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Poet Emily Dickinson

Listen to an excerpt from “At last, to be identified!” in version for soprano and piano.

A note from Artistic Director Stephanie Chase: Please join us for a concert that explores new and recently-discovered music composed between 1800 and 2012.

We will feature the premiere of “At last, to be identified!” – with poetry by Emily Dickinson in a new chamber music setting by the American composer Richard Pearson Thomas (born 1957) – along with works by Mendelssohn and Paganini that were first published in 1953 and 2009, respectively. The Piano Trio No. 2 by Camille Saint-Saëns concludes the program and is a work that I “discovered” only last year and want to share with you.

Violinist Stephanie Chase will be joined by cellist James Wilson, pianist Todd Crow, and soprano Hope Hudson.

The concert will take place at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, located at 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY and will begin at approximately 8:15 pm. Admission is at the door: $30, $15 student/seniors, requested contribution, cash or check only. Please note that the doors open at 7:15 pm.

Pre-concert talk at 7:30 by Stewart Pollens (included in concert admission): Casino Paganini

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The exciting superstar violinist, Joshua Bell, will serve as guest artistic director and performer for the 10 Anniversary Season of the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Feb 6 –12, 2012. There will also be a wide range of free educational and outreach programs planned for the Festival week, all in the center of this beautiful seaside town.

Festival concerts range from $35 – $100 and can be purchased by calling 949.553.2422
or by going to

Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 pm – Tenth Anniversary Concert
Festival alumni the Calder Quartet and Edgar Meyer collaborate with rising stars the Calidore Quartet in an eclectic afternoon celebrating the Festival’s tenth anniversary. The artists will perform Dvořák | String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77, Terry Riley | Cadenza on the Night Plain and Mendelssohn | Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20

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