The 2017 Summer Concert Festival

Delores Stevens, Festival Pianist

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Concert Festival! World-class artists, including both new visitors, and returning favorites, will take to our stages this season for a festival that promises to be – as always – delightful and rewarding!


The Summer Concert Festival will consist of five concerts over ten performances. Festival Concerts are held on Mondays, 8 PM, at the Old Whaling Church, Edgartown, and Tuesdays, 8:00 PM, at the Chilmark Community Center.


Concert #1: “French Hornucopia” — July 17/18


The Program:


Lied — Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944)

Paul Stevens, horn Delores Stevens, piano


Seven Tunes Heard in China — Bright Sheng (1955- )

Timothy Loo, cello


Duo for Violin and Cello — Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)

Alyssa Park, violin Timothy Loo, cello




Trio, Op. 40 — Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

I. Andante

II. Scherzo: Allegro

III. Adagio mesto

IV. Finale: Allegro con brio

Alyssa Park, violin; Paul Stevens, horn; Delores Stevens, piano



Concert #2: “Music: Then & Now” — July 24/25


The Program:


Duo for Violin and Viola in Bb Major, K. 424 — W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

i. Adagio; Allegro

ii. Andante cantabile

iii. Thema con variazioni

Aaron Berofsky, violin; Scott Woolweaver, viola



Sonata for Violin and piano in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2 — Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

i. Allegro con brio

ii. Adagio cantabile

iii. Scherzo: Allegro

iv. Finale: Allegro

Aaron Berofsky, violin; Delores Stevens, piano




A Set for Clarinet — Donald Martino (1931-2005)

Joshua Ranz, clarinet


Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano — Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

i. Adagio

ii. Menuetto

iii. Adagio

iv. Presto assai

Joshua Ranz, clarinet; Scott Woolweaver, viola; Delores Stevens, piano



Concert #3: “Virtuoso Strings” — July 31/August 1


The Program:


Orphée  — Liszt / Saint-Saëns

Timothy Fain, violin; Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello; Delores Stevens, piano


Sonata No. 6 in A Major — Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)

1. Allegro

2. Adagio

3. Affetuoso

Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello; Delores Stevens, piano


Sonata in A Major — César Franck (1822-1890)

1. Allegretto ben moderato

2. Allegro

3. Recitativo – Fantasia

4. Allegretto poco mosso

Timothy Fain, violin; Delores Stevens, piano




Piano Trio, Op. 8 — Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

1. Allegro con moto

2. Scherzo: Allegro molto

3. Adagio

4. Allegro

Timothy Fain, violin; Jan Muller-Szeraws, cello; Delores Stevens, piano



Concert #4: “Ludwig meets Dizzy” — August 7/8

The Harlem Quartet with Aldo Lopez-Gavilan

The Program:


String Quartet “Serioso”, Op. 95 — Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

I. Allegro con brio

II. Allegretto ma non troppo

III. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso

IV. Larghetto espressivo


Guaguancó — Guido López-Gavilán (1944-)


Manteca — Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

(Arr. Dave Glenn & HQ)


El Cumbanchero — Rafael Hernandéz Marín (1892-1965)


Take the A Train — Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967)

(Arr. Paul Chihara & HQ)

Harlem String Quartet





Talking to the Universe


Pan con Timba

Harlem String Quartet & Aldo López-Gavilán, pianist and composer



Concert #5: “What’s an ‘Amernet’?” — August 14/15

The Amernet Quartet

The Program:


Italian Serenade — Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

Amernet String Quartet


Langsamer Satz — Anton Webern (1883-1945)

Amernet String Quartet


Quintet for Piano and Strings, Eb Major, Op. 44 — Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

1. Allegro brilliante

2. In Modo d’una Marcia

3. Scherzo: Molto vivace

4. Allegro ma non troppo

Amernet String Quartet; Delores Stevens, piano




Quartet in G Major, Op.106 — Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

1. Allegro moderato

2. Adagio ma non troppo

3. Molto vivace

4. Finale: Andante – Sostenuto – Allegro con fuoco

Amernet String Quartet



Please note:

This program listing is accurate as of time of publication. However, specific artists, and programs are subject to change. Concerts may be cancelled without notice for extraordinary reasons. Please contact the MVCMS for the most current concert and guest artist information.