Salonline 2022-04-10 OpenPageEnsemble

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Sunday April 10, 2022
Emerson Avenue Salonlines Proudly Presents
a Live YouTube Broadcast

– A “hybrid” concert –


Lori Barnet, cello
Kathryn Brake, piano
Rosa Lamoreaux, voice
Sally McLain, violin


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Three Early Songs (1947)
voice, piano
I. Night
II. Let It Be Forgotten
III. Wind Elegy

George Crumb

Trio No. 2 in b minor, Op. 76 (1933)
piano, violin, cello
Lento-Allegro molto moderato
Molto vivace
Lento-Andante mosso

Joachin Turina

Songs of Sea and Surf (2018)
cello, violin, voice
I. Ebb Tide
II. I Have Loved Hours At Sea
III. A Little While

Justus Parrotta

Rhapsody No. 1 For Solo Violin (2014)

Jessie Montgomery
(b. 1981)

Five Greek Folksongs (1904-06)
voice, piano
I. Song For The Bride
II. In The Churchyard
III.The Dandy
IV. Girls Gathering the Mastic
V. How Happy!

Maurice Ravel

Für Alice (1995)
violin, cello
I. Conversation
II. “Wicked” Dotted Rhythms
III. Dialogue
IV. Rain-bows

(not by L. v. B) but by Herman Berlinski

Voyage à Paris (1940)
voice, piano

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Café Music (Allegro) (1987)
piano, violin, cello

Paul Schoenfield (b.1947)


OpenPageEnsemble performs vocal and instrumental small-ensemble works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Founding directors, Rosa Lamoreaux, voice, and Lori Barnet, cello, are continually grateful for the privilege of performing music of the past 10 centuries, yet are compelled by curiosity to explore and perform music of our own era, and to commission new vocal and instrumental works for small ensemble.

Lori Barnet, cello, is a graduate of Bennington College. Her primary teachers include Robert Newkirk, George Finkel and Barbara Stein Mallow on cello, Phoebe Carrai on baroque cello, and Josef Gingold, Artur Balsam, Joseph Fuchs and Jacob Glick on chamber music. She is principal cellist of the National Philharmonic, Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra First Editions in Philadelphia. She has appeared as soloist with the Augusta (GA) Symphony, Alexandria and Mclean Symphonies, Orchestra 2001, National Philharmonic, Washington Chamber Symphony, Chamber Orchestra First Editions, and several university ensembles. She was principal cellist of Penn Contemporary Players (Philadelphia) and the Contemporary Music Forum (DC), each for 20 years, and of Orchestra 2001 (Philadelphia) where she held the Dell Venarde Principal Cello Chair. She also served five seasons as the continuo cellist on period instruments for the Washington Bach Consort’s cantata series. Other appearances as a baroque cellist include those with the National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, the Vivaldi Project, Ensemble Gaudior, ArcoVoce, Kontra Bande and with the National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble. She has toured in Russia, Italy, Denmark, England, Cuba, and China and recorded for Orion and CRI. Miss Barnet has taught at the National Philharmonic Summer String Institutes since their inception, was the cello sectional coach for MCYO for 11 years and now coaches chamber ensembles for MCYO. She has been a faculty member at The George Washington University since 1991 where she teaches cello, coaches chamber music, and appears regularly with the University’s faculty performance ensemble, the Columbian Consort.

Soprano, Rosa Lamoreaux has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Center, in opera and oratorio, chamber music and as a recitalist, Ms. Lamoreaux’s performances have been cited as combining “fresh lyricism and near-angelic purity of tone with surprising intensity” (Washington Post). Recent and upcoming highlights include the B minor Mass and Bach cantatas for the Bethlehem Bach Festival, Handel’s Messiah with the Rogue Symphony Orchestra, French opera with Opera Lafayette, American SongBook with the Washington Men’s Camerata (at the Terrace Theatre, KC, on May 30, 2019), performances with ArcoVoce and the Folger Consort. Ms. Lamoreaux has performed with the Atlanta, Dallas, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Chamber Orchestra, and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. Her extensive repertoire includes works of Hildegard von Bingen through current composers. As a recitalist her venues include the Terrace Theatre, the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters, the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, the Corcoran Gallery, the Holocaust Museum, and the Phillips Collection. As a chamber music, Ms. Lamoreaux has toured with Musicians from Marlboro, Four Nations Ensemble, ArcoVoce, and Musica Aperta, in wide- ranging small-ensemble repertoire spanning early chant to present-day works. She is the recipient of numerous WAMMIE awards. Rosa’s newest CDs, Bach Among Friends, arias and duets with baritone and members of Four Nations Ensemble, Oh, So Nice featuring songs from the Great American Songbook in imaginative arrangements by Rosa, Betty Bullock, piano, and Jon Nazdin, string bass, and Evening Serenade, an elegant mix of melodies for voice and guitar including transcriptions of Mozart and Schubert. For a complete discography and further information, please visit

Pianist Kathryn Brake -Characterized as a “compelling and imaginative performer” by The Washington Post, pianist Kathryn Brake has performed solo recitals in the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Switzerland and Spain. A winner of the National Young Chopin Competition, the Beethoven Competition, the Kosciusko Foundation Awards and the Elizabeth Davis Award, she has performed as soloist with several orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony and the National Symphony. A much sought-after chamber music player and recitalist who is equally at ease with a wide range of musical styles, Ms. Brake has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Phillips Gallery and the National Gallery in Washington DC, the Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona. She is a regular performer at the Sun Valley Symphony Chamber Music Festival and is pianist for the Washington based group Music Aperta. Ms. Brake has performed live on WETA and WGMS radio stations and has recorded broadcasts for France Musique and Radio Television Espanola. She can be heard on the Albany Records label in several critically acclaimed recordings of duos and chamber music.

Violinist Sally McLain received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with High Distinction from Indiana University where she studied with James Buswell. She has participated in the Bach Aria Festival and Institute, the New York String Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center. Sally was the concertmaster of the Washington Chamber Symphony for ten seasons and is currently the concertmaster of Washington Concert Opera. She was a member of the Theatre Chamber Players. Her recordings include the complete quartets of David Diamond and Quincy Porter with the Potomac String Quartet for Albany Records. Sally is currently violinist with the Left Bank Quartet and is an adjunct Chamber Music Faculty at the University of Maryland.

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