28 Summer Festival
Slide 2: Everybody by PCMF Artist Alex Sopp
Festival I: Homecoming
Thursday, August 19, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland
Immerse yourself in four centuries of human expression, commemoration, and celebration from around the world. English composer Arnold Bax had an intense love of Ireland, and his otherworldly Elegiac Trio, a tribute to the tragic aftermath of the 1916 Easter Uprising, “bear[s] the scars of some just-healed wound” (AllMusic). Disco-Toccata is a musical “adrenaline pill” by one of today’s most acclaimed French composers, and a dazzling lead-in to a set of works for solo guitar, the mellifluous Nadiya (“rivers” in Hindi), and Saint-Saëns’ charming Fantaisie. The program closes with the festive humor and colorful pyrotechnics of Weber’s beloved Clarinet Quintet.
Arnold Bax Elegiac Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp (1916)
Alex Sopp, flute; Melissa Reardon, viola; Bridget Kibbey, harp
Guillaume Connesson Disco-Toccata for Clarinet and Cello (1994)
Todd Palmer, clarinet; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
J.S. Bach Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 (1708-1717)
João Luiz Suite for Solo Guitar (2020)
Sérgio Assad 24 Studies for Guitar (2020)
Study n.2 - Nazarethiana
João Luiz, guitar
Reena Esmail Nadiya for Flute and Viola (2016)
Alex Sopp, flute; Melissa Reardon, viola
Camille Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp in A Major, Op. 124 (1907)
Tai Murray, violin; Bridget Kibbey, harp
Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34 (1811-1815)
Todd Palmer, clarinet; Hao Zhou and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
~Attending Live? Please note that masks are required for all patrons at all times. We respectfully request that unvaccinated patrons enjoy the free live stream online rather than attend in person.
~Listening Online? The concerts will be live streamed for free on our YouTube channel. The archived streams will be available to view for 24 hours.