Musicivic Notes

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Musicast Projects: A Call For Proposals

By Peter Kress | Jan 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Musicivic expect to fund between twenty and forty Musicast projects this year, resources allowing. Project Criteria Musicivic is committed to curating interesting programs in unique venues for intimate audiences. We strive to achieve that in spirit as part of our Musicast programming. We are interested in supporting sustainability for small ensembles. We prefer to support …

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Musicivic @ CMA

By Peter Kress | Jan 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Welcome Chamber Music America Attendees. We are excited to introduce you to our organization and our mission. We are committed to the belief that empathy-powered music inspires, enriches and uplifts the lives of both individuals and communities. Musicivic, Inc. is a national non-profit network promoting community and individual inspiration and vitality through small ensemble music …

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WinterFest21

By Peter Kress | Nov 21, 2021 | 1 Comment

WinterFest Dec 17, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022 Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Five Musicast events over three days! And OnDemand through the end of the year. Register now and enjoy great musical experience on you own schedule throughout your holiday season! Any donation of $15 or more will extend OnDemand of the fest through the end of …

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Demcak/Figg “A Little Baroque Concert”

By Peter Kress | Nov 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Majka Demcak, Baroque ViolinElliot Figg, Harpsichord Program A Little Baroque Concert A Prelude for the ViolinThomas Balzar (1630-1663) Sonata in G major for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord, BWV 1019J.S. Bach (1685-1750) AllegroLargoAllegro – cembalo soloAdagioAllegro “Meditation” Graham Elliot Figg (1979 – ) Sonata Quarta La Castella, Op. 3Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1624-1687) Sonata in C …

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Shea Kim Duo “All Roads Lead to Vienna” Part II

By Peter Kress | Oct 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Shea-Kim Duo Brendan Shea, ViolinYerin Kim, Piano Program: “All roads lead to Vienna” Part II For centuries, Vienna, Austria has been a mecca to classical musicians. In the pantheon of great composers, you would be hard pressed to find a composer who wasn’t involved with Vienna in some capacity. We selected great composers …

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Alkemie “Sweet Friendship”

By Peter Kress | Oct 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Alkemie & Friends Tracy Cowart, dancer, voice & harp Ben Matus, dancer, voice, winds, lute & percussion Elena Mullins, dancer, voice & percussion Sian Ricketts, voice & winds Niccolo Seligmann, composer, vielles, viola a chiavi, lute, lirone & percussion Alyssa Weathersby, dancer & voice Program Click for Printable/Viewable Program Sweet Friendship: Courtly Songs …

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Mrmevska/Cognet “Four Hands Unbound”

By Peter Kress | Oct 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Kalina Mrmevska, pianoMatthieu Cognet, piano Program W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) Andante and Variations in G Major, K. 501 I. Stravinsky (1882-1971) Petrushka (Arr. for Piano Four-Hands) Fourth tableau: The Shrovetide Fair (Toward Evening) Goce Gavrilovski (1978- Duni-Daj rew. = 2012/2020 *Grace Notes (2019) * F. Schubert (1797-1828) Fantasia in F minor, D. 940 …

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Kress/Warner Recital II

By Peter Kress | Sep 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Initially performed in full by Natalie Rose Kress with Robert Warner as a live cast May 28, 2021. In celebration of her graduation from The Juilliard School, Historical Performance Program Presented by Gotham Early Music Scene and Musicivic Inc. The Musicast Version is in two parts. Natalie Rose Kress and Robert Warner are founding …

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Shea Kim Duo “All Roads Lead to Vienna” Part I

By Peter Kress | Sep 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Shea-Kim Duo Brendan Shea, ViolinYerin Kim, Piano Program: “All roads lead to Vienna” Part I For centuries, Vienna, Austria has been a mecca to classical musicians. In the pantheon of great composers, you would be hard pressed to find a composer who wasn’t involved with Vienna in some capacity. We selected great composers …

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Quartet Salonnières: Solos & Ensembles

By Peter Kress | Sep 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Quartet Salonnières Aniela Eddy, Violin & ViolaMajka Demcak, Violin & ViolaNatalie Rose Kress, Violin & ViolaCullen O’Neil, CelloWith Elliot Figg, Harpsichord Program String Quartet in G minor Ben 339Ignaz PleyelI. Allegro Majka Demcak and Natalie Kress, violinsAniela Eddy, violaCullen O’Neil, cello Nuit Sur La Corde À Linge (2021)Mathilde Côté Sonata Op. 5 no. …

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Early Music Fest 21

By Peter Kress | Aug 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

EarlyMusicFest Premiering September 24-26, 2021 (OnDemand through 12/31/21) Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Five Musicast events from twelve plus ensembles over three days! And OnDemand until New Year’s Eve! Register now and enjoy great musical experience on you own schedule throughout the fall! Any donation of $15 or more will extend OnDemand of the fest through end of …

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Deep Roots Ensemble

By Peter Kress | Aug 17, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Taylor Ackley, Multi-Instrumentalist, VoiceAlison Ackley, Cello, VoiceJoe Sferra, ClarinetStephanie Liu, ViolinWilden Dannenberg, French HornGiovanni A. Pérez, FluteKeenan Paul Zach, Bass The Deep Roots Ensemble The Deep Roots Ensemble performs traditional repertoire and original music which reflect the historical diversity and continuing creativity of folk music practices in the United States. Their style blends …

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Bell’Art Ensemble “Dreamplace”

By Peter Kress | Jul 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios The Bell’Art Ensemble produces the Living Room Chamber Music Project concert series in the Pittsburgh metro area. Starting in 2010, they have designed over 60 different musical programs and performed over 130 concerts throughout Allegheny County and beyond. In addition to producing their own concerts, Bell’Art has collaborated with other Pittsburgh-area arts groups. They …

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Quartet Salonnières: Mozart & Vivaldi

By Peter Kress | Jul 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Quartet Salonnières Featuring Aisslinn Nosky Aniela Eddy, Violin & ViolaMajka Demcak, Violin & ViolaNatalie Rose Kress, Violin & ViolaCullen O’Neil, CelloMaureen Murchie, Violin (guest), Viola Aisslinn Nosky (guest/soloist), Violin Program String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart AllegroMenuetto: AllegrettoAdagio ma non troppoAdagio-Allegro Aisslinn Nosky and Majka Demcak, violinsNatalie Kress, …

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Musica Mundana: Italian Duets

By Peter Kress | Jul 7, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Musica Mundana Raquel Winnica YoungJustin Wallace, HarpsichordPascale Beaudin (guest)Scott Pauley Program Musica Mundana (Raquel Winnica Young and Justin Wallace) team up with guests Pascale Beaudin and Scott Pauley for an irresistible program of Italian love duets. George Frideric Handel composed twenty-one miscellaneous duets during his lifetime, and the bookends of this virtual concert …

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