Pegasus, fivebyfive, Geneva, Skaneateles and Madrigalia on tap for Performance Upstate, 2/21/23
This week (pgm 3) we hear from the Dorian Wind Quintet, the Geneva Music Festival, an edgy piece by new music ensemble fivebyfive (pictured here), and selections from "The Panther and the Rose" concert by Pegasus Early Music - a concert that was recorded in an empty church just as the pandemic was beginning. Here is what Deb Fox said about that concert.
Our Panther concert was cancelled after we had been together for a week rehearsing. That was a huge disappointment as we were loving the program so much and wanted to play it live. However, DUPC was generous to allow us to use the time we had reserved on Sunday for the concert as a recording session with just the five musicians and our recording team. What I remember is the sense that things were closing in, as the pandemic became more real. As we were rehearsing we all kept getting email notices that work we had planned on doing was being cancelled. It was a strange combination of the joy of making music together at that moment, the sorrow of knowing it would be our last for a while, and the desperation of seeing our performing schedules crumble around us.
Francaix: L'heure du berger (Dorian Wind Quintet; Skaneateles Festival)
Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in f#, Op 67 (Shawn Moore, Geoffrey Herd, v; Kirsten Docter, vla; Clive Greensmith, c, Esther Park, p; Geneva Music Festival)
Various: Selections from "The Panther and the Rose" (Pegasus Early Music)
Edie Hill: Blue Jewel (fivebyfive)
Hoiby: Bon Appetit! (Abigail Fischer, s; Dorian Wind Quintet; Aaron Wunsch, p; Skaneateles Festival)
Various: Psalm settings (Madrigalia/Cordancia; conducted by Cary Ratcliff)
Piaf/Karl Kramer-Johansen: "La vie en rose" and "Non je ne regrette rien" (Dorian Wind Quintet; Skaneateles Festival)