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Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Destiny Ann Mermagen, violin
Heather Adelsberger, piano
American Bouquet by Henri Vieuxtemps
Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano by Charles Ives

Free performance in St. Louis Church


Bouquet Américain by Henri Vieuxtemps

"These folk tunes were his inspiration for the pieces. Those tunes are indeed showcased in the Vieuxtemps composition, but with a lot of other virtuosic melodies and tunes surrounding them."
Destiny Ann Mermagen

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Composed between 1855 and 1860. Inspired by American popular music, especially that of Irish American immigrants.

Sections:

O Willie, We have Missed You
St. Patrick's Day
Days of Absence
Garry Owen
The Last Rose of Summer
Arkansas Traveler

"Arkansas Traveler"

"St. Patrick's Day"

"Garry Owen"


Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano by Charles Ives

Sections:

Autumn
In the Barn
The Revival

Paul Zukofsky and Gilbert Kalish play "In the Barn" from Sonata No. 2

Leonard Bernstein on Charles Ives' music


The Performers

 
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Destiny Ann Mermagen

Destiny Ann Mermagen has performed in Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Opera House, and Millennium Stage; Maryland’s Strathmore Hall; and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Destiny Ann has worked at Dream Works and Paramount Pictures for Joe Wright’s movie, The Soloist. She is also featured in the PBS Documentary, Defiant Requiem. In 2011, Destiny Ann was featured as soloist at the 65th Annual International Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL, with the ASTA Grand Champion winners Rapid City Central Chamber Orchestra. She was also a featured guest performer at the 2013 IDRS Conference in Los Angeles, CA, where she performed Paganini’s Duos for Bassoon and Violin.

Heather Adelsberger

Heather Adelsberger maintains an active career as a pianist, organist and music educator in the Washington D.C. area. She holds an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance from the Catholic University of America and a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Maryland.

Ms. Adelsberger is currently the Director of Music at St. Louis Church in Clarksville, MD and Artistic Director of the St. Louis Concert Series.