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Newburyport Chamber Music Festival 2021

Arts and Entertainment

July 28, 2021

From: Newburyport Chamber Music Festival

Newburyport Chamber Music Festival is a community-based series of chamber music concerts and events in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The summer Festival format has evolved to a two-week series that takes place each year in August. Additional events are programmed throughout the year.

Schedule:

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

4:00pm: 2021 Lecture: "Hiding in Plain Sight: Secrets and Forbidden Love in Berg’s Lyric Suite" with David Yang

Hidden Secrets: A Guided Tour of Berg's Lyric Suite

In his inimitable and approachable manner, NCMF Artistic Director David Yang provides insight on this six-movement suite for string quartet by Berg. This is a free event; however, tickets will be required.

Location: Private Home in Newburyport

Cost: Free

Saturday, August 7, 2021

11:00am: Open Rehearsal 1

Ever want to be a fly on the wall and see how a classical work is prepared for performance? Come see the festival artists assemble this summer’s repertoire.

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin

Location: St. Paul’s Church

Cost: Free

Sunday, August 8, 2021

4:00pm: Panel Discussion with the Festival Artists

Listen to Rebecca, Sharon, Clancy, and David perform selections from the summer festival, discuss a wide range of topics, and take questions from the audience in a free panel led by NCMF Artistic Director, David Yang.

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin

Location: St. Paul’s Church

Cost: Free

Monday, August 9, 2021

11:00am: Open Rehearsal 2

Ever want to be a fly on the wall and see how a classical work is prepared for performance? Come see the festival artists assemble this summer’s repertoire.

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin

Location: St. Paul’s Church

Cost: Free

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

11:00am: Open Rehearsal 3

Ever want to be a fly on the wall and see how a classical work is prepared for performance? Come see the festival artists assemble this summer’s repertoire.

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin

Location: St. Paul’s Church

Cost: Free

7:00pm: Family Concert

Sit down and bring your own ice tea or smoothie while you listen to selections from the summer programs in an informal outdoor concert. Children are welcome.

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin

Note: In Case of Rain, This Concert will be Cancelled! Check here for notice, if weather looks threatening.

Location: Patrick Tracy Square

Cost: Free

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

7:00pm: Garden Concert 1

An intimate "garden concert" at a private home with works of Bach, Haydn, and Shostakovich

Program:
J. S. Bach): Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BMV 1004
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet in Eb Major, Opus 71, No. 3
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975): String Quartet No. 9 in Eb Major, Opus 117

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin

Note: Ticket holders will be notified of alternate location in case of rain.

Location: Private Home in Newburyport

Cost: Advance tickets only: $30

Thursday, August 12, 2021

10:00am: Open Rehearsal 4 with Composer-in-Residence

Ever want to be a fly on the wall and see how a classical work is prepared for performance? Come see the festival artists assemble this summer’s repertoire with this year's Composer-in-Residence, Eric Ewazen

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin
Eric Ewazen - Composer
Scott Devereaux - Tuba

Location: St. Paul’s Church

Cost: Free

7:00pm: Garden Concert 2

Works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich, Ysaÿe, and Haydn will be presented in the Vineyard, with table seating. Beverages and light fare available for purchase.

Program:
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff: Flight of the Bumble Bee (tuba + strings)
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 9 in Eb, Opus 117
Eugène-Auguste Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor “Ballade”
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in Eb Major, Opus 71, No. 3

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin
Scott Devereaux - Tuba

Note: Ticket holders will be notified of alternate location in case of rain.

Location: Mill River Winery

Cost: Advance tickets only: $30

Friday, August 13, 2021

7:00pm: Garden Concert 3

Works of Penderecki, Bach, Ewazen, Haydn, and Rimsky-Korsakoff presented in the lovely back yard of a private home in Newburyport.

Program:
Krzysztof Penderecki: Capriccio for solo tuba
J. S. Bach: Chaccone [ONLY] from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BMV 1004
Eric Ewazen: Quintet for strings and tuba *World Premiere
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in Eb Major, Opus 71, No. 3
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff: Flight of the Bumble Bee (tuba + strings)

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin
Eric Ewazen - Composer
Scott Devereaux - Tuba

Note: Ticket holders will be notified of alternate location, in case of rain.

Location: Private Home in Newburyport

Cost: Advance tickets only: $30

Saturday, August 14, 2021

7:00pm: Garden Concert 4

A concert in the lovely backyard of the historic John Greenleaf Whittier Home

Program:
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff: Flight of theBumble Bee (tuba + strings)
Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in Eb Major, Opus 71, No. 3 (Sharon on 1st)
Eric Ewazen: Quintet for strings and tuba
Alban Berg: Lyric Suite
Antonio Vivaldi: “Winter” from the Four Seasons, Opus 8 (tuba)

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin
Scott Devereaux - Tuba

NOTE: Rain Location is Theater in the Open, 1 Spring Lane, Newburyport, MA 01950

Location: John Greenleaf Whittier Home and Museum

Cost: $30

Sunday, August 15, 2021

3:15pm: Garden Concert 5: Pre-concert Talk with Composer-in-Residence Eric Ewazen

Composer-in-Residence Eric Ewazen will talk about his composition commissioned to premier at the 2021 Summer Festival. Pre-Concert talk is included with ticket to the 8/15 4:00pm concert at the Custom House Maritime Museum

Location: Custom House Maritime Museum

4:00pm: Garden Concert 5

Culminating concert of the 2021 Summer Festival. This will include all five musicians. A pre-concert talk will feature Composer-in-residence Eric Ewazen.

Program
J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750): Prelude to the 2nd Cello* Suite in D Minor, BWV 1008 [*on tuba]
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet in Eb Major, Opus 71, No. 3
Eric Ewazen (b. 1954): Quintet for strings and tuba
Alban Berg (1885 – 1935): Lyric Suite
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741): Mvt. I from “Winter” from the Four Seasons, Opus 8 (tuba)

Performers:
David Yang - Viola
Rebecca Anderson - Violin
Clancy Newman - Cello
Sharon Roffman - Violin
Eric Ewazen - Composer
Scott Devereaux - Tuba

Location: Custom House Maritime Museum

Cost: $20 adults; $10 students Note: $10 ConnectorCare Card discount available (call 978-701-4914 to reserve)

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - Sunday, August 15, 2021

Location: Various Venues in MA

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