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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

composer

Jennifer Elowitch

violin

Reena Esmail

composer

Alexander Fiterstein

clarinet

Bridget Kibbey

harp

João Luiz

guitar

Tai Murray

violin

Raman Ramakrishnan

cello

Melissa Reardon

viola

Alex Sopp

flute

Hao Zhou

violin

*2021 Emerging Artist

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