April 28-29, 2019

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"Uncommon Voices"

Elgar
  Romance for Bassoon
    and Strings, Op. 62

Vaughan-Williams
  Piano Quintet

Rossini
  Duo for Cello and Bass in D

Jongen
  Introduction and Dance
    for Viola and Piano

Françaix
  Divertissement for
    String Quintet with Bassoon

"Uncommon Voices” is a program that highlights the lower register, or “undersung” instruments in the chamber music world. We wanted to show off the bassoon in this program, so we’ll start with an absolute gem, the Edward Elgar Romancefor Bassoon and Strings; for the finale, Jean Françaix’s Divertissement for Bassoon and String Quintet provides a dose of Gallic drôlerie. The double bass will be prominent too, not only in the Françaix, but in the Rossini Duo for Cello and Bass, as well as the Vaughn-Williams Piano Quintet, which is written with bass instead of second violin part. Joseph Jongen’s Introduction and Dancefor Viola and Piano gives our violist David Creswell an opportunity to come out from the middle of the pack and be heard in an eloquent pair of movements by this little known Belgian composer. 

Our audience is invited to a wine and cheese reception with the musicians after the concert on Sunday and during intermission on Monday.

Sunday Concerts: 4:00 p.m.
Round Hill Community Church
395 Round Hill Road
Greenwich, CT

Monday Concerts: 7:30 p.m. 
Greenwich Arts Council
299 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT

chamberplayers@outlook.com