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Music by Antonin Dvorak at Ochre Court, Salve Regina

On January 31st at 3pm, the Newport String Project is delighted to bring a program of works for strings by Czech master Antonin Dvorak to the beautiful surrounds of Ochre Court at Salve Regina.

The centerpiece of the concert is Dvorak’s String Quartet in F Major op.96, nicknamed the “American”. Composed during Dvorak’s highly influential residency in the United States from 1892-95, the quartet has become one of the most beloved and famous pieces in the string quartet repertoire! Written in less than a month while Dvorak was on vacation in Spillville, Iowa, the piece overflows with Bohemian flair, evoking the wide open spaces of the mid-west, sunny melodies and even a little birdsong – and who couldn’t use a little of that in January?!
The program will also feature a much earlier work by Dvorak for the slightly more unusual combination of two violins and viola, as well as a moody and mysterious tango alla milonga by one of Dvorak’s students – Erwin Schulhoff. 

Violinists and Newport String Project directors EmmaLee and Ealain will be joined by guest musicians Sarah Hill, viola and Chelsea Bernstein cello. 

This concert is generously co-sponsored by the Music Department of Salve Regina University.

WHEN: January 31st at 3pm
WHERE: Ochre Court, Salve Regina University
ADMISSION: By donation – all donations directly support the performance and educational programming of the Newport String Project. Suggested Donation $10, $25, $50+