Past Festivals

2015 Orchestra Series

Hanaway Theatre – Silver Center for the Arts
114 Main Street, Plymouth, NH

Free pre-concert lectures start at 7 PM
Classical Conversations will increase your appreciation of, and involvement with, the music presented this summer. Join us for this popular lecture and discussion series. We meet in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts before each Thursday Classics Series concert, starting promptly at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

OPENING NIGHT: AMERICAN LANDSCAPES
THURSDAY, JULY 9 at 8 PM
Dan Perkins, conductor
NATHANIEL STOOKEY  Big Bang
GROFÉ    Grand Canyon Suite
BARBER   School for Scandal Overture
BERNSTEIN    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

DVOŘÁK IN AMERICA
THURSDAY, JULY 16 at 8 PM
Donato Cabrera, music director
HOROWITZ   Dvořák in America
with multimedia & narration by Joseph Horowitz
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
HERBERT Cello Concerto No. 2
Walter Gray, cello
DVOŘÁK    Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

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THIS PROGRAM IS PARTLY SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT OF THE HUMANITIES AS PART OF THE “MUSIC UNWOUND” CONSORTIUM

THE FOUR SEASONS
THURSDAY, JULY 23 at 8 PM
Donato Cabrera, music director
PHILIP GLASS   Company for String Orchestra
SCHUBERT   Symphony No. 3 in D Major
VIVALDI   The Four Seasons
Charles Dimmick, violin

COMPOSER PORTRAIT: NICO MUHLY
THURSDAY, JULY 30 at 8 PM
Donato Cabrera, music director
NICO MUHLY   So To Speak
NICO MUHLY   Pleasure Ground
Nathan Wyatt, baritone
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 2

SEASON FINALE: DONA NOBIS PACEM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 at 8 PM
Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Donato Cabrera, music director
Dan Perkins, principal guest conductor/director of choral activities
MASON BATES   Devil’s Radio
TCHAIKOVSKY   Meditation and Melodie from Souvenir d’un lieu cher
SARASATE   Romanza andaluza and Zigeunerweisen
Yulia Iglinova Milstein, violin
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS   Dona nobis pacem
Tami Petty, soprano
Paul Max Tipton, baritone

Program and artists subject to change.

2015 Tuesday Chamber Music Series

Smith Recital Hall, Plymouth State University
All concerts start at 8 PM

Join our Festival musicians on Tuesday evenings in the acoustic gem of the Smith Recital Hall for the wildly popular chamber music series.

Tuesday, July 7
Martinů: Duo No. 1 for Violin and Cello, H.157
Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry, violin; David Goldblatt, cello
Ravel: Sonatine
Frances Renzi, piano
Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6
Charles Dimmick, violin; Frances Renzi, piano
Martinů: Trio for Flute, Violoncello, Piano, H.300
Mary Kay Robinson, flute; David Goldblatt, cello; Frances Renzi, piano

Tuesday, July 14
Sibelius: Suite in A Major for String Trio, JS 186
Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry, violin; Evan Buttermer, viola; Liam Veuve, cello
Beethoven: Sextet, E-Flat Major, Op. 81b
Lidija Peno, violin I; Sue Faux, violin II; Jason Bonham, viola; Tido Janssen, cello; David Saunders, horn; Scott Brubaker, horn
Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2, A Major, Op. 81
Charles Dimmick, violin I; Sasha Callahan, violin II; Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; Leo Eguchi, cello; Frances Renzi, piano

Tuesday, July 21
Babadjanian: Piano Trio in F-Sharp minor
Viktoria Tchertchian, violin; David Goldblatt, cello; Leslie Amper, piano
Chopin: Cello Sonata, Op. 65
Walter Gray, cello; George Lopez, piano
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26
Bozena O’Brien, violin; Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; Tido Janssen, cello; Leslie Amper, piano

Tuesday, July 28
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, Spring
Viktoria Tchertchian, violin; George Lopez, piano
Nico Muhly: Clear Music  (part of 2015 Composer Portrait Series)
Hyunjung Choi, harp; Christine Kim, cello; Stacy Kwak, celeste
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
Yulia Iglinova Milshtein, violin I; Viktoria Tchertchian, violin II; Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; David Goldblatt, cello; George Lopez, piano
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Kathryn Langr, violin I; Julie Fox Henson, violin II; Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; Andrea Di Gregorio, cello

Tuesday, August 4
Nico Muhly: I Know Where Everything Is  (part of 2015 Composer Portrait Series)
Valerie Watts, flute; Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Viktoria Tchertchian, violin; Christine Kim, cello
Haydn: Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV/25 (“Gypsy”)
Julie Fox Henson, violin; Andrea Di Gregorio, cello; Leslie Amper, piano
Schubert: Octet in F Major, D.803
Sasha Callahan, violin I; Viktoria Tchertchian, violin II; Ann Smith viola; Leo Eguchi, cello; Tony D’Amico, bass; Elizandro Garcia-Montoya, clarinet; Margaret Phillips, bassoon; Scott Brubaker, horn