The Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival

 

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2015 Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival
Lucinda Carver, Artistic Director

Chamber Music at Centrum. A musical experience unlike any other.

At Centrum, creativity and learning are one. Centrum’s Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival exists to showcase the brilliant talent of many of the world’s finest classical artists along with the top echelon of most promising young talents in the field today. The intimacy and warmth of the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park provides an ideal venue for our dynamic performances and master classes.

Come and experience chamber music at its highest level. Seating is limited. Subscribe today!


 

enso-string-quartetENSO String Quartet

Maureen Nelson, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola; Richard Belcher, cello; Ken Hamao, violin

Founded at Yale University in 1999, the Enso String Quartet has, in a decade and a half, risen to the front rank of string ensembles. Described by Strad magazine as “thrilling,” and praised by the Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities,” the Enso has won numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. In the words of Classical Voice, it is “one of the eminent string quartets of our era.”

Sunday, June 21, 2015
2:00 p.m. – Joseph F. Wheeler Theater
Sponsored by Nelly and Jim Tretter
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Reception with the artists following the performance.

Franz Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1

I. Allegro con spirito
II. Aagio sostenuto
III. Menuetto, Presto
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Leoš Janáček String Quartet No.1, “The Kreutzer Sonata”

I. Adagio – Con moto
II. Con moto
III. Con moto – Vivo – Andante
IV. Con moto – (Adagio) – Più mosso

Robert Schumann
String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41

I. Andante espressivo – Allegro molto moderato
II. Assai agitato
III. Adagio molto
IV. Finale. Allegro molto vivace – Quasi Trio

Chamber Music Workshop

Centrum is honored to launch its new Chamber Music Workshop in 2015. The workshop is designed to serve the highest caliber of dedicated, emerging, pre-formed ensembles and pianists on a path to professional careers in music. Every year, two carefully selected string quartets and two up-and-coming concert pianists will be offered a rare opportunity to work with a world-renowned Quartet-in-Residence (in 2015, the Enso Quartet) as well as Artistic Director Lucinda Carver. Admission to the workshop will be strictly merit-based and highly competitive.

The public is invited to observe several master classes and concert recitals for a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into the art of music making.

Workshop Events

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
7:00 p.m. – Joseph F. Wheeler Theater

Faculty Master Class
Free Admission

Members of the ENSO Quartet and Lucinda Carver will coach student quartets and pianists in front of a live audience. Audiences will see and hear how well-known quartets and quintets come together and witness the evolution of a work from rehearsal to the concert stage. This will be an enlightening glipse into the preparation process and show audiences how talented musicians think about music preparation and learn to work together as a cohesive unit.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
7:00 p.m. – Joseph F. Wheeler Theater

Faculty Master Class
Free Admission

Members of the ENSO Quartet and Lucinda Carver will coach student quartets and pianists in front of a live audience. Audiences will see and hear how well-known quartets and quintets come together and witness the evolution of a work from rehearsal to the concert stage. This will be an enlightening glipse into the preparation process and show audiences how talented musicians think about music preparation and learn to work together as a cohesive unit.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015
7:30 p.m. – Joseph F. Wheeler Theater

Quartet Showcase Concert
Tickets: $10 (general admission)

Student quartets will perform in a recital format for the general public, showcasing some of the works prepared in the open master classes as well as other pre-prepared masterworks of the genre.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
2:00 p.m. – Joseph F. Wheeler Theater

Piano Quintet Showcase
Tickets: $10 (general admission)

Student pianists will perform in a recital format for the general public, accompanied by fellow musicians, showcasing some of the works prepared in the open master classes as well as other pre-prepared masterworks of the piano quintet genre.

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Completed performances…

The Debussy Trio

Marcia Dickstein, harp; Jenni Olson, flute; Andrew Duckles, viola

The Debussy Trio’s unique repertoire of 20th and 21st Century music offers a refreshing and exciting change of pace for concert-goers of all ages.

Sunday, November 2, 2014
2:00 p.m. – Joseph F. Wheeler Theater
Sponsored by Renate Wheeler

Reception with the artists following the performance.

Don Davis
Slam Ahead

Bruce Broughton
There is Always Something to Do (for Morelle)

Ian Krouse
Lullaby

Jacques Ibert
Entr’acte for Flute and Harp

Arnold Bax
Fantasy Sonata for Viola and Harp

Claude Debussy
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Matthew Greif, Scott Tennant, John Dearman, and William Kanengiser, guitars

The LAGQ will offer music from their upcoming CD including “Music from the Time of Cervantes” and contemporary works inspired by John Dowland and Francesco da Milano. They will also feature American Classics by Souza, Count Basie and Copland, as well as selections from their GRAMMY®-winning Guitar Heroes project, highlighting pieces by Ralph Towner, Pat Metheny and Chet Atkins.

The LAGQ’s inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 – SOLD OUT
2:00 p.m. – Joseph F. Wheeler Theater
Sponsored by Anne and Dick Schneider

Reception with the artists following the performance.

The March 29th performance of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is sold out.   We will take a limited number of names for a wait list. To be on the wait list please call 360 385-3102 extension 117.   You will hear from us no later than 5pm on Thursday March 26th if seats become available.  Thank you for your support!

 

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