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June 20 Wednesday

June 20, Wednesday

Leo Baeck Institute

7:30 p.m.- Debussy IV: Creation, Love and Life Everlasting
CMF returns to the Leo Baeck Institute this summer and takes us on a journey featuring works that capture essences of creation, love and life everlasting. Presented are Milhaud’s “Création du Monde” and a world premiere by CMF 2012 Composer-in-Residence Somei Satoh entitled SAGA, which will be led by Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation violinist Fanny Clamagirand. The “bright, young” American baritone, Thomas Meglioranza, will sing art songs by Debussy and Ravel and the evening concludes with one of the greatest masterpieces in the chamber music repertoire, the exhilarating Octet for Strings by Felix Mendelssohn, led by star German violinist, Augustin Hadelich.

All are invited to meet and mingle with the artists at a wine & cheese reception to follow the concert.

PROGRAM

"La Création du Monde," Op. 81b (1922-1923)............................Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Prelude
Fugue
Romance
Scherzo
Final

Momenta Quartet
Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin - Tema Watstein, violin
Stephanie Griffin, viola - Michael Haas, cello
Molly Morkoski, Piano


Deux Épigrammes de Clément Marot (1899)……….......................Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
D'Anne qui me jecta de la neige
D'Anne jouant de l'espinette

Selected songs…........................................…………………....Claude Debussy  (1862-1918)
Mandoline
En sourdine
Pour ce que Plaisance est morte
Fantoches
De soir

Thomas Meglioranza, Baritone
Reiko Uchida, Piano


INTERMISSION



SAGA World Premiere *+................................................................. Somei Satoh (b. 1947)

Fanny Clamagirand, violin - Augustin Hadelich, violin - Liana Gourdjia, violin
Alex Shiozaki, violin - Tema Watstein, violin - Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Derek Mosloff, viola - Stephanie Griffin, viola
Marc Coppey, cello - Michael Haas, cello
Doug Balliett, bass
Ken-David Masur, conductor


Octet for Strings in Eb, Op. 20 (1825)....................................Felix Mendelssohn (1810-1856)
Sostenuto assai. Allegro ma non troppo
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Andante cantabile
Finale: Vivace

Augustin Hadelich, violin
Liana Gourdjia, violin
Tema Watstein, violin
Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Derek Mosloff, viola
Stephanie Griffin, viola
Marc Coppey, cello
Michael Haas, cello

This evening’s reception made possible by the Leo Baeck Institute

*World Premiere Performance

+Commissioned Work for the Chelsea Music Festival 2012