Jan 16, 2018 Lianne Webster-Kim
Musicians of Ma’alwyck members Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz, director and violin and Petia Kassarova, cello, along with guest artist Andrew Snow, viola, join forces with members of the acclaimed Capital Trio (in residence at the University at Albany) for the full program.
Five Folksongs in Counterpoint of African-American composer Florence Price, who set spirituals into classical style, including “Calvary,” “Oh My Darling Clementine,” “Momma’s Little Baby,” “Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes” and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” The two groups will also perform the Piano Quintet of Dvořák, a champion of the music of his homeland of Bohemia who encouraged Americans to find their voice in their musical roots of spirituals, folk songs and Native American melodies. The program opens with the whimsical Intermezzo for string trio of Zoltán Kodály. Kodály was also an advocate for the music of his native Hungary, as well as the developer of an important system of music education.
Musicians of Ma’alwyck, in residence at both the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site and at Schenectady County Community College, is renowned for its innovative collaboration and historic programming. The Capital Trio, marking its 21st year together, has been in residence at the University at Albany since 2008. They have participated in summer festivals in Maine and Michigan and held university residencies at Williams College, Long Island University, Bates College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, SUNY Oswego, Clark University and SUNY Potsdam.
We hope that you can consider celebrating Black History month with this 75-minute program performed by professional musicians in a wonderful collaboration.