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Thursday, Aug 16, 2018, 7:30pm

Rockport Opera House, Rockport

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STEFAN JACKIW, violin
CONRAD TAO, piano

"Conrad Tao’s playing was little short of a miracle … his accomplishments as an artist are far beyond anything one might expect at such an age." Calgary Herald

"(Jackiw) has all the requisite virtuosity and technical firepower one would expect from a young soloist … but he placed technique at the service of a notably refined sense of artistry." The Boston Globe

A thrilling program of homages to old forms and departed friends, including Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne that reimagines the music of 18th century composer Pergolesi, and another tribute to an earlier day, Lutosławki’s Partita, which has the title of a baroque suite but uses modern harmonic language. Saariaho’s memorial offers a rich palette of sounds, and the program ends with BRAHMS’ violin sonata, composed as a remembrance of Clara Schumann’s son Felix who had devoted himself to violin playing.

STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne
LUTOSLAWSKI Partita
Intermission
KAIJA SAARIAHO Nocturne in memory of Lutoslawski
BRAHMS Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 78

all programs and artists may be subject to change

FREE Pre-Concert Talks with Anthony Antolini
Bay Chamber Concerts is thrilled to announce that Bowdoin music professor Anthony Antolini will present free pre-concert talks from 6-7pm on Thursday evenings July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 9 and 16 in the Recital Hall at the Bay Chamber Music School. Come to one or come to all; each talk will cover the repertoire to be presented in the Rockport Opera House concert that evening at 7:30pm.  Prof. Antolini returns to Bay Chamber Concerts after having taught the enormously popular "Enjoying Chamber Music" lecture series for many years.  He is the Director of the Bowdoin Chorus, Mozart Mentors Orchestra and Down East Singers.

Tickets: $45 Adult, $10 Under age 25

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