Events downtown

Aug 12

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Summer Dreams
Location: 88 Bedford St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Step right up for an utterly delightful mini musical summer vacation! First stop, a charming piece for piano four-hands evoking nature-related sounds and scenes of the English countryside, paired with a poetic, atmospheric quintet by a self-described “brazen Romantic.” Enjoy a taste of the jazzy flavors of Gershwin before jet-setting off to Bohemia for Dvořák’s masterful piano quartet, lending a folksy flair and rollicking vitality to this truly glorious adventure.

Amy Beach | Summer Dreams, Op. 47 for Piano Four-Hands (1901)
Benjamin Hochman and Henry Kramer, piano

Arnold Bax | Quintet for Harp and Strings (1919)
Gabriela Diaz and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Brant Taylor, cello; Charles Overton, harp

George Gershwin (arr. for Clarinet and Piano) | Three Preludes (1926)
Todd Palmer, clarinet; Henry Kramer, piano


Antonín Dvořák | Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87 (1889)
Susie Park, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Benjamin Hochman, piano

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