sat, 8/18

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College

9:00am String Masterclasses
Student musicians perform for members of the Kafka Quartet and festival artists during a morning extravaganza of violin, viola, and cello masterclasses. The audience can wander from room to room and observe the teachers working with students in short, focused lessons.

NOON OnStage
INDEPTH: Schubert’s Lieder: A Fusion of Music and Poetry with
Michael Parloff
Franz Schubert’s uncanny sensitivity to literary nuance allowed him to reveal and transform the meaning of the poetry he set to music. Returning lecturer Michael Parloff will explore Schubert’s musical illumination of selected poems from Wilhelm Müller’s A Winter Journey.

2:00pm OnStage
Poetry in Music: Schubert & Schumann Songs

Schubert and Schumann, two of the greatest composers of art song, were at the center of our 2014 festival, Poetry in Music. The opening recital of this year’s festival promises to be an afternoon full of love, longing, and heartbreak!

Schubert Auf dem Strom
Schumann Liederkreis

Hyunah Yu, soprano, Radovan Vlatković, horn
Gloria Chien, piano, Jeewon Park, piano

Opening Festival Reception Immediately Following the Concert

Sun, 8/19

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College

Pre-concert talk


MAINSTAGE CONCERT Sounds of the Wind

The first Sunday concert evokes memories of our 2015 festival, Sounds of the Wind. Our cast of legendary wind players are featured throughout the program. A chamber version of Richard Strauss’s comical symphonic tone poem kicks off the concert, and the afternoon is capped with Beethoven’s exuberant Septet that was among the most popular works during his lifetime.

Strauss/Hasenöhrl Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders!
Schubert Auf dem Strom
Bartok Contrasts
Beethoven Septet

Hyunah Yu, soprano, Soovin Kim, violin, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola
Edward Arron, cello, Kurt Muroki, double bass
David Shifrin, clarinet, Frank Morelli, bassoon, Radovan Vlatković, horn
Gloria Chien, piano, Jeewon Park, piano

Meet-the-Artists and 10th Anniversary Reception immediately following the concert.