Program I - In the Palace
Thursday, July 14, 7 pm
South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport map

Friday, July 15, 7 pm​​ 
First Congregational Church, South Portland  map

 

Keane Southard, Duo for Clarinet and Cello
Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Trio, Op.61,

for Oboe, Horn, and Piano
Bohuslav Martinů, Quartet,

for Clarinet, Horn, Cello and Side Drum  
Ned Rorem, Pas de Trois, for Oboe, Violin and Piano

 

Pamela Mia Paul, Piano 
Kathleen McNerney, Oboe 
Kevin Owen, Horn
Dean Stein, Violin 
Aaron Trant, SIde Drum

 

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Program II - Glad Grace
Wednesday, July 27, 7 pm
Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta map


Thursday, July 28, 7 pm​
St. David's Episcopal Church, Kennebunk map

 

Augusta Read Thomas, Pilgrim Soul

for English horn and Two Violins
Antonín Dvořák, Terzetto,

for Two Violins and Viola
Grażyna Bacewicz, Trio, for Oboe, Violin and Cello 
Arnold Bax, Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet
 
Kathleen McNerney, Oboe & English Horn 
Dean Stein, Violin
Adrienne Watkinson, Violin
Brianna Fischler, Viola  
Wayne Smith, Cello

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Program III - Influences
Thursday, August 11, 7 pm
First Parish Congregational Church UCC, Saco map
 

Friday, August 12, 7 pm 
First Parish Church, UCC Brunswick map

Jessie Montgomery, Duo  for Violin, and Cello
Andre Previn, Trio, for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Nadia Boulanger, Trio for Oboe, Cello, Piano
Jennifer Higdon, Dark Wood,

for Bassoon, Violin, Cello and Piano
Jonathan Bailey Holland, Synchrony,

for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Piano and pre-recorded tape 
 
Bridget Convey, Piano 
Kathleen McNerney, Oboe 
Wren Saunders, Bassoon 
Dean Stein, Violin 
Jing Li, Cello

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2021 Concerts

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. 

2021 Summer Concerts

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  

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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

2022 Summer Concerts

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

VC 22 1 Southard Herzogenberg Martinu Rorem.jpg

Top: Ned Rorem, Heinrich von Herzogenberg 
Lower: Keane Southard, Bohuslav Martin
ů

VC 22 2 Bax, Bacewicz, Thomas, Dvorak.jpg

Top: Grażyna Bacewicz Antonín Dvořák
Lower: Arnold Bax, Augusta Read Thomas

VC 22 3 Montgomery, Previn, Boulanger Holland Higdon.jpg

Top: Jessie Montgomery, André Previn
Lower: Nadia Boulanger, Jennifer Higdon, Jonathan Bailey Holland