A blend of local and international composers expressing the strength of home articulate the power of where you are, the acceptance and importance of now, and the value of nature as part of daily life. In particular, Caroline Shaw’s Plan and Elevation: The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks asks the audience to gather in celebration of the treasured DC gardens and consider the landscapes that bring beauty to their own lives. With Metamorphosis II, Philip Glass reminds us that home is always inside us and is a place of safety we should always feel welcome. As Buckeroo Banzai would say, “No matter where you go, there you are."
Laura Colgate, violin
Regino Madrid, violin
Bill Neri, viola
Lori Barnet, cello
Elizabeth Hill, piano
Alexandra Gardner, Coyote Turns
Philip Glass, Metamorphosis II arranged by Michael Riesman for violin and piano
Adolphus Hailstork, String Quartet No. 1 - II. Adagio
Caroline Shaw, Plan & Elevation: The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks
Cécile Chaminade, Sérénade Espagnole, Op. 150 arranged by Fritz Kreisler for cello and piano
Harold Arlen, Somewhere over the Rainbow arranged for violin and piano
A special thanks to our 2020-21 Season Sponsors – Jean and Paul Dudek; Ed Grossman and Rochelle Stanfield; Ted Mirecki, NatPhil Board Member; Martha Newman; Doug and Emily Jacobson; and Potter Violins.
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