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Oct 11, 2012 7:00 PM

The Rise of Modernism: Innovation and Tradition 1890-1939

CONCERT. Music by Bohuslav Martinu, Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek. Poetry by Jaroslav Siefert.

Since 1999, Mannes has presented a yearlong music festival every year. Each festival has a theme and a program of more than 20 concerts performed by Mannes College’s gifted young student artists, distinguished faculty members, and renowned guests, and held at prestigious New York City concert venues and cultural institutions. The festivals are an outstanding component of the total Mannes program.

Each festival is an exploration of an individual composer, a musical group, a stylistic movement, or a specific historical period.  The 2012 festival, The Rise of Modernism, draws us into the interaction between modern music and modern art during the period 1890-1939.  This was a time of great change in the world and collaboration between artists.  There were many innovative connections between music and poetry, music and visual art, and music and theater. Claude Debussy described this time: “The century of airplanes has a right to its own music.  As there are no precedents, I must create anew.”  Mannes explores the Rise of Modernism through concerts and master classes by students, faculty, and guests.


Jaroslav Seifert: Poetry Reading

Bohuslav Martinů: Songs on one page: seven songs on Moravian folk poetry         
Alexandra Fees, soprano; Natalie Berlin, piano

Bohuslav Martinů: Three Czech Dances for piano, H. 154   
Natalie Berlin, piano

Antonín Dvořák:  Polonaise in A major for cello and piano  
Desiree Abbey, cello; Natalie Berlin, piano

Leoš Janáček: In the Mists, suite for piano    
Naomi Kudo, piano

Antonín Dvořák:  Slavonic Dances for piano four hands 
Haodong Wu and Shulin Guo, pianos         
Leoš Janáček: Mládí, suite for wind sextet
Juhyo Lee, flute; William Wollett, oboe; Eric Fung, clarinet

 Miles Jaques, bass clarinet; Tsviki Moran, horn; Colin Mannes, bassoon



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Oct 11, 2012 7:00 PM


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