Events downtown

Aug 19

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Homecoming 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Immerse yourself in four centuries of human expression, commemoration, and celebration from around the world. English composer Arnold Bax had an intense love of Ireland, and his otherworldly Elegiac Trio, a tribute to the tragic aftermath of the 1916 Easter Uprising, “bear[s] the scars of some just-healed wound” (AllMusic). Disco-Toccata is a musical “adrenaline pill” by one of today’s most acclaimed French composers, and a dazzling lead-in to a set of works for solo guitar, the mellifluous Nadiya (“rivers” in Hindi), and Saint-Saëns’ charming Fantaisie. The program closes with the festive humor and colorful pyrotechnics of Weber’s beloved Clarinet Quintet.

Arnold Bax | Elegiac Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp (1916)
Alex Sopp, flute; Melissa Reardon, viola; Bridget Kibbey, harp

Guillaume Connesson | Disco-Toccata for Clarinet and Cello (1994)
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

Selected works for Solo Guitar by J.S. Bach and João Luiz
João Luiz, guitar

Reena Esmail | Nadiya for Flute and Viola (2016)
Alex Sopp, flute; Melissa Reardon, viola

Camille Saint-Saëns | Fantaisie for Violin and Harp in A Major, Op. 124 (1907)
Tai Murray, violin; Bridget Kibbey, harp

Carl Maria von Weber | Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34 (1811-1815)
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Hao Zhou and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello