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PCMF: Summer Dreams

Step right up for an utterly delightful mini musical vacation with sounds and scenes of the English countryside for piano four-hands, a poetic harp quintet, the jazzy flavors of Gershwin and the folksy flair of Dvořák’s masterful piano quartet.

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Hannaford Hall
88 Bedford St
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Chamber Music Festival
(800) 320-0257
August 12, 2023

Step right up for an utterly delightful mini musical summer vacation!

First stop, a charming piece for piano four-hands evoking nature-related sounds and scenes of the English countryside, paired with a poetic, atmospheric quintet by a self-described “brazen Romantic.” Enjoy a taste of the jazzy flavors of Gershwin before jet-setting off to Bohemia for Dvořák’s masterful piano quartet, lending a folksy flair and rollicking vitality to this truly glorious adventure.

AMY BEACH Summer Dreams, Op. 47 for Piano Four-Hands (1901) Benjamin Hochman and Henry Kramer, piano

ARNOLD BAX Quintet for Harp and Strings (1919)

Gabriela Diaz and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Brant Taylor, cello; Charles Overton, harp

GEORGE GERSHWIN (arr. for Clarinet and Piano) Three Preludes (1926)

Todd Palmer, clarinet; Henry Kramer, piano

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87 (1889)

Susie Park, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Benjamin Hochman, piano

Concert run time is approximately 90 min, including a brief intermission. 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.