Nocturnes, Arrangements, and Harmonies

Nocturnes, Arrangements, and Harmonies

Pershing's Own Chamber Players

Nocturnes, Arrangements, and Harmonies: A Musical Portrait of James McNeill Whistler with compositions by Chopin, Debussy, Takemitsu, and Beach. Free registration opens on 9/23/22.

Sun / Oct 2 / 3 pm

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National Gallery of Art | Washington, DC

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Nocturnes, Arrangements, and Harmonies
Celebrating The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler
SFC Justin Polyblank, announcer

Nocturne in B major, op. 32, no. 1 (1837)
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Trois Nocturnes, L. 91, CD. 98 (1892-1899)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
arr. Maurice Ravel (1909)

Toward the Sea III (1989)
Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, op. 67 (1907)
Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Pershing's Own Chamber Players
SSG Nicholas Starr, piano
SSgt Christopher Schmitt, piano
SFC James Miller, alto flute
SFC Nadia Pessoa, harp
SFC Catherine Gerhiser, violin 1
MSG Annette Barger, violin 2
SSG Erica Schwartz, viola
SFC Benjamin Wensel, cello

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" is not only endowed with a number of world-class large ensembles, such as a concert band, string orchestra, chorus, jazz big band, and more, but is able to program in the space between with its robust chamber music series, deploying smaller ensembles with one player on a part performing challenging repertoire at the cutting edge. Pershing's Own Chamber Players have performed in various configurations at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, the National Gallery of Art, and various venues around the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC arts community.

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