Musical Club of Hartford

5/23/2024: Music by Members

From Baroque to Broadway – May 23, 2024

Concerto in C Major for Two Flutes and Piano
    Antonio Vivaldi (1680-1743), arr. Jean-Pierre Rampal

Nancy Skeele, Cynthia Lang, flute; Colette Switaj, piano

Impromptu No. 3 in A-flat Major, Opus 34
    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Etude Opus 111 No. 6 “Toccata d’après le cinquième concerto”   
    Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Andrew King, piano solo

The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires - Spring
     Astor Piazzolla (b. 1921-1992) arr. Peter Petrof 

 Lean-Chang Tan, Colette Switaj duo-pianists

The theme of the program is "Classical Broadway" where old Broadway aria will be performed with a short history behind it, including the influence of classical music in the early Broadway Musicals.  In the following order:

Out of My Dreams (Oklahoma!) 1943
    Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Lyrics, Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960)

Once Upon A Dream (Sleeping Beauty) 1959
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Adapted by George Bruns (1914-1983),
    Lyrics, Jack Lawrence (1912-2009) and Sammy Fain (1902-1989)   

And This Is My Beloved (Kismet) 1953
    Alexander Borodin (1833-1887), George Forrest (1915-1999), Robert Wright (1914-2005)

Till There Was You (The Music Man) 1957
   Meredith Willson (1902-1984)

Who lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story (Hamilton) 2015
    Lin-Manuel Miranda (1980- )

Anne Filion, mezzo-soprano; Bridget De Moura Castro, piano; Manchester Community College Music School Vocal Ensemble (Guests)

Audience members are invited to an informal reception in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the program to meet the artists and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.