In a delightful treat, selected Fellows join a quartet of young vocalists to offer poetic chamber music. It’s old world versus new world as the deeply-rooted traditions of Schubert and Brahms go voice-to-voice, note-to-note with American gems by Argento and Barber. Brahms lets his favorite instrument, the viola, share the spotlight in his “chamber music songs,” while Schubert employs the horn to add a melancholy voice to his On the River, written in the last year of his life. Barber perfectly bottles the leisurely days of summer before his fleeting mini-opera unfolds over a game of cards.

Joseph Peters, conductor
Christine Price, soprano
Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
Kurt Kanazawa, baritone
Stage direction of A Hand of Bridge by Mary Birnbaum.