The Port Townsend Chamber Music Series

2016 Port Townsend Chamber Music Series
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 Series 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 starting Friday, September 4th!

ATTENTION: RENEWING TICKET HOLDERS:  Renewing ticket holders are asked to call the Centrum office at (360) 385-3102 x110 between Noon and 4 p.m. to renew your seats.  Centrum is holding your seats until September 18.  Thank you!


Anonymous-4Anonymous 4
sponsored by Anne and Dick Schneider

Friday, October 16
7:30 p.m.
Joseph F. Wheeler Theater

Twice voted one of Billboard’s top classical artists, Anonymous 4 has released 19 recordings which have sold over two million copies. They have performed for sold-out audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and will make their final concert tour this fall.

A Musical Anthology: Anonymous 4 Retrospective

Audiences will hear the ecstatic music and poetry of the 12th-century abbess and mystic, Hildegard of Bingen as well as 13th- and 14th-century chant and polyphony from England, France, and Spain; medieval and modern carols from the British Isles; American folksongs, shape note tunes, gospel songs and more.


 

duckles030Amelia Trio
sponsored by Renate Wheeler

Sunday, January 31
2:00 p.m.
Joseph F. Wheeler Theater

Formed in 1999, the Amelia Piano Trio came to the fore after participating in Isaac Stern’s Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 2000. As a result, Mr. Stern became a mentor to the trio and presented the ensemble’s Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall. In 2003 the Trio was asked by National Public Radio to be their Young Ensemble in Residence. This exciting week of live concerts and interviews put the Amelia firmly in the foreground of classical music in America, reaching an estimated 1.5 million listeners.

Shostakovich
Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor

Beethoven
Piano Trio in C minor #3

Dvořák
Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor


 

CalderQuartetCalder Quartet
sponsored by Nelly and Jim Tretter

Sunday, May 29
2:00 p.m.
Joseph F. Wheeler Theater

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Winners of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Calder Quartet is known for the discovery, commissioning, recording and mentoring of some of today’s best emerging composers. The group works and collaborates with artists across musical genres, spanning the ranges of the classical and contemporary music world. In residence for Centrum’s 2016 chamber music workshop, the quartet will lead a week of masterclasses and coachings, culminating in the season finale of Centrum’s chamber music festival. The Calder’s program is subject to change.

Beethoven
Quartet Op. 18 No. 3

Thomas Adès
The Four Quarters

Beethoven
Quartet Op. 127


 

Centrum Chamber Music Workshop
May 26 – June 2

Following the huge success of our inaugural residency with the Enso Quartet in 2015, Centrum is excited to welcome the Calder Quartet as “Ensemble in Residence” for our 2016 workshop. Two emerging quartets and two accomplished and aspiring pianists will be invited as participants for this unique and immersive experience. Audiences are encouraged to join us for one free Masterclass and two general-admission recitals during the week. Event details will be released soon. Subscribers may reserve seats for all chamber music events via a “full subscription.”

Centrum 2016 Chamber Workshop Schedule

*Denotes public events

Thursday, May 26

  • 3:00 – 4:00pm Quartets and pianists arrive, check in
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm Walk-about orientation with Artistic Director & Program Manager
  • 6:30pm Dinner w/ Calder Quartet, Lucinda Carver and others

Friday, May 27

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – noon Rehearsal
  • Noon – 1:00pm Lunch with Series Sponsors – Commons
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm Rehearsal/coaching
  • 3:45 – 5:15pm Rehearsal/coaching
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner at Commons
  • *7:30 – 9:00pm Public Master Class (Quartets), Wheeler Theater

Saturday, May 28

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – noon Rehearsal
  • Noon – 1:00pm Lunch in Commons
  • 1:00 – 2:50pm Coaching
  • 3:10 – 5:00pm Coaching
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:00 – 10:00pm Rehearsal, optional

Sunday, May 29

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – noon Rehearsal/coaching, dress rehearsal
  • Noon – 1:00pm Lunch
  • *2:00pm PUBLIC CONCERT, Calder Quartet, Wheeler Theater
  • *4:00pm PUBLIC RECEPTION, The Chapel, Fort Worden State Park
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner

Monday, May 30

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – noon Rehearsal
  • Noon – 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:50pm Professional Development, 204Coaching
  • 3:00 – 4:15pm Coaching
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm Coaching
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner

Tuesday, May 31

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – noon Rehearsal
  • Noon – 1:00pm Lunch in Commons
  • 1:00 – 2:50pm Coaching
  • 3:10 – 5:00pm Coaching
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner
  • *7:30pm PUBLIC CONCERT, Wheeler Theater.
    • 1) Quartet #1 for 1st half
    • 2) Quartet #2 w/ pianist #2 playing piano quintet 2nd half

Wednesday, June 1

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – noon Rehearsal Period
  • Noon – 1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:50pm Coaching
  • 3:10 – 5:00pm Coaching
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner
  • *7:30pm PUBLIC CONCERT, Wheeler Theater.
    • 1) Quartet #2 for 1st half
    • 2) Quartet #1 w/ pianist #1 playing piano quintet 2nd half

Thursday, June 2

  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 11:00am Checkout
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