Opening night begins with bubbling and sparkling baroque music, Francaix highlights the woodwinds’ virtuosity in his first quintet, and the brass and piano get a full workout in Gabaye’s “Recreation”. The strings will set your feet stomping and hands clapping in “Rosa Parks” by African American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR).
Bertali – Sonata a3
Francaix – Woodwind Quintet no. 1
Gabaye – “Recreation” for brass and piano
Roumain – String Quartet no 5 “Rosa Parks”
Three is the magic number in this concert of trios. Goossens’s trio highlights the flute and oboe in harmonious synergy with the piano, and Nelhybel’s trio celebrates all the colors of the brass. Mendelssohn’s beautiful piano trio is an all time favorite, with melodies we all cherish. Stravinsky’s story of a soldier is the one that stands out – for more reasons than the number of instrumentalists!
Goossens – Pastorale et Arlequinade op. 41
Stravinsky – Histoire de Soldat Suite (selection)
Nelhybel – Brass Trio
Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in D Minor
Viola and soprano voice are a great combination to start the night and get everyone in the mood for an evening of music. Holst’s first suite and Mendelssohn’s octet are fun and challenging pieces featuring faculty and participants in side-by-side ensembles, in addition student groups perform in one of their festival groups. It promises to be an unforgettable evening!
J. Brahms – Songs op 91
Holst – Suite no 1 in Eb, mov I & II
Mendelssohn – Octet Mov IV
Student groups 1
What have you always wondered about classical music but been too afraid to ask? Now you can get answers – and most definitely some laughs as well. Faculty will amuse and entertain in this lighthearted and fun performance. Festival participants will perform in their second ensembles. Who knew chamber music could be so much fun?
PDQ Bach – Schleptet
Student groups 2
The grand finale begins with our festival participants, followed by a charming piece for flute, cello, and piano by the great romantic composer J. N. Hummel. The PRIZM Festival orchestra gives you a taste of Dvořak’s grandiose New World Symphony, and guest artist Billy Hunter, Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, is the shining star in Haydn’s trumpet concerto. A night to remember!
Student group 3
Hummel – Trio op 78
Haydn – Trumpet Concerto mov. I
Dvorak – New World symphony mov. 1