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Aug 19

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Grand Finale
Location: 88 Bedford St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
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This poetically lyrical program, infused with unforced virtuosity and memorable melodies, is the perfect way to spend a summer evening. The witty sophistication of Germaine Tailleferre, the only woman in the early 20th century group of French composers known as Les Six, sets up a fascinating contrast with a passionately dramatic quintet rooted in Armenian folk music. PCMF’s 30th summer season concludes with Schubert’s sunny Octet, with its bountiful array of strings and winds, hummable tunes, and genial Viennese charm.

Germaine Tailleferre | Image for Piano Four-Hands (1918)
Diane Walsh and Andrew Armstrong, piano

Arno Babadjanian | Piano Trio in F-sharp Minor (1952)
Kristin Lee, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Andrew Armstrong, piano


Franz Schubert | Octet in F Major, D. 803 (1824)
Anthony Marwood and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Anthony Manzo, bass; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Gina Cuffari, bassoon; Zohar Schondorf, horn

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