Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor joins NWS Fellows for an afternoon of charming chamber music. Though in his seventh decade, Leoš Janácek reflected on his Youth with whimsical remembrance in this enchanting woodwind sextet. Travel the world in Luciano Berio’s 11-song cycle featuring melodies from Armenia, Italy, Sardinia and beyond that are sometimes haunting, but always beautiful. The pointed three-minute Mini Overture by Witold Lutoslawski for brass quintet packs a quick but unforgettable punch before Antonín Dvorák compresses the emotions and richness of symphonies into his Second Piano Quartet, featuring an incredibly heart-wrenching second movement and frolicking finale.

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