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Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023  |  Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

Summer chamber music festivals celebrate the summer and they celebrate music, and we open our 2023 edition with Afro-American composer William Grant Still’s “Summerland” for solo piano. The unifying theme of tonight’s program is American diversity, and we feature lilting songs and dances by four of the most exciting voices in today’s US music scene, alongside American romantic chamber music masterwork, the Piano Quintet by Amy Beach, with its soaring melodies, rich harmonies and captivating romanticism.

You are invited to join us at 7:00 pm for "Meet violist Asdis Valdimarsdottir with host Andrea Ratuski".

Concert Artists

Cathy French – violin

Karl Stobbe – violin

Asdis Valdimarsdottir – viola

Paul Marleyn – cello

John Novacek – piano

Paul Williamson – piano

Alex Conway – flute

Concert Works

String Trio in Bb – Franz Schubert
Summerland, from Three Visions for Piano - William Grant Still
Two Pieces for flute and piano – Lili Boulanger
At the Purchaser’s Option, for string quartet – Rhiannon Giddens
Nana Triban, for string quartet – Fodé Lassana Diabaté
Quartet Satz, for string quartet – Philip Glass
Séraphitus, for string quartet – Trey Spruance
Quintet for Piano and Strings - Amy Beach

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