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ConnectFive “Summer Sights & Sounds”

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios ConnectFive pushes the envelope on the perception of wind quintet music by commissioning and performing new works by a diverse range of composers. With foundations in community engagement, arts education, and advocacy, ConnectFive strives to bring the joy and excitement of music to a wide range of audiences.Formed in 2018 as fellows of Carnegie …

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Jade Piano Trio

By Peter Kress | May 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Jade Piano Trio Ellen Fast, pianoDawn Posey, violinKatya Janpoladyan, cello Program Craftsbury Trio (1990)Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947) I. LivelyII. The Lark in the MorningIII. You Can Buy It at the General StoreIV. Craftsbury Common  Three NocturnesErnest Bloch (1880-1959) I. AndanteII. Andante quieto III. Tempestoso Amazing GraceLee Dengler (b. 1949) Piano Trio in C Major …

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Kleine Kammermusik: Grandeur et Tendresse

By Peter Kress | May 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Kleine Kammermusik Geoffrey Burgess, Oboes and RecordersMargaret Owens, Oboes and RecordersStephanie Corwin, BassoonRebecca Humphrey, CelloLeon Schelhase, Harpsichord Program Click for Printable/Viewable Program Grandeur et Tendresse: Airs from French Baroque Opera (Spring, 2021) The Ouverture to Lully’s Armide sets the stage for our concert and captures both the stately poise and effervescent spirit characteristic …

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Reames Duo: Finzi and Debussy

By Peter Kress | Apr 24, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Christopher Reames, VoiceKanako Reames, Piano Program Click for Full Program, Text and Translations Excerpts from Finzi’s song cycle A Young Man’s Exhortation By Gerald Finzipoetry by Thomas Hardy [Part 1]1. A Young Man’s Exhortation2. Ditty5. The Comet at Yell’ham [Part 2]2. The Sigh4. Transformations5. The Dance Continued Cinq poèmes de Charles Baudelaire (Five …

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Pathos Trio

By Peter Kress | Apr 16, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios “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 an ensemble committed to pushing the boundaries of classical/contemporary music, while also aiming to bring adventurous music to …

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Verità Ensemble

By Peter Kress | Apr 13, 2021 | 2 Comments

ArtistsProgramProgram NotesPreviewPerformancesBios Verità Ensemble VERITÀ is a historically-informed chamber ensemble dedicated to seeking truth through research, expression, and communication in music. Founded in 2020, during a most challenging time for many artists, VERITÀ is committed to creating a musical home for everyone — a community that connects people by uniting music with a variety of …

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Partner with Musicivic in 2021

By Peter Kress | Apr 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

A Brief ReportSupporting our Communities Three Village Chamber Players Twin Forks Musicivic Ambler Musicivic Oakmont MusicivicBig Sky MusicivicSupporting our Ensembles Quartet Salonnières Musicivic BaroqueMusicivic Mission A Brief Report Musicivic has produced over 50 unique episodes of Musicast presented in over 300 performances. Including Three Fests: BachFest, WinterFest, and SpringFest21Five Musicivic Communities: Three Village Chamber Players, …

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Ackley Duo “Songs for Trees”

By Peter Kress | Mar 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Taylor Ackley, Multi-Instrumentalist, VoiceAlison Ackley, Cello, Voice Program Taylor AckleySongs for Trees“Hey Little Birdie”“Shading Romance”“Letting Go”“Waiting” Taylor AckleyFar From Home Appalachian TraditionalThe Riddle SongThe Cuckoo Taylor AckleyIf You See Him Say Hello Harry C. McAuliffe and Jake TaylorThere Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone Preview Performances Musicivic Everywhere April 16, 2021 7:30 …

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Quartet Salonnières: Boccherini, Haydn & Mozart II

By Peter Kress | Mar 16, 2021 | 3 Comments

ArtistsProgramPerformancesPreview Artists Quartet Salonnières (Click For Quartet & Residency Information) Aniela Eddy, Violin & ViolaMajka Demcak, Violin & ViolaNatalie Rose Kress, Violin & ViolaCullen O’Neil, Cello Program Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)String Quartet in G major, Op. 52, No. 3, G.234 I. Allegretto con motoII. Minuetto Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)String Quartet in B minor Op 33 no 1 …

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North Coast Winds

By Peter Kress | Mar 10, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios North Coast Winds Artists Kimberly Zaleski – FluteBen Chen – ClarinetArian Gonzalez – OboeArleigh Savage – BassoonEmily Shelley – Horn Program Join the North Coast Winds for a high-octane trip through time and space, culture and place. American-powerhouse composer Valerie Coleman weaves urban-classical roots with a rip-roaring ride through eastern Europe in her virtuoso …

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By Peter Kress | Mar 3, 2021 | 3 Comments

SpringFest March 19-21, 2021 Hold the Date 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 end of 2021. Pre-Register …

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Cramer Quartet: (Summer, 2020)

By Peter Kress | Feb 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

With period instruments and an invigorating historically informed approach, the Cramer Quartet brings uncommon warmth, transparency, and texture to Classical and early Romantic repertoire as well as commissioned works that explore and expand the sound world of gut strings. The quartet’s stylish, nuanced interpretations and visionary approach to programming stimulate dialogue around old and new …

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The Cool Trio

By Peter Kress | Feb 28, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios The Cool Trio met in 2006 when all three of us were colleagues on the faculty of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. In addition to multiple performances on the EIU campus, versions of this program have been presented at universities in Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, and Kansas. When not practicing our 11/8 rhythms …

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Bach Arias and Francoeur

By Peter Kress | Feb 26, 2021 | 1 Comment

Artists Bahareh Poureslami, sopranoPauline Kempf, baroque violinCullen O’Neil, baroque cello Program François Francoeur (1698-1787)Violin Sonata no. 4 in B-flat Major I. AdagioII. CouranteIII. SarabandeIV. Gigue Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen (from Cantata BWV 202 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten) Erbarme dich (from St. Matthew Passion) Suscepit Israel (from Magnificat BWV 243) Ich folge dir …

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Big Sky Musicivic

By Peter Kress | Feb 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Musicivic, Inc. is pleased to announce our most recent Musicivic Community project. Big Sky Musicivic will implement the Musicivic community model in Kalispell, MT and its surrounding communities beginning with the 2021 Spring Season of Musicast programming. Donor, Member & Sponsor Supported Big Sky Musicivic is a donor, member and sponsor supported organization. Donations currently …

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