Composers Luigi Boccherini, Iman Habibi and Antonin Dvořák shared the common experience of uprootedness and expressed their tangled feelings of the unfamiliarity of new environs and nostalgia for the comforts of home. In his Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid, Boccherini hewed so closely to the sounds and sense of his home city of Madrid, he despaired that it might leave audiences elsewhere unable to comprehend its significance. In Uproot, Habibi meditated on leaving his home in Iran to settle in Canada. And in his String Quintet No. 3 in E-flat Major, Dvořák drew on the musical influences he’d absorbed in Iowa.
About the Orchestra of St. Luke’s: Composers of Note Series
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center’s collaboration with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s continues with a celebration of both mainstays of the chamber repertoire and significant works by living composers, with a focus on those championed in OSL’s Music in Color programming initiative.
Letters from Home
Monday, April 12
Plucked & Bowed
Monday, April 26
Gabriela & Johannes
Monday, May 10