HARRISON — The concluding concert of the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival Tuesday, Aug. 11, will feature what Music Director Laurie Kennedy refers to as “three of my absolute favorites: the great Bs: Beethoven, Bartok and Brahms.”

A masterful piano quartet by Beethoven will be followed by the Sixth String Quartet of Bela Bartok. The concert will end with the youthful Trio in B major by Brahms, bringing the festival season to an uplifting conclusion.

Performing Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E Flat, Op. 16 will be renowned pianist Mihae Lee, who has appeared in such venues as Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie. Also performing will be violinist Mauricio Aguiar; cellist Bonnie Thron; and Kennedy, a violist.

Next on the program is Bartok’s String Quartet No. 6. Spiced with the rhythmic charge so typical of Bartok’s folk-infused style, this quartet is also woven together by a deep, underlying pathos. It was completed in 1939 as Bartok was being driven from his beloved Hungary by the encroaching Nazis. Leading the quartet and making his festival debut is Mauricio Aguiar, a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1997, and formerly first violinist of the Amernet String Quartet. He will be joined by violinist Timothy Lees, concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Kennedy, who is principal violist of the Portland Symphony; and cellist Jan Müller-Szeraws.

The passionate Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 by Brahms will be performed by Lee, Lees and Thron.

Tickets are $20. Admission is free for anyone under 21. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door; or call 583-6747. Tickets may also be purchased at Books & Things in Bethel; The Cool Moose, Bridgton; The Country Sleigh, Naples; and Fare Share, Norway. For more information, visit www.sebagomusicfestival.org.


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