Welcome All, April 21, 2018

Concert Series, Spring 2018

CMFW Love Concert

Welcome All – Musical Greetings To Refugee Families in Austin


WHEN:  Saturday, April, 21, 2018 at 4 pm

WHERE:  To Be Announced



CMFW Chamber Orchestra

Concerto RV 565 for two violins, cello, strings and continuo    –   Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Alegro – Largo e Spiccato – Allegro

Nick Hammel, violin
Chet Fagerstrom, violin
Sage Lee, cello

Concerto for cello and orchestra Hob VIIb:1     –     Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Moderato – Adagio – Finale: Allegro molto

Soloist: Francesco Mastromatteo, cello


Program Notes By the CMFW Artistic Director

The two works in this program have a truly romantic “open” quality even if they come from the Baroque and the Classical Era. The intensity of both concerti and the inspiration of their melodic ideas are extremely personal, and speak directly to the audience. In the first one the counterpoint is linked to a celebration of light and colors in the orchestration and in the continuous changes in the orchestra textures. This celebration of different shades in the strings makes the music speaking to the innermost emotions of both the performers and the public.

The Haydn concerto is a masterpiece in melodic beauty connected to an absolute mastery in controlling the formal development of each segment of those melodies. The brilliant rhythmic articulations of all three movements in fact comes straight from the ability of Haydn to separate small fragments of the melody transforming them in exciting musical and emotional adventures.

In the end the two truly “open masterpieces”  invite us to “Welcome” humanity in its beauty, diversity, uniqueness.