The Verona Quartet, with Ryan Brunkhurst
Graduate quartet in residence at the Juilliard School, the Verona Quartet is one of today’s most exciting young chamber ensembles. They’ll be joined by Mt. Gretna’s favorite son, organist Ryan Brunkhurst, in a program to include the world premiere of a choral prelude on the traditional Chautauqua vespers hymn in honor of the Mt. Gretna Chautauqua’s 125th anniversary.
Hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble of young musicians”, the Verona Quartet is a winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and in just three years, has earned a stellar reputation for delivering a “sensational, powerhouse performance” (Classical Voice America) every time they take the stage. Musical America recently selected the group as “New Artists of the Month” for May 2016, further setting the Verona Quartet apart as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music.
William F. Sherwin, Day Is Dying in the West, Chautauqua vespers hymn
Nicholas DiBerardino, Chorale Prelude, Day Is Dying in the West, world premiere, Gretna Music commission
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Church Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Major, K. 68; Church Sonata No. 4 in D Major, K. 144
Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 7 in f-sharp minor, Op. 108
Maurice Ravel, String Quartet in F Major
First Listen youth performance by Sean Brown, violin, at 6:45 pm.