Articles by Monica Kelly

 
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Bay Chamber Concerts Presents: Opening Night Concert

By Monica Kelly on Aug. 19, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
AEOLUS QUARTET JESSE BLUMBERG, baritone MANUEL BAGORRO, piano An evening of glorious German music with a new American quartet by Marriage Suites (Bay Chamber Festival 2015) composer, Missy Mazzoli, “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York). Aeolus Quartet, praised by The Baltimore Sun for combining “smoothly meshed technique with a …
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La Tragédie de Carmen presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/la-tragedie/ La tragédie de Carmen, BIZET (ADAPTED BY PETER BROOK)Story continues below advertisement. La tragédie de Carmen is opera at its most powerful; a sexy, violent, raw and …
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The Mendelssohn Octet Experience

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:45 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/mendelssohn-octet/ ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET AND CHIARA STRING QUARTETStory continues below advertisement. Members of the Chiara and St. Lawrence String Quartets talk about and perform Mendelssohn’s luminous Octet in …
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Bach for Breakfast part 5 presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/bach-week-5/ Our popular morning lecture recital series ends with Bach violin and keyboard sonatas in the highly entertaining company of violinist Geoff Nutall and pianist Pedja Muzijevic. Zoot coffee …
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St. Lawrence String Quartet Gala Benefit Concert

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/st-lawrence-string-quartet/ We are delighted to welcome the St. Lawrence String Quartet back to Rockport and to Bay Chamber Concerts for a very special Gala Concert. Called “witty, buoyant, …
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Late Schubert presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/late-schubert/ PEDJA MUZIJEVIC, pianoStory continues below advertisement. A program featuring Schubert’s penultimate piano sonata, written about three months before his death. It is one of Schubert’s most popular piano …
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Bach for Breakfast part 4 presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:27 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/bach-week-4/ SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, pianoStory continues below advertisement. A performance of BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by Simone Dinnerstein. Please note that this is a full performance of the work lasting 90 …
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Time Pieces presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/time-pieces/ REBECCA FISCHER, violinStory continues below advertisement. PEDJA MUZIJEVIC, piano ANTHONY HAWLEY, multi-media artist Time Pieces is a new music and multi-disciplinary performance program performed by violinist Rebecca Fischer, …
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Music on the Lake presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Megunticook Lake, Beaucaire Avenue, Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/music-on-the-lake/ Throbbing funk grooves, fiery Balkan brass, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s official #1 brass band for BalkanSoul GypsyFunk. SSP! has created an …
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Slavic Soul Party! plays on the Green

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Camden Village Green, Elm St., Camden, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/slavic-soul-party/ Balkan sounds crackling with NYC energy, outdoors on Camden Village Green; join us for a free lunchtime concert.Story continues below advertisement. This post was contributed by a community …
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Bach for Breakfast part 3 presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/bach-week-3/ SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, pianoStory continues below advertisement. Simone Dinnerstein explores explores the two manual variations in BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS. Zoot coffee and muffins are available before the lecture recital …
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Chiara String Quartet

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/chiara-quartet/ CHIARA STRING QUARTETStory continues below advertisement. REBECCA FISCHER, violin HYEYUNG YOON, violin JONAH SIROTA, viola GREGORY BEAVER, cello SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, piano The energetic musicians of the “truly …
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Asylum Quartet plays on the Green

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Camden Village Green, Elm St., Camden, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/on-the-streets/ Our resident saxophone quartet, Asylum Quartet, plays a free set on Camden Village Green. Bring a picnic and join these exceptional musicians for a fun, interactive outdoor concert.Story …
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Bach for Breakfast part 2 presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/bach-week-2/ SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, pianoStory continues below advertisement. Simone Dinnerstein explores the vocal elements in BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS. Zoot coffee and muffins are available before the lecture recital in intimate …
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Asylum Saxophone Quartet

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/asylum-saxophone-quartet/ ASYLUM SAXOPHONE QUARTETStory continues below advertisement. JOSEPH ABAD, soprano saxophone TONY SPERANZA, alto saxophone MAX SCHWIMMER, tenor saxophone ANDREW BARNHART, baritone saxophone Lauded for “nonstop virtuoso skills” (Times …
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Festival Opening Concert presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/opening-concert/ CHIARA STRING QUARTETStory continues below advertisement. ASYLUM SAXOPHONE QUARTET SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, piano PEDJA MUZIJEVIC, piano PEABODY SOUTHWELL, mezzo-soprano SAMUEL LEVINE, tenor DOUGLAS WILLIAMS, bass-baritone A grand festival …
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Bach for Breakfast part 1 presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/bach-week-1/ SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, pianoStory continues below advertisement. Part 1 of an exploration of the ‘strange beauty’ in BACH’S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by the rapturously-lauded proponent of this iconic work, Simone …
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Palaver Strings – Rule Britannia

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/rule-britannia/ A bracing, all-British program performed by Boston-based musician-led string orchestra Palaver Strings. The ensemble’s mission is to use music as a catalyst to improve human life. Britten’s Simple …
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Envision Workshop Sharing presented by Bay Chamber Concerts

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/envision-workshop/ Envision is an intense, weeklong workshop, offering young musicians the opportunity to study chamber music under the direction of professional musicians. Students will receive coaching from Sophie and …
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Palaver Strings – Diversions and Serenades

By Monica Kelly on July 05, 2016, at 2:36 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport, ME For more information: 2072362823; baychamberconcerts.org/events/event/palaver-strings-2/ Bay Chamber favorite, Palaver Strings, a musician-led string orchestra, was formed in 2014 by a group of young musicians from the Boston area dedicated to the collaborative …