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Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival Program

This year’s Festival is generously sponsored by
The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Norman and Ellen Plummer

Week 1

Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 am
Free Open Rehearsal!

Friday, June 9 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: 76 min + intermission
Price: $60 See ticket panel for specially priced tickets
Light reception following the concert

Festival Opening Extravaganza!
Experience the mastery of our internationally-acclaimed musicians performing Mozart’s first Piano Quartet. Discover the work of award-winning composer and cellist Paul Wiancko, who has performed alongside Chick Corea as well as many major chamber quartets. And delight in Brahms’ second String Sextet, composed when he was smitten by his muse, the beautiful Agathe von Siebold.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Quartet No. 1 in g minor, K. 478
Robert McDonald, Randall Goosby, Natalie Loughran, Marcy Rosen

Paul Wiancko (b. 1983)
“Cities of Air” for Flute and String Quartet
Tara Helen O’Connor, Daniel Phillips, Randall Goosby, Natalie Loughran, Marcy Rosen

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Opus 36
Orion String Quartet, Catherine Cho, Marcy Rosen

This concert is generously sponsored by
Cecilia and Robert Nobel
Anonymous
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: 81 min + intermission
Price: $60
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Masterworks!
Don’t miss the world-renowned Orion String Quartet’s performance of Haydn’s energetic, at times mysterious C-major Quartet, “The Bird,” and their powerful reading of Beethoven’s B-flat major Quartet, a brilliant, profoundly personal work, rich in emotional content and humor. And be moved by the drama of Brahms’ C-minor Piano Trio performed by Festival favorites Robert McDonald, Catherine Cho, and Marcy Rosen.

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C Major, Opus 33, No. 3 “The Bird”
Orion String Quartet

Johannes Brahms (18331897)
Piano Trio No. 3 in c minor, Opus 101
Robert McDonald, Catherine Cho, Marcy Rosen

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in B-flat Major, Opus 130
Orion String Quartet

This concert is generously sponsored by
Dr. Joseph and Dixie Schulman
Anonymous
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

Sunday, June 11 at 5:30 pm
Doors open at 4:45 pm
Duration: 80 min + intermission
Price: $60
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Cultural Crossings
Be delighted by acclaimed flutist Tara Helen O’Connor performing Boccherini’s B-flat major Flute Quintet, a work of great charm and vitality. Enjoy the return of the Orion String Quartet performing Bartók’s sixth String Quartet, a work composed with rich, modern sonorities. Enjoy the lyricism of the program’s concluding work, Dvořák’s second Piano Quintet, featuring original melodies in a Czech folk-music style.

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Flute Quintet in B-flat Major, G 429, Opus 19, No. 5
Tara Helen O’Connor, Randall Goosby, Catherine Cho, Natalie Loughran, Marcy Rosen

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
String Quartet No. 6 in d minor, Sz. 114
Orion String Quartet

INTERMISSION

Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Opus 81
Robert McDonald, Randall Goosby, Catherine Cho, Natalie Loughran, Marcy Rosen

Q & A following the concert

This concert is generously sponsored by
Susan and Barry Koh
Susan and Gillian Silver
Maxine Whalen Millar
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

Week 2

Wednesday, June 14 at 10:00 am
Free Open Rehearsal!

Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: 73` min + intermission
Price: $60
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Drama and Delight
Discover the award-winning Terra String Quartet performing Beethoven’s F-major Quartet, with its second movement inspired by Romeo and Juliet’s tomb scene. Enjoy Mendelssohn’s second Concert Piece, performed by Festival favorites Diane Walsh, Peggy Pearson, and J. Lawrie Bloom. And delight in Dvořák’s third String Quintet, the “American,” written during a summer in Iowa and incorporating themes of Native American traditional music and dance.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in F Major, Opus 18, No. 1
Terra String Quartet

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Concert Piece No. 2 in d minor, Opus 114
Diane Walsh, Peggy Pearson, J. Lawrie Bloom

INTERMISSION

Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)
String Quintet No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Opus 97 “American”
Hye-Jin Kim, Catherine Cho, Scott St. John, Ara Gregorian, Marcy Rosen

This concert is generously sponsored by
Benson and Mangold Real Estate
Andy and Lyn McCormick
Anna and Gilbert H. Snow
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

Friday, June 16 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: 83 min + intermission
Price: $60
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Soulful Storytelling
Experience the lyrical charm of Walter Rabl’s E-flat major Quartet, featuring clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom, violinist Hye-Jin Kim, cellist Marcy Rosen, and pianist Diane Walsh. Enjoy Beethoven’s energetic and passionate C-minor String Trio, and take delight in the “symphonic” sound of César Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor, a work that expresses Franck’s unfulfilled love for his young composition student, Augusta Holmès.

Walter Rabl (1873-1940)
Quartet in E-flat Major for Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano, Opus 1
J. Lawrie Bloom, Hye-Jin Kim, Marcy Rosen, Diane Walsh

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Trio in c minor, Opus 9, No. 3
Ara Gregorian, Scott St. John, Marcy Rosen

INTERMISSION

César Franck (1822-1890)
Piano Quintet in f minor, Opus 14
Diane Walsh and Terra String Quartet

Q & A following the concert

This concert is generously sponsored by
Laurie Driggs
Harold Quayle
Hanna and Peter Woicke
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: 86 min + intermission
Price: $60
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Festival Finale
Enjoy virtuosic playing in a performance of Haydn’s Quartet in F major, arranged by oboist Peggy Pearson. Experience the final appearance of the Terra String Quartet performing Britten’s second String Quartet, a work considered one of the most important string quartets of the twentieth century. And take great delight in the Festival Finale’s concluding work, Mendelssohn’s exuberant second String Quintet that sails through to a crowd-pleasing conclusion.

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Quartet in F Major, Opus 74, No. 2 “Apponyi” (arr. Peggy Pearson)
Peggy Pearson, Catherine Cho, Scott St. John, Marcy Rosen

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Opus 36
Terra String Quartet

INTERMISSION

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) 
String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Opus 87
Scott St. John, Hye-Jin Kim, Ara Gregorian, Catherine Cho, Marcy Rosen

This concert is generously sponsored by
Elizabeth Koprowski
Anonymous
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

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