TONIGHT 7:30 PM
AT ALL SOULS'
AND REVIEW OF
By Nancy Condit
Concert 4, the final oneThursday evening, 7:30 pm, is at All Souls' Episcopal Church (as originally programmed). The Mae Ruth Swanson Memorial Concert features : (1) Schubert, Rondo for Violin and Piano (Gregory Lee, violin; Amy Cheng, piano); (2) Schubert, Selection of Ten Lieder for Tenor and Piano (Andrew Ranson, tenor; Amy Cheng, piano); and (3) Schubert, Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb Major (Amy Cheng, piano; Hal Grossman, violin; Jonathan Ruck, cello).
SHIFRIN IS OUTSTANDING
IN CONCERT 2
Guest clarinetist David Shifrin and pianist Amy I-Lin Cheng played Carl Maria von Weber's Grand Duo Concertant in E-Flat Major for Clarinet and Piano like the virtuoso piece it was billed as. Standing, Shifrin put his body into playing the instrument, as he ran scales, trills and arpeggios up and down the three movements. Cheng was very good, with the same challenging score.
Christopher Theofanidis' contemporary "Quasi una Fantasia," the world premiere of a new work for two clarinets and string quarted, commissioned by Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma and Chamber Music Northwest, Portland, Oregon was an enjoyable piece well played by Shifrin, and nicely matched by clarinetist Chad Barrow. Katrin Stamatis on the violin, Mark Neumann on the viola and Jonathan Ruck on the cello rounded out the musicians well.
The evening finished up with Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, K.581. with Shifrin, an excellent Hal Grossman on the violin, with Gregory Lee also on the violin, Mark Neumann on the viola, and Jonathan Ruck on the cello.