Wyoming Sem Music Dept. To Present Bartók Festival

The instrumental and vocal works of Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók will be celebrated in a special chamber music festival to be held at Wyoming Seminary Upper School on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13.

The festival, consisting of two concerts, will be held at the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, just north of Kingston Corners.

The concerts will be free and open to the public.

Bartók (1881-1945) joins Franz Liszt as Hungary’s most important composers, and Bartók is considered one of the most significant and influential composers of the first half of the 20th century.

Through his collection and study of folk music, he was one of the founders of ethnomusicology.

The concert on Saturday, April 12, which will begin at 8:00 p. m., will include Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6 and his Piano Quintet.

The concert on Sunday, April 3 will begin at 2:00 p. m. and will feature selections from Bartók’s Duets for Two Violins, the Rhapsody No. 1 and No. 2 for violin and piano, four Slovak folksongs and six Romanian folk dances.

For more information about the Bartók Festival at Wyoming Seminary please call 570-270-2192.