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Music by Members - Feb 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Music by Members
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Alice Matteson

This member program, entitled “Love, Passion, Portraits,” will consist of several interesting collaborations with musical selections centered on this concept.

Accompanied by David Schonfeld on baroque oboe, Laura Mazza-Dixon on viola da gamba, and Eric Hansen* on archlute, soprano Alice Matteson will perform four love-themed songs by Henry Purcell: Fairest Isle, If Love’s a Sweet Passion, I Attempt from Love’s Sickness to Fly, and When I Have Often Heard Young Maids Complaining.

Susanne Shrader, violin, and Alan Lurie, piano, will bring us passion with Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares EspaƱolas.

Lillie Gardner, piano, will present several depictions of people through music, including the Third Movement “The Alcotts” from Charles Ives’s Piano Sonata No.2, and three selections from Portraits by Virgil Thomson: “Connecticut Waltz (Harold Lewis Cook),” “Insistences (Louise Crane),” and “Persistently Pastoral (Aaron Copland).”

Alice Matteson will sing two songs from Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben (A Woman’s Life and Love) assisted by her husband, pianist David Garrido Cid.

Finally, we will hear several movements from the four-hands piano arrangement of Liebeslieder Waltzer, Op. 52 by Brahms, performed by Musical Club member David Garrido Cid and guest, Miguel Campinho*.