Convergence Series (2020)


CONVERGENCE: A THREE-PART VIRTUAL CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

FEATURING WORKS FOR PIANO AND STRINGS

Six musicians, one filmmaker, and a new arts streaming platform.

A collaboration between Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society, Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts, Emil Agopian Film, Stagestream Live and Steinway Piano Gallery of Calgary.

CONVERGENCE | Project Team

Lev Nesterov and Jack Olszewski, Project Curation & Coordination

Emil Agopian, Filmmaker

Jonathan Gresl, Host

Kathleen van Mourik, Artistic Director for Mountain View Festival

Megan Ray, Social Media Coordinator

Musicians:

Jack Olszewski, piano

Lev Nesterov, violin

Sara Far, violin

Susanna Heystek, viola

David Morrissey, cello

Matt Heller, bass


Set I | Light Classics: A Medley of Chamber Music Miniatures

Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931)

Suite for Strings, op.1, arranged by Lev Nesterov for string quintet (1888)

Michael Conway BAKER* (b. 1937)

Rhapsody for Rachmaninoff for piano and strings (2017)*

Jean FRANÇAIX (1912-1997)

L’heure de Berger (French Café Music) for string quintet and piano (1947)

Claude DEBUSSY (1862–1918)

Beau Soir, arranged by Orfeo Mandozzi/Jack Olszewski for string quintet and piano (1880)

Libby LARSEN (b. 1950)

Four on the Floor for violin, cello, bass and piano (1983)

*denotes Canadian composer

Live Streamed on Monday, June 29, 2020 - 6 P.M. MST


Set II | Minimalist Expressions: The Sounds of Our Time

Pavel KARMANOV (b. 1970)

Michael Music for piano quintet (2004)

Terry RILEY (b. 1935)

G Song for string quartet (1984)

Pavel KARMANOV (b. 1970)

String QuaREtet for string quartet (1997)

Release date: Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6 P.M. MST


Set III | Mysterious & Magical: A Journey Into a World of Dreams & Imagination

Alexandre RABINOVITCH-BARAKOVSKY (b. 1945)

Trois Invocations for string quartet and amplified celesta (1997)

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921–1992)

Oblivion, arranged by Vyacheslav Gryaznov for piano quintet (1982)

François COUPERIN (1668-1733)

Tic-Toc-Choc, arranged by Vyacheslav Gryaznov for piano quintet (1722)

Release date: Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 6 P.M. MST