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ChamberFest Cleveland, April 11, 2019








Stars and Stripes

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:00pm

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ChamberFest is pulling out all the stops by rounding off its fourth season at the Blackstone Organ House. This Bratenahl home, a jaw-dropping modern structure of glass and steel, is home to an equally resplendent custom-built organ that boasts over 7,000 pipes. A host of brilliant musicians, including the acclaimed Echo Saxophone Quartet, will gather to bring to life works that ingeniously evoke the American landscape from a variety of perspectives. Terry Riley, for instance, blended his American roots with a fascination in South Asian music and philosophy to produce his mesmerizing Tread on the Trail. This celebration of American border crossings concludes with Dvořák’s glorious tribute to the United States in his beloved string quintet in E-flat, written during the Czech composer’s inspirational summer holiday in Iowa. A festive picnic following the concert will bring this incredible season to a close!


Terry Riley, Tread on the Trail, Echo Saxophone Quartet
Charles Ives, Variations on a National Hymn, “America”
Ned Rorem, Winter Pages for Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Antonin Dvořák, String Quintet #3, Op. 97


Prelude 6:15pm

Joel Smirnoff, President & CEO, CIM


Julie Albers
Diana Cohen
Franklin Cohen
Yura Lee
Dimitri Murrath
Anna Polonsky
Jennifer Stumm
Fernando Traba 

Todd Wilson
… and The Echo Saxophone Quartet




See Timothy Robinson's review

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