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Great Quintets — Dvořák and Brahms

Jun 09, 2024

Dvořák’s sublime Piano Quintet in A Major occupies a lofty place in the chamber music canon, at the same elevation as Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor, op. 34.  Simply put, both works are majestic, symphonic in scope, and invite the listener into a lost world of powerful beauty, profundity, and nobility of sentiments, peppered with folk tunes and polkas. Dvořák admired Brahms, Brahms encouraged and mentored Dvořák. The combination of string quartet and piano lends the quintet a sonic grandeur as it joins two self-sufficient forces in an ideal partnership. An all-star ensemble that shares the stage with artistic director Yehuda Hanani includes Max Levinson (“a brilliant American pianist…who touches the listener deeply and often—Los Angeles Times) and violist Jordan Bak (“a bright commanding presence…a rising star”—Boston Musical Intelligencer) making his CEWM debut. So concludes Season 32 of Close Encounters—bookended by the most miraculous output of Johannes Brahms and with Dvořák’s folkloric genius, spontaneity, and vitality. Max Levinson, piano; Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim, violin; Jordan Bak, viola; Yehuda Hanani, cello.

Tickets, $52 for Orchestra and Mezzanine and $28 for Balcony seats. Click button below to purchase or call 413-528-0100.

Gala Preferred Patron Package tickets are available for $175 and include Orchestra seats at the Mahaiwe and dinner following.

Virtual Tickets: You will receive an email with a link to a private video one week after the performance.

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June 9
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01201 United States
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