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Sherman Chamber Ensemble Plays Tchaikovsky and Bach for Labor Day Weekend Performance

Related: Sherman Chamber Ensemble, 2014 Summer Concert Series
Sherman Chamber Ensemble Plays Tchaikovsky and Bach for Labor Day Weekend Performance

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble concludes its 2014 Summer Concert Series today, August 29th at St. Andrew's Church in Kent and tomorrow, August 30th at the Lake Mauweehoo Club in Sherman with a program including a flute concerto by CPE Bach, Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence" and a new work for string sextet by SCE Artistic Director Eliot Bailen. Performers are Jill Levy and Ming Hsin (violin), Sarah Adams and Mary Hammann (viola), Eliot Bailen and Lindy Clarke (cello) and Susan Rotholz (flute).

"We are pleased to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the most prolific of JS Bach's musical offspring, with a delightful concerto featuring flutist Susan Rotholz," remarks SCE Executive Director Mary Rindfleisch. "We then jump ahead three centuries to present a brand new work by Eliot Bailen, commissioned by the Saratoga Chamber Players." Entitled "A Day in the Life of an Artist," the work was praised at its premiere this summer in Saratoga as "romantically lyrical," "soaring" and "dramatic." Rounding out the evening will be Tchaikovsky's String Sextet in D minor, known as the "Souvenir de Florence" because the composer wrote much of it on a sojourn in Italy during the summer of 1890.

Sherman Chamber Ensemble concerts are performed Friday evenings in the intimate and acoustically excellent St. Andrew's Church on Main Street in Kent, CT. Saturday evening performances take place in the rustic charm of the lakeside Mauweehoo Clubhouse on Leach Hollow Road in Sherman, CT. All performances start at 8:00 PM and are followed by a reception offering light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the performers.

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