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Oct 11

Portland Chamber Music Festival with Heifetz on Tour
Location: 28 Neal St, Portland, Maine 04102, US
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Introducing an exciting new collaboration! PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon joins Heifetz on Tour, which pairs professional musicians with promising young alumni of the Heifetz International Music Institute, connecting “rising stars” of the chamber music world with diverse communities around the country.

In “Songs, Dances, and Romances,” violin, viola and cello each take a turn in the spotlight, then all join together for a powerful Piano Quartet by Brahms. Clara Schumann’s Three Romances, lush and poignant, are followed by a set of Spanish folk songs that all deal with the theme of love and courtship. A passionately expressive movement of a Robert Schumann violin sonata makes for an intriguing pairing with a virtuosic Rondo by Sicong Ma, known in China as “King of the Violinists.” Clara Schumann herself played the piano part in the 1861 premiere of Brahms’s captivating G minor Piano Quartet, with its famously rip-roaring “Gypsy rondo” finale.

Clara Schumann | Three Romances, Op. 22
Melissa Reardon, viola; Dina Vainshtein, piano

Manuel de Falla | Suite Populaire Espagnole
Andres Sanchez, cello; Dina Vainshtein, piano

Robert Schumann | Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105 (first movement)
Angela Sin Ying Chan, violin; Dina Vainshtein, piano

Sicong Ma | Rondo No. 2
Angela Sin Ying Chan, violin; Dina Vainshtein, piano

Johannes Brahms | Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Angela Sin Ying Chan, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Andres Sanchez, cello; Dina Vainshtein, piano

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