Concerts on Kentmere: Pyxis Piano Quartet
Pyxis Piano Quartet performs chamber concerts that include works from the sonata, duo, and trio repertoire as well as traditional and contemporary masterpieces for piano quartet.
Compelling, engaging and informative, the vibrant performances of Pyxis Piano Quartet have become increasingly sought after in the mid-Atlantic region. The Philadelphia Inquirer has described Pyxis as “excellent,” and Christine Facciolo (deartsinfo.com) stated in a recent review “balance, ensemble, superb intonation and sensitive interpretation characterized this performance.”
Each concert begins with a short curator talk exploring connections with the collection. The Thronson Café serves drinks and light fare before each concert; coffee and desserts are served at intermission.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Music of protest and passion, inspired by “Wilmington 1968” and the commissioned artwork of Hank Willis Thomas
7:30 p.m.: Margaret Winslow, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert
Adolphus Hailstork – Three Spirituals for String Trio
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Cello and Piano
Alfred Schnittke – Prelude in Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich
Hans Gál – Piano Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 13
Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Feminine Mystique
To honor the work of Pre-Raphaelite artist Barbara Bodichon, an evening of chamber music composed by women
7:30 p.m.: Margaretta Frederick, Curator talk / 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert
Gwyneth Walker – “Letters to the World” for Piano Quartet (With the poetry of Emily Dickinson read by Gail O’Donnell)
Germaine Tailleferre – Sonate champêtre
Dora Pejačević – Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 25
Rebecca Clark – Lullaby and Grotesque for viola and cello
(Snow date Sunday January 13 at 4:00 p.m.)
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Masterpieces of Color and Sound
Concluding the 10th anniversary season, Pyxis plays vivid works by Beethoven and Brahms and a newly commissioned piece by Wilmington composer David Schelat
7:30 p.m.: Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator talk | 8:00 p.m.: Pyxis Concert
David Schelat – A new composition for Pyxis
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74, “Harp”
Johannes Brahms – Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
The Delaware Art Museum’s performance series features bold, adventurous works from a variety of art forms. With a focus on social justice and cutting edge creative performance, this series brings artists to Delaware who are pushing creative boundaries and responding to present day events in innovative ways. Performances will take place on the Museum’s campus and out in the community.
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