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Member Program - November 21, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Fran Bard

Susan Allen, flute, Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, and Diane Day, piano will begin with the Loeillet de Gant Sonata in G minor, written in an Italianate/French contrapuntal, highly ornamented style around 1717.

We will next jump to 1892, when Brahms composed his Three Intermezzi for Piano, Op. 117.  Diane Day, piano, will perform No. 2 in B-flat minor, which presents a melancholy and subdued main theme in a perpetually flowing line.

Proceeding to the twentieth century, we’ll hear two pieces played by Susan Allen, flute, and Carolyn Woodard, piano:  Echo, by Hindemith, and Canzone (Elegy), by Barber. Barber is remembered as “one of the most unabashedly romantic composers of the 20th century.”

Franck’s Cello Sonata in A Major (movements 1 & 4), performed by Fran Bard, cello, and Carolyn Woodard, piano, is a composer- sanctioned arrangement of his very popular Violin Sonata in A Major.

Finally we’ll hear three favorite opera arias from three different time periods sung by Amy Eisen, soprano, with *James Gower, piano.