FRYEBURG — The International Musical Arts Institute’s 14th concert season will continue its third week July 22-25 at Fryeburg Academy’s Bion Cram Library.

“Music for Summer Evenings” concerts featuring masterworks of classical music will begin at  7:30 p.m.  Among Thursday’s featured performers will be violinist Frederic Bednarz and pianist Natsuki Hiratsuka, both of Montreal. They will perform the Sonata in G Major for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms. Israeli-born cellist Harel Gietheim will join them for the Phantasie Trio in c by Frank Bridge. Also on the program is the String Quartet in d minor, Op. 25, “Voces intimae” by Jean Sibelius along with Anton Arensky’s String Quartet No. 2.

 The concert on Friday, July 23, will feature three string quartets: Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 1; Bela Bartok’s String Quartet No. 6; and Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 (“Dissonnance”).

 Saturday evening’s concert will include Mendelssohn String Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 12, followed by the Quintet, Opus 57, for string quartet and piano (1940) by Dmitri Shostakovich. The program will conclude with Dvorak’s well-loved String Quartet No. 6 in F major, known as “American.”

 The final 2010 concert of “Music for Sunday Afternoons” at 2 p.m. on July 25 will feature Beethoven’s Trio in Eb, Op. 1, No. 1, followed by the String Quartet No. 8 by Dmitri Shostakovich and Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 35, by Spanish composer Joanquin Turina. The afternoon will conclude with Brahms’ String Quartet in c minor, Op. 51 No. 1.

 On July 28, the second of two “Twentieth Century Samplings” concerts will be devoted to the music of the past 100 years. The evening will include four works: the Trio composed in 1904 by American composer Charles Ives; Trio No. 1, Op. 8, by Dmitri Shostakovich; the Sonata for two violins, Op. 56, (1932) and the Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7, by Zoltan Kodaly.

 Festival concerts will continue every Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon until Saturday, July 31. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. Sunday afternoon concert are free to seniors and those with mobility limitations. For more information, call 935-3147 or visit www.imaifestival.org.


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