Sunday Afternoon: Pop
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Sunday Afternoon: Pop

For PCMF 2019’s closing concert, the one-of-a-kind talents for which our guest artists are known are on full display, while our program cheekily explores the meanings of “pop” music. The concert begins with a string quartet from the “pop” of the genre, Joseph Haydn, who first elevated the instrumentation into the refined art form we now know and love. Hindemith’s emotionally soaring Viola Sonata is among the most popular works for viola and piano, and rightfully so. As a fitting conclusion, cellist Clancy Newman and violinist Zachary DePue present the unique ways they have found as individuals to combine their classical training and popular mainstream influences, and the festival ends with a bang as Paul Schoenfield’s Cafe Music throws every popular music tradition, including jazz and klezmer, into the kitchen sink — with rousing results.

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 76 No. 6
Formosa Quartet

Paul Hindemith: Viola Sonata, Op. 11 No. 4
Nicholas Cords, viola
Juliana Han, piano


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Pop-Unpopped
and other selections
Clancy Newman, cello
Zachary DePue, violin*


Paul Schoenfield: Cafe Music
Zachary DePue, violin*
Clancy Newman, cello
Juliana Han, piano

*Zachary DePue will be replacing Charles Yang on this afternoon’s program.

Cellist and composer Clancy Newman plays one of his Pop-Unpopped arrangements. 😲

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Friday Evening: Not Classical
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Friday Evening: Not Classical

What we think of today as “classical music” is a tradition that originated in Western Europe, but later practitioners drew inspiration from outside of that cultural sphere. This concert highlights some of those influences, whether they are the flash of Mongolian horse hooves in Lei Liang’s Gobi Gloria, or the distinctly Andalusian sounds of Joaquín Turina’s lush Piano Quartet. The second half of the program presents gems in the Western tradition from outside the Classical period. Orlando Gibbons’s beautiful madrigals are exemplars of Renaissance polyphony, and 250 years later, we meet Brahms in the Romantic period, where he is labeled a conservative for holding fast to classical principles while his contemporaries sought to break down traditions in form and harmony.

Lei Liang: Gobi Gloria
Formosa Quartet

Joaquin Turina: Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 67
Zachary DePue, violin*
Nicholas Cords, viola
Clancy Newman, cello
Juliana Han, piano


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Orlando Gibbons: Madrigals
Formosa Quartet
Nicholas Cords, viola

Johannes Brahms: String Quintet in G major, Op. 111
Formosa Quartet
Nicholas Cords, viola

*Zachary DePue will be replacing Charles Yang on this evening’s program.

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Wednesday Evening: Classical
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Wednesday Evening: Classical

We think of Mozart as “Mister Classical,” the composer who embodies the balance, poise, and grace of the Classical period. But we also know about his impish, irreverent side, which provided the magic for his works. On PCMF 2019’s opening concert, we couple Mozart’s radiant Grande Sestetto Concertante with Francis Poulenc’s neo-classical Violin Sonata, as well as Behzad Ranjbaran’s poetic Shiraz, a piece inspired by classical Persian culture, for a classical journey that will expand and challenge what you know about classical music.

Francis Poulenc: Violin Sonata
Charles Yang, violin
Juliana Han, piano

Behzad Ranjbaran: Shiraz
Charles Yang, violin
Clancy Newman, cello
Juliana Han, piano

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Grande Sestetto Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364, arranged for string sextet
Formosa Quartet
Nicholas Cords, viola
Clancy Newman, cello

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