The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual chamber music concert, “The Music of Friendships,” on Sunday, January 15 at 2:00 pm at Clinton’s Zion Lutheran Church.
This year’s concert features a quintet of violists from Dubuque and regular performers of the Clinton Symphony Orchestra. Mozart Quartet for piano, violin, viola and cello.And by 20 the trioth Century Ukrainian composer Vasil Balvinsky for piano, violin and cello. The viola quintet includes “His Three Dances for Five Violas” by Illinois composer Elaine Fine and one of his performers, Tracy Rush, arranged Faure His The Requiem movement “Pie Jesu” will be performed. Other violists are Josam Polasek, Ann Duchow, Natalie Delcorps and Hana Verde.
Symphony Orchestra regular pianist Nadia Wilczynianski, a passionate chamber musician, discovered Balvinski’s work. It features violinist Asa Church and cellist Avery Curley. The trio will be joined by viola Julie Marson to perform Mozart’s quartet. Balvinsky’s Trio was composed in 1910, when he was 21 years old. His work is timely. He was imprisoned for 10 years by the Soviet Union, who burned his music in public in 1948. He was able to reconstruct some of his lost works, and many others were rediscovered after his death in 1963.
Admission to the concert is $20 for adults and free for all students. Adults accompanying students can enter at half price.
For more information and musical program notes, please visit Symphony’s website. The Zion Lutheran Church is located at 439 Third Avenue South in Clinton.