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Program Ten • Vaughan Williams’s Legacy

August 13

Add to Calendar2023-08-13 11:00 am2023-08-13 11:00 amEDTProgram Ten • Vaughan Williams’s LegacyOlin Hall,
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Program Ten, the festival’s final chamber concert, offers stylistically diverse works by three more of his illustrious students: Constant Lambert, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, and the seldom-programmed Ruth Gipps; the Serenade for String Quartet by Samuel Barber, whom Vaughan Williams befriended in America; and the First Piano Sonata by Michael Tippett, for whom Vaughan Williams campaigned when the younger composer was jailed as a conscientious objector, despite emphatically not sharing his pacifism. The concert concludes with Vaughan Williams’s last major instrumental work, the A-minor Violin Sonata; a powerful example of his late modernism, the sonata will receive the first performance to date of its newly corrected score at Bard.


10:30 am Preconcert Talk: Richard Wilson
11 am Performance:
Liam Boisset, oboe; William Hagen, violin; Parker Quartet; Orion Weiss, piano

Ruth Gipps (1921–99)

The Piper of Dreams, Op. 12b (1940) 

Michael Tippett (1905–98)

Piano Sonata No. 1 (1938)

Samuel Barber (1910–81)

Serenade, for string quartet (1928)

Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912–90)

Pastorale (1936)

Constant Lambert (1906–51)

Elegiac Blues (1927)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Sonata in A Minor (1954)


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