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Sunday Series: Selections from Beethoven and Brahms
November 13, 2016
4:00 PM Performance Begins
The Castle, Charlevoix
A Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra ensemble will perform at Castle Farms in Charlevoix on November 13 at 4:00 p.m. Concertmaster Paul Sonner and Friends will present a varied program featuring Lynn Hansen as soloist playing Telemann’s Oboe Concerto in E Minor. Georg Philipp Telemann was the Godfather to Johann Sebastian Bach’s son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The ensemble will play a Trio Sonata by C.P.E. Bach. The initial inspiration for the program was to feature works by the “famous” three Bs – Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, and in a twisted way, all three are represented; however, CPE stands in for his father.
In addition to the Baroque era works, Beethoven’s Serenade, Opus 8, will be performed by Sonner and two of his Interlochen colleagues, violist Renee Skerik, and cellist, Crispin Campbell. The Serenade, traditionally, provides lighter, entertaining music to be performed out-of-doors in the evening. Beethoven provides a march at the beginning and the work concludes as the musicians march away. The interior movements are full of musical references to popular dance types.
To conclude the program, the ensemble will perform Brahms’ Intermezzo in A Major, Opus 118, written for piano and arranged by Pattengale for a string quintet. The Intermezzo has active inner voices with counter melodies and rhythms which give the quintet challenging opportunities.
GLCO Ensemble members joining Sonner and Hansen include Kaylee Erlewein, violin; Marga Eickholt, cello; Gary Gatzky, bass; and Robert Pattengale, harpsichord, and guest artists: Renee Skerik, viola, and Crispin Campbell, cello.
The Sunday Series of programs are presented free of charge by the generous support of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and Board Trustee, Carolyn Klender. The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra produces live orchestral performances that provide entertainment, education and inspiration for Northern Michigan. Support for the orchestra is provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Frey Foundation, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation, the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, and hundreds of individual patrons.
For more information about the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, go to www.glcorchestra.org & 231-487-0010.
Please join GLCO’s Paul Sonner, Concertmaster and Friends —
A free will donation will be taken at the door.