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Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: the Music of Hindemith, Ravel and Steinmetz

  • Central United Methodist Church 1875 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States (map)

Considered to be one of the most important composers of the twentieth century, Paul Hindemith's Kleine Kammermusik (a small chamber piece) wascomposed shortly after his return from the first World War for his colleagues in the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra. Now regarded as one of the most performed works for woodwind quintet, this early work of Hindemith explores the technical and expressive capabilities of each instrument in his unique tonal language.

β€œThe world is changing and contradicting itself as never before. I am happy to be living through all this and to have the good fortune of being a composer.” - Maurice Ravel

Spoken over one hundred years ago after the end of World War I, Ravel wrote La Tombeau de Couperin for solo piano in the style of a baroque suite.

Our last commission for the tenth season is from John Steinmetz, with whom we recorded our second album, "What the Birds Said" the Music of John Steinmetz, in 2016. This work will be recorded by MACP for our third album in June 2018.

Season tickets and individual tickets are available here

Earlier Event: April 7
BYOB&C Concert
Later Event: April 26
Live at the Library