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FEMC: Season Finale

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Friday Evening Music Club of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce our Season Finale, to be held will be held this Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Campana Chapel and Lecture Hall on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg (UPG).

The recital will feature music dating from 1722 to 1936. Flutist Roger Cazden and pianist Marisa Cazden will perform a Minuet in D Minor from the notebook J.S. Bach presented to his 2nd wife, singer Anna Magdalena Bach and Gabriel Fauré’s beautiful Morceau de Concours (1898). Roger will also present the Allemande and Bourée Anglaise from Bach’s Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013. Moving to the 20th century, pianist Chris Loughran has chosen to perform Voiles from Claude Debussy’s first book of Préludes. The wonderfully impressionistic sound painting of “veils” or “sails” may have been an aural description of the veils worn by a dancer at a performance he experienced. Swiss-American composer, Ernest Bloch penned an equally descriptive set of three pieces, Poems of the Sea (1922) while living in Cleveland. Pianist Beverly Hritz will perform Waves, the first of these. The two pieces balance each other well with their unique impressionistic beauty.

German composer Paul Hindemith wrote sonatas for almost every orchestral instrument, all of which show his intimate knowledge of the intricacies of each. The Sonata for flute and piano was penned in 1936, with the rumblings of WWII on his doorstep. Flutist Nina Edgar and pianist Hazel Braun team up to present this blockbuster sonata in which the listener can detect the ominous nature of the Nazi regime. In increasing danger, Hindemith and his Jewish wife were able to move to Switzerland two years after the piece was written, and in 1940 they emigrated to the U.S. for the composer to take a teaching position at Yale.

Admission is free to club members and voluntary donations are accepted from non-members at the door. All are invited to a reception following the recital.


April 28
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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