Fran and Franck
Kalliope Reed Quintet collaborates with the abundantly talented Berkee professor Francine Trester – as both a composer and a soloist! In the first half of the concert we will present Francine Trester’s works for Reed Quintet, including This, an original work and poem composed in 2020 about the early months of the pandemic – and also featured on our upcoming album! We will also present a short two song preview of her recently commissioned new song cycle Azure World for Mezzo Soprano and Reed Quintet, using poetry by Alfred Tennyson with Mezzo Soprano Carrie Cheron. The second half will feature Francine Trester as a soloist for a unique arrangement of Cesar Franck’s Violin Sonata, arranged by Raaf Hekkema from the Calefax Reed Quintet. Admission free, livestream link coming soon! This concert is made possible with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.