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OUR NEXT CONCERT,THIS WEEK, SUNDAY, April 17, 2016:

MUSIC OF PLACE

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:00 PM, Martha Hamblin Hall, 3rd Floor Community School of Music and Arts 330 East Martin Luther King Jr / State St Ithaca

Music's Recreation presents its last concert of the season on Sunday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m. in the Martha Hamblin Hall, 3rd-floor performance space of the Community School of Music and the Arts. The program "Musical Tales" features two suites based on collections of children's tales: "Three Wonderland Rags" by William Ryden, and "Mother Goose Suite" by Maurice Ravel. Performers include flutist Beth Kelly, clarinetist John Greenly, violinist William Hurley, cellist Elisa Evett, and pianists Karen Melamed Smith and William Cowdery.

The first suite consists of three rags depicting characters from the "Wonderland" and "Looking Glass" stories of Lewis Carroll: "The Frumious Bandersnatch," "The Bread and Butterfly," and "The March Hare March." Contemporary American composer William Ryden is known for his many ragtime works, as well as songs heard on the "Electric Company" and other television shows. Ryden's "Three Wonderland Rags" are scored for piano, violin and cello.

The second suite is a classic by the great French composer Maurice Ravel. It was written originally as a piano duet for young players, and was later re-scored for orchestra. For this concert, William Cowdery has made a new chamber arrangement for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. The music is based on scenes from old French fairy tales, including Sleeping Beauty, Hop-O-My-thumb, Princess of the Pagodas, and Beauty and the Beast.

Performers: William Cowdery, piano, Elisa Evett, cello, William Hurley, violin, Karen Melamed Smith, piano Beth Kelly, flute and John Greenly, clarinet

April 17, 2016,2:00pm Martha Hamblin Hall, 3rd Floor Community School of Music and Arts 330 East Martin Luther King Jr / State St Ithaca, NY 14850. Tickets available at the door: $8/person $22/family.