Le­nape opens 38th sea­son


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Alineup of dis­tin­guished artists will per­form works by Brahms, Beethoven, and the French com­poser Olivier Mes­si­aen at the Le­nape Cham­ber Ensem­ble’s open­ing con­certs on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12th at 8:15 P.M. at Up­per Black Eddy’s his­toric Up­per Tinicum Lutheran Church, and on Sun­day, Oct.14 at 3 p.m. at Delaware Val­ley Col­lege in Doylestown.

Beethoven’s String nuar­tet Opus 74, “The Harp”, was com­posed dur­ing the sum­mer of 1809, when Napoleon’s at­tack RQ 9LHQQD FDXVHG BHHWKRYHQ WR flHH WR Hun­gary. The nuar­tet will be per­formed by Ti­mothy Fain, vi­o­lin­ist with the Cham­ber Mu­sic So­ci­ety of Lin­coln Cen­ter, along with Cyrus Ber­oukhim, Con­cert­mas­ter of the New York Sym­phonic Ensem­ble; Cather­ine Bee­son, the Colorado Sym­phony’s As­so­ciate Prin­ci­pal vi­o­list; and Arash Amini, cel­list with the Mark O’Con­nor Trio.

Pi­anist Mar­can­to­nio Barone, a long­time Le­nape fa­vorite and Stein­way Artist, is fea­tured in Brahms’ Pi­ano nuar­tet in C mi­nor, Opus 60, a piece that Brahms be­gan in 1854, worked on for many years, and did not pub­lish un­til 1875. He was fond of the work, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, and re­vised it sev­eral times, chang­ing the key from its orig­i­nal C sharp mi­nor to C mi­nor, and adding a scherzo.

The Fan­taisie for Vi­o­lin and Pi­ano by Olivier Mes­si­aen is in­ter­preted by Cyrus Ber­oukhim and Mar­can­to­nio Barone. Mes­si­aen, born in Avi­gnon, France in 1908, was a noted or­gan­ist as well as an or­nithol­o­gist. He made an in­ten­sive study of bird calls, whose melodies were some­times in­cor­po­rated into his mu­sic. He is con­sid­ered to EH DPRQg WKH VWURQgHVW LQflXHQFHV LQ 20WK cen­tury mu­sic, and was pro­fes­sor of com­po­si­tion at the Paris Con­ser­va­toire un­til his re­tire­ment in 1978.

Tick­ets at $18 for adults, $15 for se­niors and students, and $5 for chil­dren, will be avail­able at the door, or by call­ing (610) 294-9361. These con­certs sup­ported by a grant from the Penn­syl­va­nia Part­ners in the Arts, are held at the Up­per Tinicum Lutheran Church off Route 32, two miles north of the French­town Bridge and at Delaware Val­ley Col­lege on Route 202 South near the Route 611 by­pass in Doylestown. Mem­bers of the au­di­ence may en­joy re­fresh­ments and meet the mu­si­cians at the re­cep­tions fol­low­ing the con­certs.

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