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CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – All Concerts at Academy Art Museum (106 South St.)
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Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival 2024

This year’s Festival is generously sponsored by
Maxine Whalen Millar
Norman and Ellen Plummer

Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

All program selections are subject to change.

FESTIVAL FIRSTS

Week 1 – New Venue: Academy Art Museum (106 South St.)

Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 am
Free Open Rehearsal!

Friday, June 7 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: approx. 2 hours including intermission
Price: $70. Click “Tickets” below to purchase.
Student and new Chesapeake Music patron BOGO tickets available.
Light reception following the concert

Festival Opening Extravaganza!
Experience the mastery of our internationally-acclaimed musicians performing Richard Strauss’ lush Sextet for Strings which opens his last opera. Delight in Clara Schumann’s only Piano Trio, perhaps her masterpiece. And welcome the famous Aizuri Quartet in Franz Schubert’s String Quartet “Death and the Maiden,” one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire.

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op. 85, TrV 279a
Aizuri Quartet, Catherine Cho, Marcy Rosen

Clara Schumann (1819-1898)
Piano Trio in G Minor, Opus 17
Ieva Jokubaviciute, Todd Phillips, Marcy Rosen

INTERMISSION

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor “Death and the Maiden,” D. 810
Aizuri Quartet

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

Aizuri

Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: approx. 2 hours including intermission
Price: $70. Click “Tickets” below to purchase.
Student and new Chesapeake Music patron BOGO tickets available.

Personal Perspectives
The concert opens with Mozart’s brilliant Duo for Violin and Viola showcasing  Catherine Cho and husband Todd Phillips. Discover composer Reena Esmail’s Zeher (Poison in Hindustani), a short work commissioned by the Aizuri Quartet, which combines Indian and Western musical traditions. And delight in Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1, a cheerful and lyrical work,  composed a year before his death, a poignant reminder of Schubert’s genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 1 in G Major, K. 423
Catherine Cho, Todd Phillips

Reena Esmail (b. 1983)
Zeher (Poison) for String Quartet
Aizuri Quartet

INTERMISSION

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898
Robert McDonald, Catherine Cho, Marcy Rosen

This concert is generously sponsored by
Benson and Mangold Real Estate
C. Frances Weems
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

Aizuri

Sunday, June 9 at 5:30 pm
Doors open at 4:45 pm
Duration: approx. 2 hours including intermission
Price: $70. Click “Tickets” below to purchase.
Student and new Chesapeake Music patron BOGO tickets available.

Fabulous Fantasy
Enjoy the Aizuri Quartet’s performance of Fanny Mendelssohn’s elegant String Quartet in E-flat Major, the work of an extraordinarily gifted musician and composer.  Delight in Schubert’s Fantasia for Piano Four-Hands in F Minor, one of his greatest and most original works. And discover Ernst von Dohnányi’s Piano Quintet No. 1, written at the age of 17,  which impressed Brahms so much that he arranged for it to be performed in Vienna with himself at the piano.

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
String Quartet in E-flat Major
Aizuri Quartet

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fantasia for Piano Four-Hands in F Minor, D. 940
Ieva Jokubaviciute, Robert McDonald

INTERMISSION

Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960)
Piano Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 1
Ieva Jokubaviciute, Todd Phillips, Catherine Cho, Brian Hong, Marcy Rosen

This concert is generously sponsored by
Lyn and Andy McCormick
Susan and Gillian Silver
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

Aizuri

Week 2 – Venue TBD

Wednesday, June 12 at 10:00 am
Free Open Rehearsal!
Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 502 S. Morris St, Oxford
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Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: approx. 2 hours including intermission
Price: $70. Click “Tickets” below to purchase.
Student and new Chesapeake Music patron BOGO tickets available.

Masterminds
Haydn’s spirited “London” Symphony, in an arrangement for flute, string quartet, and piano, opens the concert, followed by Bottesini’s Andante and Variations which showcases the flute and clarinet and the art of Tara Helen O’Connor and Lawrie Bloom. The concert closes with Brahms’ masterpiece, his Piano Trio No. 1 for Piano, Violin, and Cello, in its revised version, a work that is in turn majestic, sparkling, quiet, lyrical, and powerful.

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No. 104 in D Major “London,” Hob. 1:104, (arr. Johann Peter Salomon for Flute, String Quartet, and Piano)
Tara Helen O’Connor, Catherine Cho, Max Tan, Daniel  Phillips, Marcy Rosen, Sahun Sam Hong

Pietro Bottesini (1792-ca. 1865)
Andante and Variations for Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
Tara Helen O’Connor, J. Lawrie Bloom, Max Tan, Catherine Cho, Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Opus 8
Sahun Sam Hong, Max Tan, Sterling Elliott

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

Friday, June 14 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: approx. 2 hours including intermission
Price: $70. Click “Tickets” below to purchase.
Student and new Chesapeake Music patron BOGO tickets available.

Chesapeake Music Competition Winners and More
Enjoy the charm and elegance of Boccherini’s String Quintet in A Major, a work by a composer who was also a virtuoso cellist and brought the string quintet genre to prominence, featuring here cellists Sterling Elliott and Marcy Rosen.  Discover Kenji Bunch’s Vesper Flight for Flute and Piano, a work commissioned by flutist Tara Helen O’Connor in memory of her parents. Welcome our 2024 Competition Winners. 

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
String Quintet in A Major, Op. 29, No. 4, G. 316
Catherine Cho, Max Tan, Daniel Phillips, Sterling Elliott, Marcy Rosen

Kenji Bunch (b. 1973)
Vesper Flight for Flute and Piano
Tara Helen O’Connor, Elliot Wuu

INTERMISSION

Winners of the 2024 Lerman Gold Prize
Welcome our 2024 Competition Winners in a program they have selected for the 2nd half of the concert:

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
Piano Trio                                       
 
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Opus 67


Amara Trio: Christina Nam (violin), Nagyeom Jang (cello), Kevin Jansson (piano)

This concert is generously sponsored by
Elizabeth Koprowski
Wolf Group Capital Advisors
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.

Amara Trio

Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:45 pm
Duration: approx. 2 hours including intermission
Price: $70. Click “Tickets” below to purchase.
Student and new Chesapeake Music patron BOGO tickets available.

Festival Finale
The Finale features four Festival “Firsts”:  A Night Piece and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet features Tara Helen O’Connor in a 1918 work by American composer Arthur Foote, a proponent of German  Late Romanticism; the famous Rêverie by Claude Debussy, arranged for cello and piano, and performed by Rising Stars Sterling Elliott and Elliot Wuu;  the 1877 lively Serenade for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano by Danish-born Emil Hartmann, inspired by the folk music of Scandinavia; and the masterful Elgar Piano Quintet, a romantic work of  almost orchestral quality.

Arthur Foote (1853-1937)
A Night Piece and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet
Tara Helen O’Connor, Daniel Phillips, Max Tan, Catherine Cho, Sterling Elliott

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Rêverie (arr. Ferdinando Ronchini for Cello and Piano)
Sterling Elliott, Elliot Wuu

Emil Hartmann (1836-1898)
Serenade for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 24
J. Lawrie Bloom, Marcy Rosen, Sahun Sam Hong

INTERMISSION

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) 
Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84
Elliot Wuu, Max Tan, Catherine Cho, Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen

This concert is generously sponsored by
Susan and Barry Koh
Anna and Gilbert Snow
Chesapeake Music is grateful for their support.