Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival

Otesaga Resort Hotel (map)

From cuckoos to blackbirds, nightingales to goldfinches, composers have been fascinated by birdsong dating back to the 14th century. For the Birds features composers whose works were inspired by avians, imitate specific birdsongs and include audio and visual recordings of birds in nature, such as Robert Sirota’s Birds of Paradise. This performance will also include the world premiere of a new arrangement by Sirota of The Beatles’ classic ‘Blackbird.’ Performers include Linda Chesis, flute, Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet, Chloé Kiffer, violin, and Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano.

https://www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/new-events

Music@Moma Series

Moma Tower (map)

Mozart Kegelstatt
David Ludwig Flowers
Francaix Trio

Kathryn Lockwood, viola
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Andrea Lam, piano

Musikiwest

Mitchell Park Community Center (map)

Silenced Voices

String Quartet in C Major (selections) — Theo Smit Sibinga
Grand Duo for violin and cello (selections) — Paul Hermann
Dance for string trio — Hans Krasa
String Quartet No. 8 — Dmitri Shostakovich
Clarinet Quintet — Giacomo Meyerbeer

Alexi Kenney – violin
Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson – violin
Richard O’Neill – viola
Michelle Djokic – cello
Romie deGuise-Langlois – clarinet

in collaboration with Rona Hu MD, Stanford University, CHIPAO. 

The meaningful topic of Silenced Voices has been relevant throughout history and remains so today. This program features composers whose works were banned for political and/or religious reasons. This music is an invitation to reflect on the countless voices in the arts and literature that have been silenced for centuries and on those whose work is presently being suppressed. We will feature compositions by Hans Krasa, Paul Hermann, Theo Smit Sibinga and Jacob Meyerbeer, possibly some unknown names and works for some of us. The provocative String Quartet no. 8 of Dimitri Shostakovich, dedicated to the victims of fascism and war, touchingly captures a sense of desperation, sadness and heartbreak with an underlying desire to overcome. Joining us on this journey will be violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson bringing his wealth of experience as a member of the Pacifica String Quartet for 17 years during which time they won a Grammy, and the Avery Fisher Career Grant among many other honors. Also appearing will be young superstar and local hero, violinist, Alexi Kenney, rock star violist, Richard O’Neill, the inimitable clarinetist, Romie deGuise Langlois and Michelle Djokic on cello.

https://musikiwest.org/event/musikiwest-concert-october-24-2019/

Concordia Chamber Players

ArtYard in Frenchtown, NJ (map)

Silenced Voices

String Quartet in C Major (selections) — Theo Smit Sibinga
Grand Duo for violin and cello (selections) — Paul Hermann
Dance for string trio — Hans Krasa
String Quartet No. 8 — Dmitri Shostakovich
Clarinet Quintet — Giacomo Meyerbeer

Alexi Kenney – violin
Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson – violin
Richard O’Neill – viola
Michelle Djokic – cello
Romie de Guise-Langlois – clarinet

The October Concordia Chamber Music program is title "Silenced Voices" is in homage to all those in the art and literary world who have been banned for political or religious reasons. We have selected a few composers who were all impacted by the political tensions of their times.

Much of Sibinga's music was lost during his internment in the Dutch East Indies. In spite of a stellar career as a young cellist and composer, Hermann, who was Jewish, was sent to the interment camp of Darncy. Hans Krasa was put to death at Auschwitz soon after completing his string trio Tanec. Meyerbeer's delightful clarinet Quintet was banned during WWII due to his Jewish roots. Shostokovich was twice formally denounced by the government for the "western influences" in his music and ultimately his music was also banned for a time. His String Quartet is dedicated to "the victims of Fascism and war."

With the exception of the Shostakovich String Quartet these compositions have rarely been enjoyed live and deserve to be heard and performed in honor of the many voices who have been silenced. Concordia is proud to present this music to the public.


https://concordiaplayers.org/2019-20-season/

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Meet the Music!

RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM, ALEXANDER HALL (map)

Princeton University Concerts Series

Bruce Adolphe, Host

Plunge into an ocean of music and poetry to meet the sarcastic fringehead fish, an expanding pufferfish, a stoplight parrotfish, a love-struck seahorse, an eight-part fugal octopus, and more! Swim through marine snow and discover the mysterious world of coral music. Music, poetry, underwater photography, and amazing facts about the ocean and its creatures: it is all part of Oceanophony. Music by Bruce Adolphe. Poems by Kate Light.

http://www.princetonuniversityconcerts.org/concerts/concert/meet-the-music-oceanophony

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Meet the Music!

Alice Tully Hall (map)

Oceanophony

Plunge into an ocean of music and poetry to meet the sarcastic fringehead fish, an expanding pufferfish, a stoplight parrotfish, a love-struck seahorse, an eight-part fugal octopus, and more! Swim through marine snow and discover the mysterious world of coral music. Music, poetry, underwater photography, and amazing facts about the ocean and its creatures: it is all part of Oceanophony.

Music by Bruce Adolphe. Poems by Kate Light.

https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/nyc/events/upcoming/meet-the-music-november-10-2019/

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Inside Chamber Music

Rose Studio (map)

This season, Inside Chamber Music expands to explore twelve milestone chamber music works. Join distinguished composer and radio personality Bruce Adolphe for investigations and insights into masterworks that changed the trajectory of the genre. Inside Chamber Music lectures are beloved by regulars and a revelation to first-timers for their depth, accessibility, and brilliance.

Each lecture is supported by excerpts from the featured piece, performed live by CMS artists.

Program

  • Brahms Quintet in B minor for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 115 (1891)

https://www.chambermusicsociety.org/nyc/events/upcoming/inside-chamber-music-with-bruce-adolphe-november-13-2019/

Third Sound at Haverford College

Haverford College campus, Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium (map)

Concert Artist Series presents the THIRD SOUND ENSEMBLE
featuring Sooyun Kim, flute, Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet, Karen Kim, violin, Michael Nicolas, cello, Orion Weiss, piano, and composer Patrick Castillo. Their program features Johannes Brahms "Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114", Ingrid Araucos "Fantasy-Quartet" (2001), Patrick Castillos "Music for Four" (2017), and Arnold Schoenberg’s "Kammersymphonie No. 1, Op. 9" (1906) (arr. Webern).

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4327273

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y (map)

Mozart’s “Gran Partita”

MOZART (arr. Wendt): Overture to The Marriage of Figaro 

WEILL: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra, Op. 12 

MOZART: Serenade No. 10 in B-flat Major, K. 361 (“Gran Partita”) 

Mozart and Kurt Weill, two natural-born showmen, wowed audiences wherever they went, from opera houses to concert halls to private parties. Delights and surprises abound in this refreshing program showcasing the Orpheus winds and violinist Carolin Widmann.   

https://orpheusnyc.org/event/carolin-widmann-92y/