March’s program explores widely contrasting works for string orchestra. Brahms' sumptuous Liebeslieder Waltzes, originally for choir, come to life in this exquisite arrangement. Elgar’s early Serenade is a passionate and personal work of great lyricism. Brazilian Ney Rosauro’s concerto is sexy, dancelike, and lyrical. By turns virtuosic and sensual, this work is the most widely performed concerto for the marimba and one irresistible to both audiences and orchestras. Our soloist, Michelle Humphreys, is the newly appointed Professor of Percussion at Towson University, and the Timpanist and Principal Percussionist of Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. An early music specialist, Michelle performs with The Folger Concert, Tempesta di Mare, Opera Lafayette, and many others.
Learn more about her at: percussionpro.com
Johannes Brahms — Liebeslieder Walzer (arr. for strings)
Edward Elgar — Serenade
Ney Rosauro — Marimba Concerto No. 1
Michelle Humphreys, marimba
We are primarily residents of the Eastern Panhandle who have a passion for good music and who are willing to support FOM financially and through volunteer efforts. Our patrons are concentrated in the cities of Shepherdstown, Martinsburg and Charles Town, West Virginia, but we have regular patrons and supporters in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. You are invited to join us in the celebration of excellent chamber music.
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