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

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

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

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 11, 2017

Friday afternoon (time TBD)
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 3:00 pm
Off Topic!: Copland: His Life, Work, and Legacy
Talk by pianist Michael Boriskin, 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 5:00 pm
Musical Lobster Bake
Enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake including musical treats by SBC musicians, held at Darrows Barn.
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August 19, 2017

Saturday at 10:30 am

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

1:00 pm: Off Topic! Lecture/Demonstration by Thomas Sauer (Schooner Cove)

August 8, Tuesday

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

August 11, Friday

Time TBD: Masterclass (Schooner Cove)
6:30 pm: Pre-Concert Talk
7:30 pm: Concert

August 14, Monday

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

August 15, Tuesday

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

August 17, Thursday

5:00 pm: Musical Lobster Bake

August 18, Friday

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

August 19, Saturday

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

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

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

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