Events downtown

Feb 14

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Love Stories
Location: 519 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Pianist Peter Dugan, heard across America as the host of NPR’s beloved program “From the Top,” and his wife, the acclaimed mezzo soprano Kara Dugan, will perform a special Valentine’s Day program featuring love songs from a wide range of musical styles. From their favorite Schubert lieder to their wedding song “I’m Glad There is You,” the program will feature an intimate collection of highlights of the past decade performing together as a married couple. Violist and PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon will join the Dugans for Brahms’ beloved Zwei Gesänge for voice, viola, and piano. To continue the Valentine’s Day celebration at home, all patrons will receive complimentary “Sweet Heat” drink infusion kits courtesy of Vena’s Fizz House.

Stevie Wonder | If It’s Magic from Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
Clara Schumann | Liebeszauber (1844)
Amy Beach | Ah, Love, But a Day (1899)
Florence Price | The Heart of a Woman (c. 1950)
Franz Schubert | Abendstern, D. 806 (1824)
Franz Schubert | Frühlingsglaube, D. 686 (1820)
Franz Schubert | Liebhaber in allen Gestalten, D. 558 (1817)
Johannes Brahms | Zwei Gesänge (Two Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano), Op. 91 (1884)
George Gershwin | Embraceable You (1928)
George Gershwin | Three Preludes for Piano (1926)
Leonardo Dugan | It’s Not Me, It’s You (2012)
Oscar Straus | My Hero from The Chocolate Soldier (1908)
Jimmy Dorsey | I’m Glad There Is You (1941)
William Bolcom | Amor from Cabaret Songs (1978)

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