Leila Schayegh guest director
Online Premiere: April 7, 2022, 8pm EDT
Discover the lush lyricism of music from the Romantic era performed on period instruments.
Leila Schayegh. Photo by Marco Borggreve
Known for her “ravishing legato cantabile” (The Strad), violinist Leila Schayegh makes her Tafelmusik debut as guest director for this concert of 19th-century chamber music — a sequel to Tafelmusik’s 2019 foray into the music of Tchaikovsky, which was met with rave reviews.
Dvorak’s famous Serenade for strings is at times tender and lilting, at others animated and optimistic. The work is paired with the Nonet, op. 38 for winds and strings by the French composer Louise Farrenc, a trailblazing woman who became the toast of Paris following the work’s triumphant premiere in 1849.
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Louise Farrenc Nonet, op. 38
Antonin Dvorak Serenade for strings, op. 22
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Music Director of Tafelmusik (1981 to 2014), Jeanne Lamon was praised for her virtuosity and strong musical leadership.