2015 CONCERT SCHEDULE

Special Events

A Keyboard Masterpiece

Saturday, August 1 (7:30 P.M.)
at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Kingston
383 Old North Road, Kingston

This event is limited seating

BACH

Goldberg Variations
PIANO: Stewart Goodyear

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Stewart GoodyearStewart Goodyear, who made his Kingston debut last summer, speaks about Bach's Goldberg Variations with a kind of reverence and familiarity that only a pianist could have.

"They're the pieces that I always work on, the first thing I play in the morning. It feels absolutely perfect, the perfect way to start the day," Goodyear says.

"It's an exercise in musicality, in technique, in testing every part of the brain. So many aspects of pianism are explored in the Goldberg Variations."

Goodyear, a pianist of extraordinary accomplishment, performed variations of a different sort - Beethoven's Diabelli Variations - in Kingston last summer. Strangely enough, he has never performed the Goldberg Variations in concert, a milestone he will put behind him in Kingston this summer.

Festival Artistic Director Natalie Zhu said it was an easy choice when she and Goodyear discussed possible repertoire for a solo concert on Saturday evening, Aug. 1, in the nearby Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Kingston. "When he brought up the Bach I immediately said, 'Yes,' " Zhu said, adding, "We are thrilled to have him back and are very much looking forward to this recital.


Meet the Composer

at 6:45 p.m. in the concert hall
before the start of Concerts 2 and 3

Enrich your concert experience when composer David Ludwig introduces one of his compositions at each of these concerts.

Swan Song, for violin and piano, on July 24
Pale Blue Dot, for string quartet, on July 25

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David LudwigDavid Ludwig's compositions have included works for prominent soloists and major orchestras, chamber groups, popular films, and even for President Obama's second inauguration. NPR picked him as one of the Top 100 Composers Under Forty in the world in 2011. Mr. Ludwig comes from a family lineage of musicians that includes his grandfather, pianist Rudolf Serkin, and great-grandfather, violinist and composer Adolf Busch. He is on the composition faculty of The Curtis Institute of Music, where he serves as the Dean of Artistic Programs.

Six Subscription Concerts

1. THE NATALIE 'TALLY' KAMPEN MEMORIAL CONCERT
Wednesday, July 22 (7:30 p.m.)

DVORAK

Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 1 and 8, for piano, four hands
PIANO: Benjamin Hochman and Natalie Zhu

Sponsored by
URI

NICCOLO PAGANINI

Terzetto concertante in D Major, for violin, cello and guitar
GUITAR: Jason Vieaux
VIOLIN: Bella Hristova
CELLO: Raman Ramakrishnan

DVORAK

String Sextet in A major, Op. 48, for two violins, two violas, two cellos
VIOLINS: Bella Hristova and Jasmine Lin
VIOLAS: Burchard Tang and Melissa Reardon
CELLOS: Priscilla Lee and Raman Ramakrishnan


2. TWO TRIOS AND A SWAN SONG
Friday, July 24 (7:30 p.m.)

*Meet the composer David Ludwig 45 minutes before the start of Concert 2

HUMMEL

String Trio in G Major, for two violas and cello
VIOLAS: Melissa Reardon and Burchard Tang
CELLO: Priscilla Lee

DAVID LUDWiG

Swan Song, for violin and piano
VIOLIN: Bella Hristova
PIANO: Natalie Zhu

TCHAIKOVSKY

Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, for piano, violin and cello
PIANO: Benjamin Hochman
VIOLIN: Jasmine Lin
CELLO: Raman Ramakrishnan


3. VIVA VIEAUX
Sunday, July 26 (4 p.m.)

*Meet the composer David Ludwig 45 minutes before the start of Concert 3

DAVID LUDWIG

Pale Blue Dot, for string quartet
VIOLINS: Bella Hristova and Jasmine Lin
VIOLA: Melissa Reardon
CELLO: Priscilla Lee

Sponsored by
Classical 95.9 WCRI

GIULIANI

Grande Overture

BACH

Allemande, from Lute Suite No. 1

ALBENIZ

Torre Bermeja

JOBIM

A Felicidade

HENZE

"Drei Tentos"

ELLINGTON

In A Sentimental Mood

MERLIN

Suite del Recuerdo
GUITAR: Jason Vieaux

SCHUMANN

Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, for piano, two violins, viola, and cello
PIANO: Benjamin Hochman
VIOLINS: Jasmine Lin and Bella Hristova
VIOLA: Melissa Reardon
CELLO: Raman Ramakrishnan


4. BASS AND BASSOON
Wednesday, July 29 (7:30 p.m.)

BERNARD GARFIELD

Quartet for Bassoon, Violin, Viola, and Cello
BASSOON: Harrison Hollingsworth
VIOLIN: Juilette Kang
VIOLA: Che-Hung Chen
CELLO: Clancy Newman

Sponsored by
Amica

BARTOK

Contrasts, BB 116, for clarinet, violin and piano
CLARINET: Benito Meza
VIOLIN: Amy Oshiro
PIANO: Stewart Goodyear

SCHUBERT

Quintet in A Major, D.667, "Trout," for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass
Clarosa Piano Quartet (PIANO: Natalie Zhu VIOLIN: Juliette Kang VIOLA: Che-Hung Chen CELLO: Thomas Kraines)
DOUBLE BASS: Peter Weitzner


5. THE ARCHDUKE
Friday, July 31 (7:30 p.m.)

MOZART

Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat Major, K. 292
BASSOON: Harrison Hollingsworth
CELLO: Thomas Kraines

Sponsored by
Belmont Market

KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI

Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio
CLARINET: Benito Meza
VIOLIN: Juliette Kang
VIOLA: Che-Hung Chen
CELLO: Thomas Kraines

BEETHOVEN

“Piano Trio, Op. 97, in B-flat Major, the "Archduke"
PIANO: Stewart Goodyear
VIOLIN: Amy Oshiro
CELLO: Clancy Newman


6. SPANNING THREE CENTURIES
Sunday, August 2 (4 p.m.)

J.C. BACH

Piano Quartet in G Major, WB66
Clarosa Piano Quartet (PIANO: Natalie Zhu VIOLIN: Juliette Kang VIOLA: Che-Hung Chen CELLO: Thomas Kraines)

Sponsored by
Centreville

PROKOFIEV

Sonata in C Major, Op. 119, for Cello and Piano
CELLO: Clancy Newman
PIANO: Stewart Goodyear

BRAHMS

Quartet in A Major, op.26 for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello
Clarosa Piano Quartet (PIANO: Natalie Zhu VIOLIN: Juliette Kang VIOLA: Che-Hung Chen CELLO: Thomas Kraines)