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Music at Maryville Spring 2024 Concert 3

Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131 (1826)

Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178 (completed 1853)

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 • 7:00 p.m. Maryville University AuditoriumDirections

Free Admission

The concert will not be live-streamed, and no recording will be available, so please consider enjoying this performance in person. Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested.

Artists

Kristin Ahlstrom, violin

Kristin Ahlstrom, violin
Kristin Ahlstrom, violin

Éva Kozma, violin

Éva Kozma, violin
Éva Kozma, violin

Shannon Farrell Williams, viola

Shannon Farrell Williams, viola
Shannon Farrell Williams, viola

Bjorn Ranheim, cello

Bjorn Ranheim, cello
Bjorn Ranheim, cello

Peter Henderson, piano

Peter Henderson, piano
Peter Henderson, piano

Musical Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op.131 (1826) — ca. 45 minutes

Intermission

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Les cloches de Genève (The Bells of Geneva): Nocturne from Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), Première année: Suisse (First Year: Switzerland), S.160 (1848-54) — ca. 7 minutes

Franz Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S. 178 (ca. 1842-53) — ca. 30 minutes

Brief Program Note

Performed by artists from the St. Louis Symphony, this recital features two towering masterpieces from the nineteenth century: Ludwig van Beethoven’s epic String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 131, and Franz Liszt’s iconic Piano Sonata in B minor. According to Robert Schumann, Beethoven’s late quartets “stand…on the extreme boundary of all that has hitherto been attained by human art and imagination.” Renowned for his pianistic brilliance and embrace of literary drama in music of harmonic daring, Liszt showed incredible ingenuity in synthesizing his personal idiom with several formal influences — including Beethoven’s — in his staggering, single-movement Piano Sonata in B minor. We hope you’ll join us this evening to enjoy performances of two highly significant instrumental works.

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Music at Maryville Spring 2024 Concert 2

“A History of the Guitar”

Friday, March 1, 2024 • 7:00 p.m. Maryville University AuditoriumDirections

Free Admission

The concert will not be live-streamed, and no recording will be available, so please consider enjoying this performance in person. Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested.

Artist

Patrick Rafferty, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th-Century & Modern Acoustic Guitars

Musical Program

Performed on Renaissance Guitar:

  • Alonso Mudarra (1510-1580) — Romanesca: Guárdame las Vacas
  • unknown — Bransle
  • Pierre Certon (1550-1572) — J’ay le rebours
  • Guillaume Morlaye (1510-1558) — Conte clare

Performed on Baroque Guitar:

  • Francesco Corbetta (1615-1681) — Allemande-Gigue-PassacailleGigue a la manière anglaiseautre Chacone
  • Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) — JácarasCanarios

Performed on 19th-Century Guitar:

  • Fernando Sor (1778-1839) — Les Adieux, op. 21
  • William Foden (1860-1947) — Variations on “My Old Kentucky Home”
  • Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) — Danza mora

Performed on Modern Guitar:

  • Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999) — Junto al Generalife
  • Agustín Barrios (1885-1944) — Las Abejas

Brief Program Note

This recital celebrates the vibrant legacy of musical literature for the acoustic guitar in a panoramic program of music composed between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. Patrick Rafferty will perform on four instruments of historically accurate design. We hope you’ll appreciate this rare opportunity to hear the subtle differences of tone color between historical acoustic guitars played by an acclaimed virtuoso.

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Music at Maryville Spring 2024 Concert 4

The Mazzoni Duo: Jennifer Mazzoni, flute • Matthew Mazzoni, piano

Sunday, April 28, 2024 • 3:00 p.m. Maryville University AuditoriumDirections

Free Admission

The concert will not be live-streamed, and no recording will be available, so please consider enjoying this performance in person. Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who may be interested.

Artists

The Mazzoni Duo: Jennifer Mazzoni, flute • Matthew Mazzoni, piano

Musical Program

To be announced.

Brief Program Note

Stay tuned….