FRYEBURG — The third week of chamber music by the International Musical Arts Institute’s 13th concert season continues Wednesday, July 22, at Fryeburg Academy’s Bion Cram Library. Featured on this week’s schedule is an evening highlighting the 20th century, Thursday, and another evening of three great pieces for violin, cello and piano, Friday,  performed by a variety of IMAI festival artists.

At 7:30 on Wednesday, the program will offer two great works by Johannes Brahms, his String Quartet No. 3 in Bb Major, Op, 67 and his Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25. Contrasting these two works will be the Sonata for Violin and Cello by the 20th Century French composer, Maurice Ravel. Performers on Wednesday evening include violinists Li-Ling Liao and Marcio Candido, violist Sebastian Ruth and cellist Carlynn Savot (Brahms string quartet), violinist Noeni Miloradovic and cellist Peter Zay (Ravel), and violinist Ben Sayevich, violiat Peter Chun, cellist Kangho Lee and pianist Heng-Jin Park (Brahms piano quartet).

The 20th-century program on Thursday will include Max Reger’s Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 141a, with flutist, and Fryeburg Academy alumna, Alison Hale, joined by violinist Michael Winer and violist Ofir Tomer. Also on the program will be the Piano Quintet of Russian composer Alfred Schnittke, with violinists Adrian Levine and Noemi Miloradovic, violist Peter Chun, cellist Peter Zay and pianist Heng-Jin Park,  and the Solo Suite for violin by Ernst Bloch performed by violinist Marissa Licata. The program will conclude with the Quartet for Piano and String by beloved American composer Aaron Copland, with violinist Guan-Ting Liao, violist Daniel Brye, cellist Lynn Nowels, and pianist Minyoung Lee.

“3 by 3” is the title of the program on Friday, which features three great 19th-century works for piano trio by Bedrich Smetana, Felix Mendelssohn, and Antonin Dvorak. Smetana’s Trio in g minor, Op. 15, performed by violinist Fredric Bednarz, cellist Harel Gietheim will open the program, followed by Mendelssohn’s Trio in c minor, Op. 66, with violinist Noemi Miloradic, cellist Kangho Lee and pianist Minyoung Lee.  The evening will finish with violinist Matthieu Arama, cellist Francisco Vila and pianist Kanako Nishikawa performing Dvorak’s Trio in f minor.

Music on Saturday will include works representing a broad span of baroque, classical and romantic styles, including Franz Schubert’s Nocturne with violinist Geoffrey Yeh, cellist Francisco Vila, and pianist Heng-Jin Park; Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 77 No.1, with violinists Adrian Levine and Mark Ptashne, violist Sebastian Ruth and cellist Francisco Vila; and Bach’s Cantata #209 for soprano and flute with soprano Carol Rosenblith and flutist Alison Hale. The program will conclude with the String Quintet in G Major, Op. 111 with violinists Eric Rosenblith and Matthieu Arama, violists Peter Chun and Sebastian Ruth, and cellist Kangho Lee.

Sunday’s afternoon concert will feature music of Bach, Poulenc and Mozart. The program will open with the Trio Sonata from Bach’s Musical Offering, performed by flutist Alison Hale, violinst Minna Choi, cellist Stephen Marotto and pianist Hisako Hiratsuka. The afternoon continues with the Poulenc’s Violin Sonata, performed by Frederic Bednarz, violin and Natsuki Hiratsuka, piano. Also on the program will be Mozart’s Piano Quartet in Eb Major, K. 493 with violinist Geoffrey Yeh, violist Hella Frank, cellist Francisco Vila and pianist Heng-Jin Park.

Since its first season in 1997, IMAI has drawn together both young aspiring professional musicians beginning their careers with seasoned artists of international reputation, all of whom have come from thirty nations on five continents. They attend this annual summer residency program for intensive study, artistic development and the joy of music-making which they share with concert audiences. Fifty-two resident artist/musicians will be performing on this season’s series of 19 classical chamber music concerts in Fryeburg.

Festival concerts will continue every Wednesday evening through Sunday afternoon, concluding on Saturday, Aug.1. All concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Bion Cram Library. Sundays events take place at 2 p.m. on the campus of Fryeburg Academy. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. Sunday afternoon concerts are free to seniors and to those with mobility limitations. For further details, please cass 603-367-8661 or visit www.home.earthlink.net/~imaifryeburg.


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