Bridgehampton Chamber Music Summer Festival at Home: Dvorak/Moravec – A New Country
Bridgehampton Chamber Music presents Summer Festival at Home, five hour-long programs premiering on consecutive Sundays at 6:30 pm beginning July 26 on the BCMF website – www.bcmf.org – and YouTube channel and remaining available for one week. Each program, which opens with an introduction from BCM Artistic Director Marya Martin, who will also interview featured performers and composers, will present favorite performances from recent festivals. This program features Antonín Dvořák’s gorgeous “Goin’ Home” from his New World Symphony, and his Sonatina for flute and piano that includes a reference to Longfellow’s Hiawatha. In 2018, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec wrote A New Country (a BCMF commission) based on immigration to the United States in that same period. As we all reflect on what America is and what it could be, there is hope and wonder in these beautiful and moving pieces, and we are proud to share them with you. Interviews with cellist Nicholas Canellakis and composer Paul Moravec provide greater insight into the program.