Concert
Generously Sponsored by Newburyport Bank

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

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7:00 pm

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Note: PRE-CONCERT TALK with COMPOSER ROBERT J. BRADSHAW at 6:15Pm

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

Poet recitation by Rhina Espaillat
Poet recitation by Alfred Nicol

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 Church

Founded in 1711 as a mission parish of the Anglican Church in British American during the reign of Queen Anne of Great Britain, St. Paul’s is the oldest continuous Episcopal Parish in Massachusetts and one of the oldest in America. The current building is the fourth, the third on this site at 166 High Street.

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program

Poet recitation by Rhina Espaillat

Poet recitation by Alfred Nicol

Robert Bradshaw “A Day in the Life of Newburyport” World Premiere*

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello

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Bartok String Quartet No. IV

Performers
Summer Festival Composer

Composer

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

Festival Artist

Cello

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