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Chamber Music: Sibelius And Grieg
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

Chamber Music: Montgomery, Meyer, Smetana

Apr 28, 2024

DAI Mimi & Stuart Rose Aud.


Jessie Montgomery: Strum
Jessica Meyer: Of Being
Bedřich Smetana: String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor

DPAA’s second chamber concert explores musical and philosophical depth. The afternoon launches with Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum,” a piece that weaves fleeting nostalgia into ecstatic celebration, from a young composer heralded by the BBC for her distinctive voice. The journey deepens with Jessica Meyer’s “Of Being,” inspired by Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, which echoes Beethoven’s final String Quartet. The concert reaches its heartfelt finale with Bedřich Smetana’s String Quartet No. 2. This work, birthed in the silence of the composer’s deafness, features numerous rousing folk tunes, as well as a poignant high E in the first violin—Smetana’s own tinnitus made manifest in the finale of his last quartet—blending joy with sorrow to evoke the deepest facets of existence. Together, these pieces promise not just a concert but an immersive experience, inviting the audience into a shared exploration of the communal spirit of music and the weighty questions of being.

Age Recommendation

All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presentations.


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Ticket Information

Seating is general admission.

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Chamber Music: Sibelius And Grieg


Apr 28, 2:00PM
Apr 28