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Member Program - November 21, 2019

Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Admission: 
$5.00
Chair: 
Fran Bard
Program: 

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, 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.