Concerts – 2020 / 2021

Fairy Tales

Wildish Community Theater — Monday, November 2, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Clarinetist Wonkak Kim will join Amici for four clarinet trios; these chamber music jewels may even become your new favorites! We will also pay tribute to Victor Steinhardt, Amici’s former pianist and a founding member, and perform his composition, Running Blue.

Musicians

Guests
Wonkak Kim, clarinet

Amici
Eunhye Grace Choi, piano
Jessica Lambert, viola
Lillie Manis, violin
Steven Pologe, cello

 

Program

Darius Milhaud Suite Op. 157b for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano
Robert Schumann “Fairy Tales” Op. 132 for Clarinet, Viola and Pian
Ludvig van Beethoven Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Cello in B-flat Major, Op. 11
Victor Steinhardt  Running Blue for Clarinet, Violin and Piano

 

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La Voce Nuova

Wildish Community Theater — Monday, December 14, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Timeless chamber music by Mozart! Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major was one of the very first written for this instrumentation. Also referred to as his “viola quintet,” Mozart’s String Quintet No. 2 in C Minor was a novel form during this time as well.

Musicians

Guest
Kimberlee Uwate, viola
Anne Ridlington, cello

Amici
Eunhye Grace Choi, piano
Jessica Lambert, violin
Lillie Manis, viola
Sharon Schuman, violin

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quintet No. 2 in C Minor, K406/516b
Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K493

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Once Upon a Time

Wildish Community Theater — Monday, February 8, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Colin Pip Dixon’s original composition, “The Rooster and the Fox,” will blow you away; this musical storytelling for bassoon, piano, string quartet, and narrator should not be missed. Also on the program is Dohnanyi’s Piano Quintet No. 2.

Musicians

Guests
Hung-Yun Chu, piano
McIntyre Dixon, narrator
Hal Grossman, violin
Arnaud Ghillebaert, viola
Steve Vacchi, bassoon

Amici
Sharon Schuman, violin
Steven Pologe, cello

Program

Ernst von Dohnanyi Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 26, in E-flat Minor
Colin Pip Dixon The Rooster and the Fox

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French Masters

Wildish Community Theater — Monday, April 12, 2021 - 7:30 PM

 

All five of Amici’s core musicians perform on this program of two monumental chamber works by late Romantic French masters, Fauré and Franck. Franck’s grand scale piece is considered one of his most notable works and one of the most admired piano quintets.

Musicians

Amici
Eunhye Grace Choi, piano
Jessica Lambert, viola
Lillie Manis, violin
Sharon Schuman, violin
Steven Pologe, cello

Program

Gabriel Fauré Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 120
César Franck Piano Quintet in F Minor

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Chamber Voices

Wildish Community Theater — Monday, June 7, 2021 - 7:30 PM

Maya Angelou: Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. Join us at The Shedd Institute for a rare performance of extraordinary works for voice and strings.

Musicians

Guest
Tyler Abbott, bass
Pilar Bradshaw, violin
Craig Phillips, bass/baritone
Erika Rauer, soprano

Amici
Eunhye Grace Choi, piano
Lillie Manis, viola
Sharon Schuman, violin
Steven Pologe, cello

Program

Guillaume Lekeu Pleinte d’Andromeda
Ernest Chausson Chanson Perpetuelle, Op. 37
Virgil Thompson Stabat Mater
Gerald Finzi By Footpath and Stile, Nos. 1, 2 and 6
John Corigliano Snapshot, Circa 1909
Ildobrando Pizzetti Tre Canzone

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