KENNEBUNK – VentiCordi will offer the second of its three summer concerts at 7:30pmÂ on Thursday, July 22nd at Christ Church in Kennebunk.
This concert will continue the innovative programming that is the hallmark of a VentiCordi event. McNerney and Stein will begin with Richard Rodney Bennettâ€™s Conversations for Two Oboes. They have adapted the work as duets for violin and oboe, which they find speak quite well together. Alec Wilderâ€™s â€˜Piece for Oboe and Improvisatory Percussionâ€™ will feature percussionist Robert Schulz of Boston. This piece features a written part for the oboist, yet none for the percussionist, who must improvise according to the moment, making every performance unique. Lou Harrisonâ€™s Javanese Gamelan inspired â€˜Varied Trioâ€™ for violin, piano and percussion will feature Maine pianist Bridget Convey and percussionist Schulz. This music has a delightful simplicity to it, with beautiful melodies. On a lighter note, the story of Ferdinand the Bull will be told, as McNerney takes on the role of narrator accompanied by Stein on solo violin in English composer Alan Ridoutâ€™s musical rendering of the classic childrenâ€™s tale by Munro Leaf. For the concertâ€™s finale, the French composer Charles Loefflerâ€™s luscious, romantic â€˜Deux Rhapsodiesâ€™ for oboe, viola and piano will feature Stein switching from violin to viola duties, a job he claims he has been â€˜preparing for all his life.â€™
Doors are open for admission half hour before concert time. General Admission is $20 at the door. Seniors, $15; 18 years and younger, $5. For more information email VentiCordi@gmail.com, visit VentiCordi online at www.VentiCordi.com or phone (207) 725-0219.
Contact Name: Dean Stein
Telephone Number: (207)725-0219