A string quartet featuring ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, principal violin Richard Rood, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini will perform Samuel Barber’s String Quartet Opus 11, George Walker’s String Quartet no. 1 “Lyric,” and Nino Rota’s Quartetto per archi. The program was conceived to explore George Walker’s brilliant String Quartet no. 1. The…

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A string quartet featuring ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, principal violin Richard Rood, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini will perform Samuel Barber’s String Quartet Opus 11, George Walker’s String Quartet no. 1 “Lyric,” and Nino Rota’s Quartetto per archi. The program was conceived to explore George Walker’s brilliant String Quartet no. 1. The…

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A string quartet featuring musicians from ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. The quartet is comprised of ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Phillip Payton, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini. This program was curated by Philip Payton to celebrate and explore the significant contributions to classical music by Black…

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A string quartet featuring musicians from ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. The quartet is comprised of ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Phillip Payton, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini. This program was curated by Philip Payton to celebrate and explore the significant contributions to classical music by Black…

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Much of Robert Schumann’s (1810-1856) opus is a testament to the influence of literature on his life. The son of a book publisher and dealer, Schumann was heavily immersed in books during his youth and often reflected that in his repertoire, artfully creating a union between formal design and narrative. In composing Das Paradies und…

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A string quartet featuring musicians from ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. The quartet is comprised of ASO’s concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Phillip Payton, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini. This program was curated by Philip Payton to celebrate and explore the significant contributions to classical music by Black…

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Ranked among the greatest American composers, William Grant Still was nicknamed the “Dean of African American Composers” for the many firsts he achieved during his substantial career. He was the first African American to have a symphony performed by a professional orchestra (Symphony No. 1 performed by the Rochester Philharmonic in 1931); conduct a major American…

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Widely regarded as the masterpiece of his oeuvre, Sir Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius (1900) tells the tale of a man traversing the path from death to Purgatory. Based on Cardinal John Henry Newman’s poem, Elgar’s oratorio did not receive immediate praise due to the amateur choir’s inability to successfully perform the work. However,…

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2019-2020 Season Supplemental Materials   Program Essays The Kingdom (ASO 1) Leon Botstein Byron Adams Sons of Bach (ASO 2) Leon Botstein Paul Corneilson Beyond Beethoven (ASO 3) Leon Botstein Byron Adams   Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 Program Marketing Materials Email Social Media Educational Material Leon Botstein pre-concert lecture https://americansymphony.org/wp-content/uploads/01-Pre-Concert-LB-Notes.mp3 Additional Images ASO Online Website…

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2019-2020 Season Supplemental Materials   The Kingdom (ASO1) Program Playbill Marketing Materials Social Media Additional  Images   Sons of Bach (ASO 2) Program Playbill  Press NYT Review Marketing Materials Email Social Media Additional Images Beyond Beethoven  (ASO 3) Program Playbill Press NYT Review Marketing Materials Email Social Media Interview with Leon Botstein and Lucas Debargue…

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