Passion and energy will abound at Salt Bay Chamberfest’s 2016 festival Looking Forward, Looking Back. This season will feature early masterworks by Mendelssohn, Schoenberg and Brahms while exploring “lost youth” in more mature works of composers, as in Shostakovich’s last work, Op. 145 “Michelangelo Songs”. Works by Kaija Saariaho (I feel a Second Hearbeat), Leoš Janáček (Intimate Letters) and Arnold Shoenberg (Verklärte Nacht) simultaneously offer intriguing musical representations of the bonds of youth and age and the continuum of life.
I am proud to present a SBC world premiere/commissioned chamber work by renowned composer Marc Neikrug, as well as new pieces by Shulamit Ran, Lisa Bielewa, and a mini retrospective of the works of Kaija Saariaho. Salt Bay Chamberfest has become known for presenting chamber music concerts on the highest level, and I’m honored once again to welcome a roster of such highly esteemed artists, all with international reputations of excellence, who will breathe their unique life into this wondrous music.
I hope you can join us this August!
Founder, Artistic & Executive Director