Slavic music, even 20th-century Slavic music, is dotted with rhythms of dances like the polka and spun with melodies that sound like something sung by a Polish herdsman or Hungarian farmer. The Zephyr series - “chamber music with an attitude ” - will present “Post-Polka,” a program of music by Russian and Czech composers tonight at 8 at The Met.
New York-based cellist Darrett Adkins will join pianist and Zephyr artistic director Kendall Feeney and Spokane musicians Darnelle Preston, soprano; Anthony Taylor, clarinet; Camille Peterson, harp; and Greg Presley, piano.
Included in tonight’s program are Igor Stravinsky’s “Circus Polka,” Ervin Schulhoff’s “Song and Dances from the Tesin Region,” Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata, Zbynek Mateju’s “Stele of Forbiddance,” and Bohuslav Martinu’s Variations on a Slovakian Folksong.
Tickets are $12 and $15, $8 for students, available through G&B; Select-a-Seat.
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