Eight Poems

DESCRIPTION

for Violin, Viola, and Cello

Eight Poems, for violin, viola, and cello is dedicated to Fontana, a Kansas City string trio. The work has a duration of 8-9 minutes, is of graduate level difficulty, and is technically demanding. There are 3 contrasting sections that range from aggressive to sorrowful to whimsical and soloistic passages exist for each performer.

RECORDINGS & SCORE SAMPLE

Fontana Premiere Performance

Lunatics at Large in New York

Fontana in Kansas City

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PERFORMANCES

January 28, 2009 (Premiere), Kansas City, Missouri; by the Kansas City string trio, Fontana (Ziva Patt-Rappaport, violin; Nell French, viola; Jenny Shyver, cello)

October 30, 2009, Mannes College Concert Hall, New York, New York; Lunatics at Large Contemporary Music Ensemble (Erik Carlson, violin; Jen Herman, viola; Andrea Lee, cello)

March 7, 2011, Ruel Joyce Recital Series, Polsky Theater, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas; by the Kansas City string trio, Fontana (Ziva Patt-Rappaport, violin; Nell French, viola; Jenny Shyver, cello)

November 18, 2012, Heinz Memorial Chapel Chamber Music Series, University of Pittsburgh; Black Orchid String Trio (Jennifer Sternick, violin; Amber Rogers, viola; Rachel Smith, cello)