Abbie Betinis, "Rhapsodos" (2016)

A co-commission with The Minnesota Commissioning Club had its premiere at a Schubert Club event in St Paul in March 2016.  A sonata for clarinet and piano by Abbie Betinis was performed by Michael Collins, Clarinet, accompanied by Michael McHale.  A Northwest premiere was performed at the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival on August 16th of the same year.

As David Evan Thomas writes, Abbie’s Rhapsodos "is a voyage of melodies and textures that will quickly find a place in the recital repertoire, for it’s expressive, dramatic and playable."

During a rehearsal prior to the Orcas event. 

During a rehearsal prior to the Orcas event.