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For Immediate Release: May 20, 2014
Contact: Don Buxton 410 819-0380 or Amy Steward 410 829-0436

The 29th Annual Chesapeake Chamber Music (CCM) Festival will be held in Easton, MD, June 1 through June 15, 2014. The Festival will honor the past and look to the future in chamber music, featuring classic pieces as well as works by contemporary composers. This year’s Festival will showcase the CCM-commissioned work of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Harbison at St. Paul’s Church in Centreville, MD as part of the organization’s commitment to new music. This concert, “Bach and Harbison,” will be held on Sunday, June 8 at 4 p.m. and will feature Festival newcomer and internationally-known harpsichordist Andrew Appel, along with Festival favorites J. Lawrie Bloom on clarinet and Peggy Pearson on oboe.

The Festival offers six concerts, five artist recitals and two rehearsals open to the public at no charge. The 13 events are held in various Eastern Shore locations. A concert at Trinity Cathedral on Goldsborough Street in Easton, will kick off the two-week Festival on June 1 at 5:30 p.m. with a recital, “Beethoven, Beethoven, Beethoven,” featuring Festival favorites Catherine Cho on violin, Robert McDonald on piano, and Marcy Rosen on cello. In addition to performance locations in Easton and Centreville, the Festival will again hold a concert, “Saturday Serenades,” on Saturday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. in St. Michaels, MD, highlighting the spirited works of Beethoven, Kodály, and Brahms.

The “Saturday Matinee” concert at the River House at Easton Club on June 7, will feature an afternoon of music, including works by Haydn, Rorem and Dvo?ák, and will be followed by a reception with abundant hors d’oeuvres. Another highlight of the two-week schedule will be the Friday, June 13 concert at the Avalon Theatre at 8 p.m., including a performance by the 2014 CCM Competition Gold Prize winner, The Wasmuth String Quartet.

In addition to the Competition winner, 21 artists will perform this year, including many familiar faces along with some newcomers to the Eastern Shore Festival scene. Among the new performers are Robin Scott on violin, Ahrim Kim on cello, Andrew Appel on harpsichord, Molly Morkoski on piano, and Adrian Morejon on bassoon. J. Lawrie Bloom, Bass Clarinet of the Chicago Sym­phony Orchestra, and Marcy Rosen, a founding member of the world-re­nowned Mendelssohn String Quartet, continue as Artistic Directors.
Generous financial support from corporate, public and private benefactors enables Chesapeake Chamber Music to offer affordable tickets for Festival concerts and recitals; open rehearsals are free to the general public. Tickets go on sale in April 2014. For additional information, visit or call 410 819-0380.

(Program subject to change)

Sunday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Recital: “Beethoven, Beethoven and Beethoven!” – Catherine Cho (Violin), Robert McDonald (Piano) and Marcy Rosen (Cello)
Trinity Cathedral, Easton

Tuesday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Recital: “Schubert and Fauré!” – Kendra Colton (Soprano) and Ieva Jokubaviciute (Piano)
Trinity Cathedral, Easton

Wednesday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Open Rehearsal (free to the public)
Academy Art Museum, Easton

Thursday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Recital: “Harpsichord Revealed!” – Andrew Appel (Harpsichord)
Academy Art Museum, Easton

Friday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Concert: “In Memoriam: Dyanne Welte”
Avalon Theatre, Easton
Johannes Brahms
Chorale Preludes
Franz Schubert
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34

Saturday, June 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Concert: “Saturday Matinee”
(followed by an abundant hors d’oeuvres reception)
Easton Club, River House, Easton
Joseph Haydn
Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI: 29
Ned Rorem
Nine Episodes for Four Players
Antonín Dvo?ák
Piano Quartet in E-flat Major

Sunday, June 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Concert: “Bach and Harbison”
St. Paul’s Church, Centreville
Johann Sebastian Bach
Harpsichord Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055
John Harbison
Crossroads (CCMF commission)
Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet and Strings
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata BWV 202 “The Wedding Cantata”

Tuesday, June 10, 5:30 p.m.
Recital: “Violin Virtuosi” – Carmit Zori (Violin) and Daniel Phillips (Violin)
Easton Studio and School, Easton

Wednesday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Open Rehearsal (free to the public)
Academy Art Museum, Easton

Thursday, June 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Recital: “Winds Off the Bay” – Festival Winds and Molly Morkoski (Piano)
Academy Art Museum, Easton

Friday, June 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Concert: “Spohr ‘n More”
Avalon Theatre, Easton
Joseph Haydn
Piano Trio in a minor, Hob. XV: 18
Louis Spohr
Nonet in F Major, Op. 31

Performance by the the Wasmuth String Quartet, winner of the 2014 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition

Saturday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Concert: “Saturday Serenades!”
St. Michaels High School
Ludwig van Beethoven
Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25
Zoltán Kodály
Serenade for two Violins and Viola in D Major, Op. 12
Johannes Brahms
Serenade No. 1, Op. 11

Sunday, June 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Angels Concert
”Sunset Pines”
John Mackey
Breakdown Tango
Jean Français
L’Heure du Berger
Frédéric Chopin
Ballade No. 4 in f minor, Op. 52
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6
Anton Arensky
Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 32

Week 1 Artists:

Catherine Cho, Violin/Viola
Todd Phillips, Violin/Viola
Robin Scott, Violin
Dimitri Murrath,Viola
Ahrim Kim, Cello
Marcy Rosen, Cello
Jeffrey Weisner, Bass
Robert McDonald, Piano
Ieva Jokubaviciute, Piano
J. Lawrie Bloom, Clarinet
Peggy Pearson, Oboe
Andrew Appel, Harpsichord
Kendra Colton, Soprano

Week 2 Artists:

Daniel Phillips, Violin
Carmit Zori, Violin
Maria Lambros, Viola
Marcy Rosen, Cello
Anthony Manzo, Bass
Molly Morkoski, Piano
Tara Helen O’Connor, Flute
Peggy Pearson, Oboe
J. Lawrie Bloom, Clarinet
David Jolley, French Horn
Adrian Morejon, Bassoon

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