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Augustin Hadelich, violin

La Jolla Music Society

Unsilenced Voices

Prelude Lecture by Ara Guzelimian

Unsilenced Voices 

Friday, August 25 · 7:30 PM
The Baker-Baum Concert Hall

Prelude Lecture by Ara Guzelimian
6:30 PM in The JAI


Whether silenced by political oppression, the horrors of war, or societal and ideological imperatives, the composers on this program managed to create lyrical and hopeful works often in the most challenging or horrific of circumstances. From Schulhoff and Messiaen composing in Nazi concentration camps to Fanny Mendelssohn struggling for recognition in the shadow of her famous brother, from a Montgomery piece written in the height of the COVID-19 lockdown to Shostakovich’s brilliant response to the horrors of war, these pieces raise us up and give us hope.

Five Pieces for String Quartet

Andrew Wan, Augustin Hadelich, violins; Jonathan Vinocour, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello


Blue/s Forms

Augustin Hadelich, violin


String Quartet in E-flat Major

Augustin Hadelich, Andrew Wan, violins; Matthew Lipman, viola; Julie Albers, cello


“Abîme des oiseaux”

Anthony McGill, clarinet


Peace for clarinet and piano

Anthony McGill, clarinet; Conrad Tao, piano


Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67

Stefan Jackiw, violin; Sterling Elliott, cello; Conrad Tao, piano