Portland Chamber Music Festival - Mendelssohn, Synchronisms & Elgar

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ticket Information

Tickets are $32 in advance, $35 at the door, and free for 21 and under. (Valid ID may be required at the door.)

Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
Portland Chamber Music Festival
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Marjorie Gallant
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Description

Mendelssohn’s second String Quintet is a wonderfully sophisticated work, both exuberant and wistful, written just two years before the composer’s death at age 38. Clarinetist Ben Fingland, lauded for his “dazzling technique” by the New York Times, performs the last of the fascinating Synchronisms, which combine virtuoso performance with electronic sounds. Rounding out the evening is Elgar’s passionately expansive Piano Quintet, featuring Cape Elizabeth native Henry Kramer at the keyboard.


Musicians
Henry Kramer, piano; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Gabriela Diaz, Jennifer Elowitch and Ana Lim, violins; Jessica Meyer and Melissa Reardon, viola; Trevor Handy and Brant Taylor, cello
Composers
Mendelssohn, Davidovsky, Elgar
Program

Mendelssohn     String Quintet No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 87

Anna Lim and Gabriela Diaz, violins; Jessica Meyer and Melissa Reardon, violas; Trevor Handy, cello

 

Davidovsky        Synchronisms No. 12 for Clarinet and Electronic Sounds (2006)

Benjamin Fingland, clarinet

 

Elgar    Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

Henry Kramer, piano; Gabriela Diaz and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Brant Taylor, cello

 

 

Venue
Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, University of Maine Portland campus
Location
88 Bedford St. Portland
Portland, ME
Phone
(800) 320-0257
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