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Quartet Salonnières
1772: Diversion & Divergence

By Peter Kress | May 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

Program Divertimento in D Major K. 136Wolfgang Amadeus MozartI. AllegroII. AndanteIII. Presto Quartet op. 5 no. 5b in G minorFranz Xaver RichterI. LarghettoII. Allegro SpiritosoIII. Andantino GraziosoIV. Tempo di Minuetto Quartet op. 20 no. 1 in E-flat MajorJoseph HaydnI. Allegro ModeratoII. Menuetto un poco AllegrettoIII. Affettuoso e sostenutoIV. Presto Notes What was en vogue in …

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Bell’Art Ensemble: Shades of Love

By Peter Kress | May 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Presented by Oakmont Musicivic and Oakmont Presbyterian Church ArtistsProgramPerformancesBios Program Bell’Art Ensemble presents “Shades of Love”. From the love between parents and children to ancient tales of platonic and romantic love and one of the greatest love affairs in classical music, Bell’Art Ensemble features music from four centuries in exploring the many varieties of love …

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Russian Duo: Traditional Tunes, Classical Elegance

By Peter Kress | Apr 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Russian Duo Oleg Kruglyakov, BalalaikaTerry Boyarsky, Piano Robert Spano, Music Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra writes, “With music of élan, finesse and passion so virtuosically rendered, this duo’s performances are irresistible.” Russian Duo was born out of a love of traditional music and the elegance of classical repertoire. Oleg Kruglyakov is a balalaika virtuoso …

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Reames/Penna Duo: Schubert, Debussy, Britten

By Peter Kress | Apr 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Christopher Reames, TenorJJ Penna, Piano Program Viewable/Printable Program Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Im Frühling, D. 882An den Mond, D. 296Nachtstück, D. 672 Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Fêtes galantes, premier livre * En Sourdine * Fantoches * Clair de lune Fêtes galantes, deuxième livre * Les Ingenus * Le Faune * Colloque Sentimental Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) …

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Alkemie: Hildegard Refracted

By Peter Kress | Apr 7, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Alkemie Tracy CowartJim HopkinsCharles MullerSian RickettsElisa SutherlandSpiff Wiegand ProgramHildegard Refracted: Live in Studio Click for Printable/Viewable Program Coloring Pages! All texts and music are drawn from the musical and written works of Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) Reading from Vision 3Scivias Alleluia! O virga mediatrix (instrumental)Riesencodex, arr. Sian Ricketts O dulcis electeRiesencodex, arr. Tracy …

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Nicole Lennartz Joins Oakmont Musicivic as Community Director

By Peter Kress | Mar 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nicole Lennartz is the new Community Director of Oakmont Musicivic. She also iscurrently the Adjunct String Teacher at Pittsburgh CAPA, part of the Violin Faculty and Director of Marketing at The Pittsburgh Music Academy and the co-founder of female-owned string group, Radiant Strings. Nicole has recently graduated with a Master’s of Science from West Virginia …

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Fiona Gillespie Joins Ambler Musicivic as Community Director

By Peter Kress | Mar 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Fiona is a folk and classically trained singer, songwriter, composer, and music educator. Raised in a family of traditional Celtic musicians, she grew up step dancing, singing ballads, and playing the Irish whistle and flute. Fiona’s passion is blending musical styles, bringing listeners of different musical genres together, and sharing the music of unfamiliar traditions …

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SpringFest22

By Peter Kress | Mar 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

SpringFest22 March 27 – April 10, 2022 Free TicketsScheduleCampaignEvents Five Musicasts: A SpringFest Playlist featuring Pre-Register in the Community of your Choice Musicivic Everywhere Ambler Musicivic Three Village Chamber Players Twin Forks Musicivic Oakmont Musicivic Join your CommunityFund our Future Event Details Premiers as a single playlist, March 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET “Early …

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Pathos Trio: When Dark Clouds Collide

By Peter Kress | Mar 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Pathos Trio Felix Reyes – PercussionMarcelina Suchocka – PercussionAlan Hankers – Piano “Elevated themselves into those elite ranks alongside Yarn/Wire, Tigue, So Percussion, Iktus and Ensemble Et Al”, as described by the New York Music Daily, Pathos Trio (percussionists Marcelina Suchocka, Felix Reyes, and pianist/composer Alan Hankers) is committed to engaging classical/contemporary music, …

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Women Composers: A Showcase

By Peter Kress | Feb 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Mission/Creative ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Composers Amy Beach (1867 – 1942)Nancy Galbraith (b. 1951)Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947)Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)Finola Merivale (b. 1987)Carline Shaw (b. 1982)Mathilde Côté Performances by ConnectFiveBell’Art EnsembleJade Piano TrioNorth Coast WindsPathos TrioCramer QuartetQuartet Salonnières Program PastoraleAmy Beach (1867- 1942)Performed by ConnectFive Ave Maria (2006/2020)Nancy Galbraith (b. …

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Women Composers: An Early Music Showcase

By Peter Kress | Feb 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformances In celebration of International Women’s Day #BreakTheBias Artists Composers Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)Madalena Lombardini-Syrmen (1735-1818)Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) Performances by Musica MundanaDigital CamerataKleine KammermusikQuartet SalonnièresAlkemie Program “Amor dormiglione”“Tradimento”Barbara StrozziPerformed by Musica Mundana Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minorElisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)Performed by Digital Camerata Ritournelle from Céphale …

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Alex Klein “Bach on Oboe”

By Peter Kress | Feb 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Alex Klein, OboeJoined by Quartet Salonnières Program Bach on Oboe The Program consists of 4 unaccompanied Bach works on 4 different oboes: Prelude to the Suite BWV1012 (on oboe), Prelude to the Suite BWV1008 (on bass oboe), Largo from the Partita BWV1005 (on baroque oboe), Giga from the Suite BWV1007 (on musette), to …

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Yamin Boguslaw Duo

By Peter Kress | Jan 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Shelby Yamin, ViolinNicole Boguslaw, Cello Program Friedrich Wilhelm RustFugue from Sonata No. 2 CzaR 81 Gaspar CassadoPrelude – Fantasia from Suite for Solo Cello Francesco ZappaDuet No. 2AllegrettoLargoMinuetto Grazioso Ludwig Van BeethovenDuet No. 2Allegro affettuosoAria-LarghettoRondo – Allegretto Moderato (Vivace) Preview Bios A native New Yorker, violinist Shelby Yamin has earned distinction for her …

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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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