NAKED CLASSICS: Homeland—Bartók, Ives, Vaughan Williams

Paul Rissmann, presenter & host
Katherine McLin, violin
David Danzmayr, conductor

Three diverse composers and three contrasting works. Delve into how each used, and was influenced by folk music to create these important works of the early 20th century.

BARTÓK – Romanian Folk Dances
IVES – Three Places in New England
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS – The Lark Ascending


Explore classical music in a fresh and approachable format! We will deconstruct a masterwork—using graphics, excerpts, and interviews to reveal fascinating aspects of the pieces, and the composer’s life and times. In the second half of the concert, the piece is performed in its entirety, providing a new perspective of the work. NAKED CLASSICS is for anyone—from the newcomer who wants to dip their toes into the world of classical music to the seasoned aficionado seeking a deeper appreciation.