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Water and Beauty

August 25, 2023 at 11:30:00 PM

Frank Center, University Drive, Shepherdstown, WV, USA

Celebrate the beauty and inspiration water brings to our lives with a world premiere performance of Rufus Reid's "Wind and Sail" and Schubert's "Trout" piano quintet. After intermission, we reflect on the beauty of Italy with Tchaikovsky's “Souvenir de Florence”.

Two of the most celebrated works from the 19th century Europe, Schubert’s “Trout” quintet and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence” feature in this exhilarating program. The Shenandoah and Potomac rivers whose confluence is in Harpers Ferry were the original inspiration for this program. The first half draws on the idea of water as a place, and in the second half provides a stunning postcard of the beautiful city of Florence. Also featuring the world premiere of “Wind and Sail” by Rufus Reid, featuring Sam Suggs, bass.


Wind and Sail (2022, World Premiere)*:  Rufus Reid (b. 1944)

Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”):  Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Allegro vivace


Scherzo. Presto

Andantino - Allegretto

Allegro giusto


String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 (“Souvenir de Florence”):   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Allegro con spirito

Adagio cantabile e con moto

Allegretto moderato

Allegro con brio e vivace

*Comissioned by the Composers Guild of New Jersey

Please note: All programs subject to changes.

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