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Hosted Concert: Greetings and Salutations

Becenti, Britten, and Shaw

Hosted Concert: Greetings and Salutations
Hosted Concert: Greetings and Salutations

Time & Location

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Mar 23, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

private home, Newton Centre, Newton, MA, USA

About the event

Our hosts have generously opened their home to additional guests. To request an invitation to this event, please email christina@sheffieldchamberplayers.org and let us know how you heard about us!

A musical dialogue among three unmistakable voices, Greetings and Salutations opens with Caroline Shaw’s Blueprint, whose title is drawn from a Japanese wood-block art typically using precious “Prussian Blue” ink. Shaw describes this piece, and chamber music itself, as a “conversation without words”. Here, she converses with Diné-Navajo composer Juantio Becenti and 20th century great Benjamin Britten. For our third commission, Juantio Becenti is writing a quartet for Sheffield in which different musical styles will talk with one another; and Britten’s final major work, his 3rd Quartet, is his simultaneous greeting and farewell to the beauties and mysteries of life.

PROGRAM

Blueprint | Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)

World Premiere string quartet commissioned by Sheffield Chamber Players | Juantio Becenti (b. 1983)

String Quartet No. 3 | Benjamin Britten (1913—1976)

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