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Friday, November 18th at 7:30 p.m.

The Old Stone House

2018-19 Season


PhiloSonia’s third season explores works inspired by literature and poetry. Over five concerts we invite you to discover musical settings of scandalous poetry and fantastical fairy tales, a masterpiece by Beethoven that inspired one of Tolstoy’s great works, music inspired by Goethe’s Sturm und Drang movement, and two larger-than-life works inspired by sacred texts.

         111 Willoghby Street,Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Literati I: Extase

Saturday, October 20th at 7p.m.

Newman Hall

         111 Willoghby Street,Brooklyn, NY 11215 

 PhiloSonia’s Opening Night Concert presents music inspired by poetry: Stéphane Mallarmé’s scandalous Afternoon of a Faun (Debussy), Emily Dickinson’s evocative Like Rain it sounded till it curved (Takemitsu) and the transformative Verklärte Nacht by Richard Dehmel (Schoenberg). The program also features the famous Sextet from Capriccio, Strauss’ aesthetic debate in the form of an opera.

R. Strauss - Sextet from Capriccio 

C. Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Arr. for Flute and Harp) 

T. Takemitsu  -  And then I knew 'twas wind for Flute, Viola & Harp

A. Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht Op. 4 

      Catherine Gregory, flute        Jane Yoon, harp

 Stanichka Dimitrova, violin       Yezu Elizabeth Woo, violin

      Andrew Gonzalez, viola       Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola

            Adrian Daurov, cello       Sofia Nowik, cello

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