Rockport Chamber Music Festival David Deveau, Artistic Director CONTACT: Karen Herlitz, Director of Marketing [email protected] Phone: 978-546-7391, Ext. 110 DATE: June 3, 2015 The Rockport Chamber Music Festival presents Composer Matthew Aucoin, Emmanuel Music, Peter Serkin and much more On Tuesday, June 23, at 7:30 pm, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival presents young composer Matthew Aucoin in a recital of his chamber works. Recently receiving tremendous critical acclaim for the world premiere of his opera Crossing which opened at the American Repertory Theatre in late May, this dynamic young composer, conductor and pianist will be joined by the following artists for the program—Keir GoGwilt, violin, Andrew Janss, cello, Lizzie Burns, bass, Anthony Roth Costanza, countertenor, Tynan Davis, mezzo-soprano, and George Fu, piano. A 2012 graduate of Harvard College, Aucoin is currently the Solti Conducting Apprentice of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he made his conducting debut last February. He has also served as an Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. His next opera, Second Nature, an opera for young people commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago, premieres in Chicago in August 2015. Aucoin’s next opera has been commissioned by the new works program of the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater. Recent and upcoming performances of Aucoin’s orchestral and chamber works include performances by the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the SOLI Chamber Ensemble, the Gramercy Trio, and more. Aucoin studied composition with Robert Beaser at Juilliard, where he received a graduate diploma. He is Composer-in-Residence at the Peabody Essex Museum. The program include the following chamber works by Matthew Aucoin: Dual (2015) Celan Fragments for violin and piano (2013-15) Celan Songs for mezzo-soprano, violin, clarinet, cello, and piano (2014) Conducted by Matthew Aucoin Poem for Violin for solo violin and projected text (2012-13) Three Êtudes for solo piano (2014) The Orphic Moment for mezzo-soprano, violin and chamber ensemble (2014) Conducted by Matthew Aucoin Tickets: $19-$34 On Thursday, June 25 at 8 pm, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players perform with legendary pianist Emanuel Ax in a program of Schumann, Copland and Mozart. Consisting of the BSO’s principal players, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (BSCP) is one of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles. With performances at Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall and regular appearances at Tanglewood, the BSCP maintain a busy touring schedule throughout the year. For this unforgettable performance, the BSCP joins with one of the most versatile, brilliant and universally respected pianists on the international concert scene—Emanuel Ax. The multiple Grammy Award winner built his reputation on a performance style that balances astounding technical ability and finesse with surprising power and intensity. The concert program includes: SCHUMANN: Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, Op. 70 COPLAND: Elegies for Violin and Viola MOZART: Quartet in F major for oboe and strings, K.370 SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 Tickets: $55-$93 On Friday, June 26 at 8 pm, Emmanuel Music joins with pianist Andrew Rangell in a program of works by Bach and Handel. Currently under the artistic direction of Ryan Turner, Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based collective group of singers and instrumentalists created specifically to perform the complete cycle of over 200 sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach in the liturgical setting for which they were intended, an endeavor twice completed and a tradition which continues today. Over the years, Emmanuel Music has garnered critical and popular acclaim through its presentations of largescale and operatic works by Bach, Handel, Schubert and Mozart. Pianist Andrew Rangell is best known for his performances of all thirty-two of Beethoven's piano sonatas and for J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations. With a doctorate in piano from The Juilliard School, he won the Malraux Award of the Concert Artists Guild and later received the Avery Fisher Career Development Grant. He has received universal accolades for his Intimate Works CD’s, and in 2000 he released recordings of Bach's six Partitas as well as the complete Chopin Mazurkas. His most recent recording, A Folk Song Runs Through It, focuses on Eastern European piano music of the early 20th century. Rangell’s popularity has grown in recent years with frequent appearances on the NPR program Fresh Air. The New York Times hails Rangell as a pianist that “genuinely stands out, at once free spirited and precise, he has the mark of an original artist.” The program for the evening is: BACH: French Suite in D minor for solo keyboard BACH: Keyboard Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 HANDEL: Cantata Apollo e Dafne, HWV. 122 Prior to the concert, attendees are encouraged to come early for Dinner with David at 5:45 pm ($35), where during a social gourmet dinner, Artistic David Deveau speaks with the evening’s artists about the program. At 7 pm, all ticketholders are welcome to a free Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz. Tickets: $31-$52 On Saturday, June 27 at 8 pm, pianists Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu perform a duo-piano recital of works by Schumann, Schubert, Bizet, Mozart and Brahms. Pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians performing today and is recognized for his artistic passion and integrity. He has performed with the world's major symphony orchestras, and is also a dedicated chamber musician, collaborating with artists such as Pamela Frank, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Budapest, Guarneri and Orion string quartets and TASHI, of which he was a founding member. Serkin is a prolific recording artist with multiple Grammy nominations including one he made of the six Mozart concerti composed in 1784 with Alexander Schneider and the English Chamber Orchestra, which also went on to win the prestigious Deutsche Schallplatten and Stereo Review magazine’s “Best Recording of the Year.” Other Grammy-nominated recordings include Olivier Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus and Quartet for the End of Time and a solo recording of works by Stravinsky, Wolpe and Lieberson. He currently teaches at Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Longy School of Music. Considered a formidable and versatile pianist, Julia Hsu currently serves as the Collaborative Piano Fellow at Bard's College. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance with distinction. She went to Helsinki as an exchange student to study at the Sibelius Academy, where she benefited greatly from the guidance of Professor Matti Raekallio, whom she later followed to Germany, at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theatre, in the highly sought-after “Soloklasse” program. In 2010 she completed her second Master’s Degree in Piano Accompaniment at London’s Royal Academy of Music, and in 2013, was appointed Musicianin-Residence in Yilan’s Rudolf Steiner School, Taiwan, as well as a Festival Fellows at the Bowdoin Music Festival and a scholar at the Banff Arts Centre. Hsu and Serkin collaborate for this duo-piano performance of the following program: SCHUMANN: Six Etudes in the form of Canons, Op. 56 BIZET: 3 Pieces from Jeux d’Enfants MOZART: Sonata in B-flat major, K.358 SCHUBERT: Lebensstürme and Rondo in A major BRAHMS: Five Hungarian Dances, No. 8, 9, 11, 12, 18 At 7 pm, all ticketholders are welcome to a free Pre-Concert Talk with Dr. Jan Swafford. Concert Tickets: $49-$78 On Sunday, June 28 at 5 pm, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, known worldwide as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet, performs in the Rockport Chamber Music Festival. The Latin Grammy winning ensemble from Mexico, consists of the three Bitrán brothers, violinists Saúl and Arón and cellist Alvaro, along with violist Javier Montiel. The Cuarteto has recorded most of the Latin American repertoire for string quartet, and the sixth volume of their Villa-Lobos 17 quartets cycle was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 in the field of Best Chamber Music Recording, as well as for a Latin Grammy. Their CD Brasileiro, works of Mignone, on the Sono Luminus label, won a Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012. For 20 years, the Cuarteto was in residence at Carnegie Mellon University. Under the auspices of the Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles of Venezuela, the Cuarteto has created the Latin American Academy for String Quartets, based in Caracas, which serves as a training ground for eight select young string quartets from the Sistema. The Cuarteto will perform the following program at the Shalin Liu Performance Center: FRANCISCO MIGNONE: Quartet No. 2 MANUEL PONCE: Estrellita and Gavota ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Four for Tango VILLA-LOBOS: Quartet No. 5 ALBERTO GINASTERA: Quartet No. 2 Tickets: $28-$46 All concerts are held at Rockport Music’s stunning, seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center. Subscriptions provide a 10% discount with purchase of 5-9 concerts and the purchase of 10 or more concerts provide a 15% discount. All subscribers are eligible for exchange privileges and purchasing additional concerts without additional handling fees. The jazz, folk, world and pop concerts are available for purchase and are eligible to be part of the same flexible subscription. For more information, visit our website at www.rockportmusic.org or call 978.546.7391. Rockport Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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