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St. Mark Presbyterian Church
2200 San Joaquin Hills Road Newport Beach, CA 92660
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http://www.hutchinsconsort.org

Description

There is a feeling that Russian composers are telling stories, not just to convey information, but to unburden themselves — to reflect on the human condition as it existed in their time. Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Souvenir de Florence’ and Stravinsky’s ‘Rag Time’ illustrate this idea. The Hutchins Consort Artistic Director Joe McNalley creates a program of Russian music that invites you to travel through places in time, just as the composers intended.

About the Ticket Supplier: The Hutchins Consort

The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight scaled violins of the violin octet designed and built by famed luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins. The instruments are the first successful attempt to create an acoustically balanced set of instruments that can sound truly like violins across the entire range of written music. With instruments ranging from the tiny treble violin, tuned one octave above the standard violin, to the gigantic large bass violin, tuned one octave lower than a 'cello, the Hutchins Consort produces an astonishing palette of sounds.