The Pierstown Grange: Ensembles Large and Small | Kodaly, Sampson, Gershwin, Parker,Tomasi and more

Monday, August 14th 2017 at 7:30 pm

When the Glimmerglass Festival gets its season underway, regional audiences get to partake in the wonderful bounties of the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra musicians. In this 16th Annual Florence High Memorial Chamber Music Concert, the Pierstown Grange in Cooperstown presents these world-class performers in various ensembles, large and small, with repertoire of their choice—with the musical coordination of conductor Ubaldo Valli. From jazz to classical to opera to Broadway, this is one concert where you can expect the unexpected, but always entertainment delivered with both sophistication and charm.

As rumor has it…the program, in its current evolution, is likely to include the following:

  • Louis Spohr — Duo No. 2 for two violins, Op. 67
  • Mike ForbesThe Grumpy Troll for tuba
  • Henri TomasiLe Tombeau de Mireille
  • David Sampson Suite No. 2 from Notes From Faraway Places
  • Zoltan Kodaly — selected mov’t from Sonata for Solo Cello Op. 8
  • Darius Milhaud — Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b
  • Dag Wirén — Serenade for Strings, Op. 11
  • George Gershwin Our Love is Here to Stay
  • Jimmy Van HeusenPolka Dots and Moonbeams
  • Charlie Parker Yardbird Suite

The performers are to be:

  • clarinet — Pascal Archer
  • bassoon — Mark Timmerman
  • trumpet and flugelhorn — Don Batchelder and Jerry  Bryant
  • tuba — David Saltzman
  • percussion — Matthew McClung
  • piano — David Moody
  • violins — Katherine Hannauer, Ruotao Mao, Jennifer Reuning Myers, Laura Smith, Alexandra Van de Geijn, Heather Wittels
  • violas — Meghan Dewan,, Megan Newman Dyer, Katrina Smith
  • ‘cellos — Dylan Beckerman, Ruth Berry, Janet Nepkie,
  • double bass — David Irvin

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VENUE:
Pierstown Grange
137 Wedderspoon Hollow Rd, Cooperstown, NY

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