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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Announces 31st Season, Running 7/30-8/24

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Announces 31st Season, Running 7/30-8/24

This summer, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival marks its 31st season in the beautiful seaside setting of Long Island's East End. The Island's longest-running classical music festival this year features 12 concerts from July 30 to August 24, featuring the signature mix of renowned and up-and-coming artists and classic and new music that has made it one of the most noteworthy summer music festivals in the country.

Programmed by BCMF founder and Artistic Director Marya Martin, who, as The New Yorker put it, has been "giving her audience a balance of classic and contemporary works in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance" for three decades, this year's festival kicks off with a free outdoor concert on the grounds of the Bridgehampton Historical Society, and continues with concerts featuring from four to 13 musicians, mostly in the picturesque 1842 Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, with special events at the Atlantic Golf Club, the Channing Sculpture Garden, and, new this year, the Parrish Art Museum.

Artistic Director Marya Martin notes, "As we move into our fourth decade of concerts, I could not be more excited about the future in store for the festival. Mini-themes ripple through this season's programs - several pieces dedicated to music of the evening; a focus on fantastic piano quartets by Brahms, Dvo?ák, and Schumann; and in addition to the world premiere BCMF co-commission by Howard Shore, we bring back two earlier BCMF commissions celebrating three unique American voices. Finally, we are thrilled to grow the festival in partnership with the Parrish Art Museum, adding not only a new concert venue, but also providing easy access to a BCMF concert to those in Southampton and Water Mill."

Always a destination for new American music, the 2014 festival features the world premiere of a BCMF co-commission (with the La Jolla Music Society) by Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe winning composer Howard Shore -- known for his Lord of the Rings movie scores and his opera The Fly -- of A Palace Upon the Ruins for Mezzo-Soprano, Flute, Cello, Piano, Harp, and Percussion (2014), to words by Elizabeth Cotnoir. The rising young mezzo Jennifer Johnson Cano is the soloist.

Other recent works to be heard include Eric Ewazen's Bridgehampton Suite for flute and violin, viola, and cello (2006); Philippe Hersant's Heliades for flute and strings (2007); Kevin Puts' Four Airs for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2004); new and recent works by Gabriel Kahane, Evan Ziporyn, and Aoife O'Donovan performed by the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, and works by William Bolcom and Ned Rorem. These works are interwoven on the programs with music of Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Schubert, among others -- among the festival highlights are Bach's Concerto for Two Violins; Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; and piano quartets by Brahms, Dvo?ák, and Schumann. (Full programs are listed below.)

Joining flutist Marya Martin on the 2014 BCMF artist roster is violinist Ani Kavafian, who was also on the roster for the first festival, in 1984. This year's mix of more than 40 musicians also includes longtime festival regulars violist Cynthia Phelps, cellist Carter Brey, and double bassist Donald Palma; more recent participants such as violinists Jennifer Frautschi and Stefan Jackiw, violists Beth Guterman Chu and Richard O'Neill, cellists Clive Greensmith and Michael Nicolas, and pianists Gilles Vonsattel and Shai Wosner; as well as the long awaited return of pianist Joyce Yang, who first appeared with the festival when she was in her early teens. Newcomers include violinist Anthony Marwood, cellist Anotonio Lysy, harpist Bridget Kibbey, and percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum.

Special events

Starting with the free outdoor concert, this year a program of "Russian Memories" on July 30, the season also includes the annual BCMF Benefit Concert, a one-hour program followed by dinner, at the Atlantic Golf Club on August 2. The Festival's annual Wm. Brian Little Concert (named after the late BCMF board member) on August 15 features BCMF musicians performing a program, "Baroque Fantasy," under a tent on the stunning grounds of the Channing Sculpture Garden adjacent to the Channing Daughters Winery; wine and hors d'oeuvres are served before the hour-long program. And there will be two Saturday Soirees, a one-hour concert format introduced in 2011.

A festive summer setting, and a new partnership: Parrish Art Museum

The longest-running classical music festival on Long Island, BCMF has maintained its special sense of community ever since the festival debuted with four artists in two concerts in the intimate setting of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. BCMF has developed a loyal core audience among the local residents and summer visitors to this East End resort, who have had a wide range of music introduced to them over nearly 30 years. The festival is still based in the graceful 1842 church-which boasts admirable acoustics and a welcoming, air-conditioned space-and has gradually expanded to include its other special event venues.

New in 2014, BCMF partners with the Parrish Art Museum to present "Late Night at the Parrish" on August 9. That evening, the quartet Brooklyn Rider, after performing an hour-long Saturday Soiree program at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church at 6:30 PM, will repeat the program at 9:00 PM in the Parrish Art Museum's Lichtenstein Theater, where patrons can enjoy cabaret-style concert seating and a glass of wine as they listen. The Parrish Art Museum, a 116-year-old institution devoted to the history of the artists of Eastern Long Island, opened its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Water Mill in 2012.

Fourth recording release by BCMF Records brings festival discography to seven releases

In 2012, BCMF launched its own record label, BCMF Records. Signifying the Festival's commitment to American composers, the label's first recording was BCMF Premieres, a disc of contemporary American music featuring three works commissioned by the Festival-Ned Rorem's The Unquestioned Answer (2002), Bruce MacCombie's Light Upon the Turning Leaf (2010), and Kenji Bunch's Changes of Phase (1999)-as well as Paul Moravec's Wind Quintet (2010). The label's second release, BCMF Live 2011, featured performances from the 2011 festival of music by Mozart and Spohr; and a third disc, BCMF Live 2012, featured performances of works by Boccherini, Wolf, Martin?, and Thuille, all recorded at the 2012 festival.

BCMF Records' fourth release, BCMF Live 2013, to be released June 10 and distributed by Naxos, features the following highlights of the 2013 festival: Bruce Adolphe's Bridgehampton Concerto for Flute, Oboe, String Quartet, and Harpsichord; Robert Beaser's Mountain Songs for Flute and Guitar (selections); Leon Kirchner's "Flutings" for Flute and Percussion from Lily; Boccherini's Quintet in F Major, G. 437; Brahms's Zwei Gesange for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91; and Purcell's Two Fantasies for String Quartet (full artist list below).

These four BCMF releases join three previous discs to create a festival discography numbering seven recordings. In 1991, Bridgehampton Chamber Music released its debut recording, featuring one of the Rorem commissions, on the New World Records label. The Festival documented its landmark 20th anniversary with a recording released in the summer of 2003 to much critical acclaim. A recording celebrating the Festival's 25th anniversary and featuring commissions by Paul Moravec was released on the Naxos label in September 2008. www.bcmf.org/media/recordings/

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival - An inspired idea

"This impressive festival balances the tried and true with the adventurous and mixes established performers with rising talent," said The New York Times in 2010. In the 31 years since its founding, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival has become known for presenting a broad and stimulating range of music performed by some of the best musicians in the country in one of the most beautiful seaside settings the East Coast has to offer. Currently comprising a dozen events spanning four weeks, the Festival began with an inspired idea. New Zealand-born flutist Marya Martin and Manhattan businessman Ken Davidson had just married, as Allan Kozinn of The New York Times relates: "Davidson was dismayed by the prospect that Ms. Martin would be spending her summers traveling the festival circuit while he worked in the city and spent weekends on his own in the Hamptons." Ken and Marya's solution -- to start their own festival, right in Bridgehampton -- is now local legend.

Violinist Ani Kavafian, cellist Fred Sherry, and pianist André-Michel Schub joined Marya Martin for the Festival's first season. Each year, the Festival welcomes back many artists from years past along with new chamber music leaders to create, in Marya Martin's words, "the electricity of good friends making music together." The roster has included, among others, violinists Pamela Frank, Mark O'Connor, Todd Phillips, and Soovin Kim; cellists Timothy Eddy and Peter Wiley; bassist Edgar Meyer; pianists Jeremy Denk, Claude Frank, and Ursula Oppens; harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper; the late flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal; clarinetist Anthony McGill; and Tony-award winning singers Audra McDonald and Victoria Clark.

Committed to presenting a wide variety of music with emphasis on American composers, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival has commissioned works from composers Bruce Adolphe, Kenji Bunch, Bruce MacCombie, Mark O'Connor, and Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Moravec, Kevin Puts, and Ned Rorem, and features each season between 10 and 15 contemporary works.

BCMF features video excerpts from previous concerts -- performances of complete works -- on its website: www.bcmf.org/media.

Marya Martin - Internationally acclaimed flutist Marya Martin enjoys a musical career of remarkable breadth and achievement. Gracefully balancing the roles of chamber musician, festival director, soloist, teacher, and supporter of musical institutions, she has performed throughout the world in such halls as London's Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall, Sydney Opera House, Casals Hall in Tokyo, and other international venues.

A native of New Zealand, Ms. Martin studied at Yale University, and shortly thereafter moved to Paris to study with flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal. After winning top prizes in the Naumburg, Munich International, and Jean-Pierre Rampal International competitions, and the Concert Artists Guild and Young Concert Artists International Auditions-all within a two-year period-she returned to the U.S. and has since appeared as a soloist with major orchestras and at leading festivals and chamber music series throughout the country.

In 2006 she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland, and in 2011 received the Ian Mininberg Distinguished Service Award from Yale University. Committed to expanding the flute repertoire, she has commissioned more than 20 new works. She most recently commissioned eight works for flute and piano comprising Eight Visions, an anthology published by Theodore Presser, and recorded them for the Naxos label. In 2011, Albany Records released Marya Martin Plays Eric Ewazen. Ms. Martin has been a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music since 1996.

BCMF Live 2013 - BCMF Records, release June 2014

Boccherini Flute Quintet in F Major, G. 437

Marya Martin (flute), Hye-Jin Kim (violin), Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt (viola), Colin Carr (cello), Edward Arron (cello)

Brahms Zwei Gesange for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91

Rachel Calloway (mezzo-soprano), Ettore Causa (viola), Shai Wosner (piano)

Leon Kirchner "Flutings" for Flute and Percussion from Lily

Marya Martin (flute), Ayano Kataoka (percussion)

Purcell Two Fantasias for String Quartet

Frank Huang (violin), Ani Kavafian (violin), Ettore Causa (viola), Clive Greensmith (cello)

Bruce Adolphe Bridgehampton Concerto for Flute, Oboe, String Quintet, and Harpsichord

Marya Martin (flute), Carl Oswald (oboe), Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu (violin), Elena Urioste (violin), Beth Guterman Chu (viola), Nicholas Canellakis (cello, Donald Palma (bass), Aya Hamada (harpsichord)

Robert Beaser Selections from Mountain Songs for Flute and Guitar

Marya Martin (flute), Jason Vieaux (guitar)

As of June 10, the disc will be on sale at all BCMF concerts as well as major retail and digital outlets through a partnership with Naxos. www.bcmf.org/media/recordings/

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2014 Artist Roster:

Flute

Marya Martin

Clarinet

Sarah Beaty

Romie de Guise-Langlois

Bassoon

Peter Kolkay

Horn

Stewart Rose

Violin

Jennifer Frautschi

Frank Huang

Stefan Jackiw

Ani Kavafian

Erin Keefe

Sean Lee

Joseph Lin

Anthony Marwood

David McCarroll

Amy Schwartz Moretti

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

Viola

Ettore Causa

Beth Guterman Chu

Dimitri Murrath

Richard O'Neill

Cynthia Phelps

Cello

Edward Arron

Carter Brey

Clive Greensmith

Antonio Lysy

Michael Nicolas

Peter Stumpf

Peter Wiley

Double Bass

Karl Doty

Donald Palma

Piano

Gilles Vonsattel

Orion Weiss

Shai Wosner

Joyce Yang

Harpsichord

Kenneth Weiss

Harp

Bridget Kibbey

Percussion

Ian David Rosenbaum

Shane Shanahan

Mezzo-Soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano

Brooklyn Rider

Colin Jacobsen, violin

Johnny Gandelsman, violin

Nicholas Cords, viola

Eric Jacobsen, cello

BRIDGEHAMPTON CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Bridgehampton Historical Society

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Opening Night - Free Outdoor Concert

Russian Memories

"It is awful how pleased I am with myself!" So wrote Tchaikovsky to his brother upon the completion of his String Sextet, "Souvenir de Florence." And he was right to be pleased. Anchoring a program of delectable Russian treats, the Souvenir will be one of many musical memories that listeners will be able to take away from this year's free outdoor concert on the lawn of the Bridgehampton Historical Society. Bring your family, a blanket and a picnic (Russian caviar optional!)

Tchaikovsky Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 70, "Souvenir de Florence," I. Allegro con spirito (1890; rev. 1891-92)

Shostakovich String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 83, I. Allegretto (1949)

Borodin "Nocturne" from String Quartet No. 2 (arr. Flute, violin, viola and cello)

Prokofiev String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92, I. Allegro Sostenuto (1941)

Rachmaninov Vocalise for flute and strings, Op. 34, No. 14 (1912)

Tchaikovsky Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 70, "Souvenir de

Florence," IV. Allegro vivace

Marya Martin (flute); Amy Schwartz Moretti, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu (violin); Beth Guterman Chu, Richard O'Neill (viola); Edward Arron, Michael Nicolas (cello)

Tickets: Free with online reservation at www.bcmf.org


Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:30 PM

Atlantic Golf Club

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Annual Benefit

An Evening to Celebrate

As the sun goes down, this season's annual benefit concert will be heating up with superb artists performing a program of elegance, panache, and passion. Join us for a fantastic evening of music, food, wine, and good spirit, while supporting the Festival and all it has to offer.

Barrière Sonata in G major for Two Cellos (1739)

Ewazen Bridgehampton Suite for Flute and Violin, Viola, and Cello (2006)

Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47 (1842)

Marya Martin (flute); Amy Schwartz Moretti, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu (violin); Beth Guterman Chu (viola); Edward Arron, Carter Brey (cello); Joyce Yang, piano

For benefit ticket information, call 212-741-9073 or visit www.bcmf.org


Sunday, August 3, 2014, 6:30 PM

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

Brilliance and Soul

While he may not have invented it, Mozart brought the piano trio to full maturity, and the K. 502 B-flat trio is among the finest ever to be written. Full of invention, sonic wonder, and perfect balance, it is a testament to the composer at the height of his compositional powers. Françaix's evocative and humorous String Trio is the perfect companion. The second half of the program probes the emotional realm, first with Philippe Hersant's evocative musings on the death of Helios followed by what is perhaps the greatest piano quartet in the literature, Schumann's sublime E-flat quartet, whose slow movement contains one of the most beautiful and heartfelt melodies ever written.

Mozart Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502 (1786)
Françaix String Trio (1933)
Hersant Heliades for Flute and Strings (2007)
Schumann Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 46 (1842)

Marya Martin (flute); Amy Schwartz Moretti, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu (violin); Beth Guterman Chu (viola); Edward Arron, Carter Brey (cello); Joyce Yang (piano)

Tickets: $45/$55


Wednesday, August 6, 2014,7:30 PM

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

Bright Night

Night fell far too early for Franz Schubert - he died at the tender age of 32. As his long night approached he burned ever brighter, producing some of the most beloved chamber music ever composed, including the monumental and radiant Cello Quintet, the last chamber work Schubert completed. The program opens with his rarely heard Notturno for Piano Trio, a glorious evocation of night also written in his final two years. In between these masterworks, we will feature BCMF's first commission, Ned Rorem's aptly titled Bright Music, written for the festival almost 30 years ago.

Schubert Notturno in Eb major for Piano Trio, D. 897 (1827)

Rorem Bright Music for Flute, Two Violins, Cello, and Piano (1985)

Schubert Cello Quintet in C major, D. 956 (1828)

Marya Martin (flute); Jennifer Frautschi, Erin Keefe (violin); Cynthia Phelps (viola); Clive Greensmith, Peter Wiley (cello); Gilles Vonsattel (piano)

Tickets: $40/$50


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Parrish Art Museum, 9:00 - 10:00 PM

Saturday Soiree and Late Night at the Parrish with Brooklyn Rider

The eclectic, rhapsodic, genre-busting Brooklyn Rider returns to Bridgehampton for an evening of adventure and discovery: first, a 6:30 PM Saturday Soiree concert at the historic Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, and then at 9:00 PM, Late Night at the Parrish - a cabaret-style concert in the Parrish Art Museum's Lichtenstein Theater, where guests can enjoy a glass of wine as they listen.

Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Hob. III:74, Op. 74, No. 3, "The Rider" (1793)

Gabriel Kahane New Work for String Quartet (2014) - World premiere

Evan Ziporyn "Garden" from Qi for String Quartet (2013)

Aoife O'Donovan New Brooklyn Rider Almanac Work (2014)

Brooklyn Rider: Colin Jacobsen, Johnny Gandelsman (violin); Nicholas Cords (viola); Eric Jacobsen (cello)

Tickets: $35


Sunday, August 10 2014, 6:30 PM

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

Colorful Explorations

At the center of this program is the world premiere of a new work commissioned from Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe winning composer Howard Shore. Perhaps most well known for his scores for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films, Shore turns to a more intimate combination of instruments for a new work for mezzo, flute, cello, piano, harp, and percussion. Surrounding this colorful work are two sides of French composer Gabriel Fauré, his intricate, emotionally rich Piano Quartet in C minor and three tiny, delicate "Morceaux"; a joyful work by Fauré's young contemporary and countryman Maurice Tournier; and a captivating song cycle by Spaniard Manuel de Falla.

Tournier Suite for Flute, String Trio and Harp, Op. 34 (1928)

Fauré Morceau de concours for Flute and Harp (1898)

Howard Shore A Palace Upon the Ruins for Mezzo, Flute, Cello, Piano, Harp and Percussion (2014, BCMF Co-Commission) - World premiere

Fauré Morceau de lecture for Violin and Piano (1903)

Falla Siete canciones populaires Españolas for Voice and Harp (1914) (arr. Kibbey)

Fauré Morceau de lecture for Cello and Harp (1897) (arr. Kibbey)

Fauré Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15 (1876-79)

Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano); Marya Martin (flute); Jennifer Frautschi (violin); Cynthia Phelps (viola); Clive Greensmith (cello); Gilles Vonsattel (piano); Bridget Kibbey (harp); Ian Rosenbaum (percussion)

Tickets: $45/$55


Friday, August 15, 2014

6:00 PM: Wine tasting and appetizers | 7:00 PM: Concert

Channing Sculpture Garden

Wm. Brian Little Concert: Baroque Fantasy

The family and friends of Brian Little invite you to enjoy a special evening of music, wines from the Channing Daughters Winery, and delectable edibles in the beautiful surroundings of the Channing Sculpture Garden. Come along on a virtuosic ride, beginning with exuberant late-Renaissance dances and traversing the wonder of the Baroque. We'll make diversions into the mysterious and the dazzling, taking as guideposts major works by titans of the era: Vivaldi, Telemann, and Bach.

Telemann Concerto in D major for Four Violins, TWV 40:202
Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D major for Two Violins and Continuo

Vivaldi Concerto in D Major for Flute, Strings, and Continuo, PV 205

Westhoff "Imitazione delle campane" from Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Continuo

"La Guerra" from Sonata in A major for Violin, Continuo, and Percussion

Vivaldi Concerto in C minor for Cello, Strings and Continuo, RV 401 "Alla Rustica

Telemann Tafelmusik in D major for flute, two violins and continuo

Bach Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo, BWV 1043

Falconieri Chaconne in G major for Two Violins, Continuo and Percussion

Marya Martin (flute); Frank Huang, Stefan Jackiw, Sean Lee, David McCarrol (violin); Dmitri Murrath (viola); Antonio Lysy (cello); Kenneth Weiss (harpsichord); Karl Doty (bass); Shane Shanahan (percussion)

Tickets: $100 (General Admission) / $150 (Reserved Seating)


Sunday, August 17, 2014, 6:30 PM

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

Beethoven/Bolcom/Brahms

At the ripe age of 23 Beethoven stormed the music capital of the world, Vienna, and used his Op. 1 piano trios as his calling card. A little more than 60 years later, another 23-year-old by the name of Johannes Brahms started writing his Piano Quartet in G minor, the piece he would later use to introduce himself to the Viennese. Both works have stood the test of time to become core pieces of the repertoire. In between we've placed another iconic composer, American William Bolcom, whose Three Rags for String Quartet draw upon the vernacular in the same way that the final movement of Brahms' piano quartet, a rollicking movement subtitled "Gypsy Rondo," drew on the folk music of his day.

Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3 (1794-95)

Bolcom Three Rags for String Quartet

Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1856-61)

Marya Martin (flute); Frank Huang, Stefan Jackiw (violin); Dimitri Murrath (viola); Antonio Lysy (cello);

Shai Wosner (piano)

Tickets: $45/$55


Wednesday, August 20,2014, 7:30 PM

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

Something's in the Air

Some programs, such as this one, have many stories to tell. Opening the concert is a work based on a Baroque passacaglia by Handel, but molded into a romantic showpiece by a Swedish composer named Halvorsen. Contemporary composer and Festival favorite Kevin Puts also looks back to the Baroque in his Four Airs, a unique work in which each of the musicians takes a turn performing with the pianist. Meanwhile, Kodály's fascinating Serenade for Two Violins and Viola tells a story of night in three movements, complete with a midnight call to a lover's window. Dvo?ák's rich and opulent Piano Quartet which closes the program is a story unto itself, a grand statement full of twists, turns and surprises.

Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia for Violin and Cello (1897) (7')

Kodály Serenade for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 12 (1919-20) (20')

Puts Four Airs for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano (2004) (20')

Dvo?ák Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87 (1889) (36')

Marya Martin (flute); Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinet); Ani Kavafian, Anthony Marwood (violin); Ettore Causa (viola); Peter Stumpf (cello); Orion Weiss (piano)

Tickets: $40/$50


Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:30-7:30pm

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

Saturday Soiree:

Effervescent Charm

Of all great child prodigies, perhaps none match the amazingly well-rounded Felix Mendelssohn. Beyond his ability as a composer, he was also a virtuoso pianist, a celebrated conductor, a talented painter, and an excellent gymnast. His music provides listeners the aural equivalent of brightly colored paintings and requires feats of performers best suited to highly trained athletes. The two examples on display in this program are evidence of his unsurpassed skill at creating elfin-like passages of spectacular beauty while displaying music of great depth. Rossini's charming and delightful Sonata for Wind Quartet in F major provides perfect balance to the evening.

Mendelssohn Andante and Scherzo for String Quartet, Op. 81 (1847) (12')

Poulenc Sonata for Two Clarinets

Mendelssohn Piano Quartet No. 2 in F minor, Op. 2 (1823) (25')

Marya Martin (flute); Sarah Beaty, Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinet); Ani Kavafian, Anthony Marwood, Joseph Lin (violin); Ettore Causa (viola); Peter Stumpf (cello); Antonio Lysy (cello); Orion Weiss (piano)

Tickets: $35


Sunday, August 24, 2014, 6:30 PM

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

A Serenade to the Season

Perhaps the most famous of all serenades, Mozart's Eine Kliene Nachtmusik opens the Festival's final program. In reflection we offer Arvo Pärt's Mozart-Adagio, a haunting and beguiling sliver of a work that reminisces on Mozart's Piano Sonata K. 280, simultaneously bringing Mozart into the present while creating a sense of timelessness. We close the program with Brahms' bucolic, pastoral Serenade No. 1. Originally intended as a nonet for strings and winds, at the behest of Clara Schumann, the ever-doubtful Brahms destroyed this version opting to score the work for full orchestra. We present a terrific reconstruction of the original instrumentation, capturing the intimacy of chamber music while maintaining the radiant exhilaration of Brahms' early masterwork.

Mozart Serenade No. 13 in G Major for Strings, K. 525 "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" (1787)

Pärt Mozart-Adagio for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1992)

Brahms Serenade No. 1 in D major for Nonet, Op. 11 (arr. Alan Boustead)

Marya Martin (flute); Sarah Beaty, Romie de Guise-Langlois (clarinet); Peter Kolkay (bassoon); Stewart Rose (horn); Ani Kavafian, Anthony Marwood, Joseph Lin (violin); Ettore Causa (viola); Peter Stumpf,

Antonio Lysy (cello); Donald Palma (bass ); Orion Weiss (piano)

Tickets: $45/$55


Tickets go on sale May 19 and may be purchased on the festival's website, www.bcmf.org, or by calling 212-741-9403 before July 23; after July 23, call 631-537-6368.

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