Bay Chamber Concerts, in partnership with the Farnsworth Art Museum presents Music@Noon lunchtime concerts on Wednesdays in October, November, January and February. Take a midday break with light lunch and great music in the relaxed, intimate atmosphere of the Farnsworth’s library in downtown Rockland. The hour-long performances begin at 12PM. Ticket includes a freshly-prepared lunch provided by Atlantic Baking Company plus access to the museum following the performance.
Robert Lehmann, violin and Annie Antonacos, piano
Wednesday October 19, Noon
Much-loved series favorites and University of Southern Maine faculty members, Robert and Anastasia open our Music@Noon series with a dazzling program of Ravel’s jazz infused Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77, Prokofiev’s moving and brooding Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80 and Ponce’s Estrellita arranged by Jascha Heifetz.
Wednesday November 16, Noon
Farnsworth Art Museum Auditorium
Bay Chamber favorites, Palaver Strings offers the experience of live music as a way to enrich our personal lives and connect our communities. Their Music@Noon program includes Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 9 in C Major, Dvorak’s Nocturne in B Minor, Vaughan Williams’ Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus and Samuel Barber’s elegiac Adagio.
DaPonte String Quartet
Wednesday January 18, Noon
Ferdinand Liva and Lydia Forbes, violin; Kirsten Monke, viola; Myles Jordan, cello
Now in its 25th season, this much loved Maine-based quartet continues to be sought after to perform and teach all over the U.S. and around the world. They have appeared in France, Scotland, Canada, and more than twenty American states.
Wednesday February 15, Noon
Aleksandra Labinska, violin; Micah Brightwell, violin; Yoni Battat, viola; Gracie Keith, cello; Inês Andrade, piano; Edoardo Carpenedo, piano
Founded in 2014, Virtuoso Soloists unites some of the finest young musicians in New York, Boston and Chicago. Each player brings his or her own personality, culture, life-experiences and musical flair to their much-praised performances. The ensemble has performed extensively in the United States and abroad, recently completing a two-week tour of Northern Italy. Their gorgeous Music@Noon program includes Rachmaninov’s Trio élégiaque, Debussy’s Petite Suite for piano four hands and Schumann sumptuous Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44.
Ann B. Bixler