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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 

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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. 

*program will also be livestreamed



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)

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello


Selected works for Solo Guitar by J.S. Bach and João Luiz


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)

I. Allegro

II. Fantasia

III. Menuetto

IV. Rondo


Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Hao Zhou and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

Meet The Artists

Guillaume Connesson


Jennifer Elowitch


Reena Esmail


Alexander Fiterstein


Bridget Kibbey


João Luiz


Tai Murray


Raman Ramakrishnan


Melissa Reardon


Alex Sopp


Hao Zhou


*2021 Emerging Artist

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