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PCMF @ SPACE: Searching for Home


An evening of innovative contemporary chamber music exploring the relationship between music and identity within the sumptuous sound world of lower strings.

Searching for Home explores the lush sonorities and sumptuous sound world of the lower strings, and probes the relationship between music and identity. Featuring recent works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, and composer/cellist Paul Wiancko, a virtuoso viola duo by George Benjamin and a set of playful Swedish folk songs, the program also includes the world premiere of a new work for two violas and two cellos, inspired by the Isamu Noguchi exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, commissioned by the Portland Chamber Music Festival under the direction of our new Artistic Director, violist Melissa Reardon.

Caroline Shaw Limestone and Felt
Nico Muhly Duet No. 1: Chorale Pointing Downwards
George Benjamin Viola, Viola
Paul Wiancko American Haiku
Lutoslawski Bucolics for Viola and Cello
Paul Wiancko New work for two violas and two cellos Arr. Ayane & Paul Swedish Folk Songs

Melissa Reardon and Ayane Kozasa, violas; Raman Ramakrishnan and Paul Wiancko, cellos

7:30 PM

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