Academy Chamber Ensemble and SRU Chamber Singers

The Academy Chamber Ensemble is Dr. Warren Davidson and Leah Givelber, violins; David Sinclair, viola; and Dr. Paige Riggs, cello. They are joined in this program by bassist Gino Faraci, in works by Austrian composers and brand-new settings of Croatian folk music. Dr. Davidson – inspired by a 40-year fascination with Eastern European music and a recent opportunity to spend time with the musicians of the Croatian National Folklore Ensemble LADO - has written a suite of Croatian folk songs and dances for string quintet, and another suite of Croatian songs for choir, with quintet accompaniment. A violin/viola duet by the great Joseph Haydn’s student Ignaz Pleyel, a trio by Joseph Haydn’s younger brother, Michael, and the Schubert Mass in G sung by SRU Chamber singers will make up the Austrian part of the program. $3