The name of the concert is “Roses and Lace,” but perhaps a more literal title would be “Fortepiano and Schubert.”
Allegro’s “Roses and Lace” concert is a Spokane tradition, held every other Valentine’s Day at The Met. Roses will be in evidence and so will lace, but the main attraction is romantic music played on period instruments.
In Wednesday’s concert, Beverly Biggs will play the fortepiano (a precursor to today’s piano), David Dutton will play the oboe and soprano Ann Fennessy will sing.
The program includes the following pieces, all chosen for their romantic mood:
Schubert’s “Heidenroslein,” “Der Musensehn,” “Liebe schwarmt auf aller Wegen,” “Ganymed” and Serenade for Soprano, Oboe and Piano.
Donizetti’s Oboe Sonata in F major.
Godard’s Berceuse from “Jocelyn.”
Gounod’s Serenade for Soprano and Piano with oboe obligato.
Mozart’s Aria for oboe and piano from “Popoli di Tessaglia.”
Adam’s “Le Retour a la Montagne” for soprano, oboe and piano.
“Liebesleid,” a traditional Viennese piece.
Ponchielli’s Capriccio for oboe and piano.
In keeping with tradition, the audience will be asked to write love poems, which will be collected, selected and read on stage. One year, a wedding proposal was read on stage.
At 7 p.m., a pre-concert talk by Johanne Blank will explore the music and its background.
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