2016 Program

Welcome to the 2016 Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival!


Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre

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The Unanswered Question – Charles Ives

Funeral Music (after Purcell) – Edward Nesbit, 2016 (World Premiere!)

The Raven – Toshio Hosokawa
A one-act opera in English with supertitles, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem of the same name

Special Guest: Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, in conversation with Timothy Summers: “Music and Words: Foreign and Domestic”

Performers:

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Virpi Räisänen, mezzo-soprano; Min-Young Kim, violin
Timothy Summers, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola
Thomas Kraines, cello; Zach Cohen, bass
Blair McMillen, piano; Angela Jones-Reus, flute
Igor Begelman, clarinet; Erik Rönmark, saxophone
Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet; Dave Nelson, trombone
Matthew Gold, percussion; I-Jen Fang, percussion

 


Free Community Concert

Friday, September 9 at 12:30 pm at The Paramount Theater

A one-hour mid-day concert for all ages

Festival musicians share some of their favorite works by Mozart, Rossini, Benjamin, and Enescu.

Virpi Räisänen, mezzosoprano; Min-Young Kim, violin
Tim Summers, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola
Thomas Kraines, cello; Raphael Bell, cello
Blair McMillen, piano; Angela Jones-Reus, flute
Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet; Matthew Gold, percussion
I-Jen Fang, percussion

 

Sponsored by the Bama Fund of Dave Matthews Band


Music Fresh Squeezed

Saturday, September 10 at 8:30 pm at Live Arts, 123 East Water Street

Tickets $25/$6 students

Continuing a new Festival tradition, we present a collective exploration of exciting new currents in music, in the informal and relaxed Live Arts venue. Our invited musicians will bring their ideas, favorites, and discoveries. Featuring Jacques Brel songs, classical repertoire gems, jazz-classical crossovers, exciting percussion improvisations and no doubt some surprises. Refreshments available throughout.

Performers:

Virpi Räisänen, mezzosoprano; Min-Young Kim, violin
Tim Summers, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola
Thomas Kraines, cello; Raphael Bell, cello
Zach Cohen, bass; Blair McMillen, piano
Angela Jones-Reus, flute; Igor Begelman, clarinet
Erik Rönmark, saxophone; Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Matthew Gold, percussion; I-Jen Fang, percussion


Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 pm at Old Cabell Hall at UVA

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Paul Hindemith: Trumpet Sonata

George Frideric Handel: Arias for Soprano

Johannes Brahms: String Sextet in B-flat, Op. 18

Performers:

Virpi Räisänen, mezzosoprano; Min-Young Kim, violin
Tim Summers, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola
Fitz Gary, viola; Thomas Kraines, cello
Raphael Bell, cello; Blair McMillen, piano
Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Charlotte Getz Levenson, a steadfast Festival supporter, by her husband and children.


Thursday, September 15 at 8pm

V. Earl Dickinson Theater at Piedmont Virginia Community College

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Claude Debussy: La Mer

Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Aura

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141

Performers:

Tim Summers, violin; Raphael Bell, cello
Alasdair Beatson, piano; Matthew Gold, percussion
I-Jen Fang, percussion; Mike Truesdell, percussion


Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 pm

Old Cabell Hall at UVA

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Ernest Chausson: Pièce, Op. 39

George Enescu: Concert Piece

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in g minor

Performers:

Tim Summers, violin; Dov Scheindlin, viola
Raphael Bell, cello; Alasdair Beatson, piano

sponsored by the Maurice Amado Foundation


Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 pm

The Paramount Theater

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Bohuslav Martinů: Duo No. 1 for violin and cello

George Enescu: Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano, Op. 6

Antonin Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 3 in f minor, Op. 65

Performers:

Axel Strauss, violin; Raphael Bell, cello
Gloria Chien, piano