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Opening Night 2023: Places That Inspire

August 17, 2023 at 11:30:00 PM

Zion Episcopal Church, 301 East Congress Street, Charles Town, WV, USA

ACMF's 2023 opening night event will treat audiences to the world premieres of Steven Snowden and Noam Faingold and performances by special artists, John Bullard, classical banjo and Efi Hackmey, piano.

Join us for the opening night of our 2023 season in the heart of historic downtown Charles Town, WV.  We start our 2023 journey with a collection of exciting works for strings, piano and banjo that evoke a sense of place through folklore, our environment, and the effervescent energy of musical roots in slavic folk tunes. Featuring world premieres of Steve Snowden and Noam Faingold and special artists, John Bullard, banjo and Efi Hackmey, piano.


Voodoo Dolls (2008): Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981)

Murder Ballads (world premiere): Steven Snowden (b. 1981) In the Pines

Two Sisters

Banks of the Ohio

Sonata for Viola da Gamba in D Major, BWV 1028: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

~ intermission~

Elevation for Solo Violin and Strings (2022): Paul Frost (b. )

The Air is on Fire for Clarinet and Piano* (world premiere): Noam Faingold (b. 1984)

String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77: Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Allegro con fuoco

Scherzo. Allegro vivace

Poco andante

Finale. Allegro assai

*Commissioned work sponsored by the Evans Family

Please note: All programs are subject to changes

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