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Contents

War Memorial Library
Bunker Art Sale
by Kathryn Lamb

Chamber Music
Sords-Duvall
by Steve Ambler

Erica Teaches Music
in St. Lazare
by Bert Markgraf

Chamber Music Series
Dolin Quartet
by Steve Ambler

Canadian Artist Leo Schimanszky
Immortalises Scan
by James Parry

Hudson Chamber Music Series
39th Season
by Steve Ambler

Finnegan's Market
A Eulogy
byKathryn Lamb

Hudson Chamber Music Series
Recital by Lara Deutsch and Adam Cicchillitti
by Steve Ambler

Renovations for Six
A Fun(d) Raising Comedy at Village Theatre
by Kathryn Lamb

Carmen Marie Fabio
Creates Wind Chimes
by James Parry

Hudson Chamber Music Series
Glorious Strings
by Steve Ambler

Puppet Making Workshop for Kids
from the Hudson Players Club

Hudson Chamber Music Series
Lara Deutsch and Adam Cicchillitti
by Steve Ambler

Shows Back at Village Theatre
Strawberries in January
by Kathryn Lamb

Greenwood Activities
Music and StoryFest

Coronicles - 4
Living with COVID

by Art MacDonald

Theatre at Jack Layton Park
Macbeth
by Kathryn Lamb

Theatre at Greenwood
Every Brilliant Thing
by Kathryn Lamb

The Amazing Art of Gardens
and Some Fabulous Painters Who Immortalized Them

by James Parry

Stress and Climate Change
Leo Schimanszky reflects on both

by James Parry

Hudson Film Festival
Available Everywhere in Canada

by Clint Ward

A Story for the Birds
Quite literally!

by James Parry

Hudson Area Artists
Enhance Their Online Presence

by Bert Markgraf

Hudsonite Paul Winstanley's Children's Book
Four Silk Roads

by James Parry

Coronicles - 3
Wrestling Covid to the Ground

by Art MacDonald

The Room Below
Panto Retrospective

by Kathryn Lamb

Doing Theatre Online
During Covid-19

by Kathryn Lamb

Conspicuous Consumption
During COVID-19

by James Parry

Hudson Gallery Plus
Now Online

by Bert Markgraf

Shernya Vininsky
Passion for Horses

by James Parry

Coronicles - 2
COVID, Surfing the Second Wave

by Art MacDonald

Barbara Farren
Our First Nations Sisters and Brothers

by James Parry

Greenwood StoryFest
by Audrey Wall

Hudson Arts Roundup
byKathryn Lamb

Coronicles - 1
Tales from the Great Pandemic

by Art MacDonald

Hudson Chamber Music Series Dolin Quartet
by Steve Ambler

The 39th season of the Hudson Chamber Music Series continues apace on October 23rd. The Dolin Quartet will play Romantic chamber works by Robert Schumann and Antonin Dvorák. Like all of our concerts this year, it will take place at 4 pm on Sunday afternoon in the sanctuary of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish church, 413 Main Rd., Hudson.

The Dolin quartet consists of cellist Elizabeth Dolin on Cello, violinist Laurence Kayalah, violist Lambert Chen and pianist Meagan Milatz. The string players of the quartet gave a concert in our series in March, and Elizabeth and Laurence gave a recital for violin and cello in February 2020.

Elizabeth Dolin has been recognized as one of Canada's finest cellists, in demand as a recitalist and chamber musician and as a soloist with major Canadian orchestras. She is Assistant Professor of Cello at the Schulich School (McGill) and Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Elizabeth has recordings on several record labels, and plays with a François Lotte bow on loan from CANIMEX Inc. in Drummondville (a regular sponsor of our Series).

Laurence Kayaleh has performed as guest soloist with many distinguished orchestras on several continents. She has released several recordings on the Naxos label, including the complete works for violin and piano of Nikolai Medtner, Arthur Honegger, Georgy Catoire, and Joachim Raff. She plays a magnificent Guarneri violin which belonged to the eminent violinist and pedagogue Carl Flesch.

Violist Lambert Chen was born in Taiwan and gave his first recital at age ten in Montreal's Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur. He has been Co-Principal Viola with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse since 2014. He is the winner of several international competitions, and is currently Professor of Viola at the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse.

Canadian pianist Meagin Milatz is quickly emerging as one of the most sought-after collaborative artists in the country. She has shared the stage with top international musicians including Andrew Wan (MSO), Stefan Dohr (Berlin Philharmonic), cellist Matt Haimovitz, and many others. In 2021 she was named pianist of Montreal-based Trio Fibonacci.

The concert program consists of two glories of the Romantic chamber music repertoire: Dvorák's Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor opus 65 and Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major opus 47.

Dvorák was considered to be a protégé of Johannes Brahms, who was seven years his senior. This trio is considered to be his most "Brahmsian" work. However, since they were turning out a series of chamber music compositions at the same time, the stylistic influences no doubt ran in both directions. Of Dvorák's four piano trios, his "Dumky" trio is the most famous, but this trio is the most powerful and emotional of the four. The sonata-form first movement is epic in scope, with scoring that is almostt orchestral in its complexity and dynamic range. The second movement is the work's scherzo, consisting of a dance with a pronounced Slavic character and a soothing major-key trio. The slow third movement is the heart and soul of the work: it is an elegy (his mother had recently passed away) which combines majesty, sorrow and nostalgia. The finale is powerful and energetic, but in the folk style for which Dvorák is best known and loved.

Robert Schumann was known was known for having periods of composing a certain type or genre of music. The years 1842-1843 were known as his "chamber music years." He composed three string quartets, his piano quintet, and the opus 47 piano quartet. The first movement has a chorale-like introduction in the strings, followed by a sonata-form Allegro reminiscent of Beethoven's string quartets. The brisk second movement is more reminiscent of Mendelssohn - sprightly and whimsical but perhaps a little bit darker. The third movement is marked "Andante cantabile" and is appropriately full of singable tunes. The finale has a duel between a lively fugato and an ambiguous melody. Neither wins out, and the blazing coda tips its hat to both.

We will round out the fall schedule with a recital by Andrew Sords (violin) and Cheryl Duvall (piano) on November 6: they will perform works by Brahms, Mozart, Fauré, Ravel, Boulanger, Chopin and Saint-Saëns.

Admission for each concert is $20 at the door (free for those under 14). More details on this season's concerts are available at hudsonchambermusic.ca. As always, we offer world-class chamber music without the commute to the city and without the big-city prices.