Ariel Quartet

Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello

Sunday, November 6, 2022, 3:00 pm

South Church Hall

1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

“A blazing larger-than-life performance that seemed to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit."

—Washington Post

With a memorable performance a few years ago, the Ariel returns to get the season off to an exciting start. Their program of Haydn, Bartók, and Mendelssohn will inspire and stimulate us with its warmth and depth.

  • Franz Joseph Haydn — String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5, Hob.III:35

  • Béla Bartók — String Quartet No. 5 in B-flat major, Sz. 102, BB 110

  • Felix Mendelssohn — String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1

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Photo by Geneva Lewis

Sadberry–Ozel Duo

Flute, Piano

Sunday, February 5, 2023, 3:00 pm

South Church Hall

1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

“Sadberry’s flute solo…was a gem.”

—KDHX, in review of the St. Louis Symphony

Ozel displayed “daring creativity and fierce passion.”

—clevelandclassical.com

Flutist Adam Sadberry and pianist Evren Ozel showcase their expressivity and honor the black American composers Hoover, Still, and Coleman, along with Taffanel and Bach.

  • Katherine Hoover — Winter Spirits for Solo Flute

  • William Grant Still — Mother and Child​

  • César Franck — Sonata in A major for Flute and Piano

  • Valerie Coleman — Wish Sonatine

  • Johann Sebastian Bach — Partita in A minor for Solo Flute, BWV 1013

  • Paul Taffanel — Fantaisie: On Themes from “Der Freischütz”  by C. M. von Weber

 

Busch Trio

Violin, Cello, Piano

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 3:00 pm

South Church Hall

1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

“Compelling, lyrical, and impassioned performances.”

—Klara Radio, Belgium

Coming to us from Amsterdam, with the violin and cello having traditional gut strings, we’ll luxuriate in three of chamber music’s masterpieces from Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff.

  • Joseph Haydn — Piano Trio No. 35 in C major, Op. 71, No. 1, Hob. XV:21

  • Felix Mendelssohn — Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

  • Serge Rachmaninoff — Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

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Photo by Kaupo Kikkas

 
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Photo by Daniel Lippitt

Duo Beaux Arts

Piano Four-Hands

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 7:00 pm

South Church Hall

1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

“Dazzling.... Joie de vivre!”

—Venice (Fort Lauderdale’s magazine)

Internationally renowned husband-and-wife concert pianists team up as a piano-four-hands duo to delight us with an evening program of Schubert, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

  • Franz Shubert — Marches caractéristiques in C major, D. 968b (March No. 1, Allegro vivace)

  • Franz Shubert — Fantasy in F minor, Op. 103, D. 940

  • Franz Shubert — Allegro in A minor, Op. 144, D. 947 Lebensstürme 

  • Ludwig van Beethoven — Eight Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein, WoO 67

  • Ludwig van Beethoven — Rondo in the Hungarian style, almost a caprice, Op. 129

  • Felix Mendelssohn — Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28

  • Felix Mendelssohn — Andante and Allegro Brilliante in A major, Op. 92