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The Verona Quartet, Madrigalia, fivebyfive and Gateways, Performance Upstate 03/07/23

Verona Quartet, Geneva Music Festival
Verona Quartet, Geneva Music Festival

In this episode (pgm 5) of Performance Upstate we go to Opening Night of the Geneva Music Festival in May 2019.  Here’s what the festival’s Artistic Director Geoffry Herd said about that night.

“Opening night was riveting with the fabulous Verona String Quartet joined by violinist Jinjoo Cho and pianist Michelle Cann. The second half of the concert was Chausson's concerto for violin, piano and String Quartet. I was absolutely blown away by the virtuosity of the performers and the orchestral nature of the sound that the ensemble produced.”

We'll also enjoy a variety of selections by Madrigalia from their "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" concert, and Carlos Simon's Amen! performed by the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra.

Matthew Harris: It Was a Lover and His Lass (Madrigalia; Cary Ratcliff, cond) 
Hanson:  Psalm 150 "Praise ye the Lord" (Madrigalia; Cordancia Chamber Orchestra; Cary Ratcliff, cond)
Ernest Chausson:   Concert in D for violin, piano & string quartet (Jinjoo Cho, v; Michelle Cann, p; Verona Quartet; Geneva Music Festival)
Cary Ratcliff:  I Do Wander Everywhere, Nils Lindberg: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day, Mendelssohn/Crocker: Fairie’s Song: You spotten Snakes (Shakespeare Part 1 from "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (Madrigalia, Cary Ratcliff, cond)

Composer Carlos Simon
Composer Carlos Simon

Felix Mendelssohn:  Songs without Words (Clive Greensmith, c; Esther Park, p; Geneva Music Festival)
Carlos Simon:  Amen! (Gateways Music Festival Orchestra)
Andrea Mazzariello: Of and Between  (fivebyfive)
Various  composers: Shakespeare Part 1 "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (Madrigalia, Cary Ratcliff, cond)