Jul
12
Thu
Free Pre-Concert Recital
Jul 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and a featured guest for a recital and short Q&A as a preview to the evening’s performance. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

 

Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor for Cello & Piano, Op. 19

Amit Peled, cello
Adam Neiman, piano

2018 Season Premiere Festival Concert
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Manchester Music Festival presents its 44th season at Southern Vermont Arts Center

 

Program:

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat Major for Clarinet, Cello, & Piano, Op. 11

Neiman: Piano Trio No. 2 for Clarinet, Violin, & Piano (2017)

intermission

Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

 

Vadim Lando, clarinet
Stefan Milenkovich, violin
Amit Peled, cello
Adam Neiman, piano

 

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

 

 

Pre-Concert Talk
6:45pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him prior to Thursday evening concerts for talks exploring the musical and socio-historical context that influenced the composers of this evening’s pieces. These talks are free and open to the public and take place in Southern Vermont Art Center’s Yester House.

 

 

Jul
14
Sat
Masterclass – violin
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2018 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance.

After each class, MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will briefly interview the masterclass teacher so as to provide an even deeper glimpse into his/her astonishing life and career.

 

July 14: Stefan Milenkovich, violin

 

Location and Ticket Information Coming Soon

Masterclass – cello
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2018 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance.

After each class, MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will briefly interview the masterclass teacher so as to provide an even deeper glimpse into his/her astonishing life and career.

 

July 14: Amit Peled, cello

Location and Ticket Information Coming Soon

Jul
15
Sun
Young Artist Concert
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The MMF Young Artist Concerts are truly inspiring events that feature our talented YAs in performance of complete chamber masterworks. These are not merely budding young performers, they are the great performers of the next generation.

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

Jul
19
Thu
Free Pre-Concert Recital
Jul 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and a featured guest for a recital and short Q&A as a preview to the evening’s performance. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

Schumann: “Märchenbilder” for Viola & Piano, Op. 113

Bridge: Two Pieces for Viola & Piano
1. “Pensiero,” H. 53
2. Allegro appassionato, H. 82

Che-Yen (Brian) Chen, viola
Adam Neiman, piano

Festival Concert
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Manchester Music Festival presents its 44th season at Southern Vermont Arts Center

 

Program:

Achron: “Hebrew Melody” for Violin & Piano

Bloch: “Prayer” for Cello & Piano

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110

intermission

Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81

 

Ara Gregorian, violin
Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Che-Yen (Brian) Chen, viola
Ronald Thomas, cello
Adam Neiman, piano

 

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

 

Pre-Concert Talk

6:45pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him prior to Thursday evening concerts for talks exploring the musical and socio-historical context that influenced the composers of this evening’s pieces. These talks are free and open to the public and take place in Southern Vermont Art Center’s Yester House.

 

Jul
21
Sat
Masterclass – violin/viola
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2018 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance.

After each class, MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will briefly interview the masterclass teacher so as to provide an even deeper glimpse into his/her astonishing life and career.

 

July 21: Ara Gregorian, violin/viola

Location and Ticket Information Coming Soon

Masterclass – piano
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2018 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance.

 

July 21: Adam Neiman, piano

Location and Ticket Information Coming Soon

Jul
22
Sun
Young Artist Concert
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The MMF Young Artist Concerts are truly inspiring events that feature our talented YAs in performance of complete chamber masterworks. These are not merely budding young performers, they are the great performers of the next generation.

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

Jul
26
Thu
Free Pre-Concert Recital
Jul 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and a featured guest for a recital and short Q&A as a preview to the evening’s performance. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

Prokofieff: Sonata No. 1 in F minor for Violin & Piano, Op. 80

Axel Strauss, violin
Vassily Primakov, piano

Festival Concert
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Manchester Music Festival presents its 44th season at Southern Vermont Arts Center

 

Program:

Mozart: Quartet in F Major for Oboe, Violin, Viola, & Cello, K. 370

Dubois: Quintet in F Major for Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello, & Piano, ITD 61

intermission

Tanayev: Piano Quartet in E Major, Op. 20

 

 

Rita Mitsel, oboe
Axel Strauss, violin
Ara Gregorian, viola
Alexis Gerlach, cello
Vassily Primakov, piano

 

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

 

 

Pre-Concert Talk

6:45pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him prior to Thursday evening concerts for talks exploring the musical and socio-historical context that influenced the composers of this evening’s pieces. These talks are free and open to the public and take place in Southern Vermont Art Center’s Yester House.

Jul
28
Sat
Masterclass – violin
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2018 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance.

After each class, MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will briefly interview the masterclass teacher so as to provide an even deeper glimpse into his/her astonishing life and career.

July 28: Axel Strauss, violin

Location and Ticket Information Coming Soon

Masterclass – piano
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2018 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance.

After each class, MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will briefly interview the masterclass teacher so as to provide an even deeper glimpse into his/her astonishing life and career.

July 28: Vassily Primakov, piano

Location and Ticket Information Coming Soon

Family Concert
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

School age children and their families are invited to join Manchester Music Festival for a  a special performance featuring Pius Cheung, a marimbist, and select musicians from our Young Artists program.

Works for solo marimba and string chamber music selections. This performance will provide an interactive experience for the attending children to be involved with the percussion performance, as guided by master performer Pius Cheung. MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will provide commentary about the musical selections, and this performance will be educational in nature.

This concert will be followed by an ice-cream social.

This is a free event.

Location: Burr & Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts

 

A Night at The Opera
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Program to include well-known arias and ensembles, such as Bizet’s Pearl Fishers duet, Massenet’s Pourquoi me reveiller, Verdi’s La donna e mobile, and many more operatic favorites.

Elaine Alvarez, soprano
Renee Tatum, mezzo-soprano
Kang Wang, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

Additional Program Information To Come

 

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

Jul
29
Sun
Young Artists Concert
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The MMF Young Artist Concerts are truly inspiring events that feature our talented YAs in performance of complete chamber masterworks. These are not merely budding young performers, they are the great performers of the next generation.

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

Aug
2
Thu
Free Pre-Concert Recital
Aug 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and a featured guest for a recital and short Q&A as a preview to the evening’s performance. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

 

Beethoven: Sonata in G minor for Cello & Piano, Op. 5 No. 2

Edward Arron, cello
Jeewon Park, piano

Festival Concert
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Manchester Music Festival presents its 44th season at Southern Vermont Arts Center

 

Program:

Mozart: Quartet No. 1 in D Major for Flute, Violin, & Viola, K. 285

Gaubert: “Trois aquarelles” for Flute, Cello, & Piano, IPG 1

Jolivet: “Chant de Linos” for Flute & Piano (1944)

intermission

Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major D. 667 “Trout”

 

Tara Helen O’Connor, flute
Jennifer Frautschi, violin
Helen Callus, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Nicholas Cathcart, double bass
Jeewon Park, piano

 

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

 

Pre-Concert Talk

6:45pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him prior to Thursday evening concerts for talks exploring the musical and socio-historical context that influenced the composers of this evening’s pieces. These talks are free and open to the public and take place in Southern Vermont Art Center’s Yester House.

Aug
4
Sat
Masterclass – viola
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2018 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance.

After each class, MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will briefly interview the masterclass teacher so as to provide an even deeper glimpse into his/her astonishing life and career.

 

August 4: Helen Callus, viola

Location and Ticket Information Coming Soon

Masterclass – cello
Aug 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2018 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance.

After each class, MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman will briefly interview the masterclass teacher so as to provide an even deeper glimpse into his/her astonishing life and career.

August 4: Edward Arron, cello

Location and Ticket Information Coming Soon

Aug
5
Sun
Young Artists Concert
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The MMF Young Artist Concerts are truly inspiring events that feature our talented YAs in performance of complete chamber masterworks. These are not merely budding young performers, they are the great performers of the next generation.

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

Aug
9
Thu
Free Pre-Concert Recital
Aug 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and a featured guest for a recital and short Q&A as a preview to the evening’s performance. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

 

Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959

Adam Neiman, piano

Festival Concert
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Manchester Music Festival presents its 44th season at Southern Vermont Arts Center

 

Program:

Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, D. 804 “Rosamunde”

intermission

Chausson: Concerto in D Major, for Violin, Piano, & String Quartet, Op. 21

Arnaud Sussmann, violin
Adam Neiman, piano
Escher String Quartet

 

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

 

 

Pre-Concert Talk

6:45pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him prior to Thursday evening concerts for talks exploring the musical and socio-historical context that influenced the composers of this evening’s pieces. These talks are free and open to the public and take place in Southern Vermont Art Center’s Yester House.

Aug
11
Sat
Orchestral Concert
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Manchester Music Festival presents its 44th season at Southern Vermont Arts Center

 

Program:

Grieg: “Holberg” Suite for Strings, Op. 40

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello & Orchestra, Op. 33*

intermission

Sibelius: Symphony No. 3 in C Major, Op. 52

 

*Bion Tsang, cello soloist
Michael Stern, conductor

 

Tickets to this performance can currently be purchased as part of a season-long subscription.

 

Pre-Concert Talk

6:45pm

Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him prior to Thursday evening concerts for talks exploring the musical and socio-historical context that influenced the composers of this evening’s pieces. These talks are free and open to the public and take place in Southern Vermont Art Center’s Yester House.