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Chamber Music Concert: Poetry

Jose Franch-Ballester

Jose Franch-Ballester. Photo by May Zircus.

Featuring Jose Franch-Ballester, Joel Brennan and musicians from the Interplay program

Don't miss the Interplay series of concerts this summer!

Join us for an evening of poetic resonance as these chamber music masterpieces unfold, revealing the profound language of emotion. From the whispered nuances to the bold declarations, each note and phrase contributes to a poetic narrative, inviting you to immerse yourself in the lyrical beauty of the compositions.


Louise Farrenc: Sextet in C Minor, Op. 40, No. 1 Allegro (9’) 
Aidan Chan (piano), Kai Chen Cheng (flute), Emily Luo (oboe), Nikki Pet (clarinet), Ellie Shifflett (bassoon), Madeleine Davis (horn) 
Alban Berg: Vier Stücke, Op.5 (9’) 
Jose Franch-Ballester (clarinet), Ellen Jansson (piano) 
Alexander Scriabin: Four Preludes for clarinet and piano Op. 16 (15’) 
Jose Franch-Ballester (clarinet), Ellen Jansson (piano) 

Missy Mazzoli: The Sound of Light (5’) 
Kai Chen Cheng (flute), Ehren Moser (violin), Joel Brennan (trumpet), David Johnston (trombone), Ellen Jansson (piano) 
Robert Starer: The Mystic Trumpeter (after Whitman) (7')  
Alex Hetherington (mezzo), David Johnston (trombone), Joel Brennan (trumpet), Kai Chen Cheng (flute), Francis Sadleir (clarinet) 

Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté: Sonata Ruck Ruck for clarinet and piano, E. 113, I. (5’)  
Simon Proulx (clarinet), Madeleine Black (piano)

Rebecca Clark: Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale (13’)
Emma Dunbar (viola), Francis Sadleir (clarinet)
Joseph Turrin: Fandango for trumpet, trombone and piano (7')
Joel Brennan (trumpet), David Johnston (trombone), Madeline Black (piano) 
Yihan Chen: 清涼—still—CANADIAN PREMIÈRE/Joel Brennan commission [6'] 
Joel Brennan (trumpet), David Johnston (trombone), Annette Saunders (piano) 
Emily Doolittle: Gardenscape  (7’) 
Kai Chen Cheng (flute), Ehren Moser (violin), Joel Brennan (trumpet), and Musicians from Interplay

TOTAL 82 mins

Banff Centre is grateful to the following supporters for making this program possible: David Spencer Emerging Vocalists Endowment, the Yolande Freeze Master Artists in Music Fund, and the Music in PyeongChang and Banff Centre Partnership as well as the Government of Alberta, the Government of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.