Schedule for Summer 2020 reimagined

Despite general weirdness everywhere, we’re determined to make NCMF 2020 joyful with many festival-related events - some live, some virtual.

We will be Quartet Caroling in residential neighborhoods in Newburyport from Friday, August 14th to Sunday, August 16th. People can listen from their windows, front doors, and porches as we stroll by making music. We'll also have a live-streamed concert on Saturday evening, August 15th (details below), and we hope you'll "join" us (if you're not able to, it will stay up on our YouTube channel).

Of course, part of the fun of NCMF is getting to know the artists personally. Because social distancing makes this difficult, starting August 5th, we’ll send out daily emails at 5:00pm with a new link to Conversations with the artists (think of them like podcasts) or Artist Picks (where NCMF alumni provide a surprise musical link). You can watch while cooking dinner or sipping a cup of tea or during your morning stroll. Those already released will be available on our YouTube channel.

If you’re not already on our email list, let us know and we’ll add you:
info@newburyportchambermusic.org or (978) 701-4914.

David Yang, Artistic Director

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WEDNESDAY, 5 AUGUST 2020
OPENING NIGHT 5:00 PM
(an email will be sent out at that time)

Artist’s pick: Todd Palmer (clarinet)
I’ve asked alumni to choose a surprise Youtube performance. Each selection will be preceded by an introduction by the artist.
THURSDAY, 6 AUGUST 2020

5:00 PM

A conversation with David Yang (viola),
Artistic Director

NCMFMusical Selection:

Weinberg String Trio

FRIDAY, 7 AUGUST 2020

5:00 PM

Artist’s pick: Clare Hammond (piano)

SATURDAY, 8 AUGUST 2020

5:00 PM

Artist’s pick: Cynthia Roberts (baroque violin)

SUNDAY, 9 AUGUST 2020

5:00 PM

A conversation with Eric Ewazen,
Composer-in-Residence for 2021

Musical Selection:

Ewazen Brass Quintet

MONDAY, 10 AUGUST 2020

5:00 PM

Artist’s pick: Daniel Lippel (guitar)

TUESDAY, 11 AUGUST 2020

5:00 PM

Artist’s pick: Nurit Pacht (violin)

WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST 2020

5:00 PM

Artist’s pick: Indrajit Roy-Chowdhury (sitar)


THURSDAY, 13 AUGUST 2020

5:00 PM

A conversation with Eliana Razzino Yang (cello)

Musical Selection:
Schumann Cello Concerto

FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST 2020

4:00 – 8:00 PM

Quartet Caroling live in Newburyport

The South End

5:00 PM

Artist’s pick: Makoto Nakura (marimba)

SATURDAY, 15 AUGUST 2020

3:00 - 6:00 PM
Quartet Caroling live in Newburyport
The West End

7:30 PM Live stream from St. Paul’s
Music of Handel/Halvorsen, Bach, Barber, & Mozart
LINK TO CONCERT

For ANNA JAQUES foundation
(donations can be made HERE)

SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST 2020

4:00 – 8:00 PM
Quartet Caroling live in Newburyport

The North End

5:00 PM
A conversation with Scott Devereaux (tuba)

Musical Selection:
Kodály Adagio

MONDAY, 17 AUGUST 2020

FINAL NOTE FROM SUMMER 2020
5:00 PM

Artist’s pick: David Yang
(Artistic Director)
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