Portland Chamber Music Festival

Portland Chamber Music Festival
Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 at 7:30pm
Hannaford Hall
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St

The Portland Chamber Music Festival enhances the cultural life of Southern Maine by bringing internationally renowned artists to Portland to perform a wide range of innovative classical and contemporary chamber music, along with education and engagement activities for all ages.


7:30pm:The original source of Schubert’s fun-loving piano quintet was a song warning young women against being ‘caught’ by ‘angling’ men, but for the piano quintet version he concentrates on the colorful imagery of a trout in its natural habitat. Banner “daringly transforms the [national] anthem, folding it into a teeming score...to create a musical melting pot” (New York Times), and features the ensemble-within-an-ensemble Jupiter String Quartet. The East Coast Chamber Orchestra brings its residency to a high-spirited finale with Tchaikovsky’s heartfelt Serenade for Strings, one of the most definitive and popular works from the late Romantic era, infused with grace, exuberance, and sheer joy.

Franz Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667, 'Trout' (1819)*

Tai Murray, violin; Jessica Thompson, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Nathan Farrington, bass; Henry Kramer, piano

Jessie Montgomery Banner for Solo String Quartet and String Orchestra (2014)

Jupiter String Quartet (Nelson Lee, Meg Freivogel, violins; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello);

East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 (1880)

East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Part of PCMF’s season-wide celebration of Schubert in the 225th anniversary of his birth year.

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