Musical Club of Hartford

5/9/2024: Musical Exploration - Music by Club Composers

This program will consist entirely of original compositions by Musical Club members. You may be surprised by the number of composers in our midst and by the quality of their creations. Composers expected to participate are Elizabeth Austin, Rami Levin, Ami Montstream, David Schonfeld, and Sylvia Goldstein (member emerita). In the time available, we will sample some of their compositions, performed by members and guests in a variety of configurations. (Note: Walter Gwardyak was scheduled to perform an original composition as well, but was unable to perform due to illness.)


Two Songs:
Chocolate and Roses
Composer: Sylvia Goldstein
Performers: Anne Filion, mezzo-soprano; Bridget de Moura Castro, piano

Piano Pieces:
Lazy Motion
Hommage à Satie

Composer: Ami Montstream
Performer: Colette Switaj, piano

Three Songs to Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
Autumn Day
Composer: Elizabeth Austin
Performers: *Christopher Grundy, baritone; Elizabeth Austin, piano

This Much and More, a song cycle for soprano and piano
This Much and More
How Like the Sea
Composer: Rami Levin
Performers: *Michelle Murray Fiertek, soprano; *Blake Hansen, piano

Ki Telekh (lyrics by Levana Polate)
Composer: David Schonfeld
Performers: Debby Szajnberg, alto; Leonor Snow, flute; David Schonfeld, clarinet; Carrie Crompton, hammered dulcimer; Leland Tolo, bass; *Haig Arakelian, dumbeg

Selected Tunes for Dancing:
Jensen's Hambo
Douglas Strathspey
Slipped Jig
Composer: David Schonfeld
Performers: Monika Kinstler, violin; Deborah Robin, recorders; Kasha Breau, harp; Carrie Crompton, bass viol