The Rockport Chamber Music Festival presents Composer Matthew

Rockport Chamber Music Festival
David Deveau, Artistic Director
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Karen Herlitz, Director of Marketing
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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.