Musical styles meet head-on in the contemporary dance party that is Collision Course, and again in the extraordinarily colorful Contrasts, written for Benny Goodman, which in turn was influenced by Ravel’s bluesy elements. The epic Octet by George Enescu, with its fiery energy and lushly symphonic sound world, brings PCMF’s 2019 season to a suitably grand finale.
Clancy Newman Collision Course for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano
Bartók Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Ravel Violin Sonata No. 2
Enescu Octet in C major Op. 7
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Nick Eanet, Alexi Kenney; Tai Murray, Susie Park, violins; Melissa Reardon, Dov Scheindlin, violas; Clancy Newman, Karen Ouzounian, cellos; Robert McDonald, piano