Aug 10: Glimmerglass Musicians at Pierstown Grange

The Pierstown Grange Presents:

The 14th Annual Florence High Memorial Chamber Music Concert

Pierstown Grange, Cooperstown, NY

  • Pierstown Grange, 137 Wedderspoon Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326 (click here for directions)
  • Monday, August 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
  • Admission is free

Florence High (1912-2002) graduated from Radcliffe College in 1934 and played cello with the Elizabeth Philharmonic, Westfield Symphony Orchestra and Florence Symphony Orchestra. She enjoyed playing cello and flute with many chamber groups; in addition, she attended the Metropolitan Opera weekly, sitting in the last row of the upper balcony at the old Met. Ms. High spent her summers on the lake at Cooperstown and was a dedicated member of the Pierstown Grange. Her daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Don Drake, also active Pierstown Grange members, hope this Grange event honors the memory of a devoted music lover and community member.


Breakaway for Two Trumpets and Electronics
i. Carving the Stone
ii. A Single Shot; Prayers and Chants
iii. Awakening

  • Jerry Bryant and Don Batchelder, trumpets
  • With thanks to Joel Morain and Nicole Wilke for their invaluable technical assistance
David Sampson (b.1951)

Duetto for Violoncello and Double Bass
1. Allegro
2. Andante Molto
3. Allegro

  • Isaac Selya, violoncello
  • Jon Pascolini, double bass
Gioachino Rossini
Duos for Flutes, op. 34
I. Allegro risoluto
II. Moderato
III. Andante sostenuto
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
V. Andante molto
VI. Allegro

  • Linda Greene and Kaoru Hinata, flutes
Robert Muczynski
(1929 – 2010)
Duetto No. 2
I. Largo-Allegro Moderato
II. Rondo

  • Heather Wittels, violin
  • Mark Timmerman, bassoon
Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)

Quintet for Brass, Op. 73 (1961)
1. Allegro
2. Chaconne: Andante con moto
3. Con brio

  • Jerry Bryant and Don Batchelder, trumpets
  • Aaron Brask, horn
  • Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone
  • David Saltzman, tuba
Malcom Arnold


1. Ritornello (0): Introduction Ironic, like a French Café
2. Solo (0): Fantasy
3. Ritornello I: … meanwhile at Café Ironique…
4. Solo I: Splat!
5. Ritornello II: an interruption at the café
6. Solo II: Whimsy, the whimsical smurf!
7. Ritornello III: … the morning after
8. Solo III: Finale

  • Sasha Margolis and Jennifer Reuning Myers, violins
  • Alexandra Van de Geijn and Katrina Smith, violas
  • Daniel Miller and Benjamin Whittenburg, violoncellos
Justine F. Chen (b.1975)
Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Op. 31
I. Pastoral (Charles Cotton)
II. Nocturne (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
III. Elegy (William Blake)
IV. Dirge (Anon, 15th century)
V. Hymn (Ben Jonson)
VI.Sonnet (John Keats)

  • Jonas Hacker, tenor
  • Aaron Brask, horn
  • Ruotao Mao*, Sasha Margolis*, Faina Agranov, Taras Bohach, Elizabeth Silver and Raymond Zoeckler, violins
  • Katrina Smith*, Megan Newman Dyer and Alexandra Van de Geijn, violas
  • Ruth Berry*, Daniel Miller and Janet Nepkie, violoncellos
  • Jon Pascolini* and Richard Sosinsky, double bass
  • Ubaldo Valli, conductor
Benjamin Britten

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