Murray Adaskin: “padre & figlio”
Kevin Brohman, marimba & Kathlyn Stevens, violin
Antonin Dvorak: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77
Madonna Lee & Stéphanie Caplette, violins; Patrick Horn, viola; Marc Palmquist, cello and Martin Blanchet, bass
Our first chamber music concert pairs Antonin Dvorak’s glorious string quintet with Canadian composer Murray Adaskin’s intimate homage to father and son.
Adaskin’s Sonata: “padre e figlio” (father and son) for violin and marimba has a beautiful, ethereal opening, challenging cadenzas and a playful conclusion. Dvorak’s String Quintet No. 2 features the addition of double bass to the standard string quartet in a Czech inspired explosion of beautiful melodies, deep and expansive sonorities and moments of pure joy.