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Portland Chamber Music Festival

musique
fantastique

Works by Connesson, Poulenc, and Fauré

This sumptuous program celebrates the French musical voice, with its distinctively dazzling variety of tonal effects. First up, a sextet for winds, strings, and piano by Guillaume Connesson—one of today’s most widely performed French composers—whose music has been called “a celebration of life, filled with joyous melodies, rhythmic vitality, and a sense of wonder” (American Record Guide). An elegiac oboe sonata by Poulenc, dedicated to the memory of his close friend (and bridge partner) Prokofiev, is followed by the gorgeous opulence and exuberance of Faure’s first Piano Quartet. C’est magnifique!

 

Guillaume Connesson Sextet (1998)

I. Dynamique

II. Nocturne

III. Festif

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Nathan Farrington, bass; Todd Palmer, clarinet; James Austin Smith, oboe; Henry Kramer, piano

 

Francis Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1962)

I. Elégie (Paisiblement, sans presser)

II. Scherzo (Très animé)

III. Déploration (Très calme)

James Austin Smith, oboe; Henry Kramer, piano

 

Claude Debussy (arr. Nathan Farrington) Beau Soir (1880) 

Kathleen O’Mara, soprano; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin; Todd Palmer, clarinet; Brant Taylor, cello; Nathan Farrington, bass

Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15 (1876-1879)

I. Allegro molto moderato

II. Scherzo, Allegro vivo

III. Adagio

IV. Allegro molto

David McCarroll, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Angela Park, cello; Henry Kramer, piano

* Programs and artists subject to change

 

For complete program and artist information, visit the Portland Chamber Music Festival web site at pcmf.org.

RUN TIME: 90 min with an intermission

SUSTAINER, STANDARD, or INTRODUCTORY price options are available for this event.
Per ticket service fee varies from $2 – $8.50 depending on ticket price.
Free tickets for CHILDREN & STUDENTS are available for this event.

Saturday, August 10, 2024 7:30PM

Tickets

$75 / $45 / $30 *before fees

Venue

Hannaford Hall

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hannaford
hall

A warm and welcoming performance space located on the USM Portland campus, Hannaford Hall is an intimate 520-seat venue with ground floor and mezzanine seating. An attached 1,200-car parking garage makes accessing the performances convenient and hassle-free.

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Address

88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME, 04101

Wheelchair Accessible
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