Rockport Chamber Music Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary

RCMF 25th Anniversary Season

A Celebration of Musical Anniversaries

W.A. Mozart (250th birthday); Robert Schumann (150th commemoration of his death); Dmitri Shostakovich (100th birthday)


Thursday, June 8 at 8PM *

Opening Night Gala Concert

Borromeo String Quartet; Edwin Barker, bass; members of Imani Winds

Mozart String Quartet; Schubert Octet in F major

Friday, June 9 at 8PM

New Century Saxophone Quartet

Selections from Bach’s Art of Fugue; world premiere of a new piece by David Lang, co-commissioned by RCMF, other selections TBA

Saturday, June 10 at 8PM

Biava String Quartet with Quynh Nguyen, piano

Mozart Adagio and Fugue for string quartet, K.404a; Stacy Garrop String Quartet No.2 Demons and Angels (2005) Mozart Piano Sonata TBA; Schumann piano Quartet in Eb, Op. 47

Sunday, June 11 5PM

The Boston Trio

Mozart Piano trio in B-flat major; Frank Martin Trio on Irish folk songs and Schumann (150th commemoration of composer’s death): Schumann Piano Trio in D minor


Thursday, June 15 at 8PM

Brentano String Quartet with Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Renaissance work TBA; Bartok Quartet No. 2; Mozart String Quintet in G minor.

Friday, June 16 at 8PM *

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Beethoven Sonata program I

Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, Tempest

Sonata No. 13 in E-flat, Op. 27, No. 1

Sonata No. 12 in A-flat, Op. 26, Funeral March

Sonata in F, Op. 10, No. 2

Saturday, June 17 at 8PM *

Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Beethoven Sonata program II

Sonata No. 7 in D, Op. 10, No. 3

Sonata No. 18 in E-flat, Op. 31, No. 3

Sonata No. 10 in G, Op. 14, No. 2

Sonata No. 26 in E-flat, Op. 81a, Les Adieux

Sunday, June 18 at 5PM

St. Petersburg String Quartet, Rhonda Rider, cello, David Deveau, piano

World premiere of John Harbison’s new work for cello and piano; commissioned by RCMF in honor of its 25th Anniversary, Funded by the Jebediah Foundation Also: Borodin Nocturne for String Quartet; Schubert String Quintet in C major, D.956

Week III

Thursday, June 22 at 8PM

St. Petersburg String Quartet, Mia Chung, piano

Shostakovich String Quartets Nos. 8 and 9; Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat, Op.44

Friday, June 23 at 8PM

Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Works of Mozart, Liszt, Bartok, Poulenc, Ned Rorem, others

Saturday, June 24 at 8PM

Rockport High School Performing Arts Center

eighth blackbird

A program of new and recent works by this prizewinning sextet of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano. A ‘Do not miss’ spectacular event!

Sunday, June 25 at 5PM

Les Amies Carol Wincenc, flute; Nancy Allen, (principal harp, NY Philharmonic); Cynthia Phelps, (principal viola, NY Philharmonic)

Works by Debussy, Ibert, Ravel, others

Week IV

Wednesday, June 28 at 8PM

Special 25th Anniversary Event

RCMF Co-founders Lila Deis, soprano; David Alpher, piano and friends.

A Viennese Evening, with a nostalgic look back at RCMF’s beginnings

Thursday, June 29 at 8PM

David Alpher piano and composer; and Jennie Litt, vocals

A Cabaret Evening featuring songs of Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein

Friday, June 30 at 8PM

Andrew Rangell, piano and Friends

Janacek In the Mists for solo piano; Janacek Concertino for piano, clarinet, two violins, viola, horn and bassoon;

Saturday, July 1 at 8PM

Andres Cardenes, violin; Anne Martindale Williams, cello; David Deveau, piano Program TBA

Sunday, July 2 at 5PM*

Eroica Trio

All American program. Mark O’Connor Poets and Prophets, Ives Piano Trio; Gershwin Porgy and Bess Suite (all will be on ET’s next CD for EMI)

Special Events

Prelude Concert

June 4, 2006 at 5PM

Imani Winds

Rockport High School Performing Arts Center

Free concert as gift to the Rockport community, Music by Ravel, Piazzola, Lavista, others, sponsored by Private Bank of Bank of America

Saturday, June 10 at 10AM

New Century Saxophone Quartet

Free Family Concert sponsored by Rockport National Bank

Saturday, June 17 at 10AM

Andrew Rangell, pianist

Lecture- demonstration on Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

Saturday, June 24 at 10AM

eighth blackbird discusses the music to be played on the 8PM concert

Unless otherwise noted, performances take place at the Rockport Art Association:

12 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts.

**This is a preliminary schedule, concerts and dates are subject to change.