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Ypsilanti, MI: Open Rehearsal Of Puckett Concerto 'Short Stories'
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Ypsilanti, MI: Open Rehearsal Of Puckett Concerto 'Short Stories'

Come observe the Formosa Quartet, conductor Mary Schneider, and the EMU Wind Symphony rehearse celebrated American composer Joel Puckett's Short Stories in preparation for their upcoming concert on February 15. The rehearsal will take place in Pease Auditorium — this event is free and open to the public. 

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Ypsilanti, MI: The Formosa Quartet Residency At Eastern Michigan University
Feb
12
to Feb 16

Ypsilanti, MI: The Formosa Quartet Residency At Eastern Michigan University

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The Formosa Quartet is hosted by Eastern Michigan University for a week-long chamber music residency including a series of masterclasses, open rehearsals, and workshops on performance, community engagement, and career development.  

The week will culminate with two concerts, a performance with Dr. Mary Schneider and EMU Winds Symphony of Joel Puckett's Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Symphony, Short Stories, and a special all-Formosa concert presented by Eastern Michigan University's Honors College.

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Boston, MA: Albion with A Far Cry
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Boston, MA: Albion with A Far Cry

Albion — featuring Nicholas Phan, tenor

Matthew Locke & Henry Purcell: Selections from The Tempest and The Fairy-Queen
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Concerto Grosso
Benjamin Britten: Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings, Op. 31

Albion features some of the finest music to come out of England, performed with superstar tenor Nicholas Phan. Opening with a baroque set, the pure, profound lines of Purcell find echoes in the Britten, and the vivid, visceral Locke finds a friend in Vaughan Williams.

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Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Sunday Concert
Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Sunday Concert

Our closing concert spans over two hundred years and traverses the globe. We begin in Vienna in 1816 with one of Schubert's most irrepressibly buoyant works. Almost a century later, Ravel's ethereal and kaleidoscopic Introduction and Allegro showcases what was then the newly invented double-action pedal harp. A new piece from Wei-Chieh Lin (PCMF co-director Wayne Lee's Juilliard roommate and one of today's foremost Taiwanese-American composers) is inspired by Taiwanese folk songs. To cap off our season, let your hair down for Thierry Pélicant's seductive, Argentinean-inspired Milonga, featuring seven of our eight musicians. It's guaranteed to raise the roof!

Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D. 895
     Wayne Lee, violin
     Juliana Han, piano


Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
     Julie Smith Phillips, harp
     Joshua Smith, flute
     Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
     Formosa Quartet


INTERMISSION

Wei-Chieh Lin: New Work (commissioned by the Formosa Quartet)
     Formosa Quartet

Thierry Pélicant: Milonga
     Joshua Smith, flute
     Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
     Formosa Quartet
     Juliana Han, piano

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Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Friday Concert
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Friday Concert

The first half of this program features two trios of very different styles and instrumentation — and there's not a violinist to be found! To close, the Formosa Quartet and PCMF co-director Juliana Han team up for the first time for Dvorak's famous Piano Quintet, one of the best-loved pieces of Romantic chamber music.

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11
     Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
     Deborah Pae, cello
     Juliana Han, piano


Debussy: Trio for flute, viola, and harp
     Joshua Smith, flute
     Che-Yen Chen, viola
     Julie Smith Phillips, harp


INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
     Formosa Quartet
     Juliana Han, piano

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Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Wednesday Concert
Aug
2
7:30 PM19:30

Piedmont, CA: PCMF's Wednesday Concert

The opening concert of PCMF's 2017 season begins with Mozart's effervescent and joyful Flute and Harp Concerto — music for a celebration as only Mozart could have written. The Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E-flat turns inward to plumb emotional depths, from turbulent passion to soaring romanticism. The program ends with one of the Formosa Quartet's best-loved pieces, arranged by none other than first violinist Jasmine Lin. Her take on well-loved Grappelli jazz tunes brings quartet playing to an entirely raucous, riotous, and rousing level.

Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K. 299
     Joshua Smith, flute
     Julie Smith Phillips, harp
     Formosa Quartet


Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120 No. 1
     Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
     Juliana Han, piano


INTERMISSION

Four Grappelli Jazz Tunes arranged by Jasmine Lin
     Formosa Quartet

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