South Coast Chamber Concerts This Weekend!

Mar 8, 2024


March 9 & 10, 2024


Three perfect winners!

T. Burleigh: Southland Sketches
Ernő Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No.1, Op.1
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 36

Ethan Wood, violin
EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin
Anna Griffis, viola
Jacob MacKay, cello
Janice Weber, piano

One of America’s most eminent black composers of the early twentieth century, H. T. Burleigh wrote hundreds of art songs and introduced Antonin Dvořák to the spiritual. Southland Sketches, his suite for violin and piano, illustrates the American style that Burleigh did much to promulgate. By contrast, Dohnányi’s C minor Piano Quintet radiates high drama from first note to last. Britten’s second String Quartet, commissioned in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Henry Purcell’s death, was coincidentally composed following Britten’s recital tour of the newly-liberated concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. Britten’s admiration for Purcell’s “clarity, brilliance, tenderness, and strangeness” as well as his horror of war’s depravity find voice in this deeply emotional work.

Saturday, March 9, 4 PM
St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church
124 Front Street
Marion, MA

Sunday, March 10, 4 PM
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
351 Elm Street
South Dartmouth, MA

Tickets $25 and must be purchased in advance.

Further details and link to tickets may be found at