Orono, Maine

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Hutchins Concert Hall, Collins Center for the Arts at University of Maine (From The Top)

From Orono, Maine, this week’s program features violinist, educator, and composer Mark O’Connor as a special guest artist, and he brings his signature American fiddle sound to some exciting collaborations with the young performers on the show. We’ll also hear the inspirational story of how studying music helped the young cellist on the program overcome major physical coordination challenges.

Performers & Repertoire

Nathan Meltzer, violin
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, Op. 30, No. 3, by Ludwig van Beethoven

Mark O'Connor, violin and Nathan Meltzer, violin
“Libertango” by Mark O'Connor

Hae Sue Lee, viola
II. Allegro appassionato from Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2 by Jonahhes Brahms

Devin Adams, bassoon
I. Allegretto moderato from Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major, Op. 168 by Camille Saint Saëns

Olivia Marckx, cello
I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto from Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy

The Mark O'Connor String Quartet with Mark O’Connor, violin; Maggie O’Connor, violin; Hae Sue Lee, viola; Olivia Marckx, cello
I. Fast and cheerful from Mark O’Connor String Quartet No. 1 by Mark O'Connor

Mark O'Connor, violin
“Congress Hoedown” by Mark O'Connor

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