2018 Season

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Welcome

Salt Bay Chamberfest’s 2018 season, Troubadours & Tangos, follows the origins of the guitar from its ancestry of the oud and lute to the Renaissance and beyond, culminating in an SBC newly commissioned work and world premiere by composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey. Ancient laments and modern ballads will inspire a season where the vernacular and Western classical art music join forces to lament, sing, and dance the tango! I look forward to seeing you at Darrows Barn and around Damariscotta.

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 7, 2018

Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm
Bernart de Ventadorn “Can vei la lauzeta mover”
John Dowland “Come, Heavy Sleep”
Benjamin Britten Passacaglia from Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70
John Dowland “Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite”
Julien Labro Dowland’s Lament
Carlos Gardel “Mi Buenos Aires querido” (“My Beloved Buenos Aires”)
Osvaldo Golijov Omaramor
Astor Piazzolla Libertango
Franz Schubert Harfenspieler songs
Pat Metheny “Antonia”
Astor Piazzolla Escualo songs

Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Julien Labro, accordion
John Bellemer, tenor
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August 10, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm
Taqsim (oud improvization) on Hijaz Maqam
Issam Rafea Al Jamal
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
Issam Rafea Ala Ajelah
Maurice Ravel Alborada del gracioso
Conrad Tao Duo
Fritz Kreisler La Gitana
Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

Stefan Jackiw, violin
Edward Arron, cello
Conrad Tao, piano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Issam Rafea, oud
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August 14, 2018

Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm
Henry Purcell “Dido’s Lament” from Dido and Aeneas
Franz Joseph Haydn “Eli, Eli” from Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51
Dmitri Shostakovich Elegy
Carlo Gesualdo Various madrigals
Franz Joseph Haydn “Consummatum est” from Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51
Elliott Carter Elegy
Guillaume Lekeu Molto Adagio
César Franck Piano Quintet in F minor

Brentano String Quartet (Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello)
Thomas Sauer, piano
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August 17, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm
Steven Mackey Fusion Tune
Steven Mackey Joy Rhythm Study
Franz Schubert Cello Quintet in C major, D. 956

Brentano String Quartet (Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello)
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Steven Mackey, electric guitar
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August 18, 2018

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 and featuring the Brentano String Quartet, 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!

The event is open to the public free of charge.

 

Other Events

Free concerts and talks, benefit performances, a lobster bake, and more!

July 22, 2018

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

Violinist Jennifer Koh performs Bach’s dazzling Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major. 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 6, 2018

Monday at 3:00 pm
OffTopic!: An Exploration of the Accordion, Bandoneon, and Accordina

Accordion virtuoso Julien Labro, a young and engaging artist in both the classical and jazz genres, gives a lecture/demonstration and talk about the history of the accordion, the bandoneon, and the accordina.

Held at the Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 9, 2018

Thursday at 12:00 pm
Solo Recital with Jason Vieaux
Acoustic guitarist Jason Vieaux gives a free, noontime community concert featuring the music of Scarlatti, Giuliani, Bach, Albéniz, Jobim, and Ellington.

Held at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St, Damariscotta

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 13, 2018

Monday at 3:00 pm
OffTopic!: Hiding in Plain Sight

Pianist Thomas Sauer gives a lecture/demonstration exploring the slow movement of the “Hammerklavier” Sonata, and how one of Beethoven’s greatest pieces remains so little known to concertgoers.

Held at the Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 16, 2018

Thursday at 12:00 pm
Solo Recital with Steven Mackey
Featuring composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey performing a one-man, multi-media version of his own “opera without singing,” Orpheus Unsung.

Held at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St, Damariscotta

The event is open to the public free of charge.

August 16, 2018

Thursday at 5:00 pm
Musical Lobster Bake
Enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake including musical treats by the Brentano String Quartet, held at Darrows Barn.
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August 17, 2018

Friday at 1:00 pm
Master Class
New England string students will be coached by Serena Canin, violinist in the Brentano String Quartet.

Held at Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta

The event is open to the public free of charge.

 

Musicians

Violin

Viola

Cello

Piano

Guitar

Oud

Accordion

Tenor

Ensemble

 

Tickets

Season Subscription $125
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 7, 2018, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 10, 2018, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 7:30 pm
Friday, August 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

Benefit Concert and Auction Opening
$150
Sunday, July 22, 4:00 pm

Musical Lobster Bake
$50
Thursday, August 16, 5:00 pm