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Ray Lam & Yelena Beriyeva

May 27, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
May 27, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

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.

Program Order: 

Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990), Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1942)

                I. Grazioso

                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)

                I. Rag

                II. Apache Jungle

                III. Quasi-Waltz

                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.

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