Throughout history great art has been born out of war. This is a concert of music created in response to war. Barber's exquisite and beloved Adagio for Strings was premiered when the U.S. was struggling to recover from the Great Depression while the threat of Nazi power was forcing Europe into another world war. Schumann's bittersweet and nostalgic Fantasy Pieces for cello and piano was composed soon after he fled with his family from Dresden when rebellion exploded in the streets on May 3, 1849. Mohammed Fairouz's Teta for flute and string quartet was commissioned in 2012 by Capital City Concerts. Its overt Arab style is a reminder of the hope of Egypt’s Arab Spring. The program will be performed by six musicians and features the return of violinist Theodore Arm, cellist Edward Arron, pianist Jeewon Park, joined by Vermont musicians Letitia Quante (violin), Stefanie Taylor (viola), and Karen Kevra (flute).
- Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor Trio, Op. 67
- Paul Hindemith, Sonate for flute and piano
- Robert Schumann, Fantasy Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 73
- Mohammed Fairouz, Teta for flute and string quartet
- Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings