NEXUS Chamber Music Season 6

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Aug 20, 2023

The 6th Annual NEXUS Chamber Music Festival celebrates the relationship between classical music and dance with a program of hand-clapping, foot-stomping works. The program features two works for guitar and string quartet: Luigi Boccherini’s flamenco-inspired Guitar Quintet No. 4, and Aaron Jay Kernis’ K-Tel ad-inspired 100 Dance Hits. Amy Beach’s Piano Trio of 1938 and Eleanor Alberga’s Wild Blue Yonder complete the program. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

From NEXUS Co-Artistic Director Brian Hong: “At NEXUS, we always strive to program unexpected works with the goal of creating a unifying theme that tells a story to the audience.  Aaron Jay Kernis' 100 Greatest Dance Hits has been on our radar for a long while as a piece that we wanted to explore and record, so we decided to pair it with works written from the Baroque-era through present day to create a program inspired by the joy of physical movement - from Boccherini's deliciously captivating Fandango quintet to the jazzy and rustic rhythms of Eleanor Alberga's Wild Blue Yonder.”