krista buckland reisner

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Night Music

WCMS will be joined two acclaimed musicians: Rhonda Rider, cello (left) and Ashleigh Gordon, viola (right); and for a nocturnal program that examines the dark hours from a variety of angles. Arthur Foote’s dreamy A Night Piece and Franz Schubert’s elegant Notturno highlight its amiable sides. Meanwhile, Luigi Boccherini’s Night […]

Elegy

The final Main Stage concert of the season presents a set of musical memorials: Schubert’s Variations on ‘Trockne Blumen’ adapts one of the last songs from his great songs cycle Die schöne Müllerin. His D-minor String Quartet repurposes, in its slow movement, another of his lieder, “Death and the Maiden.” […]

Concert image of A Seasonal Offering

A Seasonal Offering

Music about the seasons – in this case The Four Seasons, Vivaldi’s beloved and enduring set of violin concertos based on poems about the quarters of the year – anchor the WCMS’s holiday program. J. S. Bach’s A Musical Offering, considered to be one of his greatest works, is a […]

American Expressions

The WCMS season opens with a multi-disciplinary celebration of music from the Americas: North, South, and Central. Valerie Coleman’s meditative Fanmi Imèn (after Maya Angelou’s poem, “Human Family”) and Dvorak’s popular “American” Quartet frame the program. In between comes Jessie Montgomery’s exuberant Strum, plus music by Gabriella Lena Frank (featuring […]