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Chamber Series Presents ESPRESSIVO! June 2
The BMC Chamber Series features the new quartet ESPRESSIVO! Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the BMC.
Four great artists with a passion for chamber music – violinist Jaime Laredo, cellist Sharon Robinson, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, and pianist Anna Polonsky — formed this new group, and since they are known for their wonderfully expressive playing, ESPRESSIVO! seemed the perfect name for this collaboration of piano and strings.
For decades, Laredo and Robinson, with their piano trio partner, the late Joseph Kalichstein, were considered “chamber music royalty” (Washington Post), a term that applies equally to their ESPRESSIVO! Partners: Pajaro-von de Stadt, formerly of the Dover Quartet, and Polonsky, one of chamber music’s most sought-after partners.
The handful of captivating concerts that they have played were full of the virtuosity, musicality and joy that make for a truly memorable chamber music experience. For this concert, ESPRESSIVO! has chosen Morpheus for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke, Piano Quartet op. 15 in c minor by Fauré, and Piano Quartet in A Major by Brahms.
EOS Project Presents “Reflections” June 11
The Brattleboro Music Center’s EOS Project returns to the BMC Sunday, June 11.
The 4 p.m. concert, titled “Reflections.” will include Allison Loggins-Hull’s Homeland and Shine; Valerie Coleman’s Wish; Ananda Sukarlan’s Ménage à trois for Flute, Viola and Piano; Ulysses Kay’s Sonata; Karatachi No Hana’s Wilde Orange Blossoms, music by Kosaku Yamada; Higurashi’s Cicadas, music by Ikuma Dan; and Oyasumi’s Good Night, music by Yoshinao Nakada.
Performers will be Ashleigh Gordon, viola; Robin Matathias, flute; Susan Dedell, piano; and Junko Watanabe, soprano.
Season Guest Series Continues with Ensemble Amphion Baroque June 15
Our Season Guest Series continues Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. with a performance by Ensemble Amphion Baroque, made up of world class musicians who specialize in music of the baroque. Using historically informed techniques and instruments of the period, Amphion aspires to capture the true spirit and sounds of the 18th century, music of passion and style.
The concert will be a musical Journey through 17th and 18th Century Europe, including works by Cima, Purcell, Telemann and Bach. Performers include Jesse Lepkoff, traverso, recorder; Owen Watkins, baroque oboe, recorders; Frances Fitch, harpsichord; and Allen Hamrick, baroque bassoon, recorder.
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The Brattleboro Music Center is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.