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Ensemble HD

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Shostakovich: Trio, Op. 67

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Ensemble HD sprang to life in 2009 with performances at Cleveland’s Happy Dog Bar and a mission to bring classical music to a broader audience. Led by members of the Cleveland Orchestra and renowned freelance artists, Ensemble HD’s “pickup gigs at a local watering hole… provide a cultural mash-up of Beethoven and beer” (NPR Radio). A beer tasting with a local brewer is on tap for the Ensemble’s Philadelphia debut program entitled Cabaret: Art Music and War in Europe.

Joshua Smith, flute; Frank Rosenwein, oboe; Amy Lee, violin; Joanna Patterson, viola; Charles Bernard, cello; Christina Dahl, piano

Cabaret: Between Two World Wars
Janáček: Pohádka for Cello and Piano
Reger: Suite in G Minor for Solo Viola
Holst: Terzetto for Flute, Oboe and Viola
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G Minor
Berg: Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Britten: Temporal Variations for Oboe and Piano
Varèse: Density 21.5 for Solo Flute
Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7

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A couple of years ago, Joshua Smith, principal flute of The Cleveland Orchestra, met Sean Watterson, who had recently returned to his hometown of Cleveland after a career in international finance. In an unlikely professional swerve, Watterson was now a proprietor of Happy Dog, an old corner bar on Cleveland’s gritty, less culturally endowed West.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  Benjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of…more info