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KINETIC - Duos, Dances, & Divertimenti

  • Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main Street Houston, TX, 77002 United States (map)

KINETIC launches their third season with a program of folk-inspired music from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Rautavaara’s Pelimannit (“Fiddlers”) and Bartok’s Romanian Dances are rustic miniatures based on Finnish and Romanian folk tunes, while Olli Mustonen’s Sinuhe for violin orchestra tells the story of Sinuhe, the personal physician at the court of the Pharaoh Akhenaten. Closing the program is Bartok’s Divertimento, a staple of the string orchestra repertoire, composed before Bartok left Hungary at the outbreak of the Second World War. 

Einoiuhani Rautavaara: Pelimannit ("Fiddlers")
Olli Mustonen: Sinuhe for Violins
Béla Bartók: Duos for Two Violins & Romanian Dances
Béla Bartók: Divertimento for Strings

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Earlier Event: September 23
KINETIC - Bodies in Motion
Later Event: November 21
Brahms Clarinet Trio