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Mountain View Festival announces
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.

Welcome to set one: Convergence: A Medley of Classical Miniatures


Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931)
Suite for Strings, op. 1, arranged by Lev Nesterov for string quintet (1888)
I. Präludium
II. Intermezzo
III. Finale

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)
I. Les vieux beaux (The Old Dandies)
II. Pin-Up Girls
III. Les petits nerveux (Nervous Children)

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 - 6 P.M. MST

Mountain View Festival announces
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

Mountain View Festival announces
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. Welcome to set two: Convergence: Minimalist Expressions

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 - 6 P.M. MST

Mountain View Festival announces
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. Welcome to set 3: Convergence: Mysterious and Magical

François COUPERIN (1668-1733)
Tic-Toc-Choc, arranged by Vyacheslav Gryaznov for piano quintet (1722)

Alexandre RABINOVITCH-BARAKOVSKY (b. 1945)
Trois Invocations for string quartet and amplified celesta (1997)
I. Souffrance (Suffering)
II. Désir (Desire)
III. Délivrance (Release)

Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921–1992)
Oblivion, arranged by Vyacheslav Gryaznov for piano quintet (1982)

Release date: Monday, July 13 - 6 P.M. MST