Past Concordia Chamber Players Seasons

Here’s a taste of past Concordia Chamber Players seasons.

2018-19 Season

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ChamberFest 2018: September 14-15, 2018

The 2018-2019 season of Concordia Chamber Players is rich in its offerings. We launch the season with ChamberFest with “Whirled Music”. The first half of this program offers music inspired by deep spirituality of Judaism in an arrangement of Kol Nidre for string quartet by John Zorn, the energy and the joy of African music in “White Man Sleeps” by Kevin Volans for string quartet and the deeply meditative harmonic journey of “Fratres” for string quartet by Arvo Part. The “Five World Dances” by Sergio Assad for guitar and string quartet will take you on a musical exploration of Middle eastern, Irish, African, Latin American, and Baltic music. Performing on guitar will be recent Curtis graduate and first prize winner of the Andres Segovia International Guitar Competition, Hao Yang. You will also be introduced to the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, violinist Alexi Kenney. Also new to our audience is violist Scott Lee, sought after soloist and chamber musician. Returning to Concordia is the gifted violinist, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu.

September 14th: 2pm

FREE Open Rehearsal at New Hope Public Library

September 15th: 10:30am

Open Rehearsal at The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm

September 15th: 7pm

Concert at The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm
(includes reception at intermission)

Kol Nidre for string quartet — John Zorn

White Man Sleeps for string quartet — Kevin Volans

Fratres for string quartet — Arvo Pärt

Five World Dances for guitar and string quartet — Sergio Assad

Alexi Kenney, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu – violins, Siwoo Kim – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello, Hao Yang – guitar

Location:
The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm – 6871 Upper York Road Solebury, PA 18963

Subscription Concert I: November 11, 2018

Our first subscription concert of the season will be a largely British lineup of music and several new and exciting artists for you to experience. Opening the program will be the Phantasy Quartet by Benjamin Britten for oboe and string quartet, a work that brilliantly uses the texture of the oboe and strings. Following this is a string quartet written by the British composer Jonathan Dove called “Out of Time.” Written at a time when minimalism had not yet reached its popularity of today, it is original and profound in its simplicity and richness of colors. I have also chosen to share with you the Piacevole movement from the String Quartet in E minor, Opus 83 by Sir Edward Elgar for its ecstatic beauty. Rounding off this program will be the clever and delightful Quartet by Jean Françaix. While not English at all, it does feature an English Horn along with string trio!

Phantasy Quartet for oboe and string trio, Opus 2 — Benjamin Britten

Out of Time for string quartet — Jonathan Dove

Piacevole, in E minor, Opus 83 — Sir Edward Elgar

Quartet for English horn and string trio — Jean Françaix

Yoojin Jang, Emily Daggett Smith – violins, Richard O’Neill – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello, Kemp Jernigan – oboe/English horn

We also invite you to a free Open Rehearsal

Saturday, November 10, 4:00-5:30 pm

Rojo’s Roastery, Lambertville NJ

2019 Gala at Cradle Valley Farm

January 11, 2019, 7pm

Project Fusion

The eclectic and dazzling saxophone quartet, Project Fusion, has garnered countless top prizes in world wide competition.

We will present the award-winning “Project Fusion,” hailed as “a joy to watch, sparkling as much as the instruments in their hands”. The only thing better than the saxophone is four saxophones! Please join us as we gather in the Music Barn of Cradle Valley Farm over great music, great food, and wonderful friends.

Dannel Espinoza, sopranoMatt Amedio, altoMichael Sawzin, tenorMatthew Evans, baritone

Subscription Concert II: February 17, 2019

featuring all women composers

For our second subscription concert we proudly present a fantastic program of compositions spanning three centuries, all written by women. We open this program with the devilishly difficult and dynamic Piano Quintet by Ellen Zwilich written in 2010 with the same instrumentation and somewhat inspired in structure by the famous Trout Quintet by Schubert. Next you will hear the romantic and expansive Piano Trio by Amy Beach written 1938. Closing this program will be the Piano Quintet no. 1 by Louise Farrenc composed in 1839. I have to admit to being unfamiliar with the works of Farrenc until one of our audience members suggested we program one of her compositions. A celebrated pianist, Farrenc greatly enriched our repertoire with this virtuosic, original remarkable work full of romantic sweep.

Piano Quintet — Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Trio in A minor, Opus 150 — Amy Beach

Piano Quintet No. 1, Opus 30 — Louise Farrenc

John Novacek – piano, Miho Saeguso – violin, Ayane Kozasa – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello, Anthony Manzo – bass

We also invite you to a free Open Rehearsal

Selections from our February 17th concert will be presented at our open rehearsal.

Saturday, February 16 from 4 – 6 pm

Lambertville Hall
57 Bridge Street • Lambertville, NJ 08530

Subscription Concert III: April 28, 2019

Our final subscription concert is an incredible discovery of exciting and thrilling music. We will be featuring two works by composer Andy Akiho, described by the NY Times as “mold breaking,” “dramatic,” “vital.” To open the program we present “21” for cello and marimba. This composition, inspired by the 21st measure of the Fugue movement of Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 1, calls for the cellist to also play the kick drum and trigger a looping pedal joined by the marimba player who uses many techniques in addition to playing the marimba. You will then hear the String Quartet No. 2 of Sergei Prokofiev based on Kabardinian themes. I chose this work to compliment the rhythmic vitality of the Akiho compositions while immersing you in the sounds of strings only. We all come together then for a performance of another Akiho composition, “LIgNEouS” meaning “made, consisting of or resembling wood” for marimba and string quartet.

“21” for cello and marimba — Andy Akiho

String Quartet No. 2 “Kabardinian” — Sergei Prokofiev

LIgNEouS for marimba and string quartet — Andy Akiho

Ian Rosenbaum – marimba, Kristin Lee, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu – violins, Dimitri Murrath – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

We also invite you to a free Open Rehearsal

“Rhythmic Integrity”

Selections from our April 28 concert, works by Andy Akiho and Sergei Prokofiev, will be presented at our open rehearsal.

Saturday, April 27 at 5:00 pm

Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ

The Princeton Festival: Friday June 7, 7:30 pm

CONTRASTING DUOS, A POWERFUL TRIO

Beethoven’s charming set of variations for cello and piano, a relatively early work (1801), is based on a duet from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). The duet, sung in the opera by Pamina and Papageno, is a paean to love between husband and wife. Beethoven’s music brings out the sweetness of that sentiment, with the piano leading the way.

Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály’s Duo for violin and cello was composed in 1914, but not performed until 1924. Along with Ravel’s Sonata of 1920-22, it is a landmark of the small repertoire for this unusual but beautiful combination of instruments. Folkloric elements give the first movement a rhapsodic feeling, while the second movement is a passionate Adagio. The work concludes with a sparkling Presto.

The first movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s fiery and moving Piano Trio, Op. 66 was written in 1845, two years before his untimely death. It has tension and passion that may surprise those who think they know this composer’s musical personality. There are glorious melodies, of course, along with echoes of his brilliant Midsummer Night’s Dream, written nearly 20 years earlier. Yet the piece also looks forward to the architectural power of Brahms.

Seven Variations on ‘Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen’ Wo0 46 – Beethoven

Duo for violin and cello, Op.7 – Kodály

Piano Trio in C minor, No.2, Op.66 – Mendelssohn

Alexi Kenney – violin, Michael Brown – piano, Michelle Djokic – cello

Miller Chapel, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540

Concordia Chamber Players is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

2017-18 Season

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Concordia ChamberFest 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Open Rehearsal at The Free Library
of New Hope & Solebury

We will be conducting a rehearsal in the beautiful space at the New Hope Free Library. This is a wonderful opportunity for the local community to see the process, hear the music come to life and meet the musicians who will be performing at this year’s ChamberFest.

This event is FREE to the public.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Open Rehearsal

The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm, 6871 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA

Join us as we host an intimate open rehearsal in the Barn at the lovely Glen Oaks Farm in Solebury, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

7:00 pm

Evening Concert

The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm, 6871 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA

Duos for Violin and Bandoneon — JP Jofre
Tangodromo Suite for Bandoneon and String Quartet — JP Jofre
String Quintet in G Major, Opus 77 — Antonin Dvorak

Michelle Djokic – cello, Daniel Kim – viola, Kristin Lee – violin, JP Jofre – bandoneon, Francisco Fullana – violin, Anthony Manzo – bass

Subscription Concert I: November 5, 2017

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Selection of songs for soprano and piano —

  • Reynaldo Hahn
  • L’Enamourée
  • L’Automne
  • Si mes vers avaient des ailes

Fantaisie chromatique, Chaconne for string quartet — Dave Brubeck
Les Ariettes oubliées for soprano and piano — Claude Debussy
Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor — Reynaldo Hahn

Laquita Mitchell – soprano, Michelle Djokic – cello, Jesse Mills– violin, William Wolfram – piano, Danbi Um – violin, Mark Holloway – viola

2018 Annual Winter Gala

Cradle Valley Farm
6454 Meetinghouse Road
New Hope, PA 18938

“Songs of Brazil”

Join the Concordia family of supporters, escape the cold with the heat of Latin music, enjoy cocktails and Brazilian-inspired fare all in the warmth and charm of Cradle Valley Farm… an experience not to be missed!

Friday – January 12, 2018
7 pm

Clarice Assad – voice and piano
João Luiz – guitar

Subscription Concert II: February 11, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Divertimento in E-flat Major for viola, cello and bass — Michael Haydn

Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders! — Richard Strauss/Franz Hasenohrl

Septet in E-flat Major, Opus 20 — Ludwig van Beethoven

Carmit Zori – violin, Michelle Djokic – cello, Ayane Kozasa – viola, Anthony Manzo – bass, Romie deGuise Langlois – clarinet, Marc Goldberg – bassoon, Eric Reed – horn

FREE Open Rehearsal

Saturday, April 7, 2018

4:00 PM
Lambertville Hall
57 Bridge Street • Lambertville, NJ
Free to the Public

Subscription Concert III: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Snapshot, Circa 1909 for string quartet — John Corigliano

Obrigado for mandolin and string quartet — Clarice Assad

String Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major — Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Michelle Djokic – cello, David Benedict – mandolin, Tien Hsin Cindy Wu,  Siwoo Kim – violin, Juan Miguel Hernandez – viola

Princeton Festival: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary

64 Mercer Street, Princeton

7:30 PM

Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)-Intermezzo for String Trio

Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)-Trio Élégiaque No. 1

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)-Suite in A major, JS 186

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)-Piano Quartet #2 in E flat major Op. 87

Carmit Zori – violin, Michelle Djokic – cello, Daniel Kim – viola, Michael Brown, piano

2016-17 Season

Mads Toling Concordia Gala

Concordia ChamberFest 2016

Friday September 16 – 7:00 pm
(doors open at 6:30 pm)

“Oh Gesualdo, Divine Tormentor” — Bruce Adolphe

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 — Wolfgang A. Mozart

String Quintet in C major, Opus 29 — Ludwig van Beethoven

Includes cocktail reception

Saturday, September 17

10:30 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 –5:00 pm

Open Rehearsals

Sunday afternoon, September 18

3 pm (doors open at 2:30pm)

Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080, Contrapunctus I-IV (for string quartet) — Johann S. Bach

Sextet — Aaron Copland

Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Opus 47 — Robert Schumann

Location

The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm

6871 Upper York Road
Solebury, PA 18963

Anna Polonsky – Piano, Romie de Guise Langlois – Clarinet, Philippe Djokic & Emily Daggett-Smith – Violin, Molly Carr & Juan Miguel Hernandez – Viola, Michelle Djokic – Cello

Subscription Concert I: October 23, 2016

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

String Trio in G Major -Ernest J. Moeran

Sonata No. 3 for cello and piano -Bohuslav Martinu

Piano Quartet in D minor-William Walton

The first of our subscription series concerts explores works that you rarely have a chance to hear in live performance. We will present the charming String Trio in G major of Ernest J. Moeran, who is considered one of the great unsung heroes of English music of his period. A contemporary of Moeran’s and a fellow countryman, William Walton, in his youth, composed his only piano quartet using his unique voice, but later revised the work in the version you will hear. These two English works will bookend the Sonata No. 3 by Bohuslav Martinu for cello and piano.

Susan Langlas Grace – piano, Daniel Phillips – violin, Toby Appel – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

Annual Winter Gala 2017

Cradle Valley Farm
6454 Meetinghouse Road
New Hope, PA 18938

The Mads Men Program for Jazz Trio

with Mads Tolling
and joined by Dan Tepfer on piano and Sam Bevan on upright bass

January 13, 2017
7 pm

We are very excited to bring to you the two-time Grammy winning violinist, Mads Tolling and his Mads Men. This fun and eclectic program recalls music from the 1960s Mad Men era. Swing with Mads in the warmth of Cradle Valley Farm while enjoying sumptuous delights, all in the company of friends.

Subscription Concert II: February 26, 2017

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

String Quartet No. 2, “Company”-Phillip Glass

String Quartet in G minor, Opus 10-Claude Debussy

String Quintet in E-flat Major, Opus 97, “American”-Antonin Dvorák

The second concert is all things strings! We open the program with the String Quartet No. 2 of Phillip Glass, composed as incidental music for the dramatization of Samuel Beckett’s prose poem, “Company”. As with many string quartets, you will hear a very personal and intimate voice of the composer. We will also tackle the G minor String Quartet of Claude Debussy, the only quartet he composed and one of the staples of the repertoire. This concert closes with Dvorák’s String Quintet in Eb Major composed right after he finished his famous American String Quartet. Its flavor is equally enticing, full of Bohemian idioms with American inspiration!

Francisco Fullana, Emily Daggett-Smith – violin, Mark Holloway, Sharon Wei – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

Subscription Concert III: April 23, 2017

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Meditation and Processional for viola and piano-Ernest Bloch

Piano Quartet in C minor-Johannes Brahms

Piano Trio in G minor, Opus 15-Bedrich Smetana

Our final subscription concert reveals much soul searching by our composers. To open the program, Ernest Bloch’s Meditation and Processional for viola and piano reveals his deeply soulful Jewish identity. Following, we present Bedrich Smetana’s Piano Trio in G minor written after the tragic death of his daughter from scarlet fever, revealing both the pain he felt at the loss while imbuing the piece with memories of the innocence of his daughter’s childhood. Closing this program will be one of Johannes Brahms’s greatest chamber works, the Piano Quartet in C minor, Opus 60. This was written during the time that Brahms lived with and cared for Clara Schumann while her husband, Robert Schumann, was in a mental asylum. Brahms’s constant struggle with his deep love of Clara while remaining loyal to his great friend and colleague, Schumann, caused much soul searching. Referred to as the “Werther” Quartet, Brahms himself attributed the inspiration for the work to Goethe’s romantic hero of unrequited love who eventually commits suicide. While this may all sound rather depressing, it is the most inspiring and heartfelt music imaginable.

John Novacek – piano, Carmit Zori – violin, Dimitri Murrath – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

Princeton Festival: Saturday June 3 at 7:30 pm

Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary

64 Mercer Street, Princeton

A Little Traveling Music for string trio
Aaron Jay Kernis

Piano Trio in D major, Opus 70 No. 1 “Ghost”
Beethoven

Piano Quartet in C minor, Opus 13
Richard Strauss

Emily Daggett-Smith – violin, Michelle Djokic – cello, Ayane Kozasa – viola, William Wolfram – piano

2015-16 Season

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Concordia ChamberFest 2015

Three days of exquisite music…Two spectacular locations featuring six extraordinary musicians.

On Thursday, September 17th we begin with a cocktail reception and “Divine Revelations” featuring works by Haydn and Beethoven in the stunning Chapel at Kings Oaks in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Friday, September 18th we host an intimate open rehearsal in the Barn at the lovely Glen Oaks Farm in Solebury, Pennsylvania.

And finally on Saturday, September 19th, an evening of light refreshments, cocktails and “Transfigured Night” featuring works by Schoenberg and Brahms, once again in the Barn at Glen Oaks Farm to conclude this exciting inaugural series.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:00 pm

The Chapel at Kings Oaks, 756 Worthington Mill Road, Newtown, PA 18940

String Quartet in F major, Opus 77 No. 2-Franz Joseph Haydn

String Quartet in B♭ Major, Opus 130-Ludwig van Beethoven

Friday, September 18, 2015
10:00 am-1:00 pm & 2:00-5:00 pm

The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm, 6871 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA 18963

Saturday, September 19, 2015
7:00 pm

The Barn at Glen Oaks Farm, 6871 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA 18963

“Verklarte Nacht” String Sextet, Opus 4-Arnold Schoenberg

String Sextet in B♭ Major, Opus 18-Johannes Brahms

Nelson Lee, Emily Daggett Smith – violinMark Holloway, Dimitri Murrath – violaDenise Djokic, Michelle Djokic – cello

Subscription Concert I: November 8

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

​Players and Poets

It is a great honor to welcome the masterful tenor, Nicholas Phan to Concordia for a performance of Vaughan Williams “Merciless Beauty” as well as “On Wenlock Edge”. Sharing the first half of this program is Langsamer Satz for string quartet by Anton Webern a work needing no words to convey the tremendous beauty. To close this program we will hear Edward Elgar’s piano quintet to round out this largely English program.

Merciless Beauty for tenor, 2 violins and cello-Ralph Vaughan Williams

Langsamer Satz for string quartet-Anton Webern

On Wenlock Edge for tenor, piano and string quartet -Ralph Vaughan Williams

Piano Quintet in A minor, Opus 84 for piano and strings-Edward Elgar

Nicholas Phan – tenor, Anna Polonsky – piano,
Emily Daggett Smith and Jesse Mills – violin, Daniel Kim – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

Annual Winter Gala 2016

Cradle Valley Farm
6454 Meetinghouse Road
New Hope, PA 18938

January 15, 2016, 7 pm

This year’s Gala presents a program that will include Ombra mai fu of Handel, Adelaide by Franz Schubert as well as works by Ricky Ian Gordon based on the poetry of Langston Hughes. The versatility of Mr. Mitchell’s voice is sure to take your breath away. Join us as we take this occasion to honor the birth and inspiration of the great American leader, Martin Luther King. The evening includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and sumptuous dinner.

Featuring Cortez Mitchell – countertenor, John Novacek – piano

Subscription Concert II: February 21, 2016 

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

New & New Old

Join us for the second subscription concert of the season, “New & New Old”, featuring the first appearance of extraordinary clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois. She will be joined by pianist John Novacek for the lovely Fantasy Pieces of Robert Schumann. Violinist Kristin Lee, 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, will join Michelle Djokic for Daron Hagen’s Duo for violin and cello. This intriguing work, original and engaging, is a nod to the Duo by Ravel. In the second half you will hear principal horn of San Antonio Symphony and newcomer to Concordia, Jeff Garza in the Quintet for piano, violin, cello, clarinet and French horn of Zdeněk Fibich. This rarely performed work written in the late 1800s will surprise you with its beautiful melodies and sonorous colors in this unusual instrumentation.

Fantasy Pieces for clarinet and piano-Robert Schumann

Duo for violin and cello-Daron Hagen

Piano Quintet in D Major for clarinet, french horn, violin, cello and piano-Zdeněk Fibich

John Novacek – piano, Kristin Lee – violin
Michelle Djokic – cello, Romie de Guise Langlois – clarinet, Jeff Garza – french horn

Subscription Concert III: April 10, 2016

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Consonance

This program pairs Mozart’s beloved String Quartet #19 in C major K. 465 also known as the Dissonance Quartet along with Diamond in the Rough by Grammy winning composer, Michael Daugherty, for violin, viola and percussion. The latter was commissioned as a tribute to Mozart’s 250th Birthday Celebration in 2006. To close out this program and the season you will be treated to the String Quintet of Johannes Brahms, Opus 111 in G Major.

“Diamond in the Rough” for violin, viola and percussion-Michael Daugherty

String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance” -Wolfgang A. Mozart

String Quintet in G Major, No. 2, Opus 111 for two violins, two violas and cello-Johannes Brahms

Kristin Lee, Carmit Zori – violin, Cesare Papetti – percussion, Mark Holloway, Daniel Kim – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

The Princeton Festival: June 10, 2016

Miller Chapel, Princeton, NJ

Nicholas Phan, tenor, Michelle Djokic – cello, Orion Weiss – piano, Yoon Kwon – violin, David Jolley – french horn

Visit The Princeton Festival Website for more information

2014-15 Season

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Special Event: Bach to Bandoneon

September 19, 2014 – 7:00 PM

Glen Oaks Farm

Join us for music and cocktails as we celebrate the launch of a new season of Concordia Chamber Players. Featuring JP Jofre on bandoneon, Yoni Levyatov on piano and artistic director, Michelle Djokic on cello, we will take you on an inspiring and whimsical musical journey from baroque selections to the newly written original compositions of JP Jofre. All this while you enjoy a cocktail in the timeless beauty of the fully restored barn from 1769 in Solebury, Pennsylvania.

Tickets are $75 which includes cocktails and light fare.

Subscription Concert I: November 9, 2014

A Tribute to Doro Kerr

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Hommage a J.S. Bach for solo clarinet-Bela Kovacs

String Quartet #21 in D major, K. 575-Wolfgang A. Mozart

Quintet in B minor Opus 115 for clarinet and strings-Johannes Brahms

Jose Franch-Ballester – clarinet, Emily Daggett Smith – violin, Scott Yoo – violin, Milan Milisavljevic – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

Annual Gala 2015

A Match Made in Heaven

January 9, 2015 – 7:00 PM

Cradle Valley Farm

We are very pleased to present the piano duo team of powerhouses Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky in a program that demonstrates the chemistry that makes two function as one. Join us in the warmth and charm of Cradle Valley Farm for this dazzling performance by this husband and wife team complete with cocktails, a sumptuous dinner and dessert. Tickets for this event are $150.

Subscription Concert II: February 8, 2015

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Concordia Chamber Players’ second subscription concert will feature a brilliant young percussionist, Peter Ferry in works by Osvaldo Golijov, Michael Torke and Nick Didkovsky. With the marimba at center stage for the first time in Concordia history you will be amazed by the versatility and depth of color of this wonderful instrument. The program also includes the String Quartet No. 2 of Sergei Prokofiev (On Kabardinian Themes) a work based on folk themes and awash in its inherent rhythmic vitality.

Caught By the Sky With Wire – The Dance for cello and marimiba-Nick Didkovsky

String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Opus 92-Sergei Prokofiev

Mariel for marimba and cello-Osvaldo Golijov

Mojave for marimba, shaker and string quartet-Michael Torke

Peter Ferry – marimba, Kristin Lee – violin, Jesse Mills – violin, Mark Holloway – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

Subscription Concert III: April 12, 2015

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Our final subscription concert will explore the works of several pacifists, most notably, Frank Bridge, as we present his “Phantasie” for Piano Quartet. Also on this program you will hear the haunting Piano Trio in E minor of Dmitri Shostakovich. This program concludes the season with the uplifting and spirited Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor of Gabriel Faure. Concordia favorites, Carmit Zori, Robert Rhinehart and John Novacek will join me for this concert.

Phantasie in F sharp minor, H. 94 for piano quartet-Frank Bridge

Trio No. 2 in E minor, Opus 67 for piano, violin and cello-Dmitri Shostakovich

Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Opus 15-Gabriel Faure

John Novacek – piano, Carmit Zori – violin, Robert Rinehart – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

2013-14 Season

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Special Event: October 6, 2013

Nakashima Woodworking Studios

3:00-5:00

“Notable Encounter I”

Join us for this stimulating in depth discussion of the exciting Duo for violin and cello by Zoltan Kodaly followed by a performance of the work in its entirety.

Please join guest speaker and violinist, Toby Appel and cellist Michelle Djokic for this afternoon’s “Notable Encounter” in the serenity and beauty of the Nakashima Woodworking Campus.

The afternoon will include a wine and cheese reception.

Subscription Concert I: November 10, 2013

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Duo for Viola and Clarinet by Rebecca Clarke

Trio in Eb major “Kegelstatt” by Wolfgang A. Mozart

Sextet in C major by Ernst von Dohnanyi

Orion Weiss – piano, Julie Landsman – horn, Jose Franch-Ballester – clarinet, Carmit Zori – violin, Toby Appel – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

Annual Gala 2014

January 10, 2014 – 7:00 PM

Cradle Valley Farm

From Buenos Aires With Love

Escape the cold and dark of winter for an evening of the warmth and deliciousness as we present an evening of live tango inspired music from Argentina. The evening begins with cocktails and appetizers, followed by an electrifying performance and then cooling down with a meal inspired by the cuisine of Argentina. This is presented in the warmth and comfort of Cradle Valley Farm in Solebury, PA.

Four of the most in demand tango musicians in the U.S. performing an eclectic program of traditional tango, Astor Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango, and original compositions.

Works by J.P. Jofre, Fernando Otero, Astor Piazzolla, and from the traditional tango repertoire.

The works and program order will be announced from stage.

Nick Danielson – violin, Emilio Solla – piano, J.P. Jofre – Bandoneon, Pablo Aslan – bass

Subscription Concert II: February 23, 2014

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

String Quartet #1, Opus 4 by Alexander Zemlinksy

Suite Opus 23 for Left Hand Piano, 2 violins and cello by Erich Korngold

John Novacek – piano, Scott Yoo – violin, Kristin Lee – violin, Toby Appel – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

Subscription Concert III: April 27, 2014

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Pohadka (Fairy Tale) by Leos Janacek

String Trio #2 by Bohuslav Martinu

Piano Quartet #1 in D Major by Antonin Dvorak

William Wolfram – piano, Arnaud Sussmann – violin, Mark Holloway – viola, Michelle Djokic – cello

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