Socially-distanced live chamber music performance in the beautiful setting of Washington Lake Park Amphitheater in Sewell, New Jersey. A string quartet featuring musicians from the ASO will perform a program of works by Black composers. Featuring concertmaster Cyrus Beroukhim, violinist Philip Payton, principal viola William Frampton, and cellist Alberto Parrini.
This program of all Black composers was conceived to celebrate and explore their contributions to the classical music industry. Audience members will have a chance to hear music ranging from classic spirituals arranged for strings by Florence Price— the first Black woman to have a composition performed by a major orchestra— to mesmerizing works orchestrated by Jessie Montgomery and Trevor Weston. Made possible in partnership with Music at Bunker Hill.
Masks will be required for entry and open seating will be restricted to marked 6’ spacing on the lawn. For your comfort, please bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Artists, staff, and audience members will be required to follow all current COVID-19 guidelines.
Get your free ticket to help us keep track of numbers (limit 500). If we have to postpone for rain, all ticket holders will receive email notification a few hours before concert time. You DO NOT need to print the ticket for entry.
Washington Lake Park Amphitheater
626 Hurffville-Crosskeys Road, Sewell, NJ
The closest parking lot adjacent to the amphitheater, LOT E, has Handicap Accessible spaces and extends across the street. Additional convenient parking is in LOT F. There is also a park entrance on Greentree Road, 0.6 mile southwest of Bunker Hill Church. Click here for park diagram.
Three Spirituals for string quartet
I. We Shall Overcome
Voodoo Dolls for string quartet
Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint for String Quartet
No. I. Calvary. Adagio vigoroso
No.3 Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes. Andantino
No.4 Shortnin’ Bread. Allegro
String Quartet No. 1, “Calvary”
III. Rondo: Allegro vivace
Juba for String Quartet
William Grant Still
’Lyric Quartette’ (Musical Portraits of Three Friends) (1960) in three movements
I. The Sentimental One
II. The Quiet One (based on Inca melody)
III. The Jovial One
The concert will be played without intermission and there is no reception.