Our friend and Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College pianist-in-residence joins the quartet for a special Claremont Concert as they kick off their year-long residency at the Hop with a stunningly varied concert. With every program, Apple Hill aims to amplify new voices, views and backgrounds in classical music and to represent their global travels. Here they perform piano quintets by the French 19th-century composer César Franck and South African Bongani Ndodana-Breen (b. 1975) as well as the String Quartet Ragamala (2013) by Reena Esmail (b. 1983).
WCCMA is proud to present this concert as part of our fall season filled with a variety of ensembles and music from cultures and traditions (ancient through contemporary!) around the world.
This concert is sponsored by Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College and generously supported by the Frank L. Harrington 1924 Fund No. 3, the Arthur J. 1903 and Nellie Z. Cohen Fund and the Nathan W. Pearson 1932 and Sons Fund.
With thanks to the Union Episcopal Church for providing the concert venue and WCCMA’s donors and staff.
Approximate duration: 90 minutes including intermission
Safika: Three Tales of African Migration Bongani Ndodana-Breen (b. 1975)
String Quartet (Ragamala) Reena Esmail (b. 1983)
Piano Quintet in F Minor César Franck (1822–1890)
Molto moderato quasi lento—Allegro
Lento, con molto sentimento
Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco