FRYEBURG — The final week of chamber music in the International Musical Arts Institute’s 13th concert season begins Wednesday, July 29, and ends Saturday, Aug. 1, at Fryeburg Academy’s Bion Cram Library.

On Wednesday, July 29, the program titled “Turn of the 20th Century Samplings” will feature three works written between 1896 and 1907. The evening will open with the Quintet for Strings and Piano written in 1907 by Anton Webern. This work, however, belies his reputation as a minimalist composer. As an early work, its style is more akin to the lush late romanticism of the earlier century. Also being performed that evening will be the Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30 written in 1897 by French composer Ernest Chausson, just two years before his untimely death at age 44 as the result of a bicycle accident. The evening will conclude with String Quartet #2 written in 1896 by the great Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

Thursday, July 30 will feature two works by Antonin Dvorak: his String Sextet Op. 48, and his Piano Quartet in Eb, Op. 87 with violinist Marcio Candido, violist Hella Frank, cellist Lynn Nowels and pianist Hisako Hiratsuka. Also on the program will be the Trio in C Major, Op. 87, by Johannes Brahms.

The program on Friday, July 31, will include works by Mozart, Barber, Handel/Halvorsen, and Shostakovich. It will open with Mozart’s Trio in C Major, K. 548, followed by “Dover Beach” for voice and string quartet by American composer Samuel Barber, to the words of the poem of the same name by English poet Matthew Arnold. Also on the program is a work based on thematic material by Georg Friederich Handel as interpreted by Norwegian composer John Halvorsen. The evening will finish with the Trio by Dmitri Shostakovich.

The final concert of the 13th season will take place Saturday, Aug.1, and will include Mozart’s Divertimento for Strings in D Major, K. 136 and Dvorak’s Bass Quintet in G Major, B. 49. The season will round out with a performance of Ernest Chausson’s Concerto in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. For more details, call 367-8661 or visit

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