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Brentano String Quartet


Thursday, November 3, 2022, 7:30 PM EDT


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


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“Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding"

—The London Independent

Concert Classics Series

About the Event

What a homecoming! Princeton University’s former ensemble-in-residence (1999-2014) returns with a program that celebrates the music of our homeland, paying tribute to composer Antonín Dvořák and his impact on American classical music. Their long-awaited performance will trace our musical lineage from a blues arrangement by Princeton University’s own Steven Mackey and Charles Ives’ reinterpretation of popular American songs, all the way back to the spirituals that inspired Dvořák’s compositions as he directed the National Conservatory of Music of America and paved the way, by providing education to black composers, for the music of William Grant Still and George Walker.  

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Mark Steinberg Violin

Serena Canin Violin

Misha Amory Viola

Nina Lee Cello


  • "Dvořák and the American Identity"
  • Spirituals

    Deep River & Go Down Moses-Swing Low Sweet Chariot

  • Dvořák

    String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105

    “Lento” from String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, “American”

  • William Grant-Still

    “The Quiet One” from the Lyric Quartet (1960)

  • Charles Ives

    “Prelude: Allegro” from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 57, “From the Salvation Army”

  • George Walker

    Lyric for Strings

  • Stevene Mackey

    “I’ve Grown So Ugly”

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