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Staying connected with the Midwest Chamber Ensemble

Audience watching a music group.
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The Midwest Chamber Ensemble.

Host Brooke Knoll speaks with Steve Lewis and Kathryn Hilger of the Midwest Chamber Ensemble about finding new ways to connect with audiences and still finding encouragement in post-performance phone calls with mom. We'll hear the ensemble, in various configurations, perform music by Robert Schumann, Ernö Dohnányi, Claude Debussy and more.

Host

Brooke Knoll

Guests

Steve Lewis, music director/conductor
Kathryn Hilger, chamber music coordinator/viola

Program

Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op 47
IV. Finale: Vivace
by Robert Schumann

Matthew Bennett - violin
Kathryn Hilger - viola
Eman Chalshotori - cello
Li-Hsin Chen - piano
Virtual performance, November 2020

Serenade in C Major, Op. 10
II. Romanza (Adagio non troppo)
III. Scherzo (Vivace)
by Ernö Dohnányi

Matthew Bennett - violin
Kathryn Hilger - viola
Eman Chalshotori - cello
Virtual performance, November 2020

Sinfonia concertante in Eb Major, K. 364
I. Allegro maestoso
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Matthew Bennett - violin
Kathryn Hilger - viola
Virtual performance, May 2021

Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
II. Interlude
by Claude Debussy

Virginia Backman - flute
Kathryn Hilger - viola
Melody Tzang - harp
Virtual performance, January 2021

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor
II. Largetto
IV. Finale: Vivace
by Frederic Chopin

Charles Dickinson - piano
Matthew Bennett, Shupei Wang - violin
Kathryn Hilger - viola
Eman Chalshotori - cello
Krista Kopper - bass
Virtual performance, May 2021

You can learn more about the Midwest Chamber Ensemble at midwestchamberensemble.org.

Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. You can reach her at brooke@classicalkc.org.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.