Past Season

2017 Season

 
Missy Mazzoli.jpg
 
Mina-full-crop.jpg

Salt Bay Chamberfest’s 23rd season, Move Me!, is about movement and music. Music has the power to move us emotionally, in the deepest and most profound ways. It can also move us physically, and even metaphorically. In this captivating season, we will explore these and other movements in, of, and about music, with an innovative array of chamber works by composers from J.S. Bach to the present day. Join us for a special world premiere and SBC co-commissioned work by composer Angel Lam; a trailblazing work by Iannis Xenakis for six percussionists that surround the audience; and our very first collaboration with a dancer, featuring Edwin Olvera, formerly of Pilobolus. I am deeply honored to welcome such distinctive artists to Midcoast Maine this summer to bring all this music and movement to life. I hope you will join us!

Mina-s.png
 

Wilhelmina Smith
Founder, Artistic & Executive Director

 

Click image to enlarge

SALT BAY CHAMBERFEST 2017 FESTIVAL
Move Me!

Four Festival Concerts: August 8, 11, 15 & 18
Festival Concerts begins at 7:30 pm

Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm

Season Subscription $100
Includes admission into four evening concerts and pre-concert lectures

Single Concert Ticket $30 General Admission/$5 Students with valid ID
Includes admission into concert and pre-concert lecture

 
 

Festival Concert 1

August 8, 2017

Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm

David Ludwig Moto perpetuo for solo violin
Missy Mazzoli Kinski Paganini for solo violin
Gioachino Rossini “Riedi al soglio” from Zelmira
Richard Strauss Zueignung; Allerseelen; Befreit; Morgen
Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45

Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano
Jennifer Koh, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Thomas Sauer, piano

Concert Sponsor: Damariscotta Bank & Trust
Kate Aldrich sponsor: Jane & Phillip Johnston
Jennifer Koh sponsor: Barbara Etzweiler
Cynthia Phelps sponsor: Paul & Judy Weislogel
Thomas Sauer sponsor: Priscilla R. Smith

Damariscotta-Bank-And-Trust-Company-logo.png
 
 

Festival Concert 2

August 11, 2017

Friday at 7:30 pm
Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm

Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations for String Trio, BWV 988 (Transcription by Dmitry Sitkovetsky)
Iannis Xenakis Persephassa

Jennifer Koh, violin
Cynthia Phelps, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Ian Antonio, Tim Feeney, Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, Doug Perkins, & Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion

Concert sponsor: Randy Phelps & Pamela Daley
Cynthia Phelps sponsor: Penelope A. Mardoian

 

Festival Concert 3

August 15, 2017

Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm

Angel Lam Fragrance of the Sea *World Premiere and SBC co-commission with Copland House*
Aaron Copland Sextet
Antonin Dvorak String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat major, Op. 105

Jennifer Frautschi & Kyu-Young Kim, violins
Jonathan Vinocour, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Michael Boriskin, piano

Commission sponsor: Ronald J. Schiller & Alan Fletcher
Romie de Guise-Langlois sponsor: Levis Fine Art
Michael Boriskin sponsor: Drs. Russ & Joan Zajtchuk
Jennifer Frautschi sponsor: Anton & Alison Lahnston

levis-fine-art-2.png
 
 

Festival Concert 4

August 18, 2017

Friday at 7:30 pm
Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm

Sofia Gubaidulina Dancer on a Tightrope
Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009: Courante,
Sarabande, and Bourée – with dancer
John Novacek 4th Street Drag and Intoxication – with dancer
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Edward Arron, cello
John Novacek, piano
Edwin Olvera, dancer

Concert co-sponsor: Marc H. & Vivian S. Brodsky
Edward Arron sponsor: Peter Felsenthal & Jennifer Litchfield
John Novacek sponsor: Harry Beskind & Virginia Swain


 
 

Special Events

 
 
Jennifer Koh, Photo by Juergen Frank

Benefit Concert and Auction Opening

July 16, 2017

Sunday at 4:00-6:00 pm
Home of George Mason and Susan Weiser Mason

Pianist Thomas Sauer performs solo works for piano by Haydn and Chopin. Enjoy Maine artisanal hor d’oeuvres from Damariscotta River Grill and sip wine while being immersed in the beauty of art, music, and more.

Sponsored in part by Damariscotta River Grill

damariscotta-river-grill-lo.jpg
 
 
Pemaquid.jpeg

Benefit Event: Oysters & Pearls

August 9, 2017

Wednesday at 5:00-7:00 pm
Home of Penny Mardoian, South Bristol


While watching the sun set over John’s Bay, savor Maine’s own Glidden Point Oysters, champagne, and a pearl of a musical treat by SBC musicians Jennifer Koh, Cynthia Phelps, and Wilhelmina Smith.

At the home of Penny Mardoian, South Bristol
SOLD OUT

Sponsored in part by Glidden Point Oysters

gliddenpoint2.png
 
 
Boats lobster traps.jpeg

Musical Lobster Bake

August 17, 2017

Thursday at 5:00 pm
Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME

Enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake including musical treats by SBC musicians, held at Darrows Barn.


 
 

OffTopic!

Lecture. Free, informal, one-hour talks with musical demonstrations.

 
 
Photo by Anna Webber

OffTopic!

August 7, 2017

Monday at 1:00 pm
Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME

The Artistry of Frédéric Chopin
Pianist Thomas Sauer will discuss Chopin’s artistry, with live demonstrations of the composer’s pianistic style and discussion of the French, Polish, Italian, and German influences that shaped his compositions.

Eduardo Leandro, photo by Julie Brown.

OffTopic!

August 14, 2017

Monday at 3:00 pm
Skidompha Public Library (in the Porter Meeting Hall)

Beyond Rodeos and Fanfares: Aaron Copland, Known & Unknown
Join acclaimed pianist and Copland House Artistic & Executive Director Michael Boriskin for a whirlwind journey through the eventful life and iconic works of Aaron Copland, who defined the sound and spirit of American music.


 
 

Free Outdoor Concert

 
 
House canoe water.jpeg

Persephassa on the Docks

August 8, 2019

Saturday at 5:00 pm
Round Pond Harbor, Route 32, Bristol, ME

A free public and outdoors performance of Xenakis’ Persephassa for six percussionists, arrayed on the docks of Round Pond Harbor in Bristol.

 

 
 

Master Class

Presented in partnership with Schooner Cove.

 
 
Brentano String Quartet, photo by Juergen Frank

Master Class: Jennifer Koh

August 11, 2017

Friday at 1:00 pm
Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME

New England string and piano students will be coached by violinist Jennifer Koh and other Salt Bay Chamberfest musicians.

The event is open to the public free of charge.
Presented in partnership with Schooner Cove.
Sponsored by Sarah L. Fisher & Derek Webber
.

 
SchoonerCoveLogoBW.jpg
 

 
 

Family Concerts

Salt Bay Chamberfest will offer an interactive and fun family concert
at the Skidompha Public Library in downtown Damariscotta.

 
 
Mark Mandarano

Mark Mandarano

Family Concert

August 19, 2017
Saturday at 10:30 am
Skidompha Public Library in downtown Damariscotta, ME

Hosted by educator and conductor Mark Mandarano, this concert is a favorite for all ages, and introduces children and adults to great chamber music in engaging and entertaining ways. Come sing, clap and enjoy a musical morning with our wonderful musicians!

Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Edward Arron, cello
John Novacek, piano
Edwin Olvera, dancer

The event is open to the public free of charge.

 

Sponsored by Robinson’s Wharf

Robinsons Wharf2.png
 
 
 

All events held at Darrows Barn unless otherwise indicated.
Open rehearsals on concert mornings are free to the community.