Rebelheart Collective kicks off its season with a diverse program including music by Czech and Roumanian composers, a Canadian composition inspired by First Nations legend and other chamber music treasures.
Dvorak’s American Quartet was composed in 1893 in a record 16 days! Inspired by American folk music, this work has become one of the most popular in the chamber music repertoire. Written in the Czech immigrant community of Spillville, Iowa, this work features the song of the Scarlet Tanager, an American songbird.
Enesco’s Octet Op.7 was completed in 1900. Enesco remarked about this work: “An engineer launching his first suspension bridge over a river, could not feel more anxiety than I felt when I set out to darken my paper.” This work was not premiered until 1909 as it was deemed by an impresario as “too risky”.
Also on the program are two works by the renowned Canadian composer Kevin Lau. An active film composer, conductor, pianist and arranger, Mr. Lau is in high demand and has been called “a self-assured voice” with “masterful control over his idiom”.
This event is FREE to everyone, donations greatly appreciated (tax receipts given to donations that are $25+).