2013 Chamber Music Festival Programme

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 15 at 7.30 PM

NEW SENSATIONS

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)

Asleep, from Five Tango Sensations
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola;
Rachel Mercer, cello

Fuga y Misterio, from Maria de Buenos Aires (Arr. by Jonathan Goldman)
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Lara St. John, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola;
Rachel Mercer, cello

La Muerte del Ángel, from Ángel Series (Arr. by Jonathan Goldman)
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Lara St. John, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola;
Rachel Mercer, cello

David Ludwig (1974 -)

Five Ladino Songs
Quando Veya Hija Hermosa • Durme Hermosa Donseya • Camini por Altas Torres • Ven Hermosa • Tres Hermanicas Eran
Lara St. John, violin

Trad./Michael Atkinson

Ca la Breaza (transcription of traditional Romanian song)
Lara St. John, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

François Houle (1961 -)

Aerial XXI
François Houle, clarinet

Adolf Schreiner (1847 – 1921)

Always Smaller (A humorous clarinet fantasy which should be played during a waning moon)
François Houle, clarinet; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Wolfgang Schröder (1943 -)

Eine kleine Lachmusik
Allegro • Romanze. Andante • Menuett. Allegretto  •  Finale. Allegro
Joyce Lai, violin; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Ian Clarke, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello

Intermission

Matt Van Brink

Songs of Stephen Foster (2010)
Lara St. John, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Martin Kennedy

Czardashian Rhapsody (2013)
Lara St. John, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 (1878)
Lara St. John, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)

Anxiety from Five Tango Sensations
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola;
Rachel Mercer, cello

Otoño Porteño, from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Lara St. John, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello;
Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Adiós Nonino
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Lara St. John, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello;
Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Gerardo Matos Rodrigues (1897 – 1948)

La Cumparsita (Arr. by Jonathan Goldman)
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Lara St. John, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello;
Alexander Tselyakov, piano

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 16 at 2.00 PM

CHAMBER MUSIC DOESN’T BITE (free admission)

A gift from the musicians to the community

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 16 at 7.30 PM

STRING THEORY

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Contrapunctus No.4 from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Joyce Lai, violin; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello

Ricercar à 3, from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello

Fugue à la Gigue in C major, BWV 577 (Arr. by Gerald Manning)
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Joyce Lai, violin; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

String Quintet No. 6 in E flat major, K614
Allegro di molto • Andante • Menuetto • Allegro
Lara St. John, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Ian Clarke, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello

Intermission

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

String Trio in B flat major, D471
Allegro
Joyce Lai, violin; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, No.5 (“Spring”)
Allegro • Adagio molto espressivo • Scherzo: Allegro molto • Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
Lara St. John, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 17 at 2.00 PM

IN THE SALON

Zoltán Kodály (1882 – 1967)

Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op.12
Allegramente: Sostenuto ma non troppo • Lento ma non troppo • Vivo
Yehonatan Berick, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola

Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978)

Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
Andante con dolore, con molto espressione • Allegro • Moderato
François Houle, clarinet; Joyce Lai, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Intermission

Alexander Glazunov (1865 – 1936)

Oriental Reverie for Clarinet and String Quartet, Op.14
François Houle, clarinet; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola;
Rachel Mercer, cello

Gabriel Fauré (1845 – 1924)

Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Allegro, ma non troppo • Andantino • Allegro vivo
Yehonatan Berick, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 17 at 7.30 PM

INTIMATE CONNECTIONS

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Zart und mit Ausdruck • Lebhaft, leicht • Rasch und mit Feuer
François Houle, clarinet; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896)

Trio in G minor, Op. 17
Allegro moderato • Scherzo. Tempo di menuetto • Andante • Allegretto
Lara St. John, violin; Rachel Mercer, cello; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Intermission

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Sonata No.2 in E flat major, Op.120
Allegro amabile • Allegro appassionato – Sostenuto – Tempo 1 • Andante con moto – Allegretto
François Houle, clarinet; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata
Yehonatan Berick,violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 18 at 2.00 PM

GRAND BALL

Ab Baars (1955 -)

Faded Yellow (a portrait of John Carter)
François Houle, clarinet

William Bolcom (1938 -)

Little Suite of Four Dances for E flat clarinet and piano
Rag • Apache-Jangle • Quasi-waltz (Hommage to Joseph Kosma) • Soft Shoe
François Houle, clarinet, Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992)

Loving, Despertar, Fear, from Five Tango Sensations
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneón; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Joyce Lai, violin; Ian Clarke, viola;
Rachel Mercer, cello

Isaac Albéniz (1860 – 1909)

Tango in D major. Op.165, No. 2
Lara St. John; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Pablo de Sarasate (1844 – 1908)

Navarra (Danza Espagnole), Op.33
Yehonatan Berick, violin; Lara St. John, violin; Alexander Tselyakov, piano

Intermission

César Franck (1822 – 1890)

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 14
Molto moderato, quasi lento • Lento, con molto sentiment • Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco
Lara St. John, violin; Joyce Lai Violin; Yehonatan Berick, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello;
Alexander Tselyakov, piano