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Portland Chamber Music Festival

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With the East Coast Chamber Orchestra

The East Coast Chamber Orchestra’s PCMF debut in 2022 drew raves from audiences: “The energy and artistry was astounding!” “Such virtuosic performances, and such wit and joy!” Well, they’re back, bringing with them Handmade Universe, a brand new work by Grammy-nominated composer Vijay Iyer that blends jazz harmonies with intricate orchestrations. A playful flourish of a string trio and a rollicking set of variations on a Baroque dance theme open the program, and the youthful vigor of Mendelssohn’s delightful Octet, written when he was just 16, brings the evening to a ravishing close.

Friedrich Hermann Capriccio No. 1 in D Minor for Three Violins, Op. 2 (1845)

Tai Murray, J Freivogel, Nick Kendall, violins

Francesco Geminiani (arr. Michi Wiancko) “La Follia” Variations (1729/2010)

East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Vijay Iyer Handmade Universe (2023), Maine premiere

Shai Wosner, piano; East Coast Chamber Orchestra

Felix Mendelssohn String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (1825)

I. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco

II. Andante

III. Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo

IV. Presto

Anthony Marwood, Kristin Lee, Li-Mei Liang, Susie Park, violins; Jessica Thompson, Melissa Reardon, violas;
Rachel Henderson Freivogel, Kenneth Olsen, cellos

* 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: 1hr 40 min including 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.

Thursday, August 15, 2024 7:30PM

Tickets

$75 / $45 / $30 *before fees

Venue

Hannaford Hall

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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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