Monday, September 9, 2013

Festival Overview
Day 2: Friday, August 16th

Festival Day 2 begin with SCI Concert 3 (Hometown Heroes) at St. John’s Church.

This showcase featured chamber players from Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra in addition to visiting performers, listed below:

Musique du Bois Woodwind Quintet
Whispers -  Jess Hendricks, Exotic Animals Suite - Mark Dal Porto, General Grant’s Whiskey Dance - Andy Francis all performed by the Musique du Bois Woodwind Quintet: Ellen Rondina, flute; Richard Young, clarinet, Jon Tefft, oboe; Rick Shepard, bassoon; Susan Williams, horn.
The Caged Bird - Andrew Bonacci performed by John Ferraro, clarinet
Quodlibet - Liviu Marinescu performed by Ovidiu Marinescu, cello
Sonatina - Mark Francis performed by Paul Dykstra, piano; Sarah Krebs, oboe
St. Teresa in Ecstasy - Jessica Rudman performed by Mike Lunoe, gyile
Lady Glides on the Moon - Matthew Saunders performed by Deanna Brizgys, clarinet; Maria Finkelmeier, Percussion
Songs of Evocation - Brian Bevelander performed by Brian Bevelander, piano; Dr. René Claire, voice
PBBP Blues - Kari Juusela performed by Kari Juusela, cello; Joe Mulholland, piano
Tali or Toli? - Mel Fitzhugh performed by Catherine E. Reuben, soprano; Frank E. Jones, bass; Zachary Stadmueller, organ


SCI Concert 4 (North By Northeast) featured the Boston New Music Initiative (BNMI) and clarinetist Yhasmin Valenzuela. The full program is listed below:

SUKHI! - Brian Fennelly performed by Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Homick, cello; Leah Kosch, piano;
Real Fiction - Joel Love performed by Deirdre Viau, flute; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Homick, cello; Leah Kosch, piano; Dane Palmer, percussion
Words of Love and Despair - Timothy Davis performed by Deirdre Viau, flute; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Leah Kosch, piano
Sweet Betsy - Richard Brooks performed by Deirdre Viau, flute; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Homick, cello; Leah Kosch, piano
Lake Effect - Timothy Kramer performed by Deirdre Viau, flute; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Homick, cello; Leah Kosch, piano; Dane Palmer, percussion
Fireheart - Matthew Fields performed by Deirdre Viau, flute; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Homick, cello; Leah Kosch, piano; Dane Palmer, marimba/vibraphone
Convection - Julius Bucsis performed by Richard Palacio, violin
At Midnight - Mark Dal Porto performed by Mark Dal Porto, piano; Ashley Wade, soprano; Tracy Carr
Nocturne - Kirsten Volness performed by Kirsten Volness, piano
First Praise - Jessica Rudman performed by Deirdre Viau, flute/alto flute; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Homick, cello; Leah Kosch, piano
L'Image Recontinuee - Mei-Fang Lin performed by Deirdre Viau, flute; Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Homick, cello; Leah Kosch, piano
…and see it vanish - Chin Ting Chan performed by Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet/bass clarinet; Lilit Hartunian, violin; Christopher Homick, cello

Mike Lunoe

Later that day was the PARMA Artist's Concert (Game of Tones) featuring artists and composers from PARMA Recordings’ partner record labels, listed below:

Three Donne Songs - Michael Murray performed by Ann Moss, soprano; John Ferraro, clarinet, Zoia Bologovsky, violin; Amy Ripka, violin; Justin Ouellet, viola; Dorothy Braker, cello
Five Blake Songs - Michael Murray performed by Ann Moss, soprano; John Ferraro, clarinet, Zoia Bologovsky, violin; Amy Ripka, violin; Justin Ouellet, viola; Dorothy Braker, cello
Recital Routine/Parting Phrases… - John Macdonald performed by Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra String Quartet Zoia Bologovsky, violin; Amy Ripka, violin; Justin Ouellet, viola; Dorothy Braker, cello
Winter - Rachel Lee Guthrie - Ron Nagorcka performed by Karolina Rojahn, piano
Anything - Ron Nagorcka performed by Karolina Rojahn, piano
Homeward Bound, In My Life, Three Irish Folksongs, New Old American Songs - Larksong Trio performed by Larksong Trio, Peggo Horsmann-Hodes, soprano; Calvin Herst, piano; Jennifer Yeaton-Parris, flute
Veil of Ignorance - Scott Pender performed by New England String Trio Julia Okrusko, violin; Lilit Muradyan, viola; Ming-Hui Lin, cello
Piano Sonata - Alan Beeler performed by Karolina Rojahn, piano
December Rains - Martin Schlumpf performed by Karolina Rojahn, piano
Azure Bonnet - Curtis Smith performed by Eric von Oeyen Quartet
Canonic Sonata - Ralph Hayes performed by Chris O’Neill Trio
Captain Hook, To Meg - Patricia Julien performed by Chris O’Neill Trio

Ann Moss (Soprano), Zoia Bologovsky (Violin), Amy Ripka (Violin), Justin Ouellet (Viola), Dorothy Braker (Cello)
New England String Trio Performing Scott Pender's Veil of Ignorance


Day 2 wound down with the Shindig! after-party at Martingale Wharf. This event was a chance for artists and attendees to spend time together while enjoying live music spanning classical, soul and rock. Performers included Gregory Hall, Paul Dykstra and Qwill, with a special appearance from The Wheel of Awesome, a interactive performance group.

Paul Dykstra

Qwill

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