Elegies and Exuberance


NEPACMS opens their 2023-2024 concert season with a program weaving soulful and haunting melodies with boisterous and joyful exuberance. Highly regarded by contemporaries such as Robert Schumann, Kalliwoda was a violinist and prolific composer with great skill in blending symphonic structure with Czech flair. Followed by the unforgettably beautiful Trio élégiaque in G minor by Rachmaninoff, the program ends with the incomparable second piano quintet by Dvořák.

FRIDAY 9/22 St. Luke’s Episcopal Scranton at 7PM

SATURDAY 9/23 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Wilkes-Barre at 7PM


Johann Kalliwoda: Duet for violin and viola, Op. 208, No. 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81


John Vaida, violin

Arthur Moeller, violin

Amy Iwazumi, viola

Lisa Caravan, cello

Brian Farrell, piano

This concert is made possible by the generous support of an anonymous donor.