July 5th, more than a week ago, saw to the beginning of a profusion of Chamber Music Concerts. Five separate shows were performed over the course of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; a thoroughly inspirational and enjoyable experience.
Thursday afternoon contained a grand variety of styles and instruments. The various brass and woodwind combinations resounded greatly in Von Kuster Hall, as did the strings mesmerize the audience with lyrical passagework.
Berio`s Opus Zoo combined the abilities of wind quintet along with narration. A very unique sound arose from their story-telling in combination with instruments, a diverse mix between articulated voice and playing.
Four violinists came together and performed Telemann`s Concerto no.2, a piece which very beautifully explored the harmonies available from the high registers of such an instrument.
Duo Caprice by Schickele was performed with two violins, a wonderfully engaging pair. The piece itself was innovative and possessed amusing aspects, with quotations from Mozart, Vivalid, Prokofiev, and Haydn.
Another treat was seeing our fellow colleagues from the Indian National Youth Orchestra play Haydn`s Op. 9 no. 2 string quartet, an extremely lovely performance with great energy.
[ Taz Eddy | Peter Gajdek | Taz, Lynne, Chris, Marshall, and Peter – Robert Washburn, Brass Quintet & Morley Calvert, Three Dance Impressions | Marshall Gayman | The Real Chris Graham | Lynne Santamaria | Kelly Hermann, Gabriel Lemieux, Kevin Harris, Olivier Brisson, David Gazaille – Berio, Opus Zoo | David Gazaille | Rebecca Ruthven, Teresa Wang, Cadee Qiu, Fred Xu – Telemann, Concerto no.2 for Four Violins | Luke Chang – Schickele, Duo Caprice | Teresa Wang – Bartók , Duets for Two Violins | Adam Monod – Schickele, Duo Caprice | Fred Xu – Zsuzsanne Kiss, Eight duos for 2 Violins | Ashley, Arun, Bianca, Divya – Haydn, String Quartet Op. 9 no.2 | Ashley Rego | Divya Raghunathan | Bianca Mendonca | Arun Rozario | Ashley, Divya, Steve Sitarski, Bianca, Arun | James Tizzard | Sara Moorhouse, Natasha Sullivan, Ana Norris, James Tizzard, Slavko Popovic – Damase, 17 Variations ]