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Voices for all Seasons (of life)

August 15, 2024 at 11:30:00 PM

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, West Washington Street, Shepherdstown, WV, USA

Embark on a captivating journey through time with the Appalachian Chamber Music Festival's "Voices for all Seaons (of life)" concert. Held in the beautiful Presbyterian Church of Shepherdstown, this program promises a vibrant tapestry of music that reflects on the seasons of life, from youthful vibrancy to nostalgia of greater age. 

Embark on a captivating journey through time with the Appalachian Chamber Music Festival's "Voices for all Seaons (of life)" concert. Held in the beautiful Presbyterian Church of Shepherdstown, this program promises a vibrant tapestry of music that reflects on the seasons of life, from youthful vibrancy to nostalgia of greater age. 


The evening opens with the playful energy of Strauss's "Capriccio," a piece shimmering with a youthful vibrancy. The delicate intimacy of "Morgen", “Zueignung” and “Allerseelen" also by Strauss, whisper with a touch of longing and represent some of the different seasons in life.

Prepare to be swept away by the powerful emotions of Max Bruch's Octet. This monumental work explores a kaleidoscope of human experience, just as the changing seasons bring a rich harvest of emotions. The virtuosic ensemble of eight musicians will bring this masterpiece to life, with a performance of breathtaking intensity.


Following intermission, we experience Vivaldi's iconic "Four Seasons", with an ACMF twist.  This timeless masterpiece vividly paints a musical portrait with its vibrant melodies and dynamic energy, a testament to the enduring power of nature's artistry.


Join us at the Presbyterian Church in Shepherdstown and celebrate the beauty of nature's diverse expressions, captured in the timeless language of music.


Musicians

Violin | Martin G, Rachelle Hunt, Chris Jusell, Audrey Pride,

Viola | Sam K, Danielle Wiebe Burke

Cello | Katie Tertell

Bass | Sam Suggs


Program


Richard Strauss: Selections from the Vocal Repertoire

Zueignung (Dedication), Op. 10, No. 1 

     Allerseelen (All Souls’ Day), Op. 10, No. 8

     String Sextet from the Opera Capriccio, Op. 85

     Morgen! (Tomorrow!), Op. 27, No. 4  


Max Bruch: String Octet in B-flat Major, Op. posth. (1920)

Allegro moderato

Adagio

     Allegro molto


-intermission-


Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8

     Spring. Allegro - Largo e pianissimo sempre - Allegro pastorale

     Summer. Allegro non molto - Adagio e piano. Presto e forte - Presto

     Autumn. Allegro - Adagio molto - Allegro

     Winter. Allegro non molto - Largo - Allegro



Please note: All anticipated programs and musicians are subject to changes

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