Restorative Strings

Festival Sponsor: The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation
A Little Afternoon Musik Series Sponsors: Rosemary & Mark Schlachter and Irv & Melinda Simon

Restorative Strings

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 | 4:00pm

6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230

Isolation, depression and madness. These life struggles often inspire composers to create music that either reflects their emotional state or serves as a force for healing. In addition to joining forces with our performers on several selections, cellist Sujari Britt will be presenting a world premiere of her own composition “No One’s Driving,” reflecting on the impact of social isolation during the pandemic. Music director and pianist Eckart Preu and concertmaster Celeste Golden Boyer will perform one of the most famous melodies in music, Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise.”

Eckart Preu, conductor
Sujari Britt, cello


BEDŘICH SMETANA: FROM String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor (“From My Life”) | More Info | YouTube

IV. Vivace

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY, ED. VIKTOR KUBATSKY: FROM String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 | More Info | YouTube

II. Andante cantabile

Sujari Britt, cello

JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL: Variations on “Ach, Du Lieber Augustin” | More Info | YouTube

SUJARI BRITT: No One’s Driving (World Premiere) | More Info
Sujari Britt, cello

NICO MUHLY: Allen & Lucien | More Info | YouTube
Eckart Preu, keyboard

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: FROM 14 Romances, Op. 34 | More Info | YouTube


Celeste Golden Boyer, violin
Eckart Preu, keyboard

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, ARR. ANONYMOUS: FROM Kreutzer Sonata, Op. 47 | More Info | YouTube

III. Presto

Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Eckart Preu, conductor

Sujari Britt, cello


Check out this video of the Smetana’s Strings Quartet No. 1 (“From My Life”).


Artist Sponsors

Kelly M. Dehan & Richard J. Staudigel

Curator Sponsor, Eckart Preu

Marcia Cury Philipps

Venue Sponsors

Ruth Schwallie & Mark Silbersack

Sheet Music Sponsors

Michael Mui & Sijie Dai

Event Production Sponsor

Coney Island’s Moonlite Pavilion

6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230

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Aug 08 2021


4:00 pm

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Coney Island's Moonlite Pavilion


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