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Experience the brilliance of the Dakota String Quartet and Dakota Wind Quintet showcasing masterpieces of chamber music throughout the 2022-23 season at the Augustant Univeristy Hamre Recital Hall!

 

January Concert

January 29, 2023 at 1:00pm
Hamre Recital Hall, Augustana University, Sioux Falls

Dakota String Quartet
Doosook Kim, violin
Magdalena Modzelewska, violin
Yi-Chun Lin, viola
Robert Erhard, cello


Arvo Pärt
(b. 1935)
  Summa
Caroline Shaw
(b. 1982)
 

Entr’acte

Dr. Lucy Jones
(b. 1955)
 

In Nomine Terra Calens
(In the Name of a Warming Earth)

 

INTERMISSION

 

Dmitri Shostakovich
(1906 - 1975)

 

String Quartet No. 8
I. Largo
II. Allegro molto
III. Allegretto
IV. Largo
V. Largo


PROGRAM NOTES:

Summa is a composition by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.  It was initially written in 1977 as a choral work (a setting of the Credo - translation below), then later scored by Pärt for instruments.

CREDO
I believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
and of all that is, seen and unseen.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
begotten not made, of one being with the Father.
Through Him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit He was born of the Virgin Mary and became man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living
and the dead, and His kingdom will have no need.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life,
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
I look for the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.
Amen

Entr'acte by Caroline Shaw was inspired by the minuet of Haydn's String Quartet in F (Op. 77, No. 2), which has a specific moment that caught her ear - an abrupt transition about a third of the way through.
Shaw writes in the piece's notes: "I love the way some music suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice's looking glass, in a kid of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition."  In Entr'acte, Shaw takes those absurd, subtle, and technical transitions to their most extreme logical ends.

In Nomine Terra Calens (In the Name of a Warming Earth) is an original instrumental work by seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones.  It allows the listener to hear Earth's temperature data over the last 138 years from 1880 until 2017.  The haunting bass line chronicles the rise of global temperature and progresses through an increasingly frantic rising of pitch to end with a stripping away of harmonies.
"I end in Nomine Terra Calens with a stripping away of harmonies to finally land on one, lone, very high note.  I end without direction to represent the uncertain future. We stand at a decision point where the future of the world really rest on our decisions. - Dr. Lucy Jones"


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April Concert

Sunday, April 16 2023 - 1:00pm

Augustana University Hamre Recital Hall, Sioux Falls
Dakota String Quartet
Dakota Wind Quintet

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