Festival Programs

2015

Chamber Music Events for 2015

The chamber music festival took place in August of 2015

August 8, 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church

Featured Artists

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Opening Night

You Go Girl

A celebration of women composers featuring a WORLD PREMIERE BY LIBBY LARSEN

Piano Trio in g minor, op 17 – Clara Schumann

Zofia Glashauser – violin
David Peshlakai – cello
Robert Auler – piano

Ferlinghetti World Premiere – Libby Larsen

Rudolf Haken – viola
Trevor O’Riordan – clarinet
Jennifer Muniz – piano

Six Song to poetry of Yeats (celebrating Yeats’ 150th birthday)
– Joyce Hope Suskind

Melissa Barrick Baldwin – soprano
Jasmin Arakawa– piano

Piano Trio in a minor, op. 34 – Camile Chaminade

Nicolas Orbovich – violin
Wesley Baldwin – cello
Robert Auler– piano

August 10, 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church

Featured Artists

…As the Songwriter Wrote…compose

Aprés un Rève – Gabriel Faure

Gabriel Schlaffer – viola
Robert Auler – piano

Sonata in One Movement for Cello & Piano – Michael White

Wesley Baldwin – cello
Robert Auler – piano

“Apparition” – George Crumb

Melissa Barrick Baldwin – soprano
Jasmin Arakawa– piano

Octet for Strings and Winds in F, D. 803 – Franz Schubert

Zofia Glashauser – violin
Nicolas Orbovich – violin
Gabriel Schlaffer – viola
Wesley Baldwin – cello
Ed Randles – bass
Trevor O’Riordan – clarinet
Eric Varner – bassoon
Curt Civilette – horn

August 12, 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church

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“Scherzo” for Viola & Cello – Paul Hindemith

Gabriel Schlaffer – viola
David Peshlakai – cello

Sonata for Viola and Piano – Rebecca Clarke

Rudolf Haken – viola
Jasmin Arakawa– piano

Shakespeare Songs – Erich Korngold

Melissa Barrick Baldwin – soprano
Jasmin Arakawa– piano

Quartet for Piano and Strings in g minor, op. 45 – Gabriel Faure

Zofia Glashauser – violin
Gabriel Schlaffer – viola
David Peshlakai – cello
Robert Auler – piano

August 14, 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church

Featured Artists

Crossing Overcrossroads

Sonata for violin and piano – Maurice Ravel

Nicolas Orbovich – violin
Robert Auler – piano

La Calle 92 – Astor Piazolla

Gabriel Schlaffer – viola
David Peshlakai – cello

Jongo – Belinatti

Danza (from “La Vida Breve”) – Manuel DeFalla

Danza Rituel del Fuego

Asturias – Isaac Albeniz

Peter Jankovic – guitar
Nicolas Orbovich – violin
Zofia Glashauser – violin
Rudolf Haken – viola
Wesley Baldwin – cello

Necessary Henry – Rubin Kodehli

Nicolas Orbovich – violin
Zofia Glashauser – violin
Rudolf Haken – viola
Wesley Baldwin – cello

Billy-Tude for solo piano

 

(Fantasia based on Billy Joel “licks”) – Joel Puckett

Robert Auler – piano

Summertime – George Gershwin

Kim Jones – soprano

My Man is Gone – George Gershwin

Kim Jones – soprano

“Perfume” for Solo Piano and CD – Paul Leary

“Hommage a trois” – Mark Olivieri

Eruption/Enter Sandman for 5 string electric viola

Van Halen/Metallica/Rudolf Haken

Rudolf Haken – viola

“Michigan City Mashup” – arr. Rudolf Haken

World Premiere

Rudolf Haken – viola

August 16, 3:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church

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SURPRISE!present

A surprise, beloved work from the chamber music repertoire, performances from our 2015 Youth Competition winners, and a thrilling, majestic work, rarely performed in America!

“Surprise” string quartet performance

Zofia Glashauser – violin
Nicolas Orbovich – violin
Rudolf Haken – viola
Wesley Baldwin – cello
Robert Auler – piano

Harold A. Smith Youth Chamber Competition winners

Village Dance ( Suite Pastorale) – Emmanuel Chabrier

Junior Division Champions, Uno Calamo Quartet

Chris Mazurek, Sophia Agostino, Joseph Hynes, clarinets; Anthony Kavanaugh,bass clarinet

Frolicsome Finale (Simple Symphony) – Benjamin Britten

Senior Division Champions, Front Street String Quartet

Caroline Peterson, Margaret Peterson, violins; Deepu Sengupta, viola; Isaiah Brock, cello

Quintet for Piano & Strings, op. 51 – Anton Arensky

Zofia Glashauser – violin
Nicolas Orbovich – violin
Rudolf Haken – viola
Wesley Baldwin – cello
Robert Auler – piano

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