PCMF Presents: Heart & Soul

  • Date: August 9, 2020
  • Time: 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  • Location: Online, Portland

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In her second year, PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon takes the summer festival online with four streamed concerts. Staying true to original plans, the concerts feature all the originally contracted musicians, and include many of today’s most innovative and in-demand chamber artists. Festival programs are on August 6, 9, 13 at 7:30 PM. To ensure the widest possible access, all events have a pay-what-you-wish option, and will be presented via YouTube Premiere.

2020 marks the first-ever ensemble in residence for the festival, and this concert culminates in a full-ensemble performance from ECCO of one of its signature pieces – Bach’s Schmücke dich, o
liebe Seele. The stream will feature conversations with composers Jessie Montgomery and Derek Bermel, and a special performance by Time for Three. This event aims to raise awareness and funds for the Indigo Arts Alliance, a Portland-based organization that supports professional and emerging artists of African descent.

François Couperin Treizième Concert for Two Cellos (1722)
I. Vivement
II. Air: Agréablement
Ken Olsen, cello; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

Jessie Montgomery Rhapsody No. 1 for Solo Violin (2014)
Susie Park, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven Duet for Viola and Cello in E-flat Major, WoO 32 "Eyeglasses Duo" (1796)
Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello

Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata No. 6 for Solo Violin, Op. 27 (1923)
Hao Zhou, violin (2020 Emerging Artist)

J.S. Bach Chaconne in Winter (arr. Hackman/Time for Three)
Time for Three

Derek Bermel Murmurations; II. Gliding Over Algiers (2015)
East Coast Chamber Orchestra

J.S. Bach Cantata No. 180: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180 (1724)
East Coast Chamber Orchestra


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