FRYEBURG — The International Musical Arts Institute’s 14th concert season will continue Thursday, July 15, at Fryeburg Academy’s Bion Cram Library.

Over the years, IMAI has drawn more than 200 classical musicians, both young aspiring professional musicians and seasoned artists of international reputation. They attend this summer residency program for intensive study, artistic development and the joy of music-making.

During its second week, IMAI will present more “Music for Summer Evenings,” concerts featuring masterworks of classical music.

Among Thursday’s featured performers will be violinist Li-Ling Liao and cellist Brian Mix, both of Vancouver, British Columbia; and pianist Byron Schenkman, now of Seattle. They will open with Trio, Op. 22 by early 19th century Austrian composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and will conclude with the Trio in g minor, Op. 3, by French composer Ernest Chausson.

The program will also include Schumann’s Sonata No. 1 in a minor for violin and piano, performed by violinist Frederic Bednarz and pianist Natsuki Hiratsuka; and the Trio for flute, cello and piano, Op. 300, composed by Bohemian composer Bohuslav Martinu while visiting Ridgefield, Conn., in 1944. The Martinu trio will be performed by flutist Alison Hale and cellist Sibora Miloradovic, joined by Schenkman.

The Friday, July 16, program will include Elgar’s Piano Quintet in a minor, Op. 84, with violinist Adrian Levine, violist Tim Deighton, cellist Chris Pegis and pianist Heng-Jin Park; and Schumann’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2, with violinists Asuka Usui and Lino Tanaka, violist Kazuko Matsusaka and cellist Lynn Nowels.

The evening will continue with Handel’s cantata “Nell dolce dell’oblio,” G.K.M. No. 28, with Hale and soprano Carol Rosenblith, joined by Schenkman, continuo. The evening will conclude with violinist Mark Ptashne, cellist Alexei Gonzales and pianist Park performing the Trio in c minor, Opus 101, by Johannes Brahms.

The special concert, “just Brahms…,” featuring three works by the great German composer, will take place Saturday, July 17. The program will open with the String Quartet in a minor, Opus 51, No. 2, with violinists Milene Moreira and Mariya Krasnyuk, violist Jason Fisher and cellist Carlynn Savot; followed by the Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36, with violinists Levine and Noemi Miloradovic, violists Deighton and Jason Fisher, and cellists Gonzales and Sibora Miloradovic. The program will conclude with violinist and IMAI Artistic Director Eric Rosenblith joined by Matsusaka, Gonzales and Park performing the Piano Quartet in c minor, Op. 60.

The second of three “Music for Sunday Afternoons” will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18. The program will include Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in c minor, Opus 1, with Hiartsuka joined by violinist Ji-Eun Hwang, violist Shokhrukh Sadikov and cellist Stephen Marotto; and Haydn’s String Quartet, Op. 77, No. 2, with violinists Liao and Tanaka, violist Ofir Tomer and Mix. The program will continue with Clara Schumann’s Three Romances for violin and piano, Op. 22., with violinist Clara Kim and pianist Byron Schenkman;and conclude with Mozart’s Quintet for Strings in D Major, K. 593, with violinists Guan-Ting Liao and Elizabeth Codd, violists Matsusaka and Ofir Tomer, and cellist Carlynn Savot).

Festival concerts will continue every Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon through Saturday, July 31, with a special Wednesday evening presentation of chamber music of the 20th century on July 28.

All concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. (except Sundays at 2 p.m.) at the Bion Cram Library. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. Sunday afternoon concerts are free to seniors and those with mobility limitations. For more information, call (603) 367-8661 or 935-3147 or visit www.imaifestival.org.


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