This poetically lyrical program, infused with unforced virtuosity and memorable melodies, is the perfect way to spend a summer evening. The witty sophistication of Germaine Tailleferre, the only woman in the early 20th century group of French composers known as Les Six, sets up a fascinating contrast with a passionately dramatic quintet rooted in Armenian folk music. PCMF’s 30th summer season concludes with Schubert’s sunny Octet, with its bountiful array of strings and winds, hummable tunes, and genial Viennese charm.
GERMAINE TAILLEFERRE Image for Piano Four-Hands (1918)
Diane Walsh and Andrew Armstrong, piano
ARNO BABADJANIAN Piano Trio in F-sharp Minor (1952)
Kristin Lee, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Andrew Armstrong, piano
FRANZ SCHUBERT Octet in F Major, D. 803 (1824)
Anthony Marwood and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Anthony Manzo, bass; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Gina Cuffari, bassoon; Zohar Schondorf, horn
Concert run time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a brief pause. The concert will be live streamed for free on our YouTube channel. Tickets, complete program information including audio samples, and program notes, are available at pcmf.org or by calling (800) 320-0257.