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Enter the flow state.

It’s the summer of 1889, and Antonín Dvořák is on fire. He’s just about to begin composing what would become his eighth symphony, and he writes to his friend with unabashed confidence: “It’s going unexpectedly easily… the melodies simply pour out of me!” Our February concert features melodically bold music from three centuries. Cerón’s “A la caída de la tarde” (At the End of the Afternoon) is a beautifully nostalgic and flowing soundscape from the Dominican classical tradition. Music Director Chris Whittaker presents a new violin concerto for former WHCO-concertmaster Amos Fayette. The concert concludes with the sublime and melodious 8th Symphony of Dvořák.

On Saturday, Friends of WHCO join us for a post-concert reception featuring a local beer tasting.

Program

José Dolores Cerón: A la caída de la tarde
Chris Whittaker: Violin Concerto featuring Amos Fayette
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88

Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra
Chris Whittaker, Music Director
Amos Fayette, Violin

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Tickets

Adults $5 in advance / $7 at the door
Kids ages 17 and under FREE
Young listeners welcome!

Times & Locations

7:00pm Friday, February 7, 2020
George Washington Educational Campus
549 Audubon Ave. New York, NY 10040

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3:00pm Saturday, February 8, 2020
Fort Washington Collegiate Church
729 W. 181st St. New York, NY 10033
Followed by post-concert reception for
Friends of WHCO.

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In Detail

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José Dolores Cerón(1897 - 1969) As a composer, Cerón is best known for his symphonic poems, such as A la Caida de la Tarde (In the Late Afternoon), Iguanona, Enriquillo and Las Virgens de Galindo (Galindo’s Virgins). In regards to his music - Dominican singer and musicologist Inchaustegui Aristides wrote: “Cerón was one of the finest melodists the country had.” (Source: Music Art of Caribbean Latin America)