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2023-24 Full Concert Subscription
Includes tickets to all 3 Concert in the subscription Series
This exciting new season features award-winning performers, some new discoveries and exciting special events.
Students are always welcome to our concerts free of charge.
November 12, 2023
Our first concert of the regular subscription series takes place on November 12th in the warm acoustic ambiance of Trinity Church in Solebury, PA. This concert, called “Watercolors,” will begin with a selection of Vignettes by William Grant Still, known as the “Dean of African American Composers.” Then we share with you the romantic Sonata Dramatique ‘Titus et Bérénice’ by composer Rita Strohl. The program closes with Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 by Gabriel Fauré. This program will be like opening a box of chocolates, each piece filled with unexpected delights.
– Vignettes (for piano, violin, and cello) – William Grant Still
– Sonata Dramatique ‘Titus et Bérénice’ – Rita Strohl
– Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120 – Gabriel Fauré
Free Open Rehearsal
Friday, November 10, 2023 @ 3:30pm
February 4, 2024
This concert will feature “The WolfganG.” Mozart, the great “influencer” pre-social media, touched nearly every composer who followed him. This program opens with Igor Stravinsky’s Elegy for solo viola. Stravinsky called himself “Mozart’s continuer” in the context of opera. Since Mozart loved and played the viola, it seems fitting to shed light on the instrument that he featured so prominently. This will be followed by the Madrigals by Bohuslav Martinů. They were inspired by the Mozart Duos and are similarly structured but with the unique voice of Martinů! The capstone of this concert will be the Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563 by Mozart, a serene and happy work, arguably the most inventive composition in the limited string trio literature.
Elegy (for solo viola) – Igor Stravinsky
3 Madrigals, H.313 (for violin and viola) – Bohuslav Martinů
Divertimento in E-flat Major – Wolfgang A. Mozart
Free Open Rehearsal
Saturday, February 3, 2024 @ 3:30pm
333 N Main St, Lambertville, NJ
April 7, 2024
We will gather in larger numbers for a thrilling program. We open with the Phantasy Quartet by English composer Imogen Holst, the daughter of Gustav Holst. This composition, pastoral in nature, was awarded the Cobbett Prize in 1928. Our program is named after our next offering: Thirty Thousand Days for clarinet and string quartet by the young American composer, Chris Rogerson. Chris, whose father was a statistician, explains his father’s desire to measure life’s progress by 10,000 day increments. In Chris’ words, “When my sister and I reached our 10,000th days soon after turning 27, he excitedly called to make sure we knew the milestone we had reached. With a sharp memory he recounted stories of his own 10,000th and 20,000th days. While we were amused by his enthusiasm for this seemingly random day, I came to realize the value of looking at life from a broader perspective. Thirty Thousand Days explores this idea of life’s three stages. In the first movement, I try to evoke the joy, innocence, and sweetness of youth. The second movement depicts struggle, coldness, and fury. Finally, the last movement imagines acceptance, resignation, loss, and love.” We then close the concert and the season with the ravishingly beautiful and singular String Quartet in G minor, Opus 27 by Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg.
Thirty Thousand Days
Free Open Rehearsal
Saturday, April 6, 2024 @ 3:30 pm
2619 River Rd, New Hope, PA
Please note that limited seating available.
Tickets will also be available at the door but with cash or check only.
Saturday, September 10, 2022
for drinks and light fare.
Concert begins at 7 PM.
Free Open Rehearsal
Free Library of New Hope
Friday, September 9
American Haiku – Duo for viola and cello — Paul Wiancko
String Trio — Jean Cras
A World Premier Concordia Commission:
Clouds of Gill – Trio for clarinet, violin and cello — Paul Wiancko
Limited seating is available so please purchase your tickets early!
June 9, 2023
Concordia SummerFest 2023
Sam Reider & Jorge Glem
“one-of-kind fusion of folk music”
“It’s a very special thing when two musical cultures come together to create something that didn’t exist before.” – NPR
Grammy-nominated, Venezuelan, cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem teams up with American accordionist, pianist, and composer Sam Reider to create a one-of-a-kind fusion of folk music. With jaw dropping virtuosity and infectious chemistry, these musicians and friends are breaking down all the boundaries between their two continents, languages, and cultures.
Jorge and Sam blend Venezuela’s driving dance rhythms with American folk music and jazz. Their debut record, Brooklyn Cumaná, features a mix of Venezuelan and American traditional music, original compositions, and collaborations with special guests. Brooklyn Cumaná was released in November 2022 at a concert at Lincoln Center. In February 2023 Glem and Reider performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk.
The duo will be playing selections from Brooklyn Cumaná on June 9th at 7pm at SummerFest 2023 at Cradle Valley Farm in New Hope, PA.
Both friendly and approachable in person, you’ll also have a chance to meet them after the show! The evening includes delicious food, cocktails, and great fun with good friends in the beautiful, warm, June weather!
Tickets will not be sold at the door, so please either buy tickets online or send a check for $175 per ticket. Thanks as always for supporting Concordia and we hope to see you at SummerFest!
Ritornello 2.sq.2.j.a. — Caroline Shaw
Trojan Women – Hecuba and Cassandra — Lisa Bielawa
Quiet Art from Impressions for string quartet — Jennifer Higdon
Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout — Gabriela Lena Frank