Mu­si­cal Club of Hart­ford con­cert

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Mu­si­cal Club of Hart­ford

WEST HART­FORD — Mu­sic lovers are in­vited to the sec­ond con­cert of the Mu­si­cal Club of Hart­ford 2018-2019 sea­son on Thurs­day at 10 a.m., at West­min­ster Pres­by­te­rian Church, 2080 Boule­vard, West Hart­ford. The con­cert is free for mem­bers of the mu­si­cal club; ad­mis­sion for the gen­eral pub­lic is $5.

The pro­gram on Oct. 18 will fea­ture com­posers from two dis­tinct mu­si­cal pe­ri­ods, the 17th-18th c. Baroque pe­riod (Marais, Tele­mann) and the 19th-20th c. Early Con­tem­po­rary pe­riod (Sain­tSaens, Prokofiev, Finzi, Muczyn­ski) per­formed by Mu­si­cal Club mem­bers on an ar­ray of in­stru­ments, in­clud­ing:

⏩ “Early mu­sic ” in­stru­ments — vi­ola da gamba, recorder, and harp­si­chord — per­formed by Laura Maz­za­Dixon (Granby), Za­rina Irkaeva (Mass­a­chu­setts), Deb­o­rah Robin (West Hart­ford) and Anne Mayo (Mid­dle­town) ⏩ “Mod­ern” in­stru­ments — pi­ano, flute, and clar­inet — per­formed by Linda MacGougan (West Hart­ford), Brid­get de Moura Cas­tro), flute (Michelle Davis), and clar­inet (Rob Breen, Caroyn Bernstein) in the early mod­ern selec­tions.

This pro­gram is a won­der­ful and con­trast­ing dis­play of styles and moods that re­flect life from its light­est to its most painful mo­ments. The Tele­mann sonata in f mi­nor for recorder, harp­si­chord and vi­ola da gamba, for ex­am­ple, fea­tures un­usu­ally chro­matic themes of melan­choly and un­cer­tainty. Per­form­ing Prokovief’s “Romeo and Juliet Be­fore Part­ing,” Linda MacGougan will pi­anis­ti­cally ex­press the very painful part­ing of the two fa­mous young lovers. Other works will bring in lighter and brighter moods, in­clud­ing Duos for Flute and Clar­inet by Muczyn­ski, a rol­lick­ing dance, and the Presto move­ment from Taran­tella, Op. 6 by Saint-Saens.

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