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Cello Quartet in Maine

  • Maine Blue Hill, ME & Lewiston, ME (map)

The Decoda Cello Quartet is excited to present a concert of works that explore the themes of whimsy, storytelling, and images from the natural world. This vivid program showcases a wide array of composers from Ravel to Ron Carter, and uses the cello as an imaginative muse for telling a story through music. There is a creative – and capricious – melding of styles featured throughout the program, combining elements of classical music with qualities of jazz. We are also thrilled to be featuring three women composers on this program, with pieces that depict evocative melodies and landscapes – from Jane Antonia Cornish’s Three Nocturnes, to Gabriela Lena Frank’s Las Sombras de los Apus, based on folklore of the Andes Mountain region. 

Decoda Personnel:
Claire Bryant, cello
Hannah Collins, cello *guest
Caitlin Sullivan, cello
Saeun Thorsteinsdottir, cello

Schedule of Events:

January 15th
Morning IP at Blue Hill School District
Afternoon Masterclass at Lewiston High School

January 16th
5pm- Concert
at Olin Arts Center at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

January 17th
3pm- Concert
at First Congregational Church, Blue Hill, Maine


J.S. Bach: Gavottes from the 6th Suite

Tetsuro Hoshii: Four Crayons

Auguste Franchomme (arr. Caitlin Sullivan): from Douze Caprice
Caprice no. 7
Caprice no. 8
Caprice no. 11

Tina Davidson: In that Early Light

Jane Antonia Cornish: Three Nocturnes

Gabriela Lena Frank: Las Sombras de los Apus

Ron Carter: Desert Winds

Maurice Ravel (arr. James Barralet): Bolero

Earlier Event: January 7
Residency: Lawrence University
Later Event: January 22
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