RESCHEDULED: Across Time Across Cultures

February 26, 2022 at 4:00pm

Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum

400 Quail Rd., Longmont, CO 80501


Lina Bahn, violin

Zachary Carrettín, violin

Claire McCahan, mezzo-soprano

Mina Gajić, piano

Nicholas Recuber, double bass

Enjoy a program that embraces a diversity of musical styles, traveling across time and across cultures including works in romantic style with Moorish-Andalusian, Roma, and Sephardic influences. Carettin and Gajić open the program with Joseph Achron's deeply meditative Hebrew Melody, and Gajić is then joined by Claire McCahan for Manuel de Falla's poetic song cycle, Siete canciones populares Españolas. Gajić continues with colorful, meditative, and exotic solo piano works from her homeland—Balkan Dances by Marko Tajčević. Next, Carrettin offers us unaccompanied Bach played in his distinctive manner that explores intimacy and a poetic sense of time and pulse.


"This performance counsels that we can see the world anew." - Early Music America 


Following intermission, concert violinist and USC artist faculty Lina Bahn joins Gajić for a seldom-heard work by the French composer Lili Boulanger. Colorado Symphony Orchestra double bassist Nicholas Recuber appears in his own arrangements of music by Telemann, finally joined by the entire ensemble in the Colorado premiere of works by American composer Raymond Granlund. Composed for Carrettin, these highly contrapuntal and rhythmically passionate quartet pieces explore the nature of tango with influences ranging from Bach to Poulenc. 


Between selections Carrettin will contextualize the music highlighting stylistic influences and demonstrating examples of particular elements of the compositions. 


Joseph Achron Hebrew Melody

Manuel de Falla Siete canciones populares Españolas

Marko Tajčević Balkan Dances 

J.S. Bach Sonata in A Minor BWV 1003  for violin solo


Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps 

G.P. Telemann Fantasia No. 10 and No. 11 for viola da gamba solo (performed on double bass)

Ray Granlund Tango Peregrino (Colorado premiere)

Ray Granlund Tango jolie du printemps (Colorado premiere)