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Old World/New World: Timeless Sonatas
Sunday, September 9, 2018 |
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Part of Pentangle’s Classical Music Series
Sunday, September 9th
North Universalist Chapel
Suggested Donation: $10
Leslie Stroud, flute and Matthew Odell, piano, perform five sonatas illustrating the intriguing intersection of old and new relationships—culturally, geographically and musically. Three living composers representing several of our oldest New World cites, Boston, Philadelphia and New York City, alongside two of our most beloved and influential Old World composers, Felix Mendelssohn and Gabriel Fauré.
Regularly performing together throughout New England, Leslie and Matthew’s performances together include at Pentangle Arts Classical Music Series, the Opera House at Booth Bay Harbor, Dartmouth College, ArtisTreeCommunity Arts Center and Gallery, Frederick Historic Piano Collection (Ashburnham, MA), the Eliot Church of South Natick (Boston), Plymouth State University, Music at the Meetinghouse, St. Gaudens National Historic Site summer concert series, and in residence as Tomlinson Fellows at Tabor Academy.
Leslie and Matthew are excited to be recording for Centaur Records their first album together, Sonatas for Flute and Piano by New York City composer Gary Schocker (www.garyschocker.com), with whom they have been working directly on this project. Premier recordings of these wonderful, urbane, witty, and profoundly touching works, the Mr. Schocker’s Sonatas are true gems of the flute and piano duo repertory. ‘To Say Goodbye,’ written for Leslie and Matthew in 2017 and premiered by them at Dartmouth College, is the encore piece to the album. The newly written Sonata No. 9, composed in 2017 as they worked with the composer and receiving its premier performances in New England, is included in the program.
The Program Includes:
Mendelssohn: Sonata in F Minor, Op 4 (1825) “Adieu à Berlin”
Amlin: Sonata No. 2 (2004)
Schocker: Sonata No. 9 (2017)
Boyle: Sonata-Cantelina, Op. 21 (2009)
Faure: Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13 (1875/76), arr. for flute and piano
For more information about Leslie and Matthew, please visit their websites: www.lesliestroud.com & www.matthewodell.com