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Music and Letters

A glimpse into the lives
and times of composers.

Join us for four outstanding performances and stimulating discussions
in the intimate ambiance of a house concert.

In May, we premiere Michael Brown’s newly commissioned work for two singers and piano,  setting texts of letters between Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann.


JANUARY 18 2017 | 7.30PM

Salon I

Beethoven 3 Scottish Songs, Op. 108
Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op. 70, no.1 (“Ghost”)
Letters of Beethoven, Robert Burns and others

Mark Steinberg, violinist
Nina Lee, cellist
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Lenore Davis, pianist

FEBRUARY 15 2017 | 7.30PM

Salon II

Honegger 6 Poemes d’Apollinaire
R Strauss Ophelia Lieder
Ravel Piano Trio
Letters of Apollinaire, Strauss, Ravel

Sharon Harms, soprano
Emilie-Anne Gendron, violinist
Gabriel Cabezas, cellist
Lenore Davis, pianist

APRIL 5 2017 | 7.30PM

Salon III

Gershwin Preludes for cello and piano
De Falla Selections from Siete Canciones Populares Españolas for violin and piano
Michael Brown: Reflections for Piano Trio (2016)
Dvorak Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 65

Brown – Urioste – Canellakis Trio


MAY 10 2017 | 7.30PM

Salon IV

Brahms Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8
Michael Brown  Dearest Friend
Song Cycle setting letters of Clara Schumann and
Johannes Brahms (World Premiere)

Mark Steinberg, violinist
Sophie Shao, cellist
Lenore Davis, pianist
Singers, TBD