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Summer Concert Series: Spring Bloom Duo Blossom In The CapRadio Garden


Listen to the full episode on NSPR Fridays from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Traveling from Las Vegas for the occasion, former Sacramento native Dr. Beverly Wesner-Hoehn and Sacramento Philharmonic flutist Elizabeth Coronata comprise the Spring Bloom Duo. They will celebrate the CapRadio Garden setting with a performance of Hovhaness’s Garden of Adonis in full. You will also hear a very special harp commissioned by the U.S. Air Force!

In the words of Dr. Beverly Wesner-Hoehn:

As our name rotates with the seasons, we are known as: Winter Moon Duo, or Spring Bloom Duo, or the Fall Apart Duo of the pandemic last year (which was supposed to be Fall Colors); and now, in this hottest season of sun-filled days, we are the Summer Serenade Duo; Privileged to play in the garden of Cap Public Radio's new concert series in 2021, we met while performing with the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra back in 2003, under the baton of Dr. Donald Kendrick and we haven’t stopped working together since. Featured today are two stellar, creative works for harp and flute that allow time for thoughtful study, a few smiles, and much enrichment. Our wish is that you will enjoy these musical summer gifts: the Hovahness Garden of Adonis, short meditative movements representing souls reawakening in a floral garden; and Rutter's Suite Lyrique, a charming, surprising suite, with some energetic dance-like themes included. Listen well, with our gratitude, as we return to in-person performances for the public soon! Liz and Bev


The Garden of Adonis, Opus 245

I. Largo

II. Allegro

III. Adagio

IV. Allegro

V. Grave

VI. Allegretto

VII. Andante molto espressivo

Alan Hovahness (1911-2000)

Suite Antique

I. Prelude

II. Ostinato

III. Aria

IV. Waltz

V. Chanson

VI. Rondeau

Jennifer has been a classical host at CapRadio for several years now, but she’s been talking about music long before that! A musical alum of Sac State, Jennifer is an avid performer in the community and host of many artistic events in the area. You may have seen her in her role as Artistic Director of vocal ensemble RSVP, Music Director and pianist for the Rogue Music Project (along with morning classical host Kevin Doherty!), or as pianist and founding member of Citywater, modern instrumental sextet currently Ensemble-in-Residence at CSUS (