Musical Mosaics

ASO Chamber Concerts at the Central Library

  • Free Ensemble Concerts
  • September 15, 2019 3:00 PM
  • WHERE: Austin Central Library at 710 W Cesar Chavez St directions

String Quartet Music by:
Venezuelan composer Teresa Carreno, African-American composer Florence Price, and Multiracial American composer Gabriela Lena Frank

Program description:

This concert is presented in partnership with the Central Library’s exhibit titled Entre Linas, and draws inspiration from the artwork on display. Our program will feature works by three 21st Century Female composers. Each composer draws inspiration from her cultural heritage to create unique works that communicate their personal story through the medium of a traditional string quartet. The program will include biographical information about each composer, and during the concert, the musicians will share insights about unique musical elements heard in each piece.

Teresa Carreno, String Quartet in B Minor
II. Andante
III. Scherzo: Allegro ma non troppo
IV. Allegro risoluto
Florence Price, Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
1. Calvary (Adagio Vigoroso)
2. Clementine (Tempo Moderato)
3. Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes (Andante Cantabile)
4. Shortnin’ Bread (Allegro)
5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Andantino)
Gabriela Lena Frank, Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout
1. “Toyos”
2. “Tarqueada”
4. “Chasqui”
6. “Coqueteos”