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Date: August 2, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Beethoven’s wrote his String Quartet Op. 132 late in life, after recovering from a near-fatal illness. This “Holy Song of Thanksgiving” is a profoundly personal reflection on mortality and one of the most revered monuments of the chamber music repertoire. Resilience in the face of hardship and directly facing death are also two essential elements of the Black experience. Grammy Award-winning bass-baritone, Dashon Burton, will offer one of the musical monuments of the USA: African American spirituals.

James Weldon JohnsonCrucifixion
Harry T. Burleigh: My lord what a morning
Uzee Brown, Jr.Ain’t a that good news, This River
Margaret Bonds: You can tell the world
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Stefano Flavoni, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 132, Heiliger Dankgesang
Suliman Tekalli and Ravenna Lipchik, violin
Olivia Chew, viola
Austin Fisher, cello



  • Stefano Flavoni

    Assistant Conductor
    San Francisco Symphony
    Stefano Flavoni is an Italian-American conductor and pianist currently serving as Assistant Conductor of San Francisco Symphony an...

    Ravenna Lipchik

    Shattered Glass
    Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ravenna began studying the violin at age four. She made her debut with the Milwaukee Symp...

    Suliman Tekalli

    Violinist Suliman Tekalli has established his unique voice as an exciting and versatile soloist and chamber musician through his v...

    Olivia Chew

    Seattle Symphony
    Olivia Chew, a native of Long Island, will join the Seattle Symphony Orchestra starting their 2020-2021 season. Prior to that, she...

    Austin Fisher

    Minneapolis Freelance
    Austin Fisher is a Minneapolis based freelance cellist and the former Assistant Principal Cello of the Colorado Symphony. He serve...


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