2017 Season

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Welcome

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

 

For more in-depth and insider information, see our 2017 Newsletter.

Concerts

All concerts are held at Darrows Barn, 3 Round Top Lane (off of Business Route 1), Damariscotta, ME.
Round Top Farm – a community facility owned and managed by the Damariscotta River Association.

August 8, 2017

Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture – 6:30 pm
David Ludwig Moto perpetuo for solo violin
Missy Mazzoli Kinski Paganini for solo violin
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
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August 11, 2017

Friday at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture – 6:30 pm
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
Ian Antonio, Tim Feeney, Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, Doug Perkins, & Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
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August 15, 2017

Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture – 6:30 pm
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

Jennifer Frautschi & Kyu-Young Kim, violins
Jonathan Vinocour, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Michael Boriskin, piano
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August 18, 2017

Friday at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture – 6:30 pm
Sofia Gubaidulina Dancer on a Tightrope
Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: Courante, Sarabande, and Bourée – with dancer
John Novacek 4th Street Drag and Intoxication – with dancer
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Edward Arron, cello
John Novacek, piano
Edwin Olvera, dancer
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August 19, 2017

Saturday at 10:30 am – Family 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!

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

The event is open to the public free of charge.

 

Other Events

Free events, benefit performances, a lobster bake, and more!

July 16, 2017

Sunday at 4:00-6:00 pm
Benefit Concert and Auction Opening

Pianist Thomas Sauer performs solo works for piano by Haydn and Chopin. Enjoy Maine artisanal hor d’oeuvres from Damariscotta River Grill and sip wine while being immersed in the beauty of art, music, and more.

At the home of George Mason and Susan Weiser Mason, Damariscotta Mills
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August 7, 2017

Monday at 1:00 pm
Off Topic!: The Artistry of Frédéric Chopin

Pianist Thomas Sauer will discuss Chopin’s artistry, with live demonstrations of the composer’s pianistic style and discussion of the French, Polish, Italian, and German influences that shaped his compositions.

Held at Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta.

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 9, 2017

Wednesday at 5:00-7:00 pm
Benefit Event: Oysters & Pearls
While watching the sun set over John’s Bay, savor Maine’s own Glidden Point Oysters, champagne, and a pearl of a musical treat by SBC musicians Jennifer Koh, Cynthia Phelps, and Wilhelmina Smith.

At the home of Penny Mardoian, South Bristol
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August 11, 2017

Friday at 1:00 pm
Master Class
New England string and piano students will be coached by violinist Jennifer Koh and other 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 3:00 pm
Off Topic!: Beyond Rodeos and Fanfares: Aaron Copland, Known & Unknown
Join acclaimed pianist and Copland House Artistic & Executive Director Michael Boriskin for a whirlwind journey through the eventful life and iconic works of Aaron Copland, who defined the sound and spirit of American music.

Held at Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main Street, Damariscotta

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 17, 2017

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

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All events held at Darrows Barn unless otherwise indicated.

Open rehearsals on concert mornings are free to the community.

 

Musicians

Violin

Viola

Cello

Clarinet

Piano

Percussion

Mezzo-Soprano

Dancer

Tickets

Season Subscription $100
Includes admission into four evening concerts and pre-concert lectures

Single Concert Ticket $30 General Admission/$5 Students with valid ID
Includes admission into concert and pre-concert lecture
Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:30 pm

Benefit Concert and Auction Opening
$150
Sunday, July 16, 4:00 pm

Benefit Event: Oysters & Pearls
$75
Wednesday, August 9, 5:00 pm

Musical Lobster Bake
$50
Thursday, August 17, 5:00 pm

 

To check out a PDF of our 2017 brochure pamphlet, click here.