Celebrating the 2012 Season
Divertimento Op. 9 for Oboe and String Quartet Bernhard Henrik
Duet in D for Cello and Bass Gioachino Rossini
The Emperor’s New Clothes Peter
Carnival of the Animals Camille
Saint Saens (1835-
John Harrison, violin; Nancy Luttrell, violin; Catherine Consiglio, viola; Andrew Kolb, cello
Mark Foley, bass; Amy Goeser Kolb, oboe, Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet
James Knight and Thomas Grubb, piano
This concert is a delight for all ages and all levels of music lovers. The little known Crusell Oboe Quintet has a charming appeal and is packed with cheery classical melodies. Rossini's duet for cello and bass will definitely make you smile as the two instruments try to out play each other phrase after phrase with fine Italian flare. A relatively new work, the Schickele version of the well known Hans Christian Andersen story will definitely have everyone laughing and engaged as the tale unfolds in a musical setting. Our big finish, the Carnival of the Animals, will go by in a musical flash as we portray animals of all shapes and sizes. The rarely performed chamber version of this beloved classic is truly at home in The Barn.
June 19, 20 & 21
Concert 1 -
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Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major Johannes
Serenade for 2 Violins and Viola Zoltán
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major Antonín
Annie Chalex Boyle, violin; Keith Redpath, violin; Catherine Consiglio; viola
Emmanuel Lopez, cello; James Knight; piano
The exuberant Cello Sonata in F Major by Brahms and the masterful Dvorak Piano Quintet
were written within one year of each other and the musical energy of this world was
forever changed! These glorious romantic bookends are staples of any chamber music
lover. The unusual Kodály Serenade in the middle flies off the page with rustic folk-
July 17, 18 & 19
Concert 3 -
Violin Sonata in G minor, ‘The Devil’s Trill’ Giuseppe
Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Manuel de Falla
Violin and Cello
Concerto for Two Harpsichords BWV 1060 Johann Sebastian
Gregory Lee, violin; Frances Shelly, flute; Andréa Banke, oboe; Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet
Susan Mayo, cello; James Knight, harpsichord; Christina Lee, harpsichord
Giuseppe Tartini dreamed the music for his G minor Violin Sonata. In the dream the devil played his violin with such passion and virtuosity Tartini was forever changed. Rarely performed live, this thrilling work still remains one of the most demanding in the violin repertoire. The magnificent double harpsichord concerto, BWV 1060, by Bach is based on the well known oboe and violin double concerto. This two harpsichord version is considered to be one of the most mature works of Bach's years at Köthen. The timeless majesty of this piece, the experience of hearing two harpsichords subtly blending with a small string ensemble will definitely make you a Baroque lover, if you are not already! A spectacular gem in the chamber repertoire, the concerto for multiple instruments by 20th century Spanish composer Manuel de Falla is a stunning, powerful work. It will enrapture you with a new vocabulary of colors and moods. Mesmerizing moments in the music are filled with haunting vastness, others swim with beautiful melodies and are finally topped off with vivacious sparkle
July 31, August 1 & 2
Concert 4 -
Somewhere beyond or behind all musical borders lies a creative terrain where bluegrass, jazz, classical, pop, and various world musics mingle, played by musicians who care more for inspiration than they do for genre. If that place has a name, it's surely the Republic of Strings, for no one knows its contours better than musicians Darol Anger, Scott Law, Mike Block, Lauren Rioux, and . They have created the visionary musical landscape of for Compass Records. Drawing from an array of sources that includes Ornette Coleman, , Aretha Franklin and the quartet's own members, the Republic of Strings documents a unique intergenerational exchange. Compelling musical textures, elegant solos and vocals all emanate from a startlingly diverse group of guests. "There's a lot of respect and love going on among the players," says Anger, "and I think it comes out in the music." One listen proves that he's exactly right.
Darol Anger and The Republic of Strings will be offering two workshops on improvisation at Prairie Pines July 5th and 6th.
July 5 & 6
Concert 2 -
On Thursday May 16 CMATB will feature the Ann Walenta String Quartet -
The Ann Walenta String Quartet is an endowed student string quartet established at Wichita State University by the Walenta family in memory of cellist Ann Walenta. Students audition individually and as groups each spring to win a position in this string quartet. The students are awarded a scholarship each year they are selected.
May 16 at 7 pm
The mission of Chamber Music at The Barn is to promote the appreciation of chamber music by providing concerts of artistic excellence in an intimate, casual, country setting and educational opportunities for persons of diverse ages and backgrounds.