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The 2015 Season

All concerts are Fridays at 8:00 pm, and take place at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center,
300 Main Street in Old Saybrook.

What's in a Key?

The choice of key in a piece of music is not random. Composers know that the key affects the mood
and spirit of the music, and even its “color.”
This season, artistic director Ronald Thomas has organized each program around a single key to explore this fascinating aspect of classical music.
We hope you will join us in this journey.

Key of D - August 7

Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin, and
Viola in D major, Op. 25
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata in D major, Op. 94
Schumann: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63

Catherine Gregory, flute
Jesse Mills, violin
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola
Ronald Thomas, cello
Rieko Aizawa, piano

Key of E-flat - August 14

Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in Eb major, Op. 38
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in Eb major, Op. 120 No. 2
Beethoven: Trio in Eb major, Op. 70, No. 2

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Ronald Thomas, cello
Randall Hodgkinson, piano


Key of A - August 21

Ravel: Trio in A minor
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata (with viola)
in A minor, D. 821
Elgar: Quintet in A minor, Op. 84

Todd Phillips, violin
Catherine Cho, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Ronald Thomas, cello
Mihae Lee, piano

Key of C - August 28

Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

Steven Copes, violin
Mark Holloway, viola
Ronald Thomas, cello
Mihae Lee, piano