Concert Season 2015-16

2015-2016 Season

Concordia ChamberFest

Kings Oaks Chapel in Newtown PA & Glen Oaks Farm in Solebury PA

September 17 – 19, 2015

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Players & Poets

November 8

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

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

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

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New & New Old

February 21, 2016

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

Join us for the second subscription concert of the season, “New u0026amp; 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



April 10, 2016

Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury

3:00 PM

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

Concordia Players at The Princeton Festival

The Princeton Festival

June 10, 2016

Miller Chapel, Princeton, NJ

More information coming soon.

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

Visit The Princeton Festival Website for more information

This performance is underwritten by


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