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La Belle Époque

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019, 7:30pm

Rockport Opera House, Rockport

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James Austin Smith

Nicholas Phan, tenor
James Austin Smith, oboe
Henry Kramer, piano

The music of La Belle Époque, the early 20th-century era of optimism, peace and prosperity, inspires an evening that strips the veneer of Parisian sophistication to reveal the erotic longing and ecstasy that characterizes this program’s poetry and music. Tenor Nicholas Phan returns to Bay Chamber Concerts after his astonishing performances at our Screen Door Festival last year; he has been described by the Boston Globe as "one of the world’s most remarkable singers".  A Maine native and former Bay Chamber Young Stars of Maine prizewinner, Henry Kramer is "…a pianist of enormous talent… a big personality" (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Praised for his "virtuosic," "dazzling," and "brilliant" performances (The New York Times), much-loved oboist and Bay Chamber regular James Austin Smith returns to Rockport for two concerts.

RAVEL Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs
HENRI DUTILLEUX Sonata for Oboe and Piano
DEBUSSY Ariettes oubliées
RAVEL Une Barque sur L’Ocean from Miroirs
EUGÈNE BOZZA Sonata for Oboe and Piano (’Très calme")
LILI BOULANGER Selected songs from Clarières dans le ciel

Adults $45
Under age 25 $10
A $3.00 ticketing fee will be applied to each adult single ticket purchase.


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Program and Artists are subject to change.