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VentiCordi on the Portland String Quartet Society Series

Poetic Justice

Sunday, December 5, 2 pm

Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland map


Dorothy Howell - Air, Variations and Finale, for Violin, Oboe, and Piano

Bohuslav Martinů  - Promenades, for Flute, Violin and Piano

Dorothy Rudd Moore - Twelve Quatrains from the Rubaiyat, for Mezzo-Soprano and Oboe

Malcom Arnold - Suite Bourgeoise, for Oboe, Flute and Piano

Margaret Brouwer - Declaration, for Violin, Mezzo-Soprano and Piano


Kathleen McNerney, Oboe 

Dean Stein, Violin  

Chiharu Naruse, Piano

Joelle Morris, Mezzo-Soprano

Krysia Tripp, Flute


Portland Conservatory of Music - 28 Neal St. 

VentiCordi | Noonday Concert Series Online
Dec. 16, 12:15 - 12:45 Music of William Grant Still, W.F. Bach and more. 



Program I - 

Thursday, July 15, 7 pm

First Parish Congregational Church UCC, Saco map


Friday, July 16, 7 pm​​ 

First Congregational Church, South Portland  map


Valerie Coleman, Maombi Asante (2006) for Flute, Violin and Cello
Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Diaphonic Suite No. 4, for Oboe and Cello 
Amy Beach, Piano Trio Op. 150, for Piano, Violin, and Cello
Ethel Smyth, Variations on Bonny Sweet Robin, for Flute, Violin, Piano
Dorothy Howell, Trio, for Violin, Oboe and Piano 


Pamela Mia Paul, Piano  Erin Lesser, Flute  Kathleen McNerney, Oboe 

Dean Stein, Violin  Katherine Cherbas, Cello

Program II - It Takes Five

Wednesday, July 28, 7 pm

Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta map
Thursday, July 29, 7 pm

South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport map

Timothy Goplerud, “It Takes Two…” for English Horn, Double Bass
Rebecca Clarke, Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale
for Clarinet, Viola 

Torbjörn Helander, Allegro Capriccioso, for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Double Bass
Sergei Prokofiev, Quintet, Op. 39 for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Double Bass


Kathleen McNerney, Oboe & English Horn  Catherine Hudgins, Clarinet Dean Stein, Violin  Kallie Sugatski, Viola   Anthony D'Amico, Double Bass


Program III - Influences
Thursday, August 12, 7 pm

St. David's Episcopal Church, Kennebunk map


Friday, August 13, 7 pm

Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell map

Harold Schiffman, Duo Concertante, for Violin, Clarinet
Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio, Op.11, for Piano, Clarinet, Cello
Henry Cowell, Quartet, for Flute, Oboe, Cello, Piano
Randall Thompson, Suite, for Oboe, Clarinet, Viola 


2021 Maine Outstanding Student: Alexander Lehmann, Flute.  

Bridget Convey, Piano  Kathleen McNerney, Oboe 

Gary Gorczyca, Clarinet  Dean Stein, Violin & Viola 

Ashima Scripp, Cello  



Earlier in 2021

VentiCordi at the Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta

March 7, 2021, 1 pm Limited Seating. Tickets will also be available for Live Streaming.

"The Food of Love" for Oboe and Cello (2019)

John Corigliano b. 1938

Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello (1932) Benjamin Britten 1913 - 1976

Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello (2017)   

Natalie Hunt  b. 1985
Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, and Viola (1940)  

Randall Thompson 1899 - 1984

Kathleen McNerney, Oboe 

Catherine Hudgins, Clarinet 

Dean Stein, Violin 

Kimberly Lehmann, Viola 

Andrew Mark, Cello

VentiCordi composer collage Dorothy Howell, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Margaret Brouwer, Bohuslav

Composers Dorothy Howell, Margaret Brouwer, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Bohuslav Martinu, and Malcolm Arnold.

VentiCordi collage w Joelle Morris, Dean Stein, Chiharu Naruse Krysia Tripp, Kathleen McNe

Top: Joelle Morris, Mezzo-Soprano  Dean Stein, Violin, Chiharu Naruse, Piano 
Lower: Krysia Tripp, Flute  Kathleen McNerney, Oboe