19th Season August 9-18, 2012 Abromson Community Education Center )$1 -.$/4ŗ*!ŗ*0/# -)ŗ $) ŗąŗ*-/')ŗ(+0.
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Jennifer Elowitch Artistic Director PCMF is supported in part by a grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.
2012 Resident Artists August 9, 11 and 12
Tony Arnold SOPRANO David Leisner GUITAR Jennifer Elowitch VIOLIN Frank Huang VIOLIN Sunghae Anna Lim VIOLIN Lawrence Neuman VIOLA Daniel Panner VIOLA Natasha Brofsky CELLO Michael Kannen CELLO Brant Taylor CELLO TRAVEL SPONSOR
SPRING BENEFIT DONOR
August 16 and 18
Michael Alec Rose COMPOSER (8/16) Sebastian Currier COMPOSER (8/18) Suzanne Nance HOST (8/18) Elizabeth Mann FLUTE Todd Palmer CLARINET Adrian Morejon BASSOON Yuri Funahashi PIANO Miranda Cuckson VIOLIN Jennifer Elowitch VIOLIN Robert Lehmann VIOLIN (8/18) Harumi Rhodes VIOLIN Rebecca Albers VIOLA Carol Rodland VIOLA Claire Bryant CELLO Marc Johnson CELLO Carolyn Fryer Davis BASS (8/18)
($'4ŗFun Day! Sunday, August 12 11 AM–1 PM Join PCMF musicians for a fun and informal concert designed to introduce young children to the joys of chamber music.
11 AM: Music and play activities in the lobby with the Peekaboo Children’s Center and musician Ellie Chase of “Little Music Maker”
12 noon: Children’s Concert featuring PCMF musicians
Free CONCERT SPONSOR
no tickets required
CHILDREN’S CONCERT MEDIA SPONSOR
Thursday, August 9 at 8 PM Pre-concert lecture with composer Daniel Sonenberg, 7 PM Boccherini Quintet for Guitar and Strings in D major, G. 448 “Fandango” Hindemith Des Todes Tod for Soprano, Two Violas and Two Cellos, Op. 23 Dvorak String Quintet in E flat major, Op. 97 “American”
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PENING NIGHT FEATURES THE PCMF DEBUTS OF TWO SPECTACULAR ARTISTS — David Leisner, one of the
world’s leading classical guitarists, and soprano Tony Arnold, renowned for her stunning interpretations of contemporary music. Join us in person as the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) broadcasts this event live on the radio from the Abromson Center. EXCLUSIVE CONCERT SPONSOR
LIVE RADIO BROADCAST BY
Soprano Tony Arnold, RECEPTION SPONSOR
DiMillo’s On the Water
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Saturday, August 11 at 8 PM Pre-concert lecture with composer Elliott Schwartz, 7 PM Paganini Terzetto in D major for Guitar, Violin and Cello, M.S. 69 Dominick Argento Letters from Composers for Voice and Guitar (1968) Schubert String Quintet in C major, D. 956
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CHUBERT’S GREAT MASTERPIECE, THE C MAJOR “CELLO” QUINTET, HIGHLIGHTS OUR ANNUAL “BUSINESS SUPPORTS THE ARTS” NIGHT AT PCMF.
The evening also features the song cycle “Letters from Composers,” Dominick Argento’s stirring setting of texts from letters of Bach, Mozart, Puccini, Chopin, and others.
Guitarist David Leisner, GUI TAR DEPARTMENT CO- C H A I R , MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF M U S I C
Thursday, August 16 at 8 PM Pre-concert lecture with composer Elliott Schwartz, 7 PM Telemann from Tafelmusik - II/2 in d minor, TWV 43 for bassoon, flute, violin and continuo Michael Rose Graces, Furies for Piano Trio (2007) Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115
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NE MIGHT NOT IMAGINE “BASSOON” AND “PYROTECHNICS” IN THE SAME SENTENCE, but the
section of Telemann’s Tafelmusik featured this evening is a true tour de force for the instrument. Composer Michael Alec Rose of Vanderbilt University will be on hand to introduce his tender work, Graces, Furies for piano trio. The program culminates in a performance of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, truly one of the greatest works in the chamber music repertoire. CONCERT SPONSORS
Flutist Elizabeth Mann, P R I NCIPAL FLUTE, ST. LUKE’ S CHAM BER ENS EM BLE
Saturday, August 18 at 8PM Pre-concert lecture with composer Elliott Schwartz, 7 PM Mozart String Quintet in C major, K. 515 Sebastian Currier Verge for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1997) Copland Appalachian Spring, Suite for 13 instruments
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with Host Suzanne Nance of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network
HIS EVENING’S CONCERT BEGINS WITH A PERFORMANCE OF THE JOYFUL C MAJOR VIOLA QUINTET OF MOZART. We also welcome composer Sebastian
Currier, winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award, to introduce our performance of his trio, Verge. Our 19th season ends with Copland’s evocative ballet, Appalachian Spring, in its chamber version written for Martha Graham and originally entitled “Ballet for Martha.”
Violist Rebecca Albers ASS ISTA NT PRINCI PA L VI OLA, MINNE SOTA ORCHE STRA
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
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Individual Tickets Thursday, August 9
Thursday, August 16 Saturday, August 18
Saturday, August 11
Abromson Community Education Center University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus 88 Bedford Street, Portland Open Seating Air Conditioned Free Covered Parking
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We encourage you to order tickets in advance. However, remaining tickets may be purchased at the door. Tickets will be mailed for orders received prior to August 1. After this date, tickets will be held for pick-up at concert time. Abromson Community Education Center is wheelchair accessible.
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