Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts and the Farnsworth Art Museum, in partnership with the University of Southern Maine School of Music, Music at Noon is a new series of four intimate lunchtime concerts, to take place on the second Wednesday of the month, November through February. These diverse, firty-minute performances are the perfect way to spend your lunch hour. Surrounded by art and musci, enjoy a smiple, tasty lunch in the Farnsworth's library and prepare to be transported far from the stresses and strains of your day.
The program is curated in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine Music Department.
Wednesday, February 13, noon
Table for Two
Robert Lehmann (violin), Kimberly Lehmann (viola)
A musical marriage, Robert and Kimberly are husband and wife and live in Scarborough. They will perform a delightful lunchtime program of Mozart, Martinu, and Halvorsen.
Robert Lehmann is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Strings and Orchestral Activities at the USM School of Music. He is also Music Director of the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra and the White Mountain Bach Festival in New Hampshire and conductor of the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Lehmann has concertized as violinist and conductor, in his native Mexico, throughout the US, Puerto Rico and in Europe and Ukraine. He is first violinist of the Meliora Quartet and concertmaster of the PORTOpera and Choral Art Society. His new CD, Chamber Music for String by Manuel M. Ponce is available on Centaur Records. He recently conducted the world premiere of Portland Ballet’s newly commissioned The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Kimberly Lehmann, a violist with Portland Symphony Orchestra is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She has been a member of the South Dakota Symphony, the Colorado Springs Symphony qnd the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, has performed with the Eastman Philharmonia in residence at the Heidelberg Schlossfestspiele, at the National Orchestral Institute, and with the Boston Academy of Music. She is the violist of the Meliora String Quartet, and regularly performs with PORTOpera, Portland Ballet, and the Portland Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared as guest violist with the DaPonte String Quartet and has played often with Venticordi and the Atlantic Piano Trio.
W.A. Mozart (1756-91)
Duo No. 2, in B-flat Major, K. 424
II. Andante cantabile
III. Andante con variazioni
Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
I. Poco allegro
II. Poco andante
Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)
Passacaglia after Handel