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Red Line String Quartet

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Red Line String Quartet Patrick Forsyth, violinRobert Kaufman, celloStephen Weiss, violaTobias Chisnall, violin Program String Quartet No. 3 ‘Mishima’Philip Glass (b. 1937)I. 1957 – Award MontageII. November 25 – IchigayaIII. Grandmother and KimitakeIV. 1962 – Body BuildingV. Blood OathVI. Mishima / Closing String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 18 No. 4Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)Allegro ma …

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Alkemie: Florilegium

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Artists Alkemie & Friends Tracy Cowart (voice, harp, percussion) Sian Ricketts (voice, douçaines, recorders)Harrison Hintzsche (voice, percussion, melodica, guitar) Jim Hopkins (voice, harmonium)Ben Matus (voice, winds, lute)Corey Shotwell (voice, melodica) Program Click for Printable/Viewable Program Florilegium: Plant Strains Across the English Channel The fruit of loveAnthony Holborne (c. 1545-c. 1602) Des herbs aisThomas Crecquillon …

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Kress/Warner: A Recital I

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 2 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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Rebecca Nelson “Do Not Lament”

By Peter Kress | May 11, 2021 | 1 Comment

Artists ArtistsProgramPreviewPerformancesBios Rebecca Nelson, voilins, vocals, viola and guitarJoshua Stauffer, theorboSydney Zummallen, viola da gambaDavid Belkovski, harpsichord and vocalsPhilip Nelson, bassJacob Dassa, organ Program Consolations I-IX Rebecca Nelson Rebecca Nelson, violins Maria durch ein Dornwald ging, German folk song Rebecca Nelson, vocalsJoshua Stauffer, theorboSydney Zummallen, viola da gambaDavid Belkovski, harpsichord, vocals So Beauty on the …

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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 …

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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 (2022 Projects)

By Peter Kress | Apr 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

A Brief ReportSupporting our Projects Three Village Chamber Players Twin Forks Musicivic Ambler Musicivic Oakmont MusicivicBig Sky MusicivicSupporting our Ensembles Quartet Salonnières Musicivic BaroqueMusicivic Mission A Brief Report for 2021 Since May, 2020 Musicivic has produced over 80 unique episodes of Musicast presented in over 500 performances Including Quarterly Fests: BachFest, WinterFest, SpringFest21, SummerFest21, EarlyMusicFest21, …

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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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