March 24, 2019 

“Je ferme les yeux pour voir.” – Paul Gauguin

Just as Paul Gauguin’s famous quote has inspired artists throughout modern history to explore inner meanings beyond visual images, this beautiful program encourages listeners to close their eyes and experience evocative stories and images through words and music spanning five centuries. Each of the performers in this program takes turn as a narrator with selected texts relating to the music.


Arthur Bachmann, composer, narrator, viola

Akiko Tominaga, piano, narrator

Sara Hahn, flute, narrator

Michael Hope, bassoon, baritone, narrator


Arthur M Bachmann               The Curmudgeon and The Lark

Maurice Ravel                          Chansons madécasses (Madagascan Songs)

Arthur M Bachmann               “I Close My Eyes in Order To See”

Danielle Baert                           Trio for Flute, Viola and Bassoon (World Premiere commissioned for the ISC)

Ludwig van Beethoven           Trio in G major for Piano, Flute, and Bassoon, WoO 37


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