Portland Chamber Music Festival: Summer Dreams

  • Date: August 12, 2023
  • Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Location: Hannaford Hall, Portland

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Step right up for an utterly delightful mini musical summer vacation! First stop, a charming piece for piano four-hands evoking nature-related sounds and scenes of the English countryside, paired with a poetic, atmospheric quintet by a self-described “brazen Romantic.” Enjoy a taste of the jazzy flavors of Gershwin before jet-setting off to Bohemia for Dvořák’s masterful piano quartet, lending a folksy flair and rollicking vitality to this truly glorious adventure.

Amy Beach Summer Dreams, Op. 47 for Piano Four-Hands (1901)
Benjamin Hochman and Henry Kramer, piano

Arnold Bax Quintet for Harp and Strings (1919)
Gabriela Diaz and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Brant Taylor, cello; Charles Overton, harp

George Gershwin (arr. for Clarinet and Piano) Three Preludes (1926)
Todd Palmer, clarinet; Henry Kramer, piano


Antonín Dvořák Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87 (1889)
Susie Park, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Benjamin Hochman, piano

More information + tickets at pcmf.org.


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Hannaford Hall

88 Bedford St
Portland  ME  04101 


Portland Chamber Music Festival

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