Spectrum Kick Off

By October 6, 2017Music & Worship Arts

Spectrum Kicks Off its 2017 – 2018 Series at FUMCFW on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 pm in Leonard Memorial Chapel!

Spectrum Chamber Music Society, Fort Worth’s oldest professional chamber music group, begins another exciting new season featuring musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) and friends performing both popular music and hidden gems from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods.

This first downtown Fort Worth concert of the season will feature beautiful, whimsical, stately, and dramatic music from the 17th through the 20th century:

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello — the most famous of his cello suites (you will know why from the very first measure) — will be played in a transcription for viola by FWSO violist Dmitry Kustanovich. Then the duo of FWSO clarinetist Stanislav Chernyshev and clarinetist Ann Hung will perform the short and quirky Sonata for Two Clarinets by 20th century French composer Francis Poulenc. A Baroque trumpet ensemble will end the first part of the program with a series of brief fanfares by Baroque composers George Frideric Handel and Henry Purcell. Finally, the program will conclude with passion, sprightliness, serenity, and drama, all wrapped up in the music of Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 4 in E minor, performed by FWSO musicians Jen Betz and Molly Baer, violins, Daniel Sigale, viola, and Allan Steele, FWSO Principal Cellist. Admission is free as part of The Gift of Music concert series at FUMCFW.

Gift of Music Concert Series Begins October 15!

It’s time once again for our spectacular and unique collage of music offerings of our 2017 – 2018 Gift of Music Concert Series. With its broad array of quality ensembles — each at the top of its level — this music outreach provides something for everyone’s musical taste across genres, styles, and periods. Look for all the details, coming soon!

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