Antonín Dvořák - "AMERICA IS AN IDEA, NOT A PLACE"
Tuesday | 12.18.2018 | 7:30PM
CARNEGIE HALL, STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh
In memory of Maestro Anthony Morss, president of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture
On Tuesday, 12.18.2018, the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture will present a Carnegie Hall Concert entitled "Antonín Dvořák—America is An Idea, Not A Place”, celebrating the 125th anniversary of "Dvorak at Carnegie Hall".
Antonín Dvořák, protégée, friend and collaborator of composer Johannes Brahms and musical heir to the tradition of Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Handel, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and many others, came to America in 1892. Dvorák was to initiate a revolution in America's thinking about its true artistic identity. Dvorák undertook this at the request of New York City's Jeanette Thurber, the creator of the National Conservatory of Music. This was the first American music school and one of the first institutions that brought together women, African-Americans, American Indians, and people of all colors, to create music at the highest level. His collaboration with the African-American singer/arranger Harry Burleigh and others proved that what Dvorák called a "great and noble school of music" could be created in America.
The original works Dvorák premiered at Carnegie Hall on Beethoven's birthday, December 16, 1893, at the very new Carnegie Hall, were his proof of that. That included his Symphony No. 9, "From The New World" at Carnegie Hall. Now, 125 years later, on December 18, 2018, the FFRCC will celebrate this epic moment in history, in Classical culture, and for America, on that very same Carnegie Hall stage.
There are 114,000 Homeless students in the New York city public school system. This December 18th, exactly one week before Christmas, we are committed to putting 2,000 students in Carnegie Hall. We invite you to join us in this endeavor and sponsor a student. To sponsor, click here.
INVOCATION: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A♭ major, op. 110, 1st movement
Dvořák | Biblical songs, op. 99, #4
Brahms | Dem dunkeln Schoss
W. Dawson Arr. | Soon-ah Will Be Done
H.T. Burleigh | Deep River
H.T. Burleigh | Ezekiel Saw de Wheel
Dvořák | String Quartet in F major, Op. 96, “American Quartet”, 1st movement
Dvořák | from the opera Rusalka, “Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém” (Song to the Moon)
Dvořák | Songs My Mother Taught Me (in German, Czech & English)
H. Burleigh | Little Mother of Mine
R. Hayes | Round About the Mountain
Brahms | Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Dvořák | Rondo Ops. 94
EPILOG: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A♭ major, op. 110, 3rd movement
Dvořák | Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B. 155
American String Quartet:
Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2019, and, in its years of touring, has performed in all fifty states and has appeared in the most important concert halls worldwide…More Here
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Internationally renowned opera star Simon Estes enjoys the ecstatic praise of music lovers around the globe. Since winning the Bell & Ross Vintage Replica Bronze Medal in Moscow's Tchaikovsky competition in 1966, he has performed with 84 of the major international opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala Milan, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Paris Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Florence Opera, and the State Operas of Hamburg, Munich and Vienna as well as the Zurich Opera House. In high demand as a recitalist and orchestral soloist, he has appeared regularly with 115 orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic…More Here
Tenor Everett Suttle has been praised by critics around the globe for his "smooth , effortless tenor" and "beautiful, buttery tone"
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ELVIRA O. GREEN:
Elvira O. Green, a North Carolinian by birth, a 1962 graduate from NCCU, began her professional career as a mezzo-soprano at the NY Metropolitan Opera. Miss Green has spent more than forty years on the world wide operatic, concert and musical theatre stages…More Here
Elizabeth Borowsky enjoys a vibrant career as solo and collaborative pianist, composer, and educator. “She is an engaging performer and can draw even the most reluctant audience member into her spell.” (Fidelio). Ms. Borowsky has performed in distinguished venues and festivals spanning over thirty countries, including the Penderecki European Music Center, Concerti di Primavera, Klavierwoche International, the Beethoven House, the Kennedy Center, and UNESCO's "Local Music Heritage in the Age of Globalization.” Recent performances as soloist with orchestras include the Polish Camerata, Oregon Pro Arte Symphony, Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, St. Christopher Orchestra, Šiauliai Chamber Orchestra, Young German Symphony Orchestra, Israeli Soloists Orchestra, Lublin Philarmonic Orchestra, Cumanayagua Concert Orchestra (Cuba), and Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Borowsky has recorded CDs and DVDs of standard literature, works by living composers, and her own original compositions for ICRecords. She holds degrees from Indiana University Bloomington, Towson University, and Trinity College of Music (London) and currently serves as Executive Director of the Intermuse International Music Institute and Festival USA, an annual solo and chamber music summer program for high school and college musicians. Website:
Cellist Frances Borowsky has been praised by the Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar Zeitung as “marvelously colorful, performing with deep expression and a compelling temperament,” and has performed internationally as soloist and chamber musician in venues such as Carnegie Weill Hall, Kennedy Center, and the Penderecki European Music Centre. Ms. Borowsky has soloed with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Rheinland-Pfalz Youth Orchestra, Polish Youth Symphony, and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra. Together with Elizabeth Borowsky and the American Virtuosi, she has used music as a catalyst for conversations on social justice, historical awareness, and building bridges between people, and has performed more than 400 concerts in over thirty countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Borowsky’s major mentors have been Cecylia Barczyk, Amit Peled, Eric Kutz, and Alexander Huelshoff. Ms. Borowsky serves as Co-Executive Director of the Intermuse Music Institute and Festival in Maryland, and teaches cello at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. Working as the passionate cello-finder of Grace Albert Fine Contemporary Violins, she is currently presenting a cello by Andrew Carruthers of Santa Rosa, CA, paired with a David Samuels bow
Maryam Raya Kheirbek:
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Soprano Katrin Bulke is known for ”electrifying the audience with the famous Queen of the Night aria [... and] for pinpoint accuracy“. She is quickly establishing herself as a strong and talented Soprano in the world of opera and operetta. The popularity of her voice and her thrilling operatic performance brought her the audience award, by land slide, in the Caruso Competition (2017) in NYC and the Grand Prix at the Concert Festival International Competition (2018)...More Here
The Anthony Morss Memorial Quartet:
The Quartet is comprised of extraordinary rising stars of Julliard; Yaegy Park, Cellist Yifei , Brenden Zak, Jacob Van Der Sloot