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Bridge Chamber Music Festival Announces 14th Season
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:15am
The Bridge Chamber Music Festival is proud to announce its 14th season with four scheduled performances August 16, 19, 21 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Northfield.
The festival, which draws world-renowned musicians to the quaint town of Northfield, is best described by Cellist and Artistic Director David Carter of the Bridge Chamber Music Festival as, “all the drama and passion of the symphony, but much more intimate.”
The festival begins on August 16th with a Young Artists’ Recital. This concert showcases a variety of chamber and solo works performed by talented young musicians from the Northfield area. Studio A, St. Olaf College, 7:30 p.m. This concert is free.
Festival Concert I – August 19th features the Artaria String Quartet www.artariaquartet.com and WindWorks. This program consists of Ludwig van Beethoven's Quartet in C minor, Op. 18 #4 and Dmitry Shostakovich's Quartet #14 in F sharp minor, Op. 142, both performed by the Artaria String Quartet. WindWorks will perform Paquito D'Rivera “Aires Tropicales.” St. John's Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Concert II – August 21st features the Bridge Chamber Players and Andrea Een, Hardanger fiddler with violinists Taichi Cen, Francesca Anderegg francescaanderegg.com, and Hector Valdivia, violist Charles Gray, cellist David Carter, and pianist Nicola Melville. The program consists of W. A. Mozart's Quintet for Strings in D major, K. 593 and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 26, as well as traditional Norwegian Hardanger fiddle tunes. Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College, 7:30 p.m.
Festival Concert III – August 23rd features Erin Keefe erinkeefeviolin.com, Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, Anthony Ross, Principal Cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra, and Gustavus Adolphus piano faculty Esther Wang. This concert will showcase Zoltan Kodaly's Duo for Violin and Cello, Ernst Chausson's Piano Trio as well as Mozart's Piano Trio in E major, K. 542. Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets ($5/concert except for the Young Artist Recital which is free) are available at the door the evening of each event.
For more information on the Bridge Chamber Music Festival, visit www.bridgechamberfestival.org or contact David Carter at email@example.com. The Bridge Chamber Music Festival is supported by a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council through funds from the Minnesota State Legislature. Northfield invites visitors to experience this historic music town first hand by extending their stay for multiple concerts. Stay over packages and travel itineraries are available for the concert series. For more information go to www.visitingnorthfield.com.
Content supplied by David Carter.