Florida Chamber Music Project
Please Note: This event is from 2014.
Florida Chamber Music Project is an event that works to foster and encourage the presentation of classical chamber music. This series will present classical concerts performed by members of Florida’s Chamber Orchestra. The Florida Chamber Music Project will perform two concerts at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
June 8, 2014 concert will feature Piazzolla – Four for Tango, Piazzolla – Tango Ballet, and Dvorak – Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Opus 96, American. This spectacular performance will entertain as well as enrich visitors.
Piazzolla’s Four for Tango string quartet composition is a full-fledged, vibrant representation of the traditional South American dance. The piece was composed by Astor Piazzolla in a “tango nuevo” format. This composition departs from the more traditional tango routines and uses classical avant-garde techniques, eccentric instrumental effects, and other techniques to distinguish itself from other compositions of tango style. At the time, around the 1950s, Piazzolla was revolutionizing tango music by blending elements of jazz and classical music to form Nuevo tango. However, today Piazzolla is widely regarded as a leading composer of tango music.
Tango Ballet of the same composer is a programmatic suite that has been translated to orchestra as well as to string quartet compositions. The music evokes the emotional essence of the tango culture in a narrative of six scenes: introduction, the street, encounter / forgetfulness, cabaret, solitude, the street again. The Tango Ballet will surely leave the audience wanting for more!
Dvorak’s Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Opus 96, American was composed by Antonin Dvorak in 1893 during the composer’s stay here. Dvorak was one of the most prolific chamber music composers of the late 19th century. This quartet evokes emotions of the American and remains one of the most popular in the chamber music repertoire. Dvorak wrote this piece while spending summer vacation in the Czech immigrant community in Spillville, Iowa. The piece is acclaimed for its American representation, although many experts disagree whether there are identifiable American musical motifs. One interesting aspect of the piece is in the third movement Scherzo which features the song of the Scarlet Tanager, a bird that Dvorak came upon while hiking in the countryside.
These two composers vary in style and theme but are both highly regarded and represent different points in the history of the string quartet. Visitors can come to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Sunday, June 8, 2014 to hear this amazing performance.
Admission: Tickets range from $25 - $30 depending on seating.
When? 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Gates open at 2 p.m.
Where? Ponte Vedra Concert Hall located at 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082