

The Ravel Duo is a virtuosic dialogue between two siblings, one smaller and higher, the other deep and sonorous.  Sometimes in harmony, sometimes in competition, the piece is alternatingly suave, playful, jazzy, and contemplative, yet always somehow so French.

Contrasting with the urbane sophistication of Ravel, Bartók’s fourth string quartet seems to spring directly from the rough soil of the Hungarian countryside: rocks, roots, bugs, and all. The five movements are written in mirror image with the quartet anchored at the core by the enigmatic middle movement that came to define what we call “Night Music.”

This concert also features the much-anticipated world premiere of Robert Bradshaw’s string quartet “A Day in the Life of Newburyport.” A collaborative effort that also includes eight paintings by members of the Newburyport Art Association along with new poems by poets Rhina P. Espaillat and Alfred Nicol.  The eight movements, working with the eight paintings and poems, correspond to eight iconic locations throughout Newburyport.

Advance: $32 Adults; $16.00 Students/Youth up to 21 At the door: $35 Adults; $18 Students/Youth; Mass Culture EBT Card: $10 (Call to reserve up to 2 tickets per EBT card and show card at the door.)

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Location
St Paul's Episcopal Church
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Performers
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Summer Festival Artist

Violin

Summer Festival Artist

Violin

Summer Festival Artist

Cello

Artistic Director, Summer Festival Artist

Viola

A Day in the Life of Newburyport

Poetry

A Day in the Life of Newburyport

Poetry

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