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The Craftsbury Chamber Players - Sat, July 17 & Sat, 31 - 4pm

Updated: Sep 26, 2021

Concert Location: The Plainfield Rec Field, Rec Field Road, Plainfield, VT

The Craftsbury Chamber Players, (on their own portable flatbed track stage) will present two performances on Saturday, July 17 and Saturday, 31 - both at 4pm.

The Chamber Players performed last summer at the Rec Field and were tremendously popular. Music Director, Fran Rowell says of the July 17 concert, “The program starts with a Fantasy by Orlando di Lasso grounding us in the Renaissance and the very beginnings of composed instrumental music. We follow that with a set of ‘Puzzle’ canons from J. S. Bach’s 'Musical Offering’ showing the extraordinary craftsmanship and mastery that defines the art of composition. After that comes Adolphus Hailstork’s string trio version of the spiritual ‘Great Day’.

From there we go to folk music; first a set of fiddle tunes (still deciding what tradition; right now it’s between Scottish and Danish) and a composed piece showing the influence. Then we do a piece that begins as an Urhu solo and morphs into a Chinese folk song for viola with strings.

In the last set we hit the style of violin playing that grabbed the imagination of 18th and 19th century composers-Gypsy! This grouping includes Haydn’s ‘Gypsy Rondo’ from the piano trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV/25, Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen for violin and piano, and the Finale of Brahms’ piano quintet in F Minor, Op. 34.”

The performers for this concert are: Mary Rowell and Darryl Kubian, violins, Liuh-Wen Ting, viola, Frances Rowell, cello Mary Jane Austin, piano.

Admission is by donation (cash, checks & credit cards accepted). Bring your own chairs or blankets.

The rain date is Sunday, July 18 also at 4 pm.

The series is sponsored by Plainfield Friends of the Opera House, Plainfield Rec Committee, Caledonia Spirits, Black Bear Bio, Plainfield Coop, East Hill Tree Farm, Positive Pie, Onion River Campground and Anonymous Donors.


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