Always with a diverse, entertaining array of evening music, SummerKeys Faculty Chamber Concert No.1 takes to the stage Wednesday, July 31st at 7:30 p.m., featuring the following musicians: Suzanne Gilchrest, flute; Mary Jo Carlsen, violin; Winslow Browning, guitar; Anna Maria Baeza, clarinet; Joachim Woitun, cello; Gregory Biss, piano; and John Newell, piano.
The first pieces on the program are for solo flute: three preludes composed by local pianist John Newell, played by Ms. Gilchrest, and inspired by Lubec area images, shakuhachi flute, and jig rhythm. Next is Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber’s “Mystery Sonata,” presumably written around 1676, for violin, piano (Mr. Newell), and cello. Following is another sonata, one for solo cello written in 1919 by German-born Paul Hindemith. The widely played “Seven Balkan Dances” for clarinet, cello, and piano (Mr. Biss) by Serbian composer Marko Tajčević wraps up the program.
The Downeast Windjammer Eastport-Lubec Ferry (546-2927) will be running again this year, with special 6:30 pm trips for all Wednesday concerts. This concert will be upstairs in Lubec’s Congregational Christian Church, with intermission refreshments provided by Monica’s Chocolates. Concerts are free, but piano-tuning donations are always welcome. For all things SummerKeys, visit summerkeys.com, call 207-733-2316, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.