FRYEBURG — The International Musical Arts Institute will present a classical chamber music concert series for the 17th season July 11-14 and July 17-20 at Bion Cram Library at Fryeburg Academy.

“Music for Summer Evenings,” Wednesday through Saturday concerts, will begin at 7:30 p.m. “Music for Sunday Afternoons” performances begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults/$10 for seniors and student. Sunday afternoon concerts are free for anyone with mobility limitations. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

IMAI will also present a free “Music in the Making” workshop featuring participating IMAI musicians. Members of the public will get a behind-the-scenes look at professional musicians at work, hearing pieces in progress that might be performed in concert later in the week. The workshop will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, also in Bion Cram Library.

For a schedule of performances, dates and times, visit www.imaifestival.org or email [email protected]

In addition to the Fryeburg concert series, IMAI will perform one “Northward Bound” concert at the St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in Berlin, NH.

International Musical Arts Institute Concert Schedule

All programs are subject to change

IMAI July 2013 – Projected Program Schedule

Thursday- July 11 “From Old World to the New World”

Kurt Weill – 5 Pieces from the Three Penny Opera

Hovhaness – Suite from String Quartet #2, Op. 147

Loeffler – Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano

Paulo Bosísio — Aboio e Dança Negra

Zhao Long – Song of the Ch’in

Piazzolla – Cuatro estaciónes proteñas (The Four Seasons) tango cycle for chamber ensemble

Friday-July 12

Mozart – Viola Quintet in c minor, K. 406

Beethoven – Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op 70 No. 1 in D (“Ghost”)

Brahms – Trio in a minor, Op. 114 for clarinet, cello and piano

Saturday-July 13 “The Russians are Coming”

Shostakovich – Four Preludes for violin and piano from Op. 34, transcribed by Dmitri Zyganov

Stravinsky – Three Pieces for String Quartet

Borodin – String Sextet in d minor, Op. post.

Shostakovich – Elegy and Polka for String Quartet, op. 36a

Tchaikovsky – Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70, for string sextet

Sunday – July 14 2 p.m.

Schnittke – Piano Quintet

Reinecke – Piano Quartet “in the lighter style”, Op. 272 (1904)

Beethoven – String Trio in D, op. 9, no. 2

Tuesday – July 16 7 PM – St. Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, “Northward Bound”

Including works by Dvorak Handel-Halvorsen, Shostakovich, and Barber

Wednesday-July 17

Haydn — Quartet for Strings in B flat Major, Op. 76, No.4, “The Sunrise”

Barber – Souvenirs, suite for piano, four hands. Op. 28

Dvorak – Terzetto, Op. 74

Schumann –Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 47

Thursday-July 18

Haydn — Piano Trio in G Major (1795) Hob. XV, 25 (Gypsy”)

Brahms — Piano Quartet in c minor, op. 60

Handel-Halvorsen — Passacaglia

Elgar — Piano Quintet in a minor, Op. 84

Friday-July 19

Mozart – Piano Quartet in g minor, K. 478

Shostakovich – Piano Trio in e minor, Op. 67

Mendelssohn — Octet, Op. 20

Saturday-July 20

Dvorak – Nocturne in B Major, B.47, Op 40 (for string orchestra)

Schubert – String Quartet in d minor, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden”

Brahms – Quintet in f minor, Op. 34

Special feature

Cellist Martin Storey, now Principal Cellist of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, returns to IMAI this season after an absence of nearly a decade. He was a founding member of the highly successful Gould Piano Trio which won three international chamber music competitions. During his fourteen years with the trio he toured to many countries playing in major concert halls, radio broadcasts and music festivals including the BBC Proms Chamber Series. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with teachers Florence Hooton and David Strange, and then as a Fulbright Scholar he continued his studies at New England Conservatory in Boston, USA where his teachers were Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr. Originally from London he worked with many orchestras including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the English Chamber Orchestra, and served as a guest principal cellist with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and London Sinfonietta. In 2000 he moved to Kansas City, Missouri to join his wife, Japanese violinist Kanako Ito, who had been selected to be Leader of the Kansas City Symphony. During their ten years in Kansas City Martin and Kanako played together in a string quartet called Quartet Accorda, which was quartet in residence for IMAI’s first seven seasons.

About the International Musical Arts Institute

Since its first season in 1997, the International Musical Arts Institute has drawn together more than 230 performers, both young aspiring musicians on the brink of their careers with seasoned artists of international reputation, all of whom who have come from thirty nations on five continents to attend this annual summer residency program for intensive study and artistic development, and for the joy of music-making which they share with concert audiences. Founded by the late eminent violinist and pedagogue, Eric Rosenblith, who served for more than a quarter century as chairman of the string department at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, IMAI has become his living legacy of musical and artistic excellence. The festival is now under the Artistic Directorship of Timothy Deighton, a violist of international stature and a “Rosenblith alumnus”, who now serves of the faculty of Penn State University.

For more information about the IMAI concert series, please visit us on the web at http://www.imaifestival.org , email at [email protected], or call 617 286 IMAI (4624) or 617-965-4745


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