Events downtown

Aug 15

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Universal Resonance
Location: 88 Bedford St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The East Coast Chamber Orchestra’s PCMF debut in 2022 drew raves from audiences: “The energy and artistry was astounding!” “Such virtuosic performances, and such wit and joy!” Well, they’re back, bringing with them Handmade Universe, a brand new work by Grammy nominated composer Vijay Iyer that blends jazz harmonies with intricate orchestrations. Bookending this Maine premiere are a rollicking set of variations on a popular Baroque dance theme, and the youthful vigor of Mendelssohn’s delightful Octet for Strings, written when he was just 16.

Francesco Geminiani (arr. Michi Wiancko) | “La Follia” Variations (1729/2010)
Vijay Iyer | “Handmade Universe” (2023)
Felix Mendelssohn | String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (1825)

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