He was one of the great film composers. But before that, he was the toast of Vienna. On Sunday afternoon, the Concordia Chamber Players will offer an opportunity to discover why. Erich Wolfgang Korngold was born in Brünn, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1897. He was one of the most amazing composer prodigies who ever lived. He produced works of remarkable maturity from a very early age. The earliest masterpiece to be composed by a former prodigy is generally held to be Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings. Mendelssohn was 16 at the time. By 15, Korngold had already written his first la
Guests at “From Buenos Aires with Love,” were treated to a magical evening at Cradle Valley Farm of live tango inspired music as well as a sumptuous meal featuring food and wines of the region. Special thanks to the wonderful musicians, Nick Danielson, Emilio Solla, J.P. Jofre, and Pablo Aslan as well as the volunteers who cooked and helped to make the evening one we won’t soon forget! Pablo Aslan’s award winning Quartet with J.P. Jofre on bandoneon, playing jazz tango at the Annual fundraiser for Concordia Chamber Players, “From Buenos Aires with Love.”
At the first subscription concert of the year on November 10th, we were truly honored when Roy Chaliff presented a beautiful hand-crafted music stand to Michelle Djokic. He said it was his way of thanking her for these concerts we bring to New Hope. Many thanks to all who came out to support us! Wishing you peace and harmony with the promise of future gatherings in the celebration of music and community.
Rebecca Clarke’s music will open Sunday’s concert by Concordia Chamber Players, which will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, outside New Hope, Pa. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Clarke originally studied violin, but switched to viola at the suggestion of her teacher, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. She enjoyed respectable successful as performer and even as composer. Her Viola Sonata tied for first place with a work of Ernest Bloch in a competition held by patron of the arts Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. That was in 1919. Reflective of the attitudes of the time, there were som
Concordia Chamber Players Artistic Director, Michelle Djokic predicts, “This could possibly be our finest Concordia season ever.” In addition to the concert series the group will introduce a new offering called “Notable Encounter I” on Oct. 6. The “Notable Encounter” includes a stimulating and revealing discussion of Zoltan Kodaly’s Duo for violin and cello followed by a performance of the work in the Nakashima Woodworking Studio in the woodlands of New Hope. Michelle Djokic and Toby Appel will perform in the first “Notable Encounter” to be staged by the Concordia Chamber Players. The event is