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Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra-An Afternoon of Chamber Music

  • Pilgrim Congregational Church 533 Massachusetts 28 Harwich, MA, 02646 United States (map)
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An Afternoon of Chamber Music
Sun. February 17th, 2019 | 3 PM
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Harwich Port

Pre-concert talk at 2:15PM with CCCO conductor Matt Scinto and Composer-In-Residence Francis Snyder.

Members of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra are featured in An Afternoon of Chamber Music, offering performances of Mendelssohn's riveting String Octet in E flat, the debut of new art songs by composer-in-residence Francis Snyder, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp.

Composer Francis Snyder shares some thoughts about his new composition: “For my piece titled 'Another', I collaborated with Conductor Matt Scinto and Mezzo-Soprano Marissa Plati to select a text that was both interesting and fun. We settled on several riddles by Irish poet Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver's Travels.” Snyder scored the piece for mezzo-soprano (Marissa Plati), viola (Sam Kelder), and piano (Matthew Scinto), taking inspiration from Swift's home country of Ireland by borrowing from many Irish folk tunes. “The work is set in several movements, each its own riddle. Each riddle and movement pairing is titled simply 'Another', to allow the audience to enjoy the music, guess the answer to the riddle, or both!”

Violinist Jean Huang and Harpist Charles Overton are featured in Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, a piece written by Saint-Saëns in 1907, at age 72, while he enjoyed leisure time in the Italian Riviera.

PROGRAM:
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
SAINT--SAËNS Fantaisie for Violin & Harp
Jean Huang, violin | Charles Overton, harp
FRANCIS SNYDER Another: Riddles by Jonathan Swift
Marissa Plati, mezzo-soprano | Sam Kelder, viola
MENDELSSOHN String Octet in Eb Major