2021 Season

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Spotlight Series

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Bach - Cantata No. 180: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180

January, 2021

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Spotlight Series Ep. 3 | In August of 2020, thirty-one musicians from the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (past and present) recorded their parts remotely for this beautiful Bach Chorale, a piece the group has been playing since its inception. The performance aired online as part of "Heart & Soul," the second program of PCMF's 27th summer season. In addition to the performance, we gathered members of the ensemble to reflect on their experience in the group, and talk about what this particular Bach Chorale means to them.

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Salon Series

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Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 5 PM

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Antonio Vivaldi Sonata in A Minor for Cello and Harpsichord, RV 43

John Corigliano The Red Violin Caprices for Violin (1999)

Quinn Mason In Memory for Solo Viola (2020)

Iman Habibi Relics for Viola and Cello (2019)

       V. Of the Northern Breeze
Jean Ahn Blush for Solo Oboe (2008/2019)
Ludwig van Beethoven "Kreutzer" Sonata for Violin and Piano
       I. Adagio sostenuto

                           

 

Rieko Aizawa, piano    Jesse Mills, violin    Tai Murray, violin   Raman Ramakrishnan, cello    Melissa Reardon, viola    Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord  •  James Austin Smith, oboe  •  James Wilson, cello

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Montgomery - Rhapsody No. 1 for Solo Violin

March, 2021

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Spotlight Series Ep. 4 | In August of 2020, violinist Susie Park recorded Jessie Montgomery's beautiful Rhapsody No. 1 for the Portland Chamber Music Festival. The performance aired online as part of "Heart & Soul," the second program of PCMF's 27th summer season. In addition to the performance video, this episode of our Spotlight Series features an exclusive conversation between Jessie and Susie (hosted by PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon), plus behind-the-scenes footage of Susie's home recording setup.

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Loggins-Hull - Homeland

March, 2021

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Spotlight Series Ep. 5 | In August of 2020, flutist Alex Sopp recorded Allison Loggins-Hull's Homeland for the Portland Chamber Music Festival. The performance aired online as part of "Songs & Stories," the third program of PCMF's 27th summer season. In addition to the performance video, this episode of our Spotlight Series features an exclusive conversation between Allison and Alex (hosted by PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon).

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Salon Series

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Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 7 PM

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat Major, K. 563

Johnny Gandelsman, violin    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello    Melissa Reardon, viola

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Summer Benefit

Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Cove Street Arts | Portland

Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Bridget Kibbey, harp    João Luiz, guitar    Melissa Reardon, viola

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Festival I: Homecoming

Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Arnold Bax Elegiac Trio for Flute, Viola & Harp
Guillaume Connesson Disco-Toccata for Clarinet & Cello (1994)

Bach Suite in E Minor, BWV 996

II. Allemande 

João Luiz Suite for Solo Guitar (2020)

II. Sereno

Sérgio Assad 24 Studies for Guitar (2020)

II. Nazarethiana 

Reena Esmail Nadiya for Flute and Viola (2016)

Camille Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin & Harp in A Major, Op. 124

Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34

Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Bridget Kibbey, harp    João Luiz, guitar    Tai Murray, violin    Todd Palmer, clarinet    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello  •  Melissa Reardon, viola  •  Alex Sopp, flute  •  Hao Zhou, violin

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Festival II: Revelations

Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland 

Josquin des Prez Mille Regretz (arr. for string quartet by Maureen Nelson)

Carlos Simon An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave for String Quartet (2015)
Valerie Coleman Danza de la Mariposa for Solo Flute (2008) 

Luigi Boccherini Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D Major, G. 448 'Fandango'

Olivier Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps

III. Abîme des oiseaux ("Abyss of the birds") for Solo Clarinet

Astor Piazzolla Histoire du Tango for Violin and Guitar (1986)
        II. Café 1930
        III. Nightclub 1960

Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro (1905)

Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Bridget Kibbey, harp    João Luiz, guitar    Tai Murray, violin    Todd Palmer, clarinet    Raman Ramakrishnan, cello  •  Melissa Reardon, viola  •  Alex Sopp, flute  •  Hao Zhou, violin