Concert 2: Dancing with the Tsars
The Grout Museum, Veteran’s Lobby
Wednesday, July 19, 7:00 pm
Arensky: String Quartet No. 2 Op. 35 (1894)
Tchaikovsky: Arioso and Lensky’s Aria (1879)
Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 (1881)
Russia in the age of Chekov, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky. Russia and its connection to Europe was very different then: elegance and sophistication, grace and charm. The harsh winters remain outdoors but inside the fireplace lights the marble dance floors of the court ballrooms.