2019 will be an amazing season. In April the festival returns to Newbury with a solo piano recital by Michael Brown, recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Marlboro Festival. Michael is an award-winning composer and will perform some of his own works as well as pieces by Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Bartók, and Beethoven’s beloved “Moonlight” sonata.
This concert is in a private home and the opportunity to sit so close to the performer is a unique experience; tickets sell out quickly (on sale in February). The performance will also feature a pre-concert interview with the artist.
Here is a profile of Michael from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center:
After the spring recital, summer is not far behind. As usual, the music will be a balance of the beautiful (Bach, Mozart), familiar (Ravel, Shostakovich), edgy (Bartok), and other-worldy (Dutilleux). We also have an exciting commission by Robert Bradshaw titled “A Day in the Life of Newburyport” (more on that in a later post). Following the cue of the world premiere, we’ll be playing in more locations around town than ever before. Indeed, during a week and a half in mid-August we’ll be ubiquitous and you’ll have to go out of your way to avoid running into the visiting artists around town in unexpected places.
David Yang, Artistic Director
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Distant echoes, the vast roof overhead - I feel a slight chill and sense of awe when I walk into a cathedral. I get the same feeling of immensity when I listen to Bach’s sixth cello suite, a work the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich called “a symphony for solo cello.”
This post refers to the NCMF Winter Baroque streamed concert on Sunday, 20 December at 3:00 PM with Nurit Pacht (violin) and Eliana Yang (cello). Check out this link for more information. Donations are gratefully requested: consider $30, $20, $10, or what you can afford. (The sky's the limit!)
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