Monday, March 30
5:00 PM

  • Kehoe Iron Works at Trustees' Garden
  • Approx. 2 hours
  • $57

Sponsored by Dayle & Aaron Levy, Dave & Sylvaine Neises and Thomas V. & Susan G. Reilly

Partial support by Beyond Exceptional Dentistry and Barbara Ruddy

Chamber I: Tales of the Unexpected

In a first for the SMF Chamber Series, we travel to the magnificent surroundings of Kehoe Iron Works for a program of fantasy and drama. In a semi-staged, partly programmatic concert, Impressionist France meets the mysterious world of Edgar Allan Poe, with a reading of Poe’s macabre tale “The Masque of the Red Death,” and in response we hear André Caplet’s brilliant setting of the same story to music. To add to the Impressionistic element there is Claude Debussy’s exquisite Trio for flute, viola and harp, and the program concludes with Maurice Ravel’s Pavane and his beguiling Piano Trio, perhaps one the finest trios ever written.

Ticket buyers are invited to join us an hour before the concert for a complimentary beverage to toast the start of SMF core chamber music programs under the leadership of Artistic Advisor Philip Dukes!

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Claude Debussy
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Edgar Allan Poe
“The Masque of the Red Death”

André Caplet
Conte fantastique for Harp and String Quartet (after “The Masque of the Red Death”)


Maurice Ravel
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Piano Trio in A minor


Giovanni Guzzo, violin
Benny Kim, violin
Robin Ashell, viola
Philip Dukes, viola
Eric Kim, cello
Keith Robinson, cello
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Sebastian Knauer, piano
Ana-Maria Vera, piano
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Mervon Mehta, narrator

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