Axelrod String Quartet Plays Haydn, Schubert, Dvorak
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The last date listed for The Axelrod String Quartet Plays Haydn, Schubert, Dvorak was Sunday January 12, 2014 / 7:30pm (Pre-Concert Talk at 6:30pm).
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Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles. Learn More
One hour prior to this program, Kenneth Slowik, SCMS artistic director and recipient of the 2011 Smithsonian Secretary’s Distinguished Research Lecture Award, will provide a pre-concert talk, shedding light on the glorious music and the life and times of the featured composers.
Haydn: Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2
Schubert: Quartet in A Minor, D804, “Rosamunde”
Dvorak: Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “American"
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