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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

New World Spirit

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

An ensemble of 13 exceptional musicians - including David Finckel on cello and David Shifrin on clarinet - celebrate the intrepid (and diverse) American spirit in a performance highlighting two pairs of composers who helped shape classical music in the twentieth century. Harry T. Burleigh was a star student of Dvorak who exposed the Czech composer to American spirituals and was in turn encouraged by Dvorak to perform his native African American folk music. Two generations later, Copland and Bernstein conceived a clean, clear American sound conveying the wonder of open spaces and endless possibilities.


Burleigh: Southland Sketches, for violin and piano
Dvorak: Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97 ("American")
Bernstein: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite


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The Auditorium,  Hancher, 141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242


For this Hancher event, each University of Iowa or other college student must present their student ID to attend the performance with a student ticket.


There is a large surface lot adjacent to Hancher that is open for public parking after 4:30 pm on weekdays, and all day Saturdays and Sundays.  Note, however, that there are some metered spots in this lot that require payment at certain times, so please read any signage.


The main entrance is accessible to persons with disabilities, and is located on the south side of the building. Accessible parking spaces, hearing augmentation units, large-print playbills, and assistive technologies for the visually impaired are available at most events in the Hancher season. Please contact Hancher Accessibility Services at 319-335-1158 to arrange for individual needs at a specific event.

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