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New American Traditions

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New American Traditions 
Tuesday 1 March, 2:00 PM EST
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S 10003

Advance Registration Required. Attendees must be fully Vaccinated.

New American Traditions – Bronx Arts Ensemble string quartet performs chamber music written by established and emerging American composers.

The concert will include William Grant Still’s Lyric Quartette – Musical Portraits of Three friends (1960), a charming three-movement work with movements aptly titled, ‘the sentimental one,’ ‘the quiet one,’ and ‘the jovial one.’ 7 PM (2021), by BAE’s own Evelyn Petcher Brandes, is a musical impression of the 7 o’clock cheer to celebrate healthcare and other essential workers at the height of the pandemic. Florence Price’s Five Folksongs in Counterpoint (c. 1951), popular folk songs are given a “classical” reimagining which speaks to both Ms. Price’s mastery of western classical composition tradition and her pride of heritage.

Jorge Ávila, violin
Evelyn Petcher Brandes, violin
Sally Shumway, viola
Eliana Mendoza, cello

Lyric Quartette – Musical Portraits of Three friends (1960) William Grant Still

The Sentimental One

  1. The Quiet One
  2. The Jovial One

7 PM (2021) Evelyn Petcher Brandes

Five Folksongs in Counterpoint (c. 1951) Florence Price

  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


March 1
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Bronx Arts Ensemble


National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park S
New York, NY 10003 United States
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