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Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Prayers and Celebrations

  • Piedmont Center for the Arts 801 Magnolia Avenue Piedmont, CA, 94611 United States (map)

Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs
   Formosa Quartet

Wei-Chieh Lin: Pasibutbut
   Formosa Quartet


Dvorak: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87
   Jesse Mills, violin
   Ayane Kozasa, viola
   Paul Wiancko, cello
   Juliana Han, piano


Both life and art abound in dualities, whether as joys and sorrows or music and words. Dana Wilson’s Hungarian Folk Songs weaves gripping tales through feverish dance and quiet song. Wei-Chieh Lin’s Pasibutbut is the astonishing ritual song of an aboriginal Taiwanese tribe, sung to rally their annual millet harvest. Dvorak's E-Flat major Piano Quartet evokes rustic Czech bands and exotic lands, tranquil scenes and the exuberance that Dvorak felt as he was composing this masterpiece: "Melodies are coming to me in droves. Thanks be to God!"