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Chamber Palooza 2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
12pm - 4pm
Cincinnati Art Museum

A wide variety of groups offered chamber music samples in our 14th annual ChamberPalooza at the Cincinnati Art Museum. There were also drawings for grab bags of small gifts and tickets and a "Petting Zoo" of music instruments is fun for the kids.


Performers included the Prestalgia Duo, Matinée Musicale Quartet, Sonya Szabo-Reynolds & Andrea Arese-Elias Piano Duo, Cincinnati Young Artists, Caladrian Ensemble, Vincent Phelan's ensemble, Aulacord Duo, Prestalgia Duo, the Highland Wind Quintet, Ohio River Brass Quintet, and Peraza Music Workshop.

Click here to see the program!

Photography by Constance Sanders.


Prestalgia Duo (Fanfare)

Birthday Music for Sigurd Rascher by Erland von Koch (1910-2009)

            I. Allegro vivace


Kevin Norton, saxophone

Jennifer Grantham, saxophone


Matinée Musicale Quartet


Andante espressivo from Quartet, Op. 12, by Felix Mendelssohn

Finale from Quartet, Op. 96, "American" by Antonin Dvorak

Larrie Howard & Judy Martin, violins

Gayna Bassin, viola

Karen Kruse, cello


Sonya Szabo-Reynolds & Andrea Arese-Elias

one piano, four hands

Eight Bohemian Duets by Karel Husa (1921-2016)

            1. Ouverture

            2. Rondeau

            3. Chanson mélancolique

            4. Marche funèbre

            5. Elegie

            6. Little Scherzo

            7. Evening

            8. Slovak Dance


Cincinnati Young Artists

Sarah Kim & Alan Rafferty, Directors


Maxwell Fairman, violin

Daniel Dorsey, cello

Arun Kamath, piano


Repertoire to be announced


Caladrian Ensemble

Sonata in a minor, RV 44 by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

            I. Largo

            II. Allegro poco

            III. Largo

            IV. Allegro


Selections from Suite No.6, BWV 1012 by  J.S. Bach (1685-1750)


Pieces in C Major by Charles Hurel (fl. 17th century)


Improvisation on passamezzo antico (composed right now)


Michael Gilbert Ronstadt, cello

Christopher Wilke, theorbo


Vincent Phelan, Maggie Flanders, Micah Miller, violins; Heidi Flanders, piano


Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor by J.S. Bach


            Largo, ma non tanto



Aulacord Duo

Selections TBA


Richard Arnest, flutes and historical woodwind

William Willits, guitar and lute


Prestalgia Duo


Duo in Seven Scenes by Everette Minchew (b. 1977) (Regional Premiere)


Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice (1910-1967)/ arr. by Masahito Sugihara

I. Farandole des jeunes filles

II. Chanson pour ma mie

III. La bohémienne

IV. Des alyscamps l'âme soupire


Kevin Norton, saxophone

Jennifer Grantham, saxophone


Highland Quintet


Wind Quintet No. 4, Op. 23 by Johann Sobeck (1831-1914)

            I. Lento

            II. Scherzo

            III. Adagio molto

            IV. Finale: Allegro spiritaso


Minkyung Kim, flute

Patrick Grimone, oboe

Taylor Overholt, clarinet

Phillip Palmore, French horn

Donald Forman, bassoon


Ohio River Brass Quintet


The Golyardes' Grounde (1972) by Malcolm Forsyth (1936-2011)


Brass Quintet No. 1 "Circus" by Clint Needham (b. 1981)

         I. Entry

         II. Clowns

         III. The Ringleader

         IV. The Contortionist

         V. Finale


Audrey Schmid, Trumpet

Dave Zeng, Trumpet

Emily Toth, Horn

Kelly Mills, Trombone

Sean McGhee, Bass Trombone


Peraza Music Workshop


Selections to be announced.

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