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2018 Season

 
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Dear Friends,

Salt Bay Chamberfest’s 2018 season, Troubadours & Tangos, follows the origins of the guitar from its ancestry of the oud and lute to the Renaissance and beyond, culminating in an SBC newly commissioned work and world premiere by composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey. Ancient laments and modern ballads will inspire a season where the vernacular and Western classical art music join forces to lament, sing, and dance the tango! I look forward to seeing you at Darrows Barn and around Damariscotta.

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Wilhelmina Smith
Founder, Artistic & Executive Director

 

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SALT BAY CHAMBERFEST 2018 FESTIVAL
Troubadours & Tangos

Four Festival Concerts: August 7, 10, 14 & 17
Festival Concerts begins at 7:30 pm

Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm

Season Subscription $150
Includes admission into four evening concerts and pre-concert lectures

Single Concert Ticket $35 General Admission/$5 Students with valid ID
Includes admission into concert and pre-concert lecture

 
 

Festival Concert 1

August 7, 2018

Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm
Come early and enjoy a light pre-concert dinner al fresco by Damariscotta River Grill starting at 6:00 pm.

Bernart de Ventadorn “Can vei la lauzeta mover”
John Dowland “Come, Heavy Sleep”
Benjamin Britten Passacaglia from Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70
John Dowland “Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite”
Julien Labro Dowland’s Lament
Carlos Gardel “Mi Buenos Aires querido” (“My Beloved Buenos Aires”)
Osvaldo Golijov Omaramor
Astor Piazzolla Libertango
Franz Schubert Harfenspieler songs
Pat Metheny “Antonia”
Astor Piazzolla Escualo

Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Julien Labro, accordion
John Bellemer, tenor

This concert is sponsored by Pamela Daley & Randy Phelps.

The corporate sponsor for this concert is Damariscotta Bank & Trust.

The corporate sponsor of the pre-concert lectures is Allen Financial Insurance. Also sponsored by Drs. Russ & Joan Zatjchuk.

 

Festival Concert 2

August 10, 2018

Friday at 7:30 pm
Darrows Barn, Round Top Farm in Damariscotta, ME
Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm
Come early and enjoy a light pre-concert dinner al fresco by Damariscotta River Grill starting at 6:00 pm.

Taqsim (oud improvisation) on Hijaz Maqam
Issam Rafea Al Jamal
Francisco Tárrega Capricho árabe
Issam Rafea Ala Ajelah
Maurice Ravel Alborada del gracioso
Conrad Tao Duo
Fritz Kreisler La Gitana
Maurice Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

Stefan Jackiw, violin
Edward Arron, cello
Conrad Tao, piano
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Issam Rafea, oud

This concert is sponsored by Marc H. and Vivian S. Brodsky.

The corporate sponsor of the pre-concert lectures is Allen Financial Insurance. Also sponsored by Drs. Russ & Joan Zatjchuk.

 

Festival Concert 3

August 14, 2019

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

Come early and enjoy a light pre-concert dinner al fresco by Damariscotta River Grill starting at 6:00 pm.

Henry Purcell “Dido’s Lament” from Dido and Aeneas
Franz Joseph Haydn “Eli, Eli” from Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51
Dmitri Shostakovich Elegy
Carlo Gesualdo Various madrigals
Franz Joseph Haydn “Consummatum est” from Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51
Elliott Carter Elegy
Guillaume Lekeu Molto Adagio
César Franck Piano Quintet in F minor

Brentano String Quartet
(Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello)
Thomas Sauer, piano

This concert is sponsored by Judith & David Falk.

The corporate sponsor of the pre-concert lectures is Allen Financial Insurance. Also sponsored by Drs. Russ & Joan Zatjchuk.

 

Festival Concert 4

August 17, 2019

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

Come early and enjoy a light pre-concert dinner al fresco by Damariscotta River Grill starting at 6:00 pm.

Steven Mackey Fusion Tune
Steven Mackey Joy Rhythm Study – World Premiere
Franz Schubert Cello Quintet in C major, D. 956

Brentano String Quartet
(Mark Steinberg & Serena Canin, violins; Misha Amory, viola; Nina Lee, cello)
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Steven Mackey, electric guitar

The corporate sponsor of the pre-concert lectures is Allen Financial Insurance. Also sponsored by Drs. Russ & Joan Zatjchuk.


 
 

Special Events

 
 
Jennifer Koh, Photo by Juergen Frank

Jennifer Koh, Photo by Juergen Frank

Benefit Concert and Auction Opening

July 22, 2019

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

Violinist Jennifer Koh performs Bach’s dazzling Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major. Enjoy Maine artisanal hor d’oeuvres from Damariscotta River Grill and sip wine while being immersed in the beauty of art, music, and more.

 
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Musical Lobster Bake

August 16, 2019

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


Enjoy a traditional Maine lobster bake including musical treats by the Brentano String Quartet, held at Darrows Barn.


 
 

OffTopic!

Lecture. Free, informal, one-hour talks with musical demonstrations,
presented in partnership with the Lincoln Home.

 
 
Photo by Anna Webber

Photo by Anna Webber

OffTopic!

August 6, 2018

Monday at 3:00 pm
Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle

An Exploration of the Accordion, Bandoneon, and Accordina.
Accordion virtuoso Julien Labro, a young and engaging artist in both the classical and jazz genres, gives a lecture/demonstration and talk about the history of the accordion, the bandoneon, and the accordina.

Eduardo Leandro, photo by Julie Brown.

OffTopic!

August 13, 2019

Monday at 3:00 pm
Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle

Hiding in Plain Sight
Pianist Thomas Sauer gives a lecture/demonstration exploring the slow movement of the “Hammerklavier” Sonata, and how one of Beethoven’s greatest pieces remains so little known to concertgoers.


Presented in partnership with the Lincoln Home.
This event is sponsored by Levis Fine Art.


 
 

Thursday @ Noon

Free one-hour solo recitals in partnership with the Lincoln Theater.

 
 
guitarist Jason Vieaux (Tyler Boye /Tyler Boye)

guitarist Jason Vieaux (Tyler Boye /Tyler Boye)

Solo Recital with Jason Vieaux

August 9, 2018

Thursday at 12:00 pm
Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St, Damariscotta, ME

Acoustic guitarist Jason Vieaux gives a free, noontime community concert featuring the music of Scarlatti, Giuliani, Bach, Albéniz, Jobim, and Ellington.

Brentano String Quartet, Photo by Juergen Frank.

Solo Recital with Steven Mackey

August 16, 2018

Thursday at 12:00 pm
Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St, Damariscotta, ME

Featuring composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey performing a one-man, multi-media version of his own “opera without singing,” Orpheus Unsung.


 
 

Master Class

Presented in partnership with Schooner Cove.

 
 
Brentano String Quartet, photo by Juergen Frank

Brentano String Quartet, photo by Juergen Frank

Master Class: Brentano String Quartet

August 17, 2018

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

New England string students will be coached by Serena Canin, violinist in the Brentano String Quartet.

The event is open to the public free of charge.
Presented in partnership with Schooner Cove.
Sponsored by Sarah L. Fisher & Derek Webber
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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 18, 2018
Saturday at 10:30 am
Skidompha Public Library in downtown Damariscotta, ME

Hosted by educator and conductor Mark Mandarano and featuring the Brentano String Quartet, 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!

The event is open to the public free of charge.

 

The corporate sponsor of this concert is Tidewater Telecom.

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