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October 2020

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October
Thursday

SOLD OUT!! Dvorak, I am Your Father – Thursday

October 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Murray Adaskin: “padre & figlio” Kevin Brohman, marimba & Kathlyn Stevens, violin Antonin Dvorak: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77 Madonna Lee & Stéphanie Caplette, violins; Patrick Horn, viola; Marc Palmquist, cello and Martin Blanchet, bass Our first chamber music concert pairs Antonin Dvorak’s glorious string quintet with Canadian composer Murray Adaskin’s intimate homage to father and son. Adaskin’s Sonata: “padre e figlio” (father and son) for violin and marimba has a beautiful, ethereal opening, challenging cadenzas…

08
October
Thursday

SOLD OUT!! Marvellous Melodies – Thursday

October 8, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

W.A. Mozart: Oboe Quartet, K. 370 Colleen Kennedy, oboe: Thomas Cosbey, violin; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; Daniel Parker, cello Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet, Op. 20 Thomas Cosbey, Adora Wong, Lindsey Herle & Michelle Zapf-Bélanger, violins; Marlena Pellegrino & Geena Salway, violas; Peter Cosbey & Daniel Parker, cello Schumann declared that Felix Mendelssohn was the “Mozart of the 19th century”. In this concert, we celebrate two child prodigies whose work demonstrates true genius. Mozart’s stunning Quartet for oboe and strings moves from…

09
October
Friday

SOLD OUT!! Marvellous Melodies – Friday

October 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

W.A. Mozart: Oboe Quartet, K. 370 Colleen Kennedy, oboe: Thomas Cosbey, violin; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; Daniel Parker, cello Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet, Op. 20 Thomas Cosbey, Adora Wong, Lindsey Herle & Michelle Zapf-Bélanger, violins; Marlena Pellegrino & Geena Salway, violas; Peter Cosbey & Daniel Parker, cello Schumann declared that Felix Mendelssohn was the “Mozart of the 19th century”. In this concert, we celebrate two child prodigies whose work demonstrates true genius. Mozart’s stunning Quartet for oboe and strings moves from…

09
October
Friday

Dvorak, I am Your Father – Friday

October 9, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Murray Adaskin: “padre & figlio” Kevin Brohman, marimba & Kathlyn Stevens, violin Antonin Dvorak: String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 77 Madonna Lee & Stéphanie Caplette, violins; Patrick Horn, viola; Marc Palmquist, cello and Martin Blanchet, bass Our first chamber music concert pairs Antonin Dvorak’s glorious string quintet with Canadian composer Murray Adaskin’s intimate homage to father and son. Adaskin’s Sonata: “padre e figlio” (father and son) for violin and marimba has a beautiful, ethereal opening, challenging cadenzas…

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October
Thursday

SOLD OUT!! English Fantasy – Thursday

October 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Benjamin Britten: Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 Gwen Buttemer, oboe; Stéphanie Caplette, violin; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; Daniel Parker, cello Ralph Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet Thomas Cosbey & Linsey Herle, violins; Marlena Pellegrino & Geena Salway, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Fantasiestücke, Op. 5 Thomas Cosbey & Michelle Zapf-Bélanger, violins; Geena Salway, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello Imagination and inspiration abound in a concert featuring three English composers who show that many moods and textures can flow from a single musical phrase…

22
October
Thursday

SOLD OUT!! Soirée Française – Thursday

October 22, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone Damian Rivers-Moore, horn; Sam Hughes, trumpet; Erik Hongisto, trombone Albert Roussel: Trio, Op. 40 Doris Dungan, flute; Patrick Horn, viola; Marc Palmquist, cello Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor Adora Wong & Madonna Lee, violins; Patrick Horn, viola; Marc Palmquist, cello Discover fantastic works by three gifted French composers. Poulenc’s Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone offer a variety of tone colours, striking rhythms, delicious dissonances, and elegant wit. Roussel’s Trio…

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October
Friday

SOLD OUT!! Soirée Française – Friday

October 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone Damian Rivers-Moore, horn; Sam Hughes, trumpet; Erik Hongisto, trombone Albert Roussel: Trio, Op. 40 Doris Dungan, flute; Patrick Horn, viola; Marc Palmquist, cello Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor Adora Wong & Madonna Lee, violins; Patrick Horn, viola; Marc Palmquist, cello Discover fantastic works by three gifted French composers. Poulenc’s Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone offer a variety of tone colours, striking rhythms, delicious dissonances, and elegant wit. Roussel’s Trio…

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October
Friday

English Fantasy – Friday

October 23, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Benjamin Britten: Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 Gwen Buttemer, oboe; Stéphanie Caplette, violin; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; Daniel Parker, cello Ralph Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet Thomas Cosbey & Linsey Herle, violins; Marlena Pellegrino & Geena Salway, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Fantasiestücke, Op. 5 Thomas Cosbey & Michelle Zapf-Bélanger, violins; Geena Salway, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello Imagination and inspiration abound in a concert featuring three English composers who show that many moods and textures can flow from a single musical phrase…

November 2020

05
November
Thursday

SOLD OUT!! Sextet on the Beach – Thursday

November 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Amy Beach: Theme and Variations Op. 80 for flute and strings Penelope Clarke, flute; Adora Wong & Michelle Zapf-Belanger, violins; Geena Salway, viola; Dan Parker, cello Ernst von Dohnányi: Sextet, Op. 37 Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Janelle Wiebe, horn, Thomas Cosbey, violin; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello and Tina Faye, piano We explore the music of two outsiders – immensely talented as performers with musical legacies worthy of discovery. Beach’s hauntingly beautiful Theme has seven exquisite Variations blending flute and…

05
November
Thursday

SOLD OUT!! The Soldier’s Tale – Thursday

November 5, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Igor Stravinsky: L’histoire du soldat Kathlyn Stevens, violin; Martin Blanchet, bass; E-Chen Hsu, clarinet; Kristy Tucker, bassoon; Sam Hughes, trumpet; Erik Hongisto, trombone; Kevin Brohman, percussion & special guest narrator An exciting program featuring Stravinsky’s 1918 theatrical tale of a soldier who, making a deal with the devil, must battle for love, art and his very soul. It’s the story of humanity – its rises, its falls and its idiosyncrasies, and the music is full of character from jazzy figures,…

06
November
Friday

SOLD OUT!! The Soldier’s Tale – Friday

November 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Igor Stravinsky: L’histoire du soldat Kathlyn Stevens, violin; Martin Blanchet, bass; E-Chen Hsu, clarinet; Kristy Tucker, bassoon; Sam Hughes, trumpet; Erik Hongisto, trombone; Kevin Brohman, percussion & special guest narrator An exciting program featuring Stravinsky’s 1918 theatrical tale of a soldier who, making a deal with the devil, must battle for love, art and his very soul. It’s the story of humanity – its rises, its falls and its idiosyncrasies, and the music is full of character from jazzy figures,…

06
November
Friday

Sextet on the Beach – Friday

November 6, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Amy Beach: Theme and Variations Op. 80 for flute and strings Penelope Clarke, flute; Adora Wong & Michelle Zapf-Belanger, violins; Geena Salway, viola; Dan Parker, cello Ernst von Dohnányi: Sextet, Op. 37 Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Janelle Wiebe, horn, Thomas Cosbey, violin; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello and Tina Faye, piano We explore the music of two outsiders – immensely talented as performers with musical legacies worthy of discovery. Beach’s hauntingly beautiful Theme has seven exquisite Variations blending flute and…

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November
Thursday

SOLD OUT!! Wonderful Winds – Thursday

November 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

W.A. Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K 388 Franz Krommer: Partita in F, Op. 57 Colleen Kennedy & Gwen Buttemer, oboes; Peter Shackleton & E-Chen Hsu, clarinets; Janelle Wiebe & Damian Rivers-Moore, horns; Kristy Tucker & Josh Marshall, bassoons We welcome the majestic sounds of the TBSO winds. Mozart’s Serenade in C minor is a symphony for wind octet – dramatically satisfying and triumphant in tone. Krommer’s Partita combines brilliantly florid writing for the woodwinds and horns with a rich…

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November
Thursday

SOLD OUT!! Baroken Strings – Thursday

November 19, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 featuring Penelope Clarke with the TBSO strings Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6 No. 1 Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite TBSO Strings Thomas Cosbey, Kathlyn Stevens, Madonna Lee, Adora Wong, Stéphanie Caplette, & Lindsey Herle, violins; Marlena Pellegrino & Geena Salway, violas; Marc Palmquist & Peter Cosbey, cellos; Martin Blanchet, bass The TBSO shines a spotlight on the strings with a program of beloved works for larger forces. Bach’s famous Orchestral Suite…

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November
Friday

SOLD OUT!! Baroken Strings – Friday

November 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 featuring Penelope Clarke with the TBSO strings Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6 No. 1 Peter Warlock: Capriol Suite TBSO Strings Thomas Cosbey, Kathlyn Stevens, Madonna Lee, Adora Wong, Stéphanie Caplette, & Lindsey Herle, violins; Marlena Pellegrino & Geena Salway, violas; Marc Palmquist & Peter Cosbey, cellos; Martin Blanchet, bass The TBSO shines a spotlight on the strings with a program of beloved works for larger forces. Bach’s famous Orchestral Suite…

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November
Friday

SOLD OUT!! Wonderful Winds – Friday

November 20, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

W.A. Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K 388 Franz Krommer: Partita in F, Op. 57 Colleen Kennedy & Gwen Buttemer, oboes; Peter Shackleton & E-Chen Hsu, clarinets; Janelle Wiebe & Damian Rivers-Moore, horns; Kristy Tucker & Josh Marshall, bassoons We welcome the majestic sounds of the TBSO winds. Mozart’s Serenade in C minor is a symphony for wind octet – dramatically satisfying and triumphant in tone. Krommer’s Partita combines brilliantly florid writing for the woodwinds and horns with a rich…

December 2020

04
December
Friday

Darkness and Light

December 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 Thomas Cosbey and Kathlyn Stevens, violins; Patrick Horn, viola; Peter Cosbey, cello Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds Doris Dungan, flute; Gwendolyn Buttemer, oboe; E-Chen Hsu, clarinet; Josh Marshall, bassoon; Damian Rivers-Moore, horn; and Christina Faye, piano Contrast is the theme, as we explore music from just before and just after World War II. String Quartet No. 3 written in Russia, just after the war finished, is considered one of…

04
December
Friday

Marvels from Eastern Europe

December 4, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Szervanszky: Woodwind Quintet No. 1 Penelope Clarke, flute; Colleen Kennedy, oboe; Peter Shackleton, clarinet; Kristy Tucker, bassoon; Janelle Wiebe, horn Bacewicz: String Quartet No. 4 Stéphanie Caplette and Lindsey Herle, violins; Marlena Pellegrino, viola; and Daniel Parker, cello Discover with us, two exciting musical gems from Central Europe. This is music rooted in a rich folk heritage balanced with a contemporary feel and restless creativity. Szervanszky’s Woodwind Quintet is an exuberant and impressive work using folk-inspired melodies and harmonies to…

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December
Friday

Mistlebows

December 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Featuring the TBSO MistleBows and special guests Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8 “Christmas Concerto” Howard Blake: Walking in the Air (from the movie, The Snowman) Suk: Serenade Thomas Cosbey, Kathlyn Stevens, Madonna Lee, Adora Wong, Michelle Zapf-Bélanger and Stéphanie Caplette, violins; Marlena Pellegrino and Geena Salway, violas; Marc Palmquist and Peter Cosbey, celli; and Martin Blanchet, bass Celebrate the warmth and company of friends and family this holiday season, and join the TBSO strings for…

18
December
Friday

Snow Blowers

December 18, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

With the TBSO SnowBlowers and special guests Featuring selections from The Nutcracker, Messiah, A Charlie Brown Christmas and more … Sam Hughes and Graham Steeds, trumpets; Janelle Wiebe and Damian Rivers-Moore, horns; Erik Hongisto, trombone; Kevin Brohman, percussion; Doris Dungan, flute; Colleen Kennedy, oboe; E-Chen Hsu, clarinet; and Kristy Tucker, bassoon The TBSO turns the spotlight on the woodwinds and brass in a concert to celebrate the season with an entertaining mix of classical and contemporary holiday favourites and special…

January 2021

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January
Friday

Dvorak, I am Your Father – LIVE STREAMED ONLINE

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our first chamber music concert pairs Antonin Dvorak’s glorious string quintet with Canadian composer Murray Adaskin’s intimate homage to father and son. Adaskin’s Sonata: “padre e figlio” (father and son) for violin and marimba has a beautiful, ethereal opening, challenging cadenzas and a playful conclusion. Dvorak’s String Quintet No. 2 features the addition of double bass to the standard string quartet in a Czech inspired explosion of beautiful melodies, deep and expansive sonorities and moments of pure joy.   Murray…

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January
Friday

Marvellous Melodies – LIVE STREAMED ONLINE

January 22 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Schumann declared that Felix Mendelssohn was the “Mozart of the 19th century”. In this concert, we celebrate two child prodigies whose work demonstrates true genius. Mozart’s stunning Quartet for oboe and strings moves from the sublime to the effervescent. Mendelssohn’s famous Octet is for two string quartets combined in a miracle of grace and unbounded youthful enthusiasm. Join us for a concert of some of the greatest chamber music ever written.   W.A. Mozart: Oboe Quartet, K. 370 Colleen Kennedy,…

February 2021

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February
Saturday

Valentine’s Special – STREAMED ONLINE

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we share our love of music and help romantics celebrate Valentine’s Day! ❤ TBSO musicians have gotten together with their favourite plus one, playing duets that feature everything from exquisite love songs by Mozart and Rossini, and the beautiful Romantic sounds of Saint-Saëns and Wieniawski to a jazzy Django Reinhardt tune and a freshly composed Candlelight Tango by TBSO Violist and composer, Patrick Horn. Even Music Director Paul Haas gets in on the event with a Happy…

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February
Friday

Schubertiade

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Schubert’s String Quintet in C, composed during the final weeks of his life, is the composers last instrumental work and ranked among his greatest. Schubert’s writing for the strings is symphonic – a work in which light and shade, serenity and drama are present in constant alteration. The result is perhaps the most hauntingly beautiful of all Schubert’s chamber works – not to be missed! Schubert: Quintet in C major, D. 956 Thomas Cosbey and Lindsey Herle, violins; Marlena Pellegrino,…

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February
Friday

Made in France

February 26 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jerome Naulais’ Flash is a musical gem for brass trio, featuring quick runs and sweeping melodies combined with special effects to add colour and excitement. Eugene Bozza’s Shepherds of Provence is a showpiece for the oboe and English horn taking listeners to the French countryside with pastoral scenes, a night under the stars and a village dance. Ravel’s String Quartet in F is an early work often considered his first masterpiece. This passionate and beautiful quartet demonstrates Ravel’s brilliant juxtaposition…

March 2021

12
March
Friday

Mozart & Haydn

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It has been said that Haydn “excelled in every musical genre”. His Flute Quartets, written for the talented musicians who worked in his orchestra, are known for their keen melodic lines, expressive slow movements and finales full of joyful high spirits. Mozart’s String Quintet No. 4 is a piece full of extraordinary moments from the intense pathos and chromatic disquiet of its opening to the finale’s happy ending, where balance, light and gallant elegance dispel all trauma like turning on…

12
March
Friday

All American

March 12 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

No other composer was able to combine the jazz music of the time with classical music like George Gershwin. Three Preludes is a brilliant arrangement by violist Martin Stegner of Gershwin’s short piano pieces - charming, melodic and captivating. Barber’s String Quartet op. 11 was written in 1936 when Barber was a mere 26 years old. The centerpiece of the quartet is the extraordinary "Adagio" which has been famously transcribed as an independent piece for string orchestra, featuring a universal…

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March
Friday

Northern Winter

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hilldale Lutheran Church, 321 Hilldale Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7G 1Y7 Canada

Celebrating our northern voice with an eclectic mix of wintery soundscapes and icy connections. The warm and lyrical Duo in C Major reflects Sibelius’ love of nature and of his native Finland. Award winning Canadian composers Jocelyn Morlock and Linda Caitlin Smith examine the meaning of shade and reflection. Estonian Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel is his most popular and well-known work, having a meditative and serene simplicity. And legendary Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer’s String Quartet depicts an outdoor…

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March
Friday

Tropical Oasis

March 26 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We journey north to south featuring evocative works, starting with a gem of a trio for woodwinds by Dutch late romantic composer Julius Röntgen. His music is bright, perfectly balanced and highly appealing yet powerful and passionate. Young American composer Alyssa Morris wrote Brush Strokes to depict works of art by Monet, Seurat, Van Gogh and Pollock. Each movement tells the story of the artist and their colourful painting technique. William Grant Still’s Danzas de Panama is an impressive tour…

April 2021

09
April
Friday

Brass ‘n Brahms

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nelhybel’s Trio for Brass demonstrates the composer’s well-known skill for writing sharply incisive passagework for brass, as well as plaintive, almost Kurt Weill-like lyricism. Brahms’ magnificent Sextet for Strings, No. 2 is one of the best-loved works of all chamber music repertoire. It is inspired music - both serious and complex, but also beautiful and romantic. Nelhybel: Trio for Brass Sam Hughes, trumpet; Damian Rivers-Moore, horn; Erik Hongisto, trombone Brahms: Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36 Tom Cosbey…

09
April
Friday

Simply Beethoven

April 9 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrating a chamber music genius. Beethoven’s Duo for flutes, commissioned by a close friend, is a little-known gem. The attractive and skillfully effective Variations on La ci darem la mano from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and the buoyant and good-natured String Quartet no. 10, affectionately known as the “Harp” quartet, round out a simply delightful concert. Beethoven: Duo for 2 Flutes in G Major Penelope Clarke & Doris Dungan, flutes Beethoven: Variations on "La ci dare la mono" Colleen Kennedy &…