Contrasts Quartet

Award Winning Ensemble

Program 1
Aram Khachaturian: Trio in G Minor, for violin, clarinet and piano
Aaron Jay Kernis: Trio in Red (2000-1) for clarinet, cello and piano
Intermission

Derek Bermel: Quartet for violin, clarinet, cello and piano (written for Contrasts, 2003)
Antonin Dvorak: Dumky for piano Trio

Program 2
Igor Stravinsky: L'histoire du Soldat for violin, clarinet and piano
Aaron Jay Kernis: Trio in Red (2000-1) for clarinet, cello and piano
Intermission
Max Bruch: Three pieces from Eight Pieces, opus 83 for clarinet, cello and piano
Ned Rorem: Nine Episodes for Four Players, 2001, for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (written for Contrasts Quartet)


Program 3
Laudi for clarinet, violin and cello                           Michael Finckel, Arr.
Trio for clarinet, cello & piano in Eb Major            Ludwig van Beethoven
(Arranged from Septet, Op. 20)                (1770-1827)
    Adagio: Allegro con brio
    Adagio cantabile
    Tempo di Menuetto
    Tema con variazioni: Andante
    Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace
    Andantte con moto alla Marcia; Presto
Intermission
Still Movement with Hymn                    Aaron Jay Kernis
                                (b. 1960)

Program 4
Fanfare con Fuoco for clarinet, violin, cello & piano    Aaron Jay Kernis
Ballad for cello and piano (2004)                Aaron Jay Kernis
Trio for clarinet, cello and piano                 Gabriel Faure
    Allegro, ma non troppo                (1825-1924)
    Andantino
    Allegro Vivo
Intermission
Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano            Peter Schickele
    Moderate, flowing                    (b. 1935)
    Fast, driving
    Slow, elegiac
    Quite fast, dancing


Another possible program can includes Messaien's Quartet for the End of Time and Bartok's Contrasts.

The group will make every effort to be accommodating if program changes are proposed by the presenter.