Spectrum Chamber Music Society
2023-2024 Concert Dates

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4 FOR ALL – An Evening of Quartets

Monday, October 23, 2023, at 7:30pm
All Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist
1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76122

Free Admission—Donations Accepted

From the Impressionistic charm of Claude Debussy to the unbridled joy of Gioachino Rossini to the technical fireworks of Giuseppe Verdi, our season opener is all about the quartet. It’s going to be quite an exciting journey!

PROGRAM

Claude Debussy: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor

Nikayla Kim and Albert Yamamoto, violins
Dan Sigale, viola
Jenny Kwak, cello

Gioachino Rossini: Wind Quartet No. 6 in F Major

Gabriel Fridkis, flute
Ivan Petruzziello, clarinet
Cara Owens, bassoon
Gerry Wood, horn

Verdi: String Quartet in E Minor

Jennifer Betz and Molly Baer, violins
Dmitry Kustanovich, viola
Allan Steele, cello

LOOPING BACK
     Monday October 30, 2023 at 7:00pm
     Leonard Memorial Chapel
     First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth
     800 W 5th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Take a musical trip back in time with Spectrum. as we perform music spanning almost 100 years.

We will start this program with Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s hypnotic duet, Spiegel im Spiegel, originally written for violin and piano, but at some point performed by just about every instrument with piano—this time on the viola.

Next we’ll travel almost 50 years into the past to hear Ralph Vaughan Williams’ virtuosic Oboe Concerto, featuring FWSO Principal Oboe Jennifer Lucio, in a sneak preview of her performance of the piece with the orchestra next March.

We will eventually land at the end of the 19th Century with Claude Debussy’s beloved masterpiece, his String Quartet in G Minor (in a repeat performance from the October 23 concert).

PROGRAM

Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)

Dan Sigale, viola Peggy Graff, piano

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra (arr. piano) (1944)

Jennifer Lucio, oboe
Michael Bukhman, piano

Claude Debussy: String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 10 (1893)

Nikayla Kim and Albert Yamamoto, violin
Dan Sigale, viola
Jenny Kwak, cello

PIANO PLUS…
An Evening of Chamber Music
Featuring Jon Lee, 1st Prize Winner
2022 Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition

All Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist
1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76122

FREE ADMISSION (FREEWILL DONATIONS APPRECIATED)

We’re so excited to be joined by Cliburn-award-winning pianist Jon Lee for this evening of chamber music. The program begins with a bit of a nod to Valentine’s Day: a beautifully romantic movement of a new piano quartet currently being composed by Yanlin Liu, a composer working on his Doctorate in composition at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The program continues with Mozart’s charming Trio for clarinet, viola and piano known as the “Kegelstatt” Trio. The second part of the program is devoted to Robert Schumann’s passionate Trio No. 1 for violin, cello and piano. So that’s technically TWO romantic pieces in honor of Valentine’s Day.

There will be a free post-concert reception to visit with Jon and the other artists, hosted by All Peoples Church.

YANLIN LIU—2nd Movement from the Quartet in C Minor for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano (2024)

     Qiong Hulsey, violin
     Sorin Guttman, viola
     Keira Fullerton, cello
     Jon Lee, piano

W.A. MOZART—“Kegelstatt” Trio in E Flat, K. 498 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano

     Ivan Petruzziello, clarinet
     Dan Sigale, viola
     Jon Lee, piano

ROBERT SCHUMANN—Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63 for violin, cello and piano

     Qiong Hulsey, violin
     Allan Steele, cello
     Jon Lee, piano

Hold your breath; we’re diving deeper.

Don’t touch that dial, there’s more ahead.

FWSO Music Director Laureate and Fort Worth favorite Miguel Harth-Bedoya makes his Spectrum return next May, conducting our fine musicians in a performance of the Suite from Aaron Copland’s seminal ballet, Appalachian Spring, in its original instrumentation for thirteen instruments: flute, clarinet, bassoon, four violins, two violas, two cellos, bass and keyboard. This evocative and gorgeous mainstay of 20th Century classical music will be part of a concert of American chamber music on May 20, 2024 at First United Methodist Church in downtown Fort Worth. (Other exciting selections will be announced soon.)