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Salt Bay Chamberfest ~ Festival Concert 4

August 16

August 16

Fri Aug 16 at 7:30 PM
Pre-concert talk 6:30 PM

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Vijay Iyer’s new piano concerto, “Handmade Universe,” incorporates elements of jazz in a work written for Shai Wosner and the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, presented here in a special partnership with Portland Chamber Music Festival. Violinist Jennifer Koh joins festival directors Wilhelmina Smith (SBC) and Melissa Reardon (PCMS) in Missy Mazzoli’s folk-inspired string trio and Mozart’s dark and brooding G minor Piano Quartet to bring the festival’s 30th year to a rousing conclusion.

Single Concert Ticket $45 General Admission / $30 First-time attendee / Students free. Includes admission to concert and pre-concert lecture

Season Subscription $165. Includes admission to four evening concerts and pre-concert lectures

Missy Mazzoli: Lies You Can Believe In
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478
Vijay Iyer: Concerto for Piano and Strings
“Handmade Universe” (in partnership with Portland Chamber Music Festival) 

Jennifer Koh, violin
Melissa Reardon, viola
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Shai Wosner, piano
East Coast Chamber Orchestra
**** SBC thanks our friends at Portland Chamber Music Festival for their partnership on this performance of “Handmade Universe” ****

Celebrating our 30th anniversary, the 2024 Salt Bay Chamberfest theme, Music in Blue, intermingles historical and contemporary works that exemplify the influence of blues and jazz on classical chamber music with music inspired by blue landscapes in nature and the visual arts. We look forward to welcoming incredible artists to Damariscotta and are excited to present an SBC-commissioned world premiere work by pianist/composer Conrad Tao inspired by the 100th anniversary of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Against a backdrop of vibrant natural reflections of color—deep blue seas, sapphire rivers, and indigo skies—the coast of Maine is an ideal setting for audiences to engage in a musical exploration of all things Blue, and to ring in our 30th anniversary.

About Salt Bay Chamberfest:
The mission of Salt Bay Chamberfest is to enrich the cultural life of Midcoast Maine by producing musical concerts of the highest artistic level. Salt Bay Chamberfest advances the vitality of chamber music by featuring standard chamber music literature as well as new and existing works of living composers performed by today’s finest musicians.

For more information about this festival and our other events: http://www.saltbaychamberfest.org

All ticket and subscription sales are being handled directly through Salt Bay Chamberfest.

Salt Bay Chamberfest

Post Office Box 1268
Damariscotta, ME 04543
email: contact@saltbaychamberfest.org
phone: 207-522-3749