March 16, 2014 – Chamber Favorites by Local Favorites
Chamber Favorites with Ken Hardin
2pm concert – 1:15 pre-concert forum with Dr. Aileen James
Sponsored by Pleasant Valley Veterinary Center, and For the Love of Pets
Artistic Director & pianist Ken Hardin is joined by SMC Orchestra concertmaster & violinist Richard Altenbach, and many SMC Orchestra members in an exciting & enchanting program of chamber works including quintessential works such as Copland’s Appalachian Spring (chamber version), Dohnanyi’s Sextet in C Major and Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
Richard Altenbach, violin / Kristen Autry, violin / Susan Lamb Cook, cello / Tom Derthick, bass / David Eby, cello / James Een, viola / Jolán Friedhoff, violin / Ken Hardin, piano / Nancy Hill, violin / Cameron Kopf, horn / Elizabeth McAllister, clarinet / Kirsti Powell, flute / Dave Riddles, bassoon / Melinda Rayne, viola
“The personal contact with the artists is wonderful, Aileen James is warm and thorough in the interviews. Ken Hardin is great in everything he does. The quality of the programs and the musicians is excellent”
~Betty Jane and George Comegys
This piece is fantastic! A story unfolds – supremely beautiful and totally captivating!
Ken Hardin noted that this piece (Dohnanyi’s Sextet in C Major) is like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride!
It’s an adventure to both play and listen to.
Dohnanyi’s fascinating Sextet illustrates the quality, creativity and vitality of his writing.
To hear this piece (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) live in the intimacy of the SDA venue is sublime! It is one of the most beloved works of Mozart’s – and one of the most hummed or whistled!