July 28, 2018 - August 4, 2018
In music notated on the page, we can see pitches and rhythms clearly written out. Yet the most fundamental aspect of music, the sound of the instrument, is impossible to capture with pen and ink. The works chosen for this program are written in different styles and time periods, yet they all derive beauty from skillfully mixing the distinctive sounds of each instrument into unusual combinations.
Francis Poulenc - Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano op. 43
Sergei Prokofiev - Quintet op. 39 for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola and Double Bass
George Onslow - Nonet op. 77
A great piece of music on the stand and two performers willing to open their hearts - in Dialogues, we go straight to the heart of chamber music. Each of the works on this program is chosen to highlight the artistry of collaboration, which demands not only virtuosity but also the ability to "talk" musically to one's partner. You will be part of the dialogue as well - in the fantasy pieces on the first half of the program, you will hear the composers speaking to you in soaring, rhapsodic tones. Come and join the conversation!
Paul Taffanel - Fantasy on themes from "Der Freischutz"
Robert Schumann - Three Romances for Bassoon and Piano, op. 94
George Gershwin - Selections from Porgy and Bess for Violin and Piano (arr. Heifetz)
Johannes Brahms - Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano op. 40
ACMF returns to Annapolis’ historic Hammond-Harwood house for a second year—with a twist. As we look to explore how setting can affect and inform chamber music, we bring our performance outside to the serene garden of this landmark home. Works by American composers, many of which draw inspiration from the natural world, will be featured in a unique intersection of sound and place that’s sure to reveal hidden depth in each work.
Julia Wolfe - Seven Star Shoes for woodwind quintet
John Luther Adams - Dream of the Canyon Wren for string quartet
Samuel Barber - Summer Music for woodwind quintet
Charles Ives - String Quartet no. 1
United by their complexity of flavor, richness of color, and connections to history, music and wine are two things anyone can appreciate. Our concert of music and wine pairings returns for another season, and it’s sure to stimulate the senses. 2018 brings an added dimension, with a focus on dynamic female composers from the past and present. The ability of music to give voice to the less heard is the inspiration for this program, and it’s certain to inspire and excite any and all ears.
Barbara Strozzi - Surgite, Surgite
Caroline Shaw - Limestone and Felt for viola and cello
Katie Balch - With Each Breathing for string quartet
Joan Tower - Island Preludes for woodwind quintet
Gilda Lyons - Folklórico for piano, violin and cello
Music has the power to transport the listener to a specific time and place. It also has the power to disclose the inner state of the composer. What happens, what does it sound like, when a piece of music has both of these powers? In our final concert of the 2018 season, we explore music which creates and explores a world of its own making - the landscapes of the mind.
Arvo Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel for flute and piano
Arthur Loeffler - Deux Rhapsodies for viola, oboe and piano
Carl Nielsen - Serenata in Vano, op. 69
Jean Sibelius - En Saga, op. 9