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Chamber Music Series Presents:

SPA Trio

Series generously underwritten by Rob Diefenbach in loving memory of Ruth DeNoyelles Diefenbach

Thursday, February 2nd 2023

6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Concert

SBDAC’s Grand Atrium

General Admission | $45

General Admission Day Of | $50

*General Admission = First come, first served seating

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The trio of stellar artists known as SPA Trio; Susanna Phillips, soprano, Paul Neubauer, viola, and Anne-Marie McDermott, piano are best known for their unique repertoire with a blend of art and parlor songs from all over 19th- and 20th-century Europe. First performed together in 2011 in Curacao, in the Netherlands Antilles, this trio has enjoyed exploring and performing songs that include an obbligato instrument.


Songs from the British Isles:

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary (1912) Harry Williams (1879-1922),

arr. Stephen Hough (b. 1961)

Sing me to Sleep (1902) Edwin Greene (1856-1915)

Danny Boy (1913) Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929),

arr. Stephen Hough

Roses of Picardy (1916) Haydn Wood (1882-1959),

arr. Stephen Hough

Romance for viola and piano (1905) Benjamin Dale (1885-1943)


Songs from Russia:

Oh, cease thy singing, Maiden fair, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Op. 4, No. 4 (1892)

Das Maiglöckchen (Lily of the Valley), Anton Arensky (1861-1906)

Op. 38, No. 2 (1894)

How fair this spot!, Op. 21, No. 7 (1902) Sergei Rachmaninoff

Spring Waters, Op. 14, No. 11 (1894)


Tell Me Beautiful Maiden Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

(Où voulez-vous aller?) (1839)

Evening Song (1871)

Sing, Smile and Slumber

(Quand tu chantes) (1882)

Widmung for Voice and Piano, Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Op. 25, No. 1 (1840)

Widmung for solo piano, S. 566 (1848) Robert Schumann,

arr. Franz Liszt (1811-1886)


Songs from Italy:

Ideale (1882) Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)

La Serenata (1888)

For all Eternity (1891) Angelo Mascheroni (1852-1941)

Angel’s Serenade (1867) Gaetano Braga (1829-1907)

Carmela – Canto Sorrentino (1910) Ernesto de Curtis (1875-1927)

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