Concert Three

What Friends Inspire

Saturday, November 18 2023, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 19 2023, 3:00 pm

Cynthia Baehr-Williams, violin
Shannon DʼAntonio, violin
Miriam Oddie, viola
Kristin Garbeff, cello
Kumiko Uyeda, piano & concert director

The three compositions in this program were inspired from friendships. The concert begins with Shostakovichʼs Piano Trio in e minor that was written in memory of his good friend Ivan Sollertinsky, who passed away suddenly while Shostakovich was writing the piano trio. Dorfanʼs A Wish for Ukraine expresses the solidarity of friendship for those under siege in the Russo-Ukrainian War. In the third work, a good friend had saved an early copy of Dvorakʼs Piano Quintet No. 2, which Dvorak used to revise into the present form.

Piano Trio No. 2 in e minor, Opus 67, Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
A Wish for Ukraine (composed 2022), Benjamin Dorfan (1987 – present)
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Opus 81, Antonin Dvorák (1841 – 1904)

Venue: Christ Lutheran Church 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos