The Heart is a Bell: Iva Bittová with the MIT Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 8:00pm
Building W16: Kresge Auditorium, Kresge Auditorium
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
Evan Ziporyn, Guest Conductor
• Vitezslava Kapralova, Suita Rustica
• Evan Ziporyn, Frog’s Eye
• Iva Bittova, Zvon (US premiere) (Iva Bittova, voice and solo violin)
Composed over 75 years apart, Kapralova’s Suita Rustica and Bittová’s Zvon pull from their parallel yet distinct musical and cultural backgrounds to create orchestral tapestries merging Czech folk art with urbane modernity. Together they exemplify the ongoing ways in which composition can fiercely assert identity and difference.
This performance is part of the 2019–20 MIT Sounding series, an annual concert series curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of CAST and professor of Music and Theater Arts, and presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and MIT Music and Theater Arts.