Mahaiwe Events Calendar


Grace Church & Fairview Hospital present Chris Herren - Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm

Close Encounters With Music Gala: Like Father-in-Law, Like Son-in-Law – Dvorák and Suk
Saturday, June 8th at 6pm


Public Tickets

Mahaiwe Member Tickets



$27.50 – $50.50

Mahaiwe Member Discounts do not apply for this performance.

Nationalist composer Dvořák rose to fame in Prague, paving the way for his favorite student and later son-in-law Josef Suk. There was great closeness and spiritual kinship between them, and both were championed by Brahms (who confessed to envying Dvořák his melodic gifts!). Dvořák’s Rondo and Suk’s Balada and Pisen Lasky love song are rarely performed gems, and the more familiar Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major by Dvořák is acknowledged as one of the masterpieces in the form, along with those of Schumann and Brahms. In fact, Dvořák assimilated Brahm’s techniques and methods, while his exuberance, earthiness and the warmth of his sublime melodies ennoble Bohemian folklore. This program will transport listeners to those cobbled streets of the old town and back to an era when music served as the voice of the Czech people. An all-star ensemble of superb performers brings their extraordinary virtuosity and musicianship to this joyous and heartwarming repertoire.

Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Irina Muresanu and Peter Zazofsky, violin
Michael Strauss, viola
Yehuda Hanani, cello


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