Ives Collective – Sunday, May 6 at 4 pm

Ives Collective
… the poppies blow …

Brian Thorsett, tenor; Roy Malan, violin; Susan Freier, violin; Jessica Chang, viola; Stephen Harrison, cello; Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano

Sir Arthur Bliss Elegiac Sonnet
Suk Meditation on the St. Wenceslas Chorale, Op. 35
Ivor Gurney Ludlow and Teme
Sir Edward Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

New to the Ives Collective, guest tenor Brian Thorsett and violist Jessica Chang join us along with our dear friends, pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi and violinist Roy Malan, for our spring program …the poppies blow… to honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. The pieces on this program were either written during the Great War or were composed by artists who served during the conflict. Josef Suk’s Meditation, Op. 35, is a quietly defiant work written for a concert where occupying German forces were in the audience.