Musical Club of Hartford

12/14/2023: Music by Members and Reception

This morning, the Musical Club of Hartford presents a lively and eclectic concert to welcome winter and the holiday season with music for voice, violin, and piano, as well as viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer, recorders, harp, and kantele! The concert--performed by Musical Club members and guests--will be followed by an informal reception with light refreshments to which all audience members are warmly invited.

The concert will run without intermission for about 60 minutes and will include:

· Three songs for mezzo-soprano and piano, performed by Susan Mardinly (mezzo-soprano) and Bridget de Moura Castro (piano). The set will include Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck, Veni Jesu, Amor Mi by Cherubini, and Must the Winter Come Soon by Barber

· Violin Sonata No. 18 in G Major, K. 301 by Mozart, performed by Marcia Lehninger (violin) and Bridget de Moura Castro (piano)

· Geistliches Wiegenlied for voice, viola, and piano by Brahms, performed by Susan Mardinly (mezzo-soprano), Marcia Lehninger (violin), and Bridget de Moura Castro (piano)

· Winter music from across centuries and genres, arranged and performed by Eclectica – Kasha Breau (voice, harp, kantele, percussion), Carrie Crompton (hammered dulcimer, accordion, viola da gamba, percussion), Monika Kinstler (violin, viola, viola da gamba, percussion) and Deborah Robin (recorders). Eclectica’s set will include There is No Rose of Such Virtue (English, 15th century), Largo from Winter (Vivaldi), three dances from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), Winter Weather (Shapiro), and more!

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