PREMIERES AT 5:00 PM TODAY

Concordia Chamber Players

at ArtYard

April 11, 2021

Filmed at Artyard in Frenchtown, NJ, we present a concert featuring musical selections that confirm and celebrate the relevance of the recent exhibition “Shelter Is,” which explored the issues of sanctuary and community through a variety of media. The concert includes pieces by Carlos Simon inspired by the gospel music that shaped his youth; a new composition, Mystery for solo cello (commissioned by Musaics of the Bay) by Milad Yousufi; Stravinsky’s Élégie for solo viola; an arrangement of Amazing Grace for solo violin; and works by J.S. Bach, Kodály, Mozart, Dohnányi, and Enescu. Artistic Director and cellist Michelle Djokic is joined by violinist Siwoo Kim, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt for this performance.

Program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Duo No. 1, K423 Rondeau – Allegro

Daron Hagen – Duo – Love Song

Carlos Simon – Where Two or Three are Gathered

Ernö Dohnányi – Serenade in C Major, Opus 10 – Romanze

Igor Stravinsky – Élégie

J.S. Bach – Sonata No. 2 in A minor BWV 1003 – Andante

George Enescu – Aubade in C Major

Milad Yousufi – Mystery (Musaics of the Bay Commission)

Zoltán Kodály – Intermezzo

John Newton, arranged by Ning Kam – Theme and Variations on Amazing Grace

Following the concert we will be hosting a post-concert Zoom chat with Michelle & Siwoo to close out the 2020-21 Season.

Please join us at 6:00 pm by clicking on the button. 

This film is free to the public, however, any small amount that you feel comfortable contributing towards our continuing efforts to bring chamber music to the public will be greatly appreciated. 

This concert is partly underwritten by: 

We just watched your Art Yard performance. It was the highlight of my music listening this past several years. It was simply grand! Not just the musicianship and the chance to hear you solo, but the program. Pierces that for some reason aren’t often heard—even the Mozart duos seem to be rare nowadays—but the Appalachian resonances, and the beautiful Stravinsky, we’re not just GORGEOUS, But they somehow fit so well together. 

— E. Cox. Princeton NJ

Filmed on location at ArtYard in Frenchtown NJ

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Filmed at Artyard in Frenchtown, NJ, we present a concert featuring musical selections that confirm and celebrate the relevance of the recent exhibition “Shelter Is,” which explored the issues of sanctuary and community through a variety of media. The concert includes pieces by Carlos Simon inspired by the gospel music that shaped his youth; a new composition, Mystery for solo cello (commissioned by Musaics of the Bay) by Milad Yousufi; Stravinsky’s Élégie for solo viola; an arrangement of Amazing Grace for solo violin; and works by J.S. Bach, Kodály, Mozart, Dohnányi, and Enescu. Artistic Director and cellist Michelle Djokic is joined by violinist Siwoo Kim, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt for this performance.

Film Premieres on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 5pm, EST

This premiere will be free to the public, however, any small amount that you feel comfortable contributing towards our continuing efforts to bring chamber music to the public will be greatly appreciated. 

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About ArtYard

ArtYard is an interdisciplinary, alternative contemporary art center comprised of an exhibition space, theater, and residency program, dedicated to presenting transformative artwork, fostering unexpected collaborations, and incubating original new work. We are located in Frenchtown, New Jersey, an hour and ten minute drive from both NYC and Philadelphia. ArtYard is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

The “Shelter Is” exhibition brings together the work of nine artists whose practices consider the physical and psychological function of shelter, its construction, and its improvisational nature. The works on view also explore questions of who seeks shelter and for what reasons—political, socioeconomic, or environmental In its most basic form, the notion of shelter evokes four walls, a roof, and a floor. 

Sizes vary, as do the materials, location, and durability of the structure. Sometimes the shelter is made from scratch. Sometimes it is found. It may serve as a temporary refuge or as permanent residence. The works in this exhibition consider traditional models of shelter but also provide a lens in which the architecture of shelter can be extended beyond conventional perceptions of home, relief, and sanctuary.

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