Brown Chapel
Schedule

SUMMER

The Festival, Season 13
August 9-17, 2014

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 10:30 - NOON
MASTER CLASS

Haley Beck, cello; Yasmin Myers, violin; Ben Richman, piano

Sit on a master class with visiting pianist Amy Yang and three young musicians who have been rehearsing a Clara Schumann trio all summer..

The First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist (Google Maps)
26 Pleasant St.
Newburyport, MA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 7:30PM
CONCERT

Amy Yang, piano; Moran Katz, clarinet; David Yang, viola
Narrators: David Yang, Clark Webb, Sarah Huling

The Schumann Project, passion, genius, insanity!
A unique performance chronicling the tragic life and love of Robert Schumann through his letters and the music of Schumann and Max Bruch.

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

Reception to follow. Tickets $30

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.

Custom House Maritime Museum (Google Maps)

Refreshments available, FREE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 6:00PM
CONCERT

The Boston Camerata ~ A Verdant Grove ~ A Program of Americana

The program features wonderful, early American songs and hymns, circa 1790-1840, most of them from original imprints and manuscripts from 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.

First Parish Church (Google Maps)
20 High Road, Newbury

Tickets, $37

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)

FREE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 7PM
Outdoor Family Concert

Excerpts from the upcoming concerts

Patrick Tracy Square (Google Maps)
Pleasant Street, Newburyport
Sponsored by Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante

FREE

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 7:30PM
CONCERT

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

Antonín Dvořák ~ Terrzetto for two violins and viola, Op. 74
Jean Sibelius ~ Theme and Variations for solo cello
Zhou Long ~ Song of the Ch'in
Robert Schumann ~ String Quartet in A minor, Opus 41, No. 1

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

Tickets $30

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 and Cyrus Berouhkim, violins, David Yang, viola; Susan Babini, cello
with Hanneke Cassel, fiddle

Niccolò Paganini ~ Caprice No. 20 ("Bagpipe)"
Hanneke Cassel ~ Katrina McCay's Jig / Mrs. Joyscream
Niccolò Paganini ~ Caprice No. 24
Hanneke Cassel ~ Scandalous
Hanneke Cassel ~ Celtic Sonata
Cynthia Folio ~ Quintet for two violins, viola, cello, and scottish fiddle
Felix Mendelssohn ~ String Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 44, #3.

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

Reception to follow. Tickets $30

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 3PM
CONCERT

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

Zhou Long ~ Song of the Ch'in
Robert Schumann ~ String Quartet in A minor, Opus 41, No. 1
Felix Mendelssohn ~ String Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 44, #3

St. John's Episcopal Church (Google Maps)
101 Chapel Street, Portsmouth NH 03801

For tickets please call St. John's Episcopal Church 603-436-8283

FALL

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Ensemble Epomeo with Anne Azéma, soprano

Music of Jay Reise, Krzysztof Penderecki, Thomas Whitman (World Premiere) and Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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Custom House Museum, Newburyport
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First Parish Church, Newbury
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