Newburyport Chamber Music Quartet at St. Paul's Church
Schedule

SOLSTICE

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014, 8:00PM

Tessa Lark, violin, joined by David Yang, viola

J. S. Bach ~ Sonata No.2 in A minor
Eugène Ysaÿe ~ Sonata No. 2, "Obsession"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~ Duo for violin and viola in B-flat
George Frideric Handel / Johann Halvorsen ~ Passacaglia for violin and viola

The grand opening for the recently restored
Brown Chapel
at Oak Hill Cemetery (Map)
State Street and Brown Street, Newburyport

Reception to follow. By reservation only. Tickets $50

SUMMER

The Festival, Season 13
August 9-16, 2014

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 7:30PM
CONCERT

Amy Yang, piano; Moran Katz, clarinet; David Yang, viola

The Schumann Project, passion, genius, insanity!
Letters between Robert and Clara Schumann set to the music of Schumann and Bruch

The Firehouse Center for the Arts(Google Maps)
1 Market Square
Newburyport, MA

Reception to follow. Tickets

The love affair between Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck was one of the great romances of the 19th century. In 1828, Clara was well on her way towards becoming one of the great virtuoso pianists of her era when Robert became a pupil of her father. Schumann at first took a brotherly interest in his teacher's precocious daughter and the two became fast friends. But eventually their friendship blossomed into something else. Clara's controlling father then turned viciously on the couple and they were forced to go to court for the right to marry. They eventually prevailed and lived in happiness as their respective careers blossomed ... for a time. But their happiness did not last as Robert was tragically struck down by a life-long struggle with depression. This is a portrait of their life together in music (Schumann and Bruch) words, culled from hundreds of letters sent between the two lovers right up until Robert's untimely death.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 4PM
Lecture / Panel Discussion / Music

David Yang, moderator, with the festival musicians

A discussion of the upcoming concert programs, Q & A, and excerpts from the concerts.

Newburyport Public Library (Google Maps)

Refreshments available, FREE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 7:30PM
CONCERT

The Boston Camerata ~ A Program of Americana

NCMF is proud to host the world-renowned Boston Camerata

The program features wonderful, early American songs and hymns, circa 1790-1840, most of them from original imprints and manuscripts from Boston Newburyport, Boston, and New Hampshire, performed by The Boston Camerata's superb soloist ensemble, directed by Anne Azéma.

The concert includes a special group of rare Shaker songs, mainly from unpublished manuscript sources in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

The Custom House Maritime Museum (Google Maps)
25 Water Street, Newburyport

Tickets (price to be announced)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 10AM-1PM
Open Rehearsal

Listen to the Festival's musicians as they prepare for the upcoming concerts

Newburyport Public Library (Google Maps)

Refreshments available, FREE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 7PM
Outdoor Family Concert

Excerpts from the upcoming concerts

Patrick Tracy Square (Google Maps)
Pleasant Street, Newburyport
Opposite Oregano Pizzeria

FREE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 7:30PM
CONCERT

Grace Park, violin; Cyrus Berouhkim, violin, David Yang, viola; Susan Babini, cello

Gaspar Cassado ~ Suite for solo cello
Charles Ives ~ String Quartet No. 1
Robert Schumann ~ String Quartet in A minor, Opus 41, No. 1

St. Paul's Church (Google Maps)
166 High Street, Newburyport

Tickets

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 10AM-NOON
Open Rehearsal

Composer in residence Cynthia Folio will work with the festival musicians

St. Paul's Church (Google Maps)
166 High Street, Newburyport

FREE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 7:30PM
CONCERT

Grace Park, violin; Cyrus Berouhkim, violin, David Yang, viola; Susan Babini, cello
with Hanneke Cassel, fiddle

Niccolo Paganini ~ Caprices
Cynthia Folio ~ Quintet for two violins, viola, cello, and scottish fiddle
Hanneke Cassel ~ Celtic solo set
Benjamin Britten ~ String Quartet No. 2 in C

St. Paul's Church (Google Maps)
166 High Street, Newburyport

Reception to follow. Tickets

FALL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Ensemble Epomeo with Anne Azéma, soprano

 

The fifth annual NCMF collaboration with the Custom House Maritime Museum (Google Maps)

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Brown Chapel, Oak Hill Cemetery
Brown Chapel, Oak Hill Cemetery

Newburyport Public Library
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Custom House Museum, Newburyport
Custom House Museum, Newburyport