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

Violinists and Newport String Project directors EmmaLee and Ealain

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…

The program will also feature Dvorak’s much earlier Terzetto 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+

* There will also be a preview Open Rehearsal event at the Edward King House on Saturday January 30th at 3pm. All welcome.

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