BRUNSWICK – The Bowdoin International Music Festival’s newest concert series, Beethoven Mondays, continues July 7 with performances of two Beethoven violin-piano sonatas and one cello-piano sonata.

This concert features the Violin-Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2 with Joel Smirnoff and Constance Moore, the Cello-Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 5, No. 1 with Rosemary Elliot and Emma Tahmiziàn, and the Violin-Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 24 “Spring” with Maria Schleuning and Julian Martin.

Smirnoff, first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet and chair of the violin department at The Juilliard School, has been a member of the Juilliard Quartet since 1986, and the ensemble’s leader since 1997. Moore is a Juilliard faculty member and director of the Bowdoin Festival’s chamber music program.

Elliot is on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music and is a former member of the National Symphony of Ireland. She was also a founding member of the Irish contemporary music ensemble Nua Nos. Tahmiziàn is well known to Bowdoin Festival audiences, making solo and chamber music appearances several times each summer since 1987, when she first appeared as a festival student.

Schleuning, also a former Bowdoin festival student, has had a successful career as a soloist and a member of the Dallas Symphony. Martin, winner of several major international piano competitions, is a member of the piano faculty of the Juilliard School.

Beethoven Mondays concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in air-conditioned Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. General admission tickets are $20. Call 725-3895 or visit www.bowdoinfestival.org.


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