A Moment of Happiness
Saturday, November 10 at 8 pm and Sunday, November 11 at 3 pm
Music by Rota, Jolivet, Cowell, Main, Griebling-Haigh
Artistic director, harp
- Jennifer Cass, artistic director and harp
- Lars Johannesson, flute
- Peter Lemberg, oboe
- Susan Brown, viola
- Judith Roberts, cello
“I’d do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness.
That’s what’s at the heart of my music.” – Nino Rota
Happiness can mean something different to each of us. It may be a stroll through the Italian countryside, a sip of French wine, an unrestrained dance, an adventurous sea voyage, or a moment to relax on the porch watching the stars. Musically, we explore each of these visions.
Nino Rota’s pastoral Quintetto for flute, oboe, viola, cello, and harp is at the heart of this concert, and from this we spin other combinations of these five instruments. André Jolivet’s Petite Suite and Henry Cowell’s Quartet both have classical roots as they explore modern harmonies. We also present compositions from three contemporary composers: Stephen Main (A Columbus Triptych), Margi Griebling-Haigh (Danses Ravissants), and Dennis Davenport (The Celestial Harmony).
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