Musical Club of Hartford

Member Program - Jan 10, 2019

With music composed by German, Austrian, Spanish, and American composers from the 1700’s to the twentieth century, this program has something for everyone. Schubert’s Lied, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, which tells the story of a young shepherd who misses his lover, will be performed by Barbara Pond, soprano, Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, and Stacy Cahoon, piano. MacDowell’s First Modern Suite was composed in 1883. With hints of Liszt, Chopin, and baroque music, you would not think of it as having been written by an American. Maryjane Peluso will perform selections from this work. David Cohen, clarinet, and Stacy Cahoon, piano, will present the first movement of the Concerto for Clarinet in B-flat Major, Op.107, K.622 by Mozart, and selections from Bach’s Suite in G major for Unaccompanied Cello will be performed by Karen Benjamin. We will hear one more German composition, the second movement of Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op.49, by Mendelssohn, played by Lisa Kugelman, violin, Karen Benjamin, cello, and Linda MacGougan, piano. The program will end with Spanish and American songs presented by Alice Matteson, soprano, and David Garrido-Cid, piano: selections from Canciones Amatorias, by Granados, and from Songfest, by Leonard Bernstein.