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Member Program - Nov 29, 2018

Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Admission: 
$5.00
Chair: 
Carolyn Woodard
Program: 

From Russian Romantic to Russian Contemporary and German Romantic to American jazz, our program
will fill the hall with exciting varieties of style and mood. Fran Bard, cello, and Carolyn Woodard, piano will
perform Nocturne in D Minor, Op. 19, No. 4 by Tchaikovsky, followed by the last two movements from
Prokofiev’s Sonata in C Major, Op. 119. Two movements from Doppelkonzert in E minor, Op. 88, by Max
Bruch, will be played by Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, Virginia Allen, viola, and Michelle Duffy, piano.
Lastly, The Meeting House Trio with Walter Mayo, bass, *David Sergio, piano, and David Woodard,
drums will perform Standards from The Great American Songbook. 

PROGRAM

Nocturne in D minor, Op. 19, No. 4 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Sonata in C Major, Op. 119 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Moderato

Allegro ma non troppo

Fran Bard, Cello

Carolyn Woodard, Piano

 

Doppelkonzert in E minor, Op. 88 by Max Bruch (1838-1920)

Andante con moto

Allegro moderato

Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83 by Max Bruch

No. 2. Allegro con moto

Carolyn Bernstein, Clarinet

Virginia Allen, Viola

Michelle Duffy, Piano

Opus 88 offers an intimate conversation between two alto instruments. This tunefully rich and opulently romantic composition quotes from Bruch’s earlier melodies and folk structures drawn from his early suites. Bruch actively resisted the Lisztian/Wagnerian musical trends of time, and modeled his works on those of Mendelssohn and Schumann. Written when he was 73, Bruch dedicated this work to his son Max, who was a clarinetist and who premiered the work in 1912.

Opus 83 was also written with his son in mind in 1909, and was first published in 1910. These high romantic 8 pieces are intended as a set of independent miniatures of various styles. All but the seventh are in minor keys - designed to draw a mellow sound from the instruments.

 

Standards from The Great American Songbook (1920s – 1950s)

Walter Mayo, Bass

*David Sergio, Piano

David Woodard, Drums

The Meeting House Jazz Trio––Walter Mayo, bass; David Sergio, piano; and David Woodard, drums–– will play a selection of standards from The Great American Song Book, with an interlude of original poetry performed by Alexandrina Sergio. The Great American Songbook, a distinct body of musical works exemplifying popular songwriting at its best, comprises tunes written in the 20th century, including Tin Pan Alley hits and enduring songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals.

 

*Indicates guest performer