The magical sounds of the harp inspired this dreamy collection of music evoking evenings in the salons of Paris, the night sky in India, and the feverish dreams of Franz Schubert. Two French masterpieces anchor the program: the revolutionary Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Debussy (the first major work to combine these three instruments) and the elegant Fantasie by Saint-Saëns. These are paired with the mysterious Eye of Night by David Bruce, and Onutė Narbutaitė’s Winterserenade, an atmospheric envisioning of Franz Schubert’s song “Good Night.” Harpist Charles Overton makes his CMSCVA debut, joined by flutist Mary Boodell, violist Melissa Reardon and violinist Njioma Grevious.
This concert is presented in partnership with GreenSpring International Academy of Music, recognized nationally as a premier classically-based music school offering online and in-person individual lessons, classes, the Grammy-considered American Youth Harp Ensemble, chamber ensembles, chamber orchestra, the Virginia Choristers and summer programming to all students, all ages and levels. For more information, visit www.greenspringmusic.org.