2017 Season

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Welcome

Wilhelmina Smith

Salt Bay Chamberfest’s 23rd season, Move Me!, is about movement and music. Music has the power to move us emotionally, in the deepest and most profound ways. It can also move us physically, and even metaphorically. In this captivating season, we will explore these and other movements in, of, and about music, with an innovative array of chamber works by composers from J.S. Bach to the present day. Join us for a special world premiere and SBC co-commissioned work by composer Angel Lam; a trailblazing work by Iannis Xenakis for six percussionists that surround the audience; and our very first collaboration with a dancer, featuring Edwin Olvera, formerly of Pilobolus.

I am deeply honored to welcome such distinctive artists to Midcoast Maine this summer to bring all this music and movement to life. I hope you will join us!

Wilhelmina Smith
Founder, Artistic & Executive Director

Concerts

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All concerts are held at Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm, Business Route 1, Damariscotta.
Round Top Farm – a community facility owned and managed by the Damariscotta River Association.

August 8, 2017

Tuesday at 7:30pm
Pre-concert lecture – 6:30pm
David Ludwig Moto Perpetuo
Missy Mazzoli Kinski Paganini
Richard Strauss Zueignung; Allerseelen; Befreit; Morgen
Gioachino Rossini “Riedi al soglio” from Zelmira
Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45

Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano
Jennifer Koh, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Thomas Sauer, piano

August 11, 2017

Friday at 7:30pm
Pre-concert lecture – 6:30pm
Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations for String Trio, BWV 988 (Transcription by Dmitry Sitkovetsky)
Iannis Xenakis Persephassa

Jennifer Koh, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Eduardo Leandro, Doug Perkins, Ayano Kataoka, Ian David Rosenbaum, Tim Feeney & Ian Antonio, percussion

August 15, 2017

Tuesday at 7:30pm
Pre-concert lecture – 6:30pm
Angel Lam *World Premiere and SBC co-commission with Copland House*
Aaron Copland Sextet
Antonin Dvorak String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat major, Op. 105

Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Kyu-Young Kim & Jennifer Frautschi, violins
Jonathan Vinocour, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Michael Boriskin, piano

August 18, 2017

Friday at 7:30pm
Pre-concert lecture – 6:30pm
Sofia Gubaidulina Dancer on a Tightrope
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach and John Novacek with dancer
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Edward Arron, cello
John Novacek, piano
Edwin Olvera, dancer

 

Other Events

August 7, 2017

Monday, Time TBA
Off Topic!: The Genius of Chopin
Talk and demonstration by Thomas Sauer, SBC guest pianist and faculty of the Mannes School of Music and Vassar College

Held at Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta.

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 11, 2017

Friday at 3:00pm
Masterclass
New England string and piano students will be coached by Salt Bay Chamberfest musicians.

Held at Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta.

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 14, 2017

Monday at 3:00pm
Off Topic!: Copland: His Life, Work, and Legacy
Talk by Michael Boriskin, SBC guest pianist and Artistic & Executive Director of Copland House

Held at Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main Street, Damariscotta

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 17, 2017

Thursday at 5:00pm
Musical Lobster Bake
Enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake including musical treats by SBC musicians, held at Darrows Barn.

August 19, 2017

Saturday at 10:30am

Family Educational Concert
Salt Bay Chamberfest will offer an interactive and fun family concert at the Skidompha Public Library in downtown Damariscotta.

Hosted by educator and conductor Mark Mandarano, this concert is a favorite for all ages, and introduces children and adults to great chamber music in engaging and entertaining ways. Come sing, clap and enjoy a musical morning with our wonderful musicians! Performers will include Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Edward Arron, cello; John Novacek, piano; and Edwin Olvera, dancer.

 

Calendar Listing

All events held at Darrows Barn unless otherwise indicated (in parentheses).

August 7, Monday

Time TBA: Off Topic! Talk by Thomas Sauer (Schooner Cove)

August 8, Tuesday

6:30pm: Pre-Concert Talk
7:30pm: Concert

August 11, Friday

3:00pm: Masterclass (Schooner Cove)
6:30pm: Pre-Concert Talk
7:30pm: Concert

August 14, Monday

3:00pm: Off Topic! Talk by Michael Boriskin (Skidompha Public Library)

August 15, Tuesday

6:30pm: Pre-Concert Talk
7:30pm: Concert

August 17, Thursday

5:00pm: Musical Lobster Bake

August 18, Friday

6:30pm: Pre-Concert Talk
7:30pm: Concert

August 19, Saturday

10:30am: Family Concert (Skidompha Public Library)