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Sevenars Music Festival

"Family and Friends"

Pianist and Cellist Members of the Schrade and James families, joined by  composers 

Anita Anderson Cooper, soprano and Clifton J. Noble, Jr., pianist, with Kara Noble, narrator 

July 10, 2022


A few words of on some recent high points, with short pieces by Felix Mendelssohn and Viktor Kosenko. 

Rorianne Schrade, piano



Valse-Impromptu                                                                                                                                         Franz Liszt

Widmung (Dedication)                                                                                                                          Schumann-Liszt

David James, piano


Un Sospiro  (A Sigh) from Three Concert Études                                                                                         Franz Liszt

  Wilde Jagd (Wild Hunt) from the Transcendental Études

Christopher James, piano 


Three Song Transcriptions                                                                                                        Schubert (arr. Kummer)

                 Ständchen (Serenade)

                Auf dem Wasser du Singen (To Be Sung on the Water)

                 Die Forelle (The Trout)

Christopher James, cello and Lynelle James, piano


Polonaise Brillante in C Major, Op. 3                                                                                                     Frederic Chopin

Christopher James, cello and Lynelle James, piano


 ~~ Intermission ~~



Four Songs on poems by Gloria House/Aneb Kgositile                                                                  Anita Anderson Cooper

               Incantation for soprano, cello, and piano

                Minor Key, for soprano and piano, World Premiere

                That Ray of Sunlight, for soprano and cello, World Premiere

               Survival Lesson #1 for soprano, cello, and piano, World Premiere, composed for Sevenars

Anita Anderson Cooper, soprano; Clifton "Jerry" Noble, piano; Christopher James cello               


Canival of R-nimals ~ World Premiere, composed for Sevenars                                                            Clifton J. Noble, Jr.

     Rabbits ~ Rats ~  Rays ~ Rhinoceri ~ Raccoons ~ R-nithology 

Clifton J. Noble, Jr. and Rorianne Schrade, pianos; Kara Noble, narrator





This 2022 project is supported in part by the Cultural Councils of AcushnetAgawam, Billerica, Charlemont-Hawley, Chesterfield, Buckland, Everett, Gardner, Huntington, Lee, Middleborough, Middlefield, Montgomery, Revere, Russell, West Springfield, Wilbraham, and Worthington,  local agencies which are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment of the Arts.