The program notes for each Nevada Chamber Music Festival concert are listed as a separate blog entry. Click on the Blog tab and scroll until you find the concert you desire by title.

The program notes for each Nevada Chamber Music Festival concert are listed as a separate blog entry. Click on the Blog tab and scroll until you find the concert you desire by title.… Read More


Duets and Quintets Friday, December 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM South Reno United Methodist Church   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Boccherini: Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major “Fandango” (c. 1790, 18 minutes) Luigi Boccherini was probably the most important Italian composer of instrumental music of the late eighteenth century. After several years of… Read More


Centennial Celebrations Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3:00PM South Reno United Methodist Church   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 (1845, 30 minutes) Dedicated to composer Louis Spohr, the Trio in C minor was composed during a break in Mendelssohn’s extremely busy schedule. Along with his… Read More


 A Continental Tour Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00AM South Reno United Methodist Church   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Bacewicz: Quartet for Four Violins (1949, 12 minutes) Composer and violinist Grażyna Bacewicz was perhaps the first Polish woman composer to attract international attention. After studies in Poland and France, including work with the legendary… Read More


Undiscovered Grieg Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 7:00PM UNR Nightingale Concert Hall Clarke: Piano Trio in E-flat minor (1921, 25 minutes) Program Notes by Chris Morrison Composer and violist Rebecca Clarke was the first female member of the Queen’s Hall Orchestra, and one of Britain’s first female professional orchestral players. She subsequently performed as a… Read More


Piano Showcase Monday, December 31, 2018 at 3:00PM UNR Nightingale Concert Hall   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a youth when he wrote, for himself and his sister Nannerl, the first three of his sonatas for piano four-hands. There is a well-known painting from around 1780 of Mozart and Nannerl sitting… Read More


New Year’s Night Monday, December 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM UNR Nightingale Concert Hall   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 (1786, 4 minutes) In his first collaboration with his great librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart created the opera Le nozze di Figaro in just six weeks.… Read More


A Viennese New Year Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 2:00PM Trinity Episcopal Cathedral   Program Notes by Chris Morrison Mozart: Divertimento in D major, K. 136 (1772, 13 minutes) This Divertimento is one of three works, K. 136-138, sometimes referred to as the “Salzburg Symphonies.” Mozart wrote quite a number of pieces titled Divertimento, but… Read More