Music goes beyond words, and often beyond thought. It has the power to speak straight to our innermost beings, often healing what nothing else can. As William Congreve said, "Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.” Feeling savage? Let these gorgeous, inspiring compositions soothe you, and create the calm and comfort or inner warmth of spirit we all need to get us through the day.
Laura Colgate, violin
Linda Leanza, violin
Julius Wirth, viola
Todd Thiel, cello
Elizabeth Hill, piano
Elena-Katz Chernin, Cocktail Rag arranged for cello and piano
Giacomo Puccini, Crisantemi
Amy Beach, Three Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 40: II. Berceuse arranged for cello and piano
Eleanor Alberga, Remember
Rebecca Clarke, Dumka: Duo Concertante for Violin and Viola, with Piano
Johannes Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25: III. Andante con moto, IV. Rondo alla Zingarese: Presto
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.
Enjoy Valentine’s Day at home with National Philharmonic and a delicious meal curated by Chef Bart Hutchins of DC’s famed Beuchert’s Saloon. Concertmaster Laura Colgate and the National Philharmonic have prepared musical pieces that cross time and country to distill the ideas of comfort. Chef Bart will pair with them dishes from around the globe that bring families together soothing both the soul and stomach. Check back in early February for more information.
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