Rockport Chamber Music Festival

RCMF 26th Season


Thursday June 7* at 8PM Opening night gala concert: Biava String Quartet and the D’dalus String Quartet*
Haydn: Quartet in D, Op. 20 No. 4; Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 1 No.1; Haydn: Quartet in E-flat, Op. 33 No. 2 ‘Joke’; Osvaldo Golijov: Nonet for two string quartets and double bass
Friday June 8 at 8PM Biava String Quartet with Sally Pinkas*, piano
Barber: Adagio for Strings; Turina: Oracion del Toro; Dvorak: Cypresses (selections); Daniel Pinkham: Works for solo piano (2004); Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Saturday June 9 at 8PM Anton Kuerti, piano
‘A Program of Fantasies’: Beethoven: Sonata quasi una Fantasia in E-flat, Op. 27 No. 1; Fantasy in G minor, Op. 77; Mendelssohn: Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28; Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasy in A-flat, Op. 61; Mozart: Fantasy in C minor, K. 475; Schumann: Fantasy in C, Op. 17
Sunday June 10 at 5PM SONOS with Bayla Keyes, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola; Michael Reynolds, cello; David Deveau, piano
Arthur Berger: String Trio; Brahms: Piano Quartet in A, Op. 26

Thursday June 14 at 8PM Sarita Kwok, violin; Alexandre LeCarme, cello; Toma Popovici, piano; Artur Lukomyansky, clarinet
Ravel: Duo for violin and cello; Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
Friday June 15 at 8PM Joyce Yang*, piano (Silver medal, 2005 Van Cliburn Competition)
Bach: French Overture, BWV 831; Carl Vine (b.1954) Sonata No.1; Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op.119 and Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op.35, Books I and II
Saturday June 16 at 8PM The Peabody Trio
Charles Ives: Piano Trio (1909-15); Zhou Long: Spirit of Chimes; Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 70 No. 2
Sunday June 17 at 5PM Time for Three* (Zachary Depue and Nick Kendall, violins Ranaan Meyer, double bass)
A wide ranging, boundary-crossing program of classics, jazz, bluegrass, improvisational and other styles
Program selections will be introduced from the stage

Thursday June 21 at 8PM Claremont Trio* (Emily Bruskin, violin; Julia Bruskin, cello; Donna Kwong, piano)
Beethoven: Trio in D, op. 70 No. 2 “Ghost”; Mason Bates: String Band for piano trio (2002); Dvorak: Piano Trio in E minor Dumky Op. 90
Friday June 22 at 8PM Georg Lehner, baritone; Victor Rosenbaum, piano; Irina Muresanu, violin
All Brahms program: Solo piano works; Selected Lieder; Sonata No. 3 for violin and piano in D minor, Op. 108
Saturday June 23 at 8PM David Leisner, guitar; Georg Lehner, baritone; Irina Muresanu, violin; Marcus Thompson, viola
Works for solo guitar and baritone and guitar by Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Leisner; Wenzeslaus
Matiegka (‘The Beethoven of the Guitar’): Grand Trio for guitar, violin and viola
Sunday June 24 at 5PM Andr’s C’rdenes, violin; Anne Martindale Williams, cello; David Deveau, piano
Haydn: Piano Trio in G; ; Kod’ly: Duo for violin and cello; Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat, Archduke Op. 97

Thursday June 28 at 8PM Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; David Deveau, piano
Schubert: Sonatina in D for violin and piano (arr. clarinet); Alban Berg: Four Pieces for clarinet and piano
Peter Sculthorpe: ‘Songs of Sea and Sky’ (1987); Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No.1
Friday June 29 at 8PM Miami String Quartet*
Bruce Adolphe: ‘Whispers and Mortality’; Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 Death and the Maiden
Saturday June 30 at 8PM Miami String Quartet*; Marcus Thompson, viola; Rhonda Rider, cello Charles Mason: Prelude to Parlay: Mood Music for the City Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor, Op.80 Tchaikovsky: Sextet for strings Souvenir de Florence
Sunday July 1 at 5PM Atlantic Brass Quintet
Music from the Italian Renaissance: Rome and Venice, plus Americana!
Monday, July 2 at 8PM
Adam Birnbaum, piano and his Trio
The return of Adam Birnbaum, now a celebrated jazz pianist, who first performed at RCMF at age 15 in 1996! Don’t miss this special evening!

Saturday June 16 at 10AM The Radius Ensemble
Peter and the Wolf
Saturday June 23 at 10AM Monique Mead
Strings and Things!
Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 (for ticketholders to the June 14 concert only) Sarita Kwok discusses and performs excerpts from Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30PM Pianist Virginia Eskin presents Women in Music and Art, with slideshow and music by illustrious women composers and artists