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2019 Fall Festival Programs

"Bohemian Rhapsody"

Saturday, 9/21/19 at 7 pm

Soiree 1 in a private home

Artists: Horszowski Trio (Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello); Masumi Rostad, viola

  Smetana   

  Piano Trio in g minor, Op.15

  Dvorak   

  Piano Quartet #2 in E-flat Major, Op.87

 

Featuring two master Czech composers, Smetana and Dvorak, who each wrote rhapsodic, brilliant works full of wit and melancholy.

"Gypsies Sweep into Vienna"

Sunday, 9/22/19 at 6 pm

Concert 1 at the Day Lodge at the Frisco Adventure Center

Artists: Horszowski Trio (Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello); Masumi Rostad, viola

  Haydn   

  Piano Trio “Gypsy” in G Major, Hob. XV: 25

  Dohnanyi   

  Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op.10

  Shchedrin   

  “Gypsy Melody” for Solo Violin

 

  Brahms   

  Piano Quartet #1 in g minor, Op.25 

Haydn and Brahms often brought Hungarian Gypsy influence into their compositions, mesmerizing Viennese audiences. Dohnanyi, the Hungarian composer, was later introduced to Vienna by Brahms himself.  Here we celebrate Haydn's masterpiece alongside Dohnanyi's joyful Serenade, a hidden Russian treasure by Shchedrin, culminating in this famous Brahms Hungarian dance.

"Flash & Elegance"

Friday, 9/27/19 at 7 pm

Soiree 2 in a private home

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola & composer; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Igor Begelman, clarinet

  Mendelssohn

  Variations Concertantes for Cello and Piano in D Major, Op.17

  Bunch   

  The 3 G’s 

  Schnittke   

  Moz-Art for Two Violins

  Mozart   

  Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K.581

 

Mendelssohn and Mozart, two of the most elegant composers in musical history, were both celebrated virtuoso pianists and violinists, as well as composers.  These works exhibit the flair that each of these titans brought to their own performances, blended with exceptional grace. Scnhittke pays his respect to Mozart with this humorous gem.  One of the most important American composers of his generation Kenji Bunch, showcases his own virtuosity as a violist and composer in this signature work.

"Living Room Music - Humor and Romanticism"

Saturday, 9/28/19 at 7 pm

NEW! Pre-Concert "Wine & Dine" at 5:15pm More Info

Concert 2 at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola & composer; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Igor Begelman, clarinet

  Weber   

  Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op.34

  Bunch   

  Piano Quartet "Hard Winter / Holler and Stomp"  

     

  Cage   

  Story” from Living Room Music 

  Schumann   

  Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op.44

 

Historically, chamber music is meant for intimate spaces (chambers). In this up-close and personal vignette by Cage, our hearts are playfully warmed by this charming "Story."  For our final concert, we present two essential works from the chamber music literature, by Weber and Schumann.  We feature our artist/composer, Kenji Bunch, in his powerful and evocative Piano Quartet.