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Revolutionary Voices

August 13, 2024 at 11:30:00 PM

Shepherdstown Opera House, West German Street, Shepherdstown, WV, USA

Join us at the beautifully restored Shepherdstown Opera House for an event featuring music and art. Don't miss this revolutionary experience as music and visual art intertwine to celebrate the powerful tapestry of "Our Different Voices." This is chamber music redefined, a canvas painted with sound and light. Immerse yourself in the revolution of artistic expression.

This year's Appalachian Chamber Music Festival embraces the theme of "Our Different Voices" with a groundbreaking concert titled "Revolutionary Voices." Held at the Shepherdstown Opera House, this program transcends the boundaries of a traditional string quartet performance. Prepare to be captivated by a mesmerizing tapestry of sound and sight, where the virtuosity of the string quartet intertwines with stunning visuals and great art projected onto a grand canvas.


Building upon the success of last year's performance, the festival continues its artistic partnership with acclaimed Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate. His work, "Pisachi," takes center stage. The evocative title, meaning “Reveal”, derived from the Chickasaw language, hints at the program's exploration of the power and diversity of musical expression.


Imagine the soaring melodies of Beethoven's Harp Quartet imbued with a new dimension as captivating artworks curated by Jordan Burke illuminate the stage and contextualize the work. Witness the playful energy of Wiancko's "Toy Bricks" come alive with dynamic imagery. Tate's "Pisachi" promises a deeply personal exploration, where music and visuals intertwine to illuminate the intersection of cultural heritage and artistic expression. These visuals will not simply accompany the music; they will act as a vital narrative thread, enriching your understanding and appreciation for the diverse voices that resonate within the compositions.


Don't miss this revolutionary experience as music and visual art intertwine to celebrate the powerful tapestry of "Our Different Voices." This is chamber music redefined, a canvas painted with sound and light. Immerse yourself in the revolution of artistic expression.



Musicians

Violin | Martin Gwilym-Jones, Rachelle Hunt, Chris Jusell, Minju Kim, Audrey Pride

Viola | Sam Kelder, Danielle Wiebe Burke

Cello | Katie Tertell, Schuyler Slack

Bass | Sam Suggs



Program


Paul Wiancko: Toy Bricks (2012)


Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp” 

Poco adagio - Allegro

Adagio ma non troppo

Presto - Più presto quasi prestissimo

Allegretto con variazioni


-intermission-


Jerrod Tate: Pisachi (Reveal) in six epitomes for String Quartet (2013)


Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110 (1960)

In memory of the victims of fascism and war

Largo

Allegro molto

Allegretto

Largo

Largo



Please note: All anticipated programs and musicians are subject to changes

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