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.

 

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

featuring Alyssa Park, violin; Timothy Loo, cello;
Paul Stevens, horn; Delores Stevens, Piano.

 

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

 

Intermission

 

Trio, Op. 40

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

  1. Andante
  2. Scherzo: Allegro
  3. Adagio mesto
  4. Finale: Allegro con brio

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


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

featuring Aaron Berofsky, violin; Scott Woolweaver, viola;
Joshua Ranz, clarinet; Delores Stevens, Piano.

 

Duo for Violin and Viola in Bb Major, K. 424

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

  1. Adagio; Allegro
  2. Andante cantabile
  3. 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)

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Adagio cantabile
  3. Scherzo: Allegro
  4. Finale: Allegro

                                                                                               Aaron Berofsky, violin; Delores Stevens, piano

 

Intermission

 

A Set for Clarinet

Donald Martino (1931-2005)

  Joshua Ranz, clarinet

 

Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano

Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

  1. Adagio
  2. Menuetto
  3. Adagio
  4. Presto assai

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

 


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 “Serioso”, Op. 95

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Allegretto ma non troppo
  3. Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
  4. 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

 

Intermission

 

Epílogo

Talking to the Universe

Eclipse

Pan con Timba

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


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

featuring The Amernet Quartet; Delores Stevens, piano.

 

Italian Serenade

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

                                                                                                                                            Amernet String Quartet

Langsamer Satz

Anton Webern (1883-1945)

                                                                                                                                            Amernet String Quartet

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

“Early Bird” Subscriptions, and 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.