Ray Lam & Yelena Beriyeva
This Memorial Day weekend Mount Auburn Cemetery presents a concert of music by 20th century American composers featuring clarinetist Ray Lam and pianist Yelena Beriyeva. The program in Story Chapel will include works by Leonard Bernstein, perhaps most familiar among the list to be highlighted, as well as William Bolcom and Robert Muczynski, who are still alive today. Walter Piston’s The Clarinet Concerto will be also be performed. Piston, a titan among pedagogues who taught such composers as Leonard Bernstein while a professor at Harvard University, is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990), Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1942)
II. Andantino – Vivace e leggiero
Walter Piston (1894 – 1976), Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (piano reduction by the composer) (1967)
— intermission —
William Bolcom (b. 1938), Little Suite of Dances for E-flat Clarinet and Piano (2003)
II. Apache Jungle
IV. Soft Shoe
Robert Muczynski (1929 – 2010), Time Pieces (1984)
I. Allegro Risoluto
II. Andante espressivo
III. Allegro moderato
IV. Andante molto – allegro energico
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.