A unique concert series in Baltimore City

Welcome to the ninth season of Summer Chamber Music in Roland Park at Roland Park Presbyterian Church. Each July we challenge ourselves with new repertoire, rediscover great standard works and simply enjoy friendly collaboration. With a free-spirited summer energy, we've created a space to celebrate music — the beauty and humanity that can connect us all. So come as you are. Admission is free. Bring your ears and we’ll bring the rest!

Tuesdays in July - 7pm

Jackie Capecci, Artistic Director - Roland Park Presbyterian Church ... 4801 Roland Avenue - Baltimore, Maryland - $10 Suggested Donation
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July 5

 
MICHAEL DAUGHERTY
BOUNCE for 2 bassoons
ERWIN SCHULHOFF
Hot Sonate for saxophone and piano
AARON COPLAND
Quiet City
B. MARTINU
La Revue De Cuisine
Our season opens with the infectious energy of American composer Michael Daugherty’s Bounce and Bohuslav Martinu’s witty La revue de cuisine, jazzy ballet music in which kitchen utensils spring to life. You’ll also get to hear the original version of Aaron Copland’s gentle Quiet City.
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July 12

 
PIERNÉ
Canzonetta
PETER SCHICKELE
Piano Quintet no. 2
BRAHMS
Clarinet Quintet op. 115
There is hardly more lyrical music than Brahms’s Clarinet Quartet. And the genius creator of the legendarily bad P.D.Q. Bach, Peter Schickele, is exceptionally good when writing under his own name. His Second Piano Quintet has what the New York Times has called a “frantic and brilliant finale, full of hoedown-style fiddling.”
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July 19

 
ALAN HOVHANESS
Spirit of the Trees
MAXIMO DIEGO PUJOL
Suite Magica for harp and guitar
BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonata No. 1 op. 12
JOHN WILLIAMS
Theme from Schindler’s List
Music has a unique capacity to conjure emotions, memories and inspiration. This program journeys from an evocation of nature for harp and guitar to a Beethoven violin sonata. We conclude with one of the most moving modern melodies, the theme from Schindler’s List.
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July 26

   
BEETHOVEN
Serenade in D major op. 25 or violin, viola and flute
SCHUBERT
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen “The Shepherd on the Rock”
IPPOLITOV-IVANOV
Four Songs based on Poetry by Rabindranath Tagore
PROKOVIEV
Quintet in G minor op. 39
“So longingly sounded the song in the wood, so longingly it sounded through the night, drawing hearts heavenwards with wondrous power.” These lines are in Schubert’s The Shepherd on the Rock, one of two pieces featuring soprano Leah Inger. They also describe this program, which begins with Prokofiev and ends with Beethoven.

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