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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC
FESTIVAL 2019

June 14-July 14
Annex: August 17 + 31

BARRY SHIFFMAN, artistic director
The 38th Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival shines a light on the creative process of Source and Inspiration. In a wide range of programs, our audience will follow a journey that peels back the layers, letting us peek into the creative process. Whether it is seeing a drawing, reading a text, hearing a rhythm, or even being enamored with a personality, inspiration abounds. The potential for inspiration is around us all every day. While the festival will explore the many sources that inspired composers and performers, it should also serve  as a deep well of inspiration for all who attend the festival events.      

VIDEOS
Festival 2019-Source & Inspiration    |   The Festival Experience

Friday, June 14, 8 PM
OPENING NIGHT: Roaring ’20’s

Parker Quartet | Stephen Prutsman, piano | Cristina Zavalloni, soprano | Vera Quartet | Blake Pouliot, violin 
The Festival’s Opening Night concert brings music of Ravel, Milhaud, and an original score by Stephen Prutsman performed to Buster Keaton’s 1927 film College, highlighting how the explosion of jazz during the 1920’s inspired classical music and the world around it.  The concert is followed by a celebratory cocktail party with the artists. 

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 PM
MOZART & BRAHMS

Parker Quartet | Anthony McGill, clarinet | Barry Shiffman, viola | Ani Aznavoorian, cello
Performing Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A and Brahms’ String Sextet, Op. 18

Saturday, June 15, 10 PM
WEIMAR CABARET

Cristina Zavalloni, soprano | Stephen Prutsman, piano | Blake Pouliot, violin
Zavalloni performs a Weimar cabaret set and Pouliot performs works of Bartók and Kreisler

Sunday, June 16, 5 PM
BARRY DOUGLAS, piano

Ani Aznavoorian, cello | Anthony McGill, clarinet
Performing works of Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms

Thursday, June 20, 8 PM
HOMAGE TO EUGENE YSAŸE
PHILIPPE GRAFFIN, violin

Marisa Gupta, piano | Piers Lane, piano | Festival Quartet: Barry Shiffman, viola, Benjamin Bowman, violin, Danny Koo, violin, Tom Wiebe, cello
Performing the US premiere of Ysaÿe’s Sonata posthume Op. 27, No. 7, as well as works by Dohnanyi, Enescu, and Chausson

Friday, June 21, 11 AM
FILM: MOUNTAIN

A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom. Free.

Friday, June 21, 8 PM
CHOPIN BY CANDLELIGHT
Piers Lane, piano

Performing the complete Chopin Nocturnes

Saturday, June 22, 7:30 PM
PIETER WISPELWEY, cello

Pei-Shan Lee, piano | Benjamin Bowman, violin | Barry Shiffman, viola
Performing works of Debussy, Ravel and Brahms

Saturday, June 22, 10 PM
CABARET: Inspired by Beethoven

Piers Lane, piano | Andrew Burashko, piano | Barry Shiffman, viola
Performing works by Beethoven and inspired by Beethoven, including one by Dudley Moore

Sunday, June 23, 5 PM
“HOSTED BY GLENN GOULD”
presented by Art of Time Ensemble

Andrew Burashko, piano | Pieter Wispelwey, cello | Pei-Shan Lee, piano | Festival Quartet: Benjamin Bowman, violin, Danny Koo, violin, Barry Shiffman, viola, Tom Wiebe, cello
Glenn Gould’s perspective is presented via screenings of CBC’s Glenn Gould on Television as introductions to live performances of works by Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Thursday, June 27, 8 PM
AIZURI QUARTET

Performing works of Haydn, Beethoven, Gabriella Smith, and Caroline Shaw

Friday, June 28, 8 PM
“TAKE THIS WALTZ”
presented by Art of Time Ensemble

Andrew Burashko, piano | Andy Milne, piano | Danny Koo, violin | Allison Eldredge, cello | Kevin Ahfat, piano | Aizuri Quartet | Sarah Slean, vocal | Rob Piltch, guitar | Rob Carli, saxophone & clarinet | Joseph Phillips, bass
The program explores the waltz throughout the last 150 years

Saturday, June 29, 10 AM
FAMILY CONCERT: DANNY KOO, violin & KEVIN AHFAT, piano

An engaging family concert that all ages will enjoy!  Free.

Saturday, June 29, 7:30 PM
GILAD KARNI, viola

Aizuri Quartet | Kevin Ahfat, piano | Barry Shiffman, violin | Danny Koo, violin
Performing works of Mozart, Prokofiev, Dvorák, and Brahms

Saturday, June 29, 10 PM
CABARET: Musicals

Stefan Jackiw, violin | Danny Koo, violin | Gilad Karni, viola | Allison Eldredge, cello | Andy Milne, piano | Kevin Ahfat, piano
Performing works of Bruch, Shostakovich and arrangements of musicals for cello and piano

Sunday, June 30, 5 PM
JCT TRIO

Stefan Jackiw, violin | Conrad Tao, piano | Jay Campbell, cello
Performing works of Ives, Christopher Trapani and Dvorák

Wednesday, July 3, 2 PM
YOUNG ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
SAE YOON CHON
, piano

First prize winner in the Dublin International Piano Competition performs works of Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Free.

Saturday, July 6, 7:30 PM
TAKÁCS QUARTET

Performing works of Mozart, Bartók and Beethoven

Saturday, July 6, 10 PM
CABARET: Brass Soirée

Jens Lindemann, trumpet | Barry Shiffman, violin | Sae Yoon Chon, piano

Hosted by international trumpet sensation Jens Lindemann, the evening brings music of Piazzolla, Ellington and Fats Waller.

Sunday, July 7, 5 PM
MAX LEVINSON & FRIENDS

Max Levinson & Sae Yoon Chon, piano | Andrés Díaz, cello | Barry Shiffman, violin
Performing works of Mozart, Schubert and Tchaikovsky

Wednesday, July 10, 7 PM
YOUNG ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
Students of NEC’s MORNINGSIDE MUSIC BRIDGE program

Featuring the students of New England Conservatory’s program training tremendously talented young musicians. Free.

Thursday, July 11, 8 PM
REIMAGINING FLAMENCO

Grisha Goryachev, guitar | Serouj Kradjian, piano | Chee-Yun, violin | Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano | Jeffrey Beecher, bass | Jamey Haddad, percussion |  Liam Smith, percussion
A rare opportunity to hear flamenco-inspired music of Manuel de Falla and classically flavored reinventions of guitar and piano pieces by the old flamenco masters.

Friday, July 12, 11 AM
FILM: ITZHAK

A 2019 Grammy Award nominee, this film shares the real life celebrations and struggles of the legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman. Free.

Friday, July 12, 7:30 PM
VENICE BAROQUE ORCHESTRA WITH AVI AVITAL, mandolin

Performing works of Vivaldi, Paisiello and Geminiani

Friday, July 12, 10 PM
CABARET: TANGO!

Chee-Yun, violin | Grisha Goryachev, guitar | Serouj Kradjian, piano
Featuring Piazzolla’s “Grand Tango”

Saturday, July 13, 10 AM
FAMILY CONCERT: Members of A Far Cry

Members of A Far Cry will bring a program the entire family will enjoy.  Free.

Saturday, July 13, 8 PM
RICHARD GOODE, piano

Performing works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and more

Sunday, July 14, 5 PM
A FAR CRY

Chee-Yun Kim, violin & Barry Shiffman, viola
Performing works of Tchaikovsky, Lembit Beecher and Mozart

FESTIVAL AUGUST ANNEX

Saturday, August 17, 7 PM
BRANDENBURG CONCERTI
Handel and Haydn Society

Performing Bach’s Complete Brandenburg Concerti  

Saturday, August 31, 7 PM
DAVID FINCKEL, cello & WU HAN, piano

Performing works of Bach, Schumann, Grieg, Mendelssohn, and Chopin