TODD CROW, Music Director
~ 50th Anniversary Season ~
A SERIES OF 5 CONCERTS
Tuesday evenings at 8:15 p.m.
July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20
At the Neighborhood House on Main Street in
Northeast Harbor, Maine
The Mt. Desert Festival of
Chamber Music is proud to announce its historic 50th anniversary season of summer
concerts at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Among
the performers will be four award-winning string quartets, all familiar to festival audiences. The following are some highlights of the season:
Borromeo String Quartet opens
the series on July 23rd with a program of two beloved masterworks of the chamber
music repertoire: Beethoven's C major "Razumovsky" Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3, and
Brahms's Piano Quintet with pianist/music director
Todd Crow. On July 30th, the
performs the rarely heard quartet by Giuseppe Verdi.
The August 6th program will feature the return of the soprano
Dominique Labelle performing
Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock" and guest artists violinist Stephanie Chase,
violist Dov Scheindlin,
cellist Mark Shuman,
bassist David Grossman,
clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg,
bassoonist Mark Timmerman,
Patrick Pridemore in Beethoven's grand
Septet for strings and winds.
The Miami String Quartet
returns on August 13th to perform Mozart and Mendelssohn. The season ends
August 20th with the
Brentano String Quartet and guest artists
and Varty Manouelian, violins, Dov Scheindlin, viola, and
cello, in a program that closes with Mendelssohn's brilliant Octet for Strings.
Other composers to be heard this summer are Haydn, Schumann, Debussy and Dohnányi.
The festival aims to present chamber
music at its best in an intimate setting. Much of the aura,
which is both informal and serious, is due to the ambiance of the Neighborhood
House, whose fine acoustics and old world charm add much to the intimacy of
communication upon which chamber music thrives.
MATTHEW RAIMONDI, FOUNDER ~ NATALIE RAIMONDI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MARGO BAILEY, ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR