FINAL CONCERT
Aug
7
3:00 PM15:00

FINAL CONCERT

The first half of this program features French composers from three different generations, and notably Pauline Viardot, a mezzo-soprano who was (for a while) Chopin's lover, and who is now known for a small but treasured output of songs. Our season ends with one of the masterpieces of the chamber music repertoire: Brahms's autumnal Clarinet Quintet.

Claude Debussy: Première rhapsodie for clarinet and piano
Ernest Chausson: Chanson Perpétuelle for soprano, piano, and string quartet
Pauline Viardot: Songs
intermission
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

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LOCALLY GROWN
Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

LOCALLY GROWN

We're pretty excited about this program, which features living composers with Bay Area ties! It begins with a sonata written for Wayne by his childhood friend Anthony Cheung — now one of the most celebrated composers of his generation — and ends with John Adams's exhilarating collection of rhythmic vignettes for string quartet. In between, Bolcom's hip-hop inspired Second Piano Quartet and Heggie's lyrical song cycle (set to poems by Emily Dickinson) will keep you on the edge of your seats.

Anthony Cheung: Violin Sonata (2002)
William Bolcom: Second Piano Quartet (2003)
intermission
Jake Heggie: Newer Every Day for soprano and piano (2014)
John Adams: John's Book of Alleged Dances for string quartet and recorded prepared piano (1994)

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FOLK TRADITIONS
Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

FOLK TRADITIONS

JOIN US as we kick off PCMF's inaugural season! And we're going to start with a bang — with a new arrangement of Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances, featuring the PCMF band!

Béla Bartók (arranged by PCMF musicians): Romanian Folk Dances
Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 73
Antonín Dvořák: Gypsy Songs
intermission
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 44 No. 1

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A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO CHAMBER MUSIC
Aug
3
4:00 PM16:00

A YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO CHAMBER MUSIC

COME ENJOY a fun afternoon of chamber music, designed just for PCMF fans ages 12 and under! Learn about the musicians of the 2016 festival, the instruments they play, and the collaborative process of making music with friends. PCMF musicians will perform and talk about selections from this weekend's programs, including pieces by Schumann and Bartok.

This program is approximately 50 minutes long.

$10 adults
$5 ages 12 and under

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