2012 Festival Concerts and Events                

Festival Concert Series

Sunday, August 19, 3:00 pm

Monday, August 20, 7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 pm

Friday, August 24, 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 26, 3:00 pm


Festival Saturdays

Saturday, August 18, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 25, 12:00 - 5:00 pm


Listening Clubs

Monday, August 20, 1:00 pm

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 am

Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 pm

Thursday, August 23, 3:00 pm

Friday, August 24, 11:00 am


Bach on Church

Tuesday, August 21, 12:15 pm

Thursday, August 23, 12:15 pm


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Festival Concert Series                                      


Concert One

Sunday, August 19, 3:00 pm

Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College


Tara Helen O'Connor, Soovin Kim, Hye-Jin Kim, Burchard Tang, Sophie Shao, Evan Premo, Ellen Hwangbo


The opening concert will celebrate the virtuosic side of Bach with the dazzling harpsichord part of the 5th Brandenburg Concerto. Our 2010 LCCMF Young Composer Gabriella Smith pays homage to Bach in her new work.  The concert concludes with Schubert’s beloved Trout piano quintet.


J.S. Bach             Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

Gabriella Smith World Premiere

J.S. Bach             Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering

F. Schubert         Quintet for piano and strings in A Major, D. 667 “Trout”


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Concert Two

Monday, August 20, 7:30 pm

Newman Center, Plattsburgh, NY


Tara Helen O'Connor, Soovin Kim, Hye-Jin Kim, Burchard Tang, Sophie Shao, Evan Premo, Ellen Hwangbo


J.S. Bach             Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

Gabriella Smith World Premiere

J.S. Bach             Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering

David Ludwig     Canzoniere for flute and string quartet

E. Dohnanyi        Serenade for string trio, op. 10


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Concert Three: Chaconne Anyone?

Tuesday, August 21, 7:30 pm

FlynnSpace, Main Street, Burlington


Arnold Steinhardt, Soovin Kim, Ellen Hwangbo


Join us in the intimate setting of FlynnSpace for Arnold Steinhardt’s delightful presentation of “Chaconne Anyone?” in which he discusses and performs Bach's D minor solo violin partita. The second half of the concert features the transcendent Charles Ives sonata No. 3 for violin and piano.


In generous partnership with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts


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Concert Four

Friday, August 24, 7:30 pm

Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College


Soovin Kim, Sae Chonabayashi, Misha Amory, Marc Johnson, Evan Premo, Jeewon Park, Jonathan Biss


The darkness of Mozart's Bach-inspired Adagio and Fugue are a foil for the brightness of his C Major piano concerto played in his own arrangement for piano and string quartet. Joan Tower's piano pieces provide a modern contrast.


J.S. Bach              Gamba Sonata in D Major, BWV 1028

Joan Tower          Piano Pieces

W.A. Mozart          Adagio and Fugue for string quartet, K. 546

W.A. Mozart          Concerto for piano and string quartet in C Major, K. 415


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Concert Five

Sunday, August 26, 3:00 pm

Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College


Soovin Kim, Sae Chonabayashi, Bella Hristova, Misha Amory, Marc Johnson, Sophie Shao, Jonathan Biss, Jeewon Park


Beethoven's bold expression and perhaps the most powerful fugue ever written is set against the power of the Trio Cavany by Joan Tower, one of today's iconic composers. Schumann's romantic piano quartet brings the Festival to a close.


Joan Tower          Trio Cavany for piano trio

L. Beethoven        Grosse Fuge for string quartet, op. 133

R. Schumann     Piano quartet in E-flat major, op. 47


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Festival Saturdays                                                            


First Festival Saturday, August 18

Join Festival artists for a full day of musical activities: masterclasses featuring some of Vermont's best young musicians; a showing of "The Art of the Violin;" and "Violin Dreams" - a discussion on great violinists.


Masterclasses  

10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Masterclasses are a high point for many Festival attendees - an opportunity to listen in to how some of the world’s finest musicians approach the music,and to witness how even small suggestions can instantly change and improve a performance. 


Violin Masterclass with Soovin Kim

Cello Masterclass with Sophie Shao

Flute Masterclass with Tara Helen O’Connor

Piano Masterclass with Ellen Hwangbo


The Art of Violin 

12:15 - 2:15 pm

A viewing of the acclaimed documentary The Art of Violin, a montage of great violinists.


Violin Dreams  

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Guarneri Quartet first violinist and writer Arnold Steinhardt and Artistic Director Soovin Kim share personal anecdotes and recordings of favorite violinists of the 20th century.


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Second Festival Saturday, August 25

Join Festival artists for a full afternoon of musical activities: a Virtuoso Showcase Recital with plenty of musical fireworks; Masterclasses featuring aspiring young musicians; and Sounding Board - a reading of new works by this year's Young Composers Seminar participants.


Virtuoso Showcase  

12:00 noon

Join Festival artists as they take their instruments to the extreme in brilliant solo works. The Virtuoso Showcase remains one of the Festival’s best-kept secrets - an intimate concert filled with passion, excitement, and lots of fireworks!


Masterclasses  

1:30 - 3:00 pm

An opportunity to watch learning in action as some of Vermont's most talented students work with Festival musicians.


Chamber Music Masterclass with Sae Chobanayashi

Cello / Chamber Music Masterclass with Marc Johnson

Piano Masterclass with Jeewon Park


Sounding Board  

3:30 pm

Join us for some world premieres as Festival artists read new works composed by members of the 2012 Young Composers Seminar. A discussion with the composers follows.


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Listening Clubs                                                                 


Listening Clubs offer a way to learn about and experience music. Just like a book club (but for our concerts) participants are invited to explore works from the Festival Concert Series with composer-in-residence David Ludwig, or to delve into various aspects of chamber music with our visiting artists.


Behind the Microphone

Monday, August 20, 1:00 pm

Alan Bise


Join our recording engineer Alan Bise to learn about the art of making a beautiful recording.



Baroque Mozart / Classical Bach

Tuesday, August 21, 10:00 am

David Ludwig


Mozart was familiar with Bach's music, and the Baroque style profoundly influenced the younger master. Join David to look at how Mozart's music was affected by Bach.



Glazer Plays Bach

Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 pm

Frank Glazer


In this special performance and talk, 97 year-old pianist Frank Glazer performs Bach and more, and shares highlights from his distinguished performing career.


J.S. Bach     Toccata in D Major

Beethoven   Sonata in C minor, Opus 13 Pathétique

Chopin         Mazurka in A minor, Opus 17 No. 4

Chopin         Ballade in G minor, Opus 23

Liszt              Consolation No. 3 in D flat Major

Verdi-Liszt   Rigoletto 




Beethoven's Grand Fugue

Thursday, August 23, 3:00 pm

David Ludwig


Join David to explore the complex twists and turns of Beethoven's challenging Grosse Fuge, looking at how Beethoven combines the traditional techniques of Bach's Baroque fugue with his most forward-looking Romantic musical language.



Joan Tower:  Composer in Conversation

Friday, August 24, 11:00 am

Joan Tower


Meet composer Joan Tower who will share insights about her work.


TICKETS FOR LISTENING CLUBS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FESTIVAL OFFICE - DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A BROCHURE HERE.

TICKETS FOR GLAZER PLAYS BACH ARE AVAILABLE HERE.



Free Concerts and Workshops                                       


Bach on Church

BCA Center, Church Street Burlington

Join Festival artists for free lunch-time concerts, offered in partnership with Burlington City Arts. Following each Bach on Church Concert, Vermont Violins invites you to visit their workshop at 23 Church Street.  Go behind the scenes and see how stringed instruments are made, maintained, and repaired by Vermont Violins’ resident luthiers.


Tuesday, August 21, 12:15 pm

Poetic violinist Hyejin Kim will perform J.S. Bach's Sonata in C Major, BWV 1005

and the E. Ysaye Sonata No. 4


Thursday, August 23, 12:15 pm

Cellist Sophie Shao will give a double treat performing two Bach solo suites bookending the set - Number 1 and the fiendishly difficult and brilliant Number 6.



Family Workshop: Musical Dreams

Thursday, August 23, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Do you have some younger music lovers in the family?  Members of the Festival's Young Composers Seminar will lead a free family music workshop at the library for children ages 5-11 and their adult friends. Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop, and try your hand at composing your own music that celebrates the night. Dream on... see you at the library!




Vermont Artists Gallery                                                   


A gallery of work by Vermont artists will adorn the walls of the Orchestra Room at the Elley-Long Music Center. Works will be for sale to benefit the Festival and the individual artists.



Programs and artists are subject to change.



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