Classical

GUEST PRESENTATION
Sunday, May 28, 3 PM

Jonathan Miller, cello and Diane Walsh, piano
Cello and Piano Through the Centuries

Cellist Jonathan Miller and pianist Diane Walsh join forces to create a program that explores the possibilities and expressive potential of the instruments from the early baroque period through the present day. Learn more

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Opening Night Gala
Friday, June 2, 6 PM

Joshua Bell, violin

Alessio Bax, piano
Celebrating David Deveau’s 22 years as Artistic Director
One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful classical artists of our time, violinist Joshua Bell has become a bona fide superstar, winning a multitude of honors throughout his career including both a Grammy and an Academy Award, as well as the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. He is also the Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 3, 8 PM

David Deveau & Friends

Bayla Keyes, violin | Steven Ansell, viola | Michael Reynolds, cello | David Deveau, piano
An inspired foursome of seasoned chamber players (current and former members of the acclaimed Muir String Quartet as well as our own David Deveau) converge for a special concert featuring the world premiere of Charles Shadle’s Dogtown Common. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 4, 5 PM

Canadian Brass

Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Canadian Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 8, 8 PM

Jonah Ellsworth, cello & Heng-Jin Park, piano

Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to hear the newest member of the Boston Trio, rising star cellist Jonah Ellsworth, join forces with longtime Boston Trio pianist Heng-Jin Park for an intriguing program featuring works by Janáček, Brahms, Crumb and Mendelssohn. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 9, 8 PM

Jupiter Quartet & Jasper Quartet

Two magnificently talented quartets—the Jupiter and Jasper Quartet—join forces for a dynamic concert featuring music of Haydn and Ligeti, one by each quartet, and culminating in a combined performance of the Mendelsohn Octet. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 10, 8 PM

Russell Sherman, piano

One of the world’s musical treasures, legendary pianist Russell Sherman continues to garner accolades from critics and audiences alike for his grace, imagination and poetry. He has served as Visiting Professor at Harvard University and is currently a Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory.  He performs an all-Beethoven program (this is a program change). LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 11, 5 PM

Jupiter Quartet & Richard Stoltzman, clarinet

The Jupiter Quartet joins with two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman for a program of Beethoven, Golijov and Mozart’s Quintet for clarinet and strings in A major, K.481. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 15, 8 PM

An Evening of Brahms
with Andrew Rangell & Friends

Andrew Rangell, piano | Sarita Kwok & Robyn Bollinger, violins | Jessica Bodner, viola | Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

Pianist Andrew Rangell joins a star-studded chamber ensemble to perform a program of works by Brahms, including the Piano Trio in A major, Op. Post and the Quintet in F minor, Op. 34. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 16, 8 PM

Escher Quartet & Joyce Yang, piano

The Escher Quartet, whose performances have been hailed as “superb” by The New York Times, joins with Yang, silver medalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and known for her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) for an exploration of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 17, 8 PM

Handel & Haydn Society

Harry Christophers, artistic director
Ian Watson, harpsichordist & conductor
Internationally recognized for its historically informed performance, the Handel & Haydn Society performs Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (1692) in a dramatic concert presentation with a star-studded 13-member chamber orchestra, including concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky, cellist Guy Fishman, and a 9-member H&H vocal ensemble.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 18, 5 PM

Chameleon Arts Ensemble-All B’s!

One of Boston’s finest and most versatile ensembles, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble receives widespread critical acclaim for its innovative concert programming and artistic philosophy.  Directed by Deborah Boldin, this acclaimed ensemble will perform works by Beethoven, Bartók, Berio and Bloch. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 22, 8 PM

Frank Huang, violin,
David Requiro, cello & Gilles Vonsattel, piano

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster and First Prize Winner of the 2003 Naumburg Violin Competition Frank Huang joins David Requiro (First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Competition) and Gilles Vonsattel (top prize winner at the 2002 Naumburg International Piano Competition) to perform an unforgettable concert of Beethoven, Carter, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 23, 8 PM

Lorelei Ensemble

Heralded for its “warm, lithe, and beautifully blended” sound (New York Times) “impeccable musicality” (Boston Globe) and unfailing display of the “elegance, power, grace, and beauty of the human voice” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble is quickly becoming recognized as a source of some of the most innovative and inventive programming in Boston and beyond. The ensemble performs works by Guillaume Du Fay and William Billings as well as commissions from today’s finest young contemporary composers like Joshua Bornfield, Peter Gilbert and Adam Jacob Simon. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, June 24, 8 PM

Between Twilights
David Alpher & Friends

David Alpher, RCMF co-founder, piano and composer | Robert Osborne, baritone | Stephanie Chase, violin | Sophie Shao, cello

One of the co-founders of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, composer and pianist David Alpher brings together three world-class artists (Robert Osborne, Stephanie Chase and Sophie Shao) for a world premiere of his newest composition–Between Twilights–as well as works by Mozart and Schumann. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 25, 5 PM

Charlie Albright, piano

First prize winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist Competition, the 2006 Eastman International, and 2009 Vendome Prize (to name just a few), Charlie Albright has quickly become one of the most heralded and sought-after young pianists working today, and whom the Washington Post has called “among the most gifted musicians of his generation.”  He performs works by Handel, Chopin, Kapustin, Mussorgsky and his own improvisation.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, June 29, 8 PM

New York Woodwind Quintet & Mihae Lee, piano

Carol Wincenc, flute | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Charles Neidich, clarinet | William Purvis, horn | Marc Goldberg, bassoon

The New York Woodwind Quintet and Mihae Lee perform a program of Hindemith, Mozart, Pavel Haas, Eliot Carter, Monteverdi and Poulenc. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, June 30, 8 PM

Boston Symphony Chamber Players & David Deveau, piano

The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, made up of the BSO’s principal players, join pianist and artistic director David Deveau for a concert of works by Mozart, Taffanel and Brahms.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 1, 8 PM

Brentano String Quartet

Winners of the Cleveland Quartet Award, the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Royal Philharmonic Award, the Quartet became the first Ensemble-In-Residence at Princeton University, and are now the Resident String Quartet at the Yale School of Music.  The Brentano performs works by Gesualdo, Stephen Hartke and Beethoven.  LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Thursday, July 6, 8 PM

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Winner of the 1970 International Chopin Piano Competition, Grammy Award-winning pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.  He performs works by Schubert and Scriabin. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, July 7, 8 PM

Deveau-Cárdenes-Williams Trio

Artistic Director David Deveau performs with beloved Festival favorites—violinist Andres Cárdenes and cellist Anne Martindale Williams— for the Festival’s final weekend. The program reflects folk-inspired themes which balance both lightness and melancholy. LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 8, 8 PM

Boston Camerata

Anne Azéma, artistic director
Renowned as America’s pre-eminent early music ensemble, the Boston Camerata’s musical performances are well known for their blend of spontaneity with careful research and scholarship. The Camerata will perform Tristan & Iseult, A Medieval Romance in Poetry and Music, based on original medieval sources by Gottfried von Strassburg (ca. 1210) and Thomas de Bretagne (ca. 1155-1160). LEARN MORE

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sunday, July 9, 5 PM

Grand Finale
Deveau-Cárdenes-Shiffman-Williams Quartet

David Deveau, piano | Andrés Cárdenes, violin | Barry Shiffman, viola | Anne Martindale Williams, cello

The Festival closes with Artistic Director David Deveau in a grand farewell performance with Andrés Cárdenes and Anne Martindale Williams, as well as incoming Artistic Director Barry Shiffman (co-founder of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Associate Dean at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music). The program includes music by Mozart and Dvorák.  LEARN MORE

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Ciné-Concert
Saturday, September 9, 8 PM

Hesperus plays The Mark of Zorro

World-renowned early music ensemble Hesperus performs the musical accompaniment to the classic silent film The Mark of Zorro!  Hesperus performs music from Old and New Spain giving the audience a real sense of place and time. LEARN MORE

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