On Fire

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From the passions of Argentina to the crags of New England, to youthful German Romanticism, this program is full of fire. Ginastera’s “Impresiones de la Puna,” the high plains of Argentina painted with an evocative brush, the flute both singing, and dancing.  Then New England composer, John Harbison, with a piano quintet that twists playfully and turns in anguish.  Finally, Mendelssohn’s masterpiece, the Octet for strings, the greatest single achievement of a young composer in the history of music.

With guests Lilit Hartunian and Katherine Winterstein, violins

Friday, November 3  7:30 PM
First Congregational Church
30 Grafton Common, Grafton

Saturday, November 4  7:30 PM
Shapiro Hall, Joy of Music Program
1 Gorham Street, Worcester


GINASTERA Impresiones de la Puna
HARBISON Piano Quintet (1981)
MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Pre-concert talk 7 pm
Tickets: Adults $30-$36, Students $10-$12, Youth under 17 free