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LCMS Chamber Players promise to perform a musical potpourri

Ben Goheen, cello, joins Marcel Bergmann, piano, Reilley West, viola and Paul Hung, flute, to perform works by Beethoven, Villa Lobos, Bergmann and Brahms at LCMS on March 9. - submitted photo
Ben Goheen, cello, joins Marcel Bergmann, piano, Reilley West, viola and Paul Hung, flute, to perform works by Beethoven, Villa Lobos, Bergmann and Brahms at LCMS on March 9.
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LCMS Chamber Players return to Langley Community Music School’s (LCMS) Rose Gellert Hall on March 9.

LCMS faculty Marcel Bergmann, piano, and Reilley West, viola, are joined by cellist and former LCMS faculty member Ben Goheen and LCMS alumnus Paul Hung, flute, to perform works by Beethoven, Villa Lobos, Bergmann and Brahms.

The concert will also premiere a work by Marcel Bergmann titled “Intango” for flute, cello, and piano.

“This unique program is a potpourri of music and I am especially pleased that Marcel Bergmann’s new work Intango will be premiered at this concert,” said Elizabeth Bergmann.

When asked to share thoughts on his new piece, Bergmann said, “Intango has a rather free formal scheme and explores various possibilities of musical communication and interaction between the three instruments: leading/initiating, dialogue, synchronicity … as well as duo and solo-sections.

“Stylistically, I employed various aspects and elements of the Tango and Spanish idiom, intertwined with minimalist and post-romantic influences.

“As in some of my other pieces, the principal idea — tango, in this case — sneaks in somewhat gradually at first and becomes fully apparent only during the second half of the piece,” said Bergmann.

“At the very end of the last section, the slow fading and reduction of textures points back to the scarce, minimalist beginning.”

Coffee and commentary are hosted before the concert with the school’s artistic director of concerts, Elizabeth Bergmann, at 3 p.m., followed by the performance at 4 p.m.

LCMS’s Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St.

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