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Schedule

 

SUMMER

The Festival, Season 16
AUGUST 10 - 20, 2017

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Lecture
FREE EVENT

Steve Reich’s “Different Trains” for string quartet and tape with David Yang, Artistic Director: Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

Newburyport Public Library, Newburyport, MA

Violist David Yang walks you through Steve Reich’s iconic work for string quartet and recorded voices and is a featured work for the 2017 Newburyport Chamber Music Festival. During World War II, Reich was a small Jewish boy living in New York with his mother traveling often by train to Los Angeles to visit his father. In later life he made a connection between his own train trips at that time and Jews in Europe who had very different associations with railroads. The piece uses recordings of interviews Reich made of American train engineers from that era along with the reminiscences of holocaust survivors and historic sounds of trains in both America and Europe. The piece is a paean to the golden era of train travel in the US, a harrowing tale of barbarity, and ultimately recognition of our own common humanity.

SATURDAY AUGUST 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hausmusik #1

A new event for NCMF - Hausmusik: An informal, intimate, and interactive gathering
in a private home where the audience gets to choose which music the artists will
sight-read that evening.

Location: Private Residence, 10 Buck Street, Newburyport, MA


SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Open Rehearsal
FREE EVENT

Location: Plum Island Coffee Roasters, Newburyport, MA


SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Panel Discussion
FREE EVENT

Festival musicians and Artistic Director David Yang will discuss and play selections from the summer festival program.

Location: Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA


MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Open Rehearsal
FREE EVENT

Location: Chococoa, Newburyport, MA
(*10% of ALL proceeds for Chococoa for day will be donated to NCMF)


MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hausmusik #2

A new event for NCMF - Hausmusik: An informal, intimate, and interactive gathering
in a private home where the audience gets to choose which music the artists will
sight-read that evening.

Location: Private Residence Carriage House, 190 High Street, Newburyport, MA


TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Open Rehearsal
FREE EVENT

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

Location: Commune Café, Newburyport, MA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Outdoor Family Concert
FREE EVENT

Festival musicians will play excerpts from summer program

Location: Patrick Tracy Square (Google Maps)
Pleasant Street, Newburyport
Rain Location: Newburyport Public Library

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Open Rehearsal
FREE EVENT

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

Location: Jabberwocky Bookstore, Newburyport, MA


THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
Pre-Concert Lecture 6:45 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture with cellist Claire Bryant

CONCERT 7:30PM
“Different Trains”

Music of Schnittke, Barrière, Shostakovich, and Reich

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

Alfred Schnittke (1934 - 1998) - Moz-Art (on K. 416d) for 2 violins (1976) Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707 - 1747) - Sonata for two cellos, Sonata No. 10 in G Major Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975) - String Quartet No. 5 in Bb Major, Opus 92
Steve Reich (b.1936) - "Different Trains” for string quartet and pre-recroded tape

FRIDAY AUGUST 18, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hausmusik #3

A new event for NCMF - Hausmusik: An informal, intimate, and interactive gathering
in a private home where the audience gets to choose which music the artists will
sight-read that evening.

Location: Private Residence (TBA)


SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Pre-Concert Lecture 6:45 pm

Pre-Concert Lecture with NCMF Artistic Director David Yang & Friends

Concert: “I Could See The Sky” 7:30 pm

Music of Haydn, Prokofiev, and Composer-in-Residence, Kile Smith. Collaboration of NCMF with Newburyport Choral Society, Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus, The Choir School, and organist Meg Harper. World-premiere commission of Composer-in-Residence Kile Smith.

Franz Josef Haydn(1732 - 1809) - String Quartet, Opus 76, Number 1 in G Major
Kile Smith (b. 1956) - Ballade and March (*world premiere*) for solo organ Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) - String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Opus 92
Kile Smith (b. 1956) - "I Could See the Sky" for chorus, children’s choir, organ, and string quartet

Location: Central Congregation Church, Newburyport, MA
14 Titcomb Street, Newbuyport MA


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 4:00 pm
Concert: “I Could See The Sky”

Music of Haydn, Prokofiev, and Composer-in-Residence, Kile Smith. Collaboration of NCMF with Newburyport Choral Society, Greater Newburyport Children’s Chorus, The Choir School, and organist Meg Harper. World-premiere commission of Composer-in-Residence Kile Smith.

Location: 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 4, 7:30 pm
Concert

Ensemble Epomeo

Internationally acclaimed string trio Ensemble Epomeo returns to Newburyport to play a selection of works.

Location: Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA
 

WINTER

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 4:00 pm
Concert

Winter Baroque

The Newburyport Festival Baroque Orchestra, led by concertmaster Nurit Pacht, returns by popular demand, with seven musicians — four violinists, one violist, one cellist and a theorbist — presenting a program of the Baroque period's classic works.

Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Newburyport, MA
 

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