All Things Strings
Wednesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
Monday – Tuesday: Closed*
Calls: (925) 943-7469
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featuring Elizabeth Dorman, piano
November 5 - 6, 2022
Elgar—Introduction and Allegro
Bacewicz—Concerto for String Orchestra
Finzi—Eclogue for Strings
Dvořák—Serenade for Strings
Running Time: approx. 1 hour 45 minutes, with one intermission
- Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro was composed in 1905 to show off the virtuosity of players in the string section of the newly formed London Symphony Orchestra.
- 20th Century Polish composer and violinist Grażyna Bacewicz showcases each section—violins, violas, cellos and double basses—and makes each the soloist in her Concerto for String Orchestra.
- Achingly beautiful, Eclogue for Strings by British composer Gerald Finzi was originally intended to be a grand piano concerto. The one-movement piece that emerged instead—never performed during the composer’s lifetime—is played by San Francisco-born Elizabeth Dorman.
- Dvořák’s talent for melody-making is at the fore in Serenade for Strings, a rich and soulful piece than takes listeners on a journey from its mellow opening, through a graceful waltz, to a jubilant finale.