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Gabriel Fauré and His Circle of Influence, Part II

May 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$10.00 - $25.00
An afternoon of chamber music by Martinů, Boulanger, Saint-Saëns, Kodály, Bloch and Fauré, performed by the Nisene Ensemble.

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was one of the most influential of French composers, linking the end of Romanticism with the beginnings of the modern era. He was a founding member of the “Societe Nationale de Musique” along with Camille Saint-Saëns who was Fauré’s mentor and lifelong friend. Saint-Saëns also taught Eugène Gigout, who eventually taught Bohuslav Martinů after Martinů moved to Paris in 1894. After being appointed to the faculty of the Paris Conservatory, Fauré taught many young composers and one of the most well known of these was Nadia Boulanger who herself became sought after and mentored many of the leading composers of the 20th century. One of Nadia’s students was Suzanne Bloch, daughter of her close friend Ernest Bloch. In her student years, Nadia also studied organ with Charles-Marie Widor along with Zoltán Kodály, who had come from Hungary to study with Widor.

Madrigal for Violin and Viola Bohuslav Martinů

  • Poco Allegro

Three Pieces for Viola and Piano Nadia Boulanger

  • Modere
  • Sans vitesse et a l’aise
  • Vite e nerveusement rythme

Romance for Cello and Piano op. 36 Camille Saint-Saëns

  • Moderato

Intermezzo for String Trio Zoltán Kodály

  • Allegretto

Three Nocturnes for Piano Trio Ernest Bloch

  • Andante
  • Andante Quieto
  • Tempestoso


Piano Quartet No.1 op. 15 – C minor Gabriel Fauré

  • Allegro molto moderato
  • Scherzo
  • Adagio
  • Allegro molto

The Nisene Ensemble are:

  • Cynthia Baehr-Williams, Concert Director and Violin
  • Chad Kaltinger, Viola
  • Kristin Garbeff, Cello
  • Kumi Uyeda, Piano

COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements

  1. All tickets must be purchased online or through the mail prior to the concert.
  2. Proof of full vaccination with picture ID required on entry.
  3. Face mask mandatory until further notice.

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May 8, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$10.00 - $25.00
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Christ Lutheran Church
10707 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003 United States