ChamberFest, Music of the Motherlands, was held September 8th & 9th, 2017
Featuring JP Jofre, accomplished composer and extraordinary bandoneonist, along with the Concordia Chamber Players, who presented his electrifying Tangodromo, Suite for String Quintet and Bandoneon along with a few shorter selections, including “Bailongo” for solo cello – a world premiere!
The program closed with the complete version of Antonin Dvorak’s String Quintet in G major, Opus 77, deeply inspired by his Bohemian heritage.
Francisco Fullana, Kristin Lee, Daniel Kim, Anthony Manzo, JP Jofre and Michelle Djokic were the performers for this thrilling program at the bucolic setting of Glen Oaks Farm in the heart of Bucks County.
Prior to the concert, Concordia held two open rehearsals, September 8th at the New Hope Library, from 2 PM to 5 PM, which was free to the community and another on September 9th, from 10 AM to 1 PM at Glen Oaks Farm where they welcomed students from The Grand School of Music on stage to work side by side as they read through and performed the music.
“The entire evening was superb. The venue, food, hospitality – all first class. My congratulations to the Concordia team. This happens only by hard work and careful planning.”
“You outdid yourselves this year. The musical portion of the program was ideal for the setting and the mood. The atmosphere inside the barn was one of great camaraderie amongst all of the attendees.”
“Everyone in the audience was completely swept off their feet.”
Photos by Kevin York (Except at Library and Dinner group photo)