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Portland Chamber Orchestra: Reverdie – The Return of Spring
April 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
The 2020/2021 virtual concert season continues with “REVERDIE: The Return of Spring,” Saturday April 17th at 7PM at Nordic Northwest. The word reverdie has a long history dating back as far as the 14th century: Derived from a verb, reverdir, meaning “to become green again,” a reverdie is a song, poem or dance performed in celebration of the return of the spring.
Award-winning violinist Hanami Froom performs the Recitativo and Scherzo by Fritz Kreisler and Bach’s complex Sonata No. 3 in C major. Celebrated pianist Maria Garcia returns to Nordic Northwest to perform Chopin’s lively The Harp Etude and a Mazurka and Wedding at Troldlhaugen by Edvard Grieg, a celebration of a another type of new beginning. The powerhouse duo join musical forces to present the virtuosic Chaconne by Tomaso Vitali, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, and Adagio (second movement) of the Suite in A minor by Norwegian composer Christian Sinding, which has been performed by virtuosos Itzhak Perlman and Jascha Heifetz.
Chaconne Tomaso Vitali
Sonata No. 3 in C major (Allegro Assai) Johann Sebastian Bach
Mazurka Op. 17 no. 2 & Etude Op. 25 no. 1 (“Harp”) Chopin
Recitativo and Scherzo Fritz Kreisler
Adagio (2nd mvmt) of the Suite in A minor Christian Sinding
Wedding at Troldlhaugen Edvard Grieg
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 (1st mvmt) Jean Sibelius