5 at The First Opens Tenth Season With ‘Czech Tales’

Czech Tales

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 3pm
First Unitarian Church – 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton ON
Series Sponsor: Bill Mercer Geological Consulting
Concert sponsor: François Verschaeve
Tickets online: www.universe.com/czechtales

At the door: $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $5 Student/unwaged, FREE Under 12

Free parking and fully accessible


Smetana Piano Trio in g minor Op. 15
Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 Op. 90 in e minor “Dumky”
Jana Skarecky “From Fear to Courage” for solo cello (Canadian)

Angela Park, piano
Yehonatan Berick, violin
Rachel Mercer, cello

Our core collective musicians return as the AYR Trio with a Czech program including the intense and moving trio by Bedrich Smetana, written after the death of his first daughter, and Dvorak’s epic folk-infused trio nicknamed “Dumky”, a Slavic folk song. Born in Prague, moving to Canada as a child, Canadian composer and visual artist Jana Skarecky wrote “From Fear to Courage” for solo cello, juxtaposing folk-like rhythmic energy with lyrical sweep. We look forward to welcoming you to our 10th anniversary season!!! Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for its support.

Contact: 5atthefirst@gmail.com

Rachel Mercer, Artistic Director & Michele Corbeil, Executive Director
NEXT CONCERT: SAT JAN 4 @ 3PM String Extravaganza IX

Kodaly Duo for violin and cello Op. 7, Bridge Lament for 2 Violas, Kristin Flores Release for violin and cello , Mendelssohn Octet in E flat major Op. 20

Yehonatan Berick & Csaba Koczo, violin
Caitlin Boyle & Theresa Rudolph, viola
Rachel Desoer & Rachel Mercer, cello
with Hannah Corbett & Duncan McDougall, violins
Sponsor: Gisela and Uri Wittenberg, Kamran International

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