Spectrum Chamber Music Society Presents Works by Isaacs, Jacob, and Daugherty

By February 7, 2020

Spectrum Chamber Music Society, Fort Worth’s oldest professional chamber music group, in its 34th season stops by our own Leonard Memorial Chapel on Monday, February 17, at 7:00 pm, with an opportunity to meet and greet and visit with these outstanding musicians at a reception following in Wesley Hall.

The second Spectrum concert of this season presents outstanding performances of music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, and Modern periods, showcasing the talents of the professional musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, among others, performing popular music and hidden gems!

Living American composer Gregory Sullivan Isaacs remarks about his Sonata for Flute and Piano:

I am thrilled to have my new flute sonata presented by Spectrum in the hands of two internationally recognized artists, both of whom are distinguished principal players in the excellent Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. My flute sonata is cast in a traditional three-part format: a perky first movement, a reflective lullaby that explores the rich sound of the alto flute, and a finale, comprised of a set of short but connected variations on an original theme.

After Isaacs’ Sonata for Flute and Piano, Spectrum will continue the performance with The Suite for Eight Violas, written by English composer Gordon Jacob, written in four movements and showing all the ingenuity and craftsmanship of its composer.

After Suite for Eight Violas, and a brief Intermission, Spectrum will finish the night with Living American composer Michael Daugherty’s, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, inspired by a novella of the same name by Mark Twain. Divided into seven movements, the music animates Twain’s witty reimagining of the biblical tale of the first woman and man to inhabit the earth and the Garden of Eden.

The Spectrum Chamber Music Society is devoted to sharing diverse and exciting chamber music performances with Fort Worth and neighboring communities. With its annual series of unique concert programs, the group features musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, joined by friends from North Texas and beyond.

We hope you will join us for this amazing opportunity to witness these talented musicians share their gifts with our First Church family.

Admission is free as part of our FUMCFW The Gift of Music Concert Series. For more information about Spectrum or any of its concerts, please contact Dan Sigale (spectrumchambermusic@gmail.com | 817-938-5492) or visit Spectrum online at www.spectrumchambermusicsociety.com.

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