In addition to the outstanding weekend concerts that take place during The Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival, the artist/faculty present fascinating evening presentations for the Festival's workshop participants. These sessions are free, and the public is welcome to attend. All events (except the Cistern concert) are
held at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater.
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 7PM
“More Than Notes” How do performers turn a page full of notes into beautiful music? Using pieces by Max Bruch, Artistic Director Helen Callus (viola) is joined by Alan Kay (clarinet) and Jon Klibonoff (piano) to talk about and demonstrate how they work together to bring the page to life.
TUESDAY, AUG 7, 7PM
“The French Perspective” Guitarist William Feasley explores the connection between music and art with a multimedia slide show and live performance.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 7PM
“Music From the Cistern Chapel” Multi-instrumentalist and composer Stuart Dempster will create a one-of-a-kind sonic experience. Fort Worden’s 2,000,000-gallon cistern (now empty) is famous among musicians “in the know” for its amazing 45-second, crystalline-pure reverb.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 7PM
“Creating a Masterpiece” How do composers and performers collaborate to generate new works? Composer Paul Moravec is joined by Trio Solisti and clarinetist Alan Kay to talk about how his Pulitzer Prize-winning composition Tempest Fantasy evolved from the idea stage into a finished piece.
As an extra treat, Trio Solisti (Maria Bachmann, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Jon Klibonoff, piano) will perform portions of a Beethoven trio not included on the weekend concerts.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 1:30 PM
Chamber music concert by workshop participants. Talented musicians from across the country have been working intensively all week. Come and hear what they’ve accomplished.