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May Concert

May 19th, 3:00pm


Hotel Leo Crystal Ballroom

The  lush soundscapes of this concert will sweep you away onto an unexpected journey. Each piece features unusual, but glorious instrument combinations starting with the Debussy “Sonata for flute, viola and harp”. Debussy once remarked that he didn’t recognize the writing and felt that it was reflective of his younger self. Elizabeth Raum’s “Searching for Sophia” is an equally intense soundscape featuring oboe and strings in a deeply heartfelt and virtuosic display. The final soundscape will be Mendelssohn’s iconic “Octet in Eb” which was written when he was only 16 years old and shows of his youthful verve.

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Kim Breilein, flute Eric Kean, viola

Jill Whitman, harp

(~18 minutes)

Elizabeth Raum (b.1945)

Searching for Sophia

partial recording

Jennifer Weeks, oboe Shu-Hsin KoLenelle Morse, violin Lisa Humphrey, viola Sam Sinai, cello

(~15 minutes)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Octet in E-flat Major, Op.20

Dawn Posey, Shu-Hsin Ko, Lenelle Morse, Yuko Watanabe, violin

Eric Kean, Lisa Humphrey, viola 

Page Smith, Sam Sinai, cello

(~25 minutes)