November is an all-ladies concert. Victoria Parker-violin, Heather Bentley-viola, Rowena Hammill-cello and Cristina Valdes-piano present a program of two classics, one lesser-known work and one brand new one.

We begin with a violin-viola duo by the 20th century Bohemian composer Bohuslav Martinu. We then add cello and present the sublime Mozart Divertimento for String Trio.
After Intermission we’ll once more showcase our Festival 2011 composer, Alex Shapiro, with a performance of her lilting seascape Intermezzo, for cello and piano. We’re hoping she’ll again be able to make it down from San Juan Island for this performance and grace us with her charismatic presence. Finally we present the magnificent Schumann Eb piano quartet (NOT the quintet that was played in May), with another unforgettable slow movement cello solo (you can tell who’s running this series!).

You can read Alex’s beautiful blog at