ABOUT THE EVENT
Sunday Music Series | Dvorak's Vision for America
This December, violinist Katie Lansdale and pianist Judith Gordon will perform a program of masterworks by Antonin Dvorak, his successor Leos Janacek, select African-American composers, as well as a newly commissioned work by Native-American composer Jerod Impichchaachaha' Tate.
Antonin Dvorak was the preeminent composer of the 1800s. An immigrant from the small European country of Czechoslovakia, Dvorak had a clear vision for American and its music the moment he arrived; he enthusiastically urged American composers to embrace diversity and draw upon the music of their own lands, specifically Native and African American music, for their own compositions.
Violinist Katie Lansdale has been a member of the internationally acclaimed Lions Gate Trio for over 30 years. She was the winner of the Grand Prizes at the Fiscoff and Yellow Springs national chamber competitions and has collaborated in projects with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, Felix Galimir, Donald Weilerstein, the Miami Quartet, Robert MacDonald, and Charles Neidich.
Pianist Judith Gordon has been a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra in works of Mozart, Ravel, and Saint-Saëns. In recent years she premiered and recorded works by John Harbison, Lee Hyla, Peter Lieberson, Salvatore Macchia, James Primosch, and Donald Wheelock.
Sunday Music Series is a longstanding program at the NBMAA that features exceptional performances from a variety of local and regional ensembles.
Free with Museum admission