DNA Quintet performs Sunday at Pacem in Terris

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:27

    Warwick — Pacem in Terris welcomes Dragonetti’s New Academy Quintet, this Sunday afternoon, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m. DNA Quintet features Pacem’s co-music director Krista Bennion-Feeney and Anca Nicolau, violins, Joanna Hood, viola, Myron Lutzke, cello, and John Feeney, bass. The program will open with three short contrasting works written for string quintet by living American composers: Eugene Minor’s “Lament for a Moonchild,” Gordon Getty’s “Four Traditional Pieces,” and Ellis Schuman’s “In Memoriam for Strings.” Antonin Dvorak’s Quintet op. 77 for strings in G Major will close the program. Each member of the group is distinguished as an early music player, chamber musician and soloist. An alternative to the ubiquitous string quartet, DNA Quintet has been applauded for its performances of “the familiar and the forgotten.” The Quintet has played together for many years in numerous concerts from Carnegie Hall to Pacem in Terris, playing repertoire from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Their first CD, Dragonetti’s New Academy, released in September 2009, won the Classical Recording Foundation Award for 2009. In May 2010 they completed their second CD, featuring music by Franz Joseph Haydn and Dragonetti. Pacem in Terris, a not-for-profit organization, is located at 96 Covered Bridge Road in Warwick. Tickets go on sale at 4 p.m., rain or shine; sorry, no reservations. Suggested donation is $10.