St. Mark's Presents Laura Recendez, flute, Colette Abel, viola, and Mary Dicken, harp

21jan2:00 pmSt. Mark's Presents Laura Recendez, flute, Colette Abel, viola, and Mary Dicken, harpSt. Mark's Presents

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St. Mark’s Presents Laura Recendez, flute, Colette Abel, viola, and Mary Dicken, harp in concert at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 21, 2024 in the St. Mark’s Sanctuary. They will be playing pieces by Ibert, Ravel, Takemitsu and Debussy. The concert is FREE and open to the public.
Mary, Laura, and Colette are three highly sought after musical professionals in the greater Indianapolis area. As avid performers with orchestras all over the state, studio and chamber settings, they are excited to bring you this unique musical collaboration of flute, viola and harp music.

Debussy wrote this sonata in 1915 at a time when he was suffering from terminal cancer. The piece was intended to be the second in a set of six, but he died before the final four could be completed. Using Eastern well as Western sonorities, Debussy’s music is unpretentious, luminescent, and refined. Color, mood, and atmosphere take precedence over line and structure. As one observer said, “Debussy was the poet of mists and fountains, clouds and rain, of dusk and glints of
sunlight through the leaves. His music begins where poets run out of words, where painters run out of paint.” – David Long, Boise Phil.

And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind is written in one movement and shares its fragmentary melodic style with Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. Most of its harmonic content is derived from a collection of six pitches that, though not tonal, strongly alludes to F major. Takemitsu’s aim to project the shifting quality of the wind led him to create a score that is highly gestural – that is, musical lines reflect the physical attributes of an object (in this case the wind), rising, falling, turning mid-phrase, etc. – Jonathan Blumhofer

No sign up required, just come and bring a friend!

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Time

January 21, 2024 2:00 pm(GMT-04:00)