The School of Performing Arts (FSPA) and Flint Symphony Orchestra (FSO) are bringing a four-week series of free chamber music concerts to MacArthur Recital Hall. The series started Friday, June 7 and will continue through Friday, June 28. The series features professional musicians from the Flint Symphony Orchestra and Flint School of Performing Arts performing side-by-side with different instrumentation each week. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with post-concert receptions following each performance.
Chamber music features compositions created specifically for a small group of instruments and can range from string quartets to woodwind quintets and more. This musical setting offers an intimate experience for the listener and performer both. This year’s series highlights a different instrument/instrument group each week, including Harp, Piano, Strings, and Winds.
June 14: Piano featuring Dohnányi’s Sextet Op, 37, Vaughan Williams’ Piano Quintet in C minor
Performers: Zeljko Milicevic, violin; Janine Bradbury, viola; Brandon Cota, cello; Michele LaNoue, clarinet; Carrie Banfield-Taplin, horn; Katena Dinas, piano, Gregg Emerson Powell, double bass; Katena Dinas, piano
Special Repeat Performance June 15: First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor, Downtown – 120 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI 49104
June 21: Strings featuring Beethoven’s String Trio in D Major, Op. 9, Brahms’Sextet, Op. 18 No. 1 in B-flat
Performers: Zeljko Milicevic & Judy Lin Wu, violins; Janine Bradbury & Alycia Wilder, violas; Yulia Kim & Brandon Cota, celli
June 28: Winds featuring Gounod’s Petite Symphonie, Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
Performers: Bryan Guarnuccio, flute; Liz Spector Callahan & Timothy Michling, oboes; Nicholas Thompson & Michelle LaNoue, clarinet; Roger Maki-Schramm & Dean Zimmerman, bassoons; Carrie Banfield-Taplin, Kurt Civilette, horns; Samvel Arakelyan, violin; Janina Bradbury, viola; Judith Vander Weg, cello; Gregg Emerson Powell, double bass
The 2019 Chamber Series is sponsored by Patricia Cumings Dort Fund and The David T. Dort Fund.