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

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

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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