Season 1, 2008-2009
Sunday, September 7, 2008, 3:00pm
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue..........................Franck
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales...................Ravel
Polonaise-Fantaisie, op 61
Mazurken, Opus 24, No 1
Opus 17, No 4..................................................Chopin
Mephisto Waltz No 1.....................................Liszt
Sunday, October 5, 2008, 3:00pm
Music by Brahms with Piano, Clarinet and Cello
Brahms Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Opus 114
Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Opus 120/2
Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano in E minor, Opus 38
Paul Dykstra, piano; Nancy Fiske, clarinet;
Beth Pearson, cello;
Sunday, November 2, 2008, 3:00pm
Two masterpieces for Piano Quintet
Schumann Opus 44 in E flat major
Dvorák Opus 81 in A major
Mary Towse-Beck, piano; Jennifer Jameson-Kelly, violin; Sarah Barker, violin;
Joanna Cyrus, viola; Dorothy Braker, cello
Friday, December 19*, 2008, 7:00pm
A Quiet Christmas,
Bring yourself back in time with this quiet candlelit celebration of the Spirit of the Season.
Step away from the hustle and bustle that Christmas brings to your lives. Strains of peaceful Christmas music and twinkling candlelight will illuminate the sanctuary of Christ Church for the fourth performance scheduled by Aliento Chamber Players. 'A Quiet Christmas' is 50-minute performance concert by the vocal duo, Sirens' Song that will soothe with reflective music of the season, including familiar carols and lesser known songs and duets.
Soprano Angelynne Hinson and Alto Melinda McMahon are joined by Barbara Flocco, Piano and Dorothy Braker, Cello
Sunday, January 4, 2009, 3:00pm
Two of the beautiful standards in the string quartet literature.
Haydn String Quartet in E flat Major, Opus 64, No. 6
Schubert Quartet D. 804 (Rosamunde)
Christine Stuart, violin; Alexander Romanul, violin; Joanna Cyrus, violin;
Pat Morrison, viola; Dorothy Braker, cello
Sunday, Febuary 1, 2009, 3:00pm
Bruce Adami is the organist for Christ Episcopal Church. He performs a full recital featuring the Lively-Fulcher Pipe Organ.
Completed in the summer of 2006, this 3-manual 45-rank organ is a work of art, shown to perfection in the hands
of this talented organist.
All-French program by Alain, Dandrieu, Dupré, Duruflé, Franck, Vierne and Widor
Sunday, March 1, 2009, 3:00pm
We come back to our beloved Brahms, this time shown in contrast to the beautiful work of Mozart. Members of the Philharmonic
Chamber Players are joined by others in an exciting collaborative performance.
Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K. 493
Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Opus 60
Mary Towse-Beck, piano; Elliott Markow, violin; David Yang, viola;
Dorothy Braker, cello
Sunday, April 5, 2009, 3:00pm
Community Chorus at South Berwick
Handel's Messiah, Parts II and III
We bring you a Palm Sunday celebration with Parts II and III, the "Easter" portions of Handel's timeless oratorio.
This masterwork is brought to you on Palm Sunday, with soloists and a chamber orchestra with strings,
woodwinds, and trumpet. You won't want to miss this presentation, with its many choruses, and solo sections, with
the triumphant 'Hallelujah Chorus' and stirring 'Amen'.
Sunday, May 3, 2009, 3:00pm
Amare Cantare offers an eclectic program of a cappella choral music, featuring both sacred and secular selections from a variety of styles, traditions, and countries. Among other works, the concert will include sacred pieces by César Alejandro Carillo, Ola Gjeilo, and Felix Mendelssohn; a group of Argentinian tangos arranged for mixed chorus; English part songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Matthew Harris; and several African-American spirituals. Please join us for an afternoon of great choral chamber music.
Sunday, June 7, 2009, 3:00pm
Hans Krasa - Tanz (Dance)
Alan Hohvaness - Trio
Gideon Klein - "Variations on a Moravian Theme" from his String Trio
Zoltan Kodaly - Intermezzo
Alfred Schnittke - Moderato from his String Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven - Rondo from String Trio, Opus 9, No. 3
Dr. Byron Wallis, violin;
David Yang, viola; Kenneth Woods, cello
Sunday, July 5, 2009, 3:00pm
Piscataqua River Brass
What better way to celebrate the birth of our country right in the original Revolutionary War Capital of New Hampshire, than
with the uplifting sounds of a choir of brass instruments?
"Early American Songs" arr. Edward S. Solomon, a medley of familiar American patriotic melodies.
Sunday, August 2, 2009, 3:00pm
The many voices of the Cello with Celli Caelestis
Nancy M. Brown, conductor
Auf dem strom by Franz Schubert with soprano
pianist Mary Towse-Beck, and cellist Dorothy Braker
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos with soprano
Angelynne Hinson and eight celli
Double Violin Concerto by J.S. Bach with soloists Ian MacKay,
violin and Jacob MacKay, cello
Requiem by David Popper, soloists Matthew Laughlin, Gary Hodges, and Jacob MacKay, cellists
Elegie by Gabriel Fauré, soloist Jacob MacKay, cello