United Strings of Europe

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Date(s) - July 26, 2023
9:00 p.m.

Parc La Grange


Price (CHF): Free


Resonances, echoes, tributes. Each note of this program has been revealed by several hands. Behind Entr'Act by Caroline Shaw, there is a minuet by Haydn; Las Muertes del angel by Osvaldo Golijov echoes the transformed Milonga del Angel by Astor Piazzolla. Félix Mendelssohn's F minor Quartet constantly evokes his sister Fanny, who died shortly before it was composed, not to mention that there is, above the work originally written for string quartet, the arrangement for string orchestra by Julian Azkoul. Viatore by Peteris Vasks is a tribute to Arvo Pärt, and finally it is with an arrangement by Léopold Stokowski of Dido's Lament by Henry Purcell that the concert ends. And the magic lies in what unites these works: the beauty of the sonorities of the strings and the emotional intensity.

Caroline Shaw – Intermission
Peteris Vasks – Viatore
Osvaldo Golijov – Las muertes del angel
Felix Mendelssohn (arr. Azkoul) Quartet in F minor Op. 80
I. Allegro perennial assai
II. Allegro assai
III. Adagio
IV. Final Allegro molto
Henry Purcell (arr. Stokowski) Dido's Lament

A limited number of chairs will be available to the public.

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