CEDAR FALLS – This season’s concept for Cedar Valley Chamber Tunes, “Without Songs,” is an apparent reference to 18 months without having dwell songs throughout the pandemic. But it also speaks to the power of tunes.
“We use tunes as a medium to specific what words and phrases and pictures just cannot. Tunes is a medium to seize expression and to talk with no words and phrases,” mentioned Hunter Capoccioni, CVCM founder and inventive director.
This weekend, the Cedar Valley Chamber New music returns to in-particular person performances with a series of concert events at the Gallagher Bluedorn Executing Arts Center on the College of Northern Iowa campus.
The critically acclaimed Arianna String Quartet from the University of Missouri-St. Louis will execute at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Great Hall. Musical alternatives will feature Felix Mendelssohn, Leos Janacek and Pytor Tchaikovsky that examine how composition, stability, syntax and other musical buildings categorical the composers’ most personal thoughts without text.
“Mendelssohn employed tunes to create his individual vocabulary to speak, and Janacek’s string quartet is an encapsulation of hundreds of enjoy letters during his lifestyle to a youthful married woman. The Tchaikovsky string quartet is a eulogy to a pal – how to say goodbye to anyone when words and phrases fall short you,” stated Capoccioni.
The Arianna Quartet has appeared during North The usa, South America, Europe and Asia, with recurrent visits to Brazil and South Africa. In addition to their recording of the two string quartets of Janácek, the ASQ has also lately released recordings of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Early and Center Quartets.