Portland Chamber Music Festival

Portland Chamber Music Festival
Thursday, Aug 18, 2022 at 7:30pm
Hannaford Hall
Abromson Community Education Center, 88 Bedford St
800-320-0257

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.

Schedule

Program III: Reflections

7:30pm: A gentle serenity and sublime slowness infuses a single-movement nocturne by Schubert and Leonard Cohen's powerful Hallelujah; creating an eloquent setting for Schoenberg’s theatrical “stand against tyranny” for piano, reciter, and string quartet. Ode to Napoleon, based on a poem by Lord Byron, references “La Marseillaise” (France’s national anthem) and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to yield a forcefully dramatic expression of resistance in the World War II era. The evening comes to a glorious close with the absolutely gorgeous clarinet quintet by Brahms, one of his final works, written during an unexpected re-emergence from retirement inspired by hearing the virtuoso clarinetist, Richard Mühlfeld.

Franz Schubert Notturno in E-flat Major for Piano Trio, Op. 148 (1827)

Anthony Marwood, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Shai Wosner, piano

Arnold Schoenberg Ode to Napoleon, Op. 41 (1942)

Anthony Marwood, Ayano Ninomiya, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Clancy Newman, cello; Shai Wosner, piano; Walter van Dyk, narrator

Leonard Cohen (arr. by Clancy Newman) Hallelujah (1984)

Clancy Newman, Raman Ramakrishnan, Brant Taylor, cellos

Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 (1891)

Allegro
Adagio
Andantino
Con moto

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Ayano Ninomiya, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Brant Taylor, cello

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