The 2017 Summer Concert Festival

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce its 47th Annual Summer Concert Festival!

 

Featuring world-class artists, new visitors, and returning favorites, this festival promises to be, as always, delightful and rewarding!

 

Incorporating ten performances over five weeks, the Summer Concert Festival will consist of five programs, presented on Mondays, 8 PM, at the Old Whaling Church, Edgartown, and Tuesdays, 8:00 PM, at the Chilmark Community Center.

 

Individual tickets and subscription passes are NOW AVAILABLE.  (Merchant services provided by Square.com)

 


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

featuring Tim Fain, violin;
Jan Muller Szeraws, cello; Delores Stevens, piano

 

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

 

Intermission

 

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

featuring The Harlem String Quartet;
with Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, piano.

 

String Quartet In B-flat Major, K. 458 “The Hunt” **

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

  1. Allegro vivace assai
  2. Menuetto and Trio. Moderato
  3. Adagio, in E-flat major
  4. Allegro assai
    Harlem String Quartet

 

Guaguancó

Guido López-Gavilán (1944-)

A Night in Tunisia **

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

 

Intermission

 

Epílogo

Talking to the Universe

Eclipse

Pan con Timba

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

 

** This piece represents a change from the original published program.


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

featuring The Amernet Quartet; Delores Stevens, piano.

 

String Quartet No.1 **

Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)

                                                                                                                                            Amernet String Quartet; Delores Stevens, piano

Quintet for Piano & 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

 

Intermission

 

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

 

 

** This piece represents a change from the original published program.

Individual tickets and subscription passes are NOW AVAILABLE.


This lists of artists and programs is current as of April 28, 2017, but 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.