Portland Chamber Music Festival - Mendelssohn, Synchronisms & Elgar

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Tickets are $32 in advance, $35 at the door, and free for 21 and under. (Valid ID may be required at the door.)

7:30 PM
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Portland Chamber Music Festival
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Marjorie Gallant
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Mendelssohn’s second String Quintet is a wonderfully sophisticated work, both exuberant and wistful, written just two years before the composer’s death at age 38. Clarinetist Ben Fingland, lauded for his “dazzling technique” by the New York Times, performs the last of the fascinating Synchronisms, which combine virtuoso performance with electronic sounds. Rounding out the evening is Elgar’s passionately expansive Piano Quintet, featuring Cape Elizabeth native Henry Kramer at the keyboard.

Henry Kramer, piano; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Gabriela Diaz, Jennifer Elowitch and Ana Lim, violins; Jessica Meyer and Melissa Reardon, viola; Trevor Handy and Brant Taylor, cello
Mendelssohn, Davidovsky, Elgar

Mendelssohn     String Quintet No. 2 in B flat Major, Op. 87

Anna Lim and Gabriela Diaz, violins; Jessica Meyer and Melissa Reardon, violas; Trevor Handy, cello


Davidovsky        Synchronisms No. 12 for Clarinet and Electronic Sounds (2006)

Benjamin Fingland, clarinet


Elgar    Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

Henry Kramer, piano; Gabriela Diaz and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Brant Taylor, cello



Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, University of Maine Portland campus
88 Bedford St. Portland
Portland, ME
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