CHSO Founder and Director Paul Surapine on clarinet, brings together a showcase of great music for clarinet, piano and other chamber music combinations, featuring his son Zachary on violin, his sister Beth on piano and a line-up of great friends from the CHSO. Music of Bach, Brahms, Milhaud, Khachaturian, Rachmaninoff and more.
The Roaring dukes of Swing will hit the stage with a high energy program featuring great hits of the swing and modern jazz era. Featuring Todd Brunel on clarinets, Dan Fox on Trombone, Michael Shea keyboard, Akili Jamal Haynes on double bass and Alivin Terry on drums.
Brass Venture, featuring many of the brass Principals of the CHSO, return to the CHSO Alternatives Chamber Series with an energetic and engaging program of great brass quintet music, featuring music of Bach, Monteverdi, Copland, Bernstein and more, with a special performance of “Acadia” – a recent opus by Eric Ewazen, inspired by the beauty and grandeur of Acadia National Park. This piece was premiered by Brass Venture in July 2016 at the Bar Harbor Music Festival.