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Concordia Chamber Players

Concordia ChamberFest 2020

October 4, 2020

The Cinematic Tale of Finding Friendship, Hope and Community Through Music

Featuring the Manzanita Music Collective

Sponsored in part by 

Following the concert we will be hosting a post-concert Zoom chat with Michelle & Siwoo to close out the 2020-21 Season.

Please join us at 6:00 pm by clicking on the button. 

This film is free to the public, however, any small amount that you feel comfortable contributing towards our continuing efforts to bring chamber music to the public will be greatly appreciated. 

This concert is partly underwritten by: 

Lee and I have watched your video about discovering friendship during Covid – over and over again – And we have forwarded the beautiful music and videos on to many cousins and beyond! Brava!! What a wonderful find — your new friendship. And what spectacular music you make together! Covid has had us all sequestered for so very long this was a treasure & a pleasure to share.

— Mimi, Princeton NJ

The Premiere of ChamberFest 2020

The Cinematic Tale of Finding Friendship, Hope and Community Through Music

Featuring the Manzanita Music Collective

This film is free to the public, however, any small amount that you feel comfortable contributing towards our continuing efforts to bring chamber music to the public will be greatly appreciated. 

About the Concordia Chamberfest 2020

The Manzanita Music Collective was born from the desire to share live music with friends. Early in the summer, Concordia’s Artistic Director, Michelle Djokic invited the versatile violinist, Edwin Huizinga to become a “quararteam” with her and explore all the repertoire for violin and cello and then some! We invite you to watch and listen to the musical telling of these two musician’s navigating the difficulties of social distancing while safely bringing live music to small groups of friends on a tiny porch. Young filmmaker, Hamilton Hansen, collected footage of Michelle and Edwin’s efforts and created a documentary of sorts. 

The performance features musical selections which include arrangements of three Preludes from Bach’s Well Tempered Klavier, movements from the notable duos for violin and cello by Ravel, and Kodaly, and the entire Schulhoff Duo. Enjoy views of the nature that surround the musical duo from a beautiful California setting which was a continual source of their inspiration.

Photos by Michelle Magdalena

The Cinematic Tale of Finding Friendship, Hope and Community Through Music

Watch the trailer

with Manzanita Music Collective

This premiere will be free to the public, however, any small amount that you feel comfortable contributing towards our continuing efforts to bring chamber music to the public will be greatly appreciated. 

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