The Flamenco House & the Shepherd on the Rock

kenjibunch150pxIn this program, we'll hear composer Kenji Bunch's original piece La Ultima Noche en la Casa de Flamenco (“The Last Night in the Flamenco House”); played by the remarkable French clarinetist José Franch-Ballister, joined by Spoleto Chamber Music veteran pianist Anne-Marie McDermott.   The centerpiece of the program is a bravura performance of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor featuring violinist Chee-Yun,  the brilliant young cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott.  You’ll also hear Schubert's poignant trio Das Hirt auf dem Felsen (“The Shepherd on the Rock”) featuring soprano Courtenay Budd, clarinetist José Franch-Ballester, and Artistic Director Charles Wadsworth at the piano.


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KENJI BUNCH: La Ultima Noche en la Casa de Flamenco
José Franch-Ballister, clarinet
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Chee-Yun, violin
Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

SCHUBERT: Das Hirt auf dem Felsen (“The Shepherd on the Rock”) D. 965
Courtenay Budd, soprano
José Franch-Ballister, clarinet
Charles Wadsworth, piano