Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Season Premiere Chamber Concert

PROGRAM:

Christopher Theofanidis: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet (2019)
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
Ariel Quartet

Johannes Brahms: String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88
Toby Appel, viola
Ariel Quartet

-intermission-

Franz Schubert: Quartettsatz, D. 703
Ariel Quartet

Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
Ariel Quartet
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

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FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK
6:45 PM
YESTER HOUSE, SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

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.

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Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Masterclass - Piano

Saturday, July 13th: 11am - Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Co-presented by the Manchester Community Library.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2019 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Jul
13
1:30 PM13:30

Masterclass - String Quartet

Saturday, July 13th: 1:30pm - Ariel Quartet, string quartet

Co-presented by the Manchester Community Library.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2019 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Jul
13
5:30 PM17:30

Recital - Jon Nakamatsu

PROGRAM:

Franz Schubert: Impromptus Opus 90 Nos. 2 & 3 

Frederic Chopin: Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, Opus 22

Jon Nakamatsu, piano

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Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and featured guest Jon Nakamatsu, piano for a recital and short Q&A. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library

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Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Young Artists Concert

PROGRAM:

Erwin Schulhoff: String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Julia Mirzoev and Ruoying Pan, violins
Keoni Bolding, viola
In Seo Cho, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet in G minor, K. 516
Sarah Grace Bindrim and Sasha Kandybin, violins
Ji Eun Park and Otoha Tabata, violas
Zi-Yun Luo, cello

-intermission-

Ludwig van Beethoven: 10 Variations on “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu” Variations, Op. 121a
Katelyn Emery, violin
Ismael Guerrero Bombut, cello
Andrew Cannestra, piano

Frank Bridge: Phantasy for Piano Quartet, H. 94
Ruoying Pan, violin
Keoni Bolding, viola
In Seo Cho, cello
Rossina Grieco, piano

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
MinJi Kim, violin
Mafalda Santos, cello
Lam Wong, piano

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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.

Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library

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Chamber Concert
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Concert

PROGRAM:

Jean-Pierre Guignon: Les Folies d'Espagne for Two Violins, Op. 9
Jennifer Koh & Amy Schwartz Moretti, violins

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Jennifer Koh & Amy Schwartz Moretti, violins
Toby Appel, viola
Mark Kosower, cello
 

-intermission-

Josef Suk: Elegy for Piano Trio, Op. 23
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Mark Kosower, cello
Angela Cheng, piano 

Antonín Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 "Dumky"
Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin
Mark Kosower, cello
Angela Cheng, piano

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FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK
6:45 PM
YESTER HOUSE, SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

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.

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Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

Family Concert

This event is free and open to the public.

School age children and their families are invited to join Manchester Music Festival for a special educational performance featuring select musicians from our Young Artists program, and lead by MMF Artistic Director Adam Neiman.

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

 Program Information Coming Soon.

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Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Masterclass - Violin

Saturday, July 20th: 11am - Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin

Co-presented by the Manchester Community Library.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2019 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Jul
20
1:30 PM13:30

Masterclass - Viola

Saturday, July 20th: 1:30pm - Toby Appel, viola

Co-presented by the Manchester Community Library.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2019 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Jul
20
5:30 PM17:30

Recital - Toby Appel & Angela Cheng

PROGRAM:

Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 1 in F minor for Viola & Piano, Op. 120 No. 1

Toby Appel, viola
Angela Cheng, piano

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Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and featured guests Toby Appel, viola and Angela Cheng, piano for a recital and short Q&A. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library

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Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Young Artists Concert

PROGRAM:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet in C Major, K. 465 “Dissonance”
Sasha Kandybin and Julia Mirzoev, violins
Otoha Tabata, viola
Ismael Guerrero Bombut, cello

Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101
Julia Mirzoev, violin
Ismael Guerrero Bombut, cello
Andrew Cannestra, piano

-intermission-

Antonin Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
Katelyn Emery and Keoni Bolding, violins
Ji Eun Park, viola
Mafalda Santos, cello
Rossina Grieco, piano

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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.

Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library

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Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Concert

PROGRAM:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478
Elmar Oliveira, violin
Ara Gregorian, viola
Peter Stumpf, cello
Adam Neiman, piano 

Sergei Prokofieff: Sonata in D Major for Flute & Piano, Op. 94
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Adam Neiman, piano

-intermission-

Gordon Jacob: Four Fancies for Flute, Violin, Viola, & Cello (1976)
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Ara Gregorian, viola
Peter Stumpf, cello

Edward Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
Elmar Oliveira & Hye-Jin Kim, violins
Ara Gregorian, viola
Peter Stumpf, cello
Adam Neiman, piano

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FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK
6:45 PM
YESTER HOUSE, SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

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.

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Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Masterclass - Cello

Saturday, July 27th: 11am - Peter Stumpf, cello

Co-presented by the Manchester Community Library.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2019 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Jul
27
1:30 PM13:30

Masterclass - Violin

Saturday, July 27th: 1:30pm - Elmar Oliveira, violin

Co-presented by the Manchester Community Library.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2019 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Jul
27
4:30 PM16:30

Recital - Hye-Jin Kim & Adam Neiman

PROGRAM:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 in A Major for Violin & Piano, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"

Hye-Jin Kim, violin
Adam Neiman, piano

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Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and featured guest Hye-Jin Kim, violin for a recital and short Q&A. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library

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Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

A Night at the Opera

PROGRAM:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Ma qual mai s’offre, o Dei” from Don Giovanni
Mathilda Edge, soprano

Jonathan Johnson, tenor
Warren Jones, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Hai già vinta la cuasa” from Le nozze di Figaro
Jesús Suaste, baritone
Warren Jones, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Soave sia il vento” from Cosi fan tutte
Mathilda Edge, soprano
Kathleen Felty, mezzo-soprano
Jesús Suaste, baritone
Warren Jones, piano

Camille Saint-Saëns : “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from Samson et Dalila
Kathleen Felty, mezzo-soprano
Warren Jones, piano

Gustave Charpentier: “Depuis le jour” from Louise
Mathlida Edge, soprano
Warren Jones, piano

Richard Wagner: “O Du mein holder Abendstern” from Tannhaeuser
Jesús Suaste, baritone
Warren Jones, piano

Richard Strauss: “Di rigore armato il seno” from Der Rosenkavalier
Jonathan Johnson, tenor
Warren Jones, piano

-intermission-

Gaetano Donizetti: “Una furtiva lagrima” from L’elisir d’amore
Jonathan Johnson, tenor
Warren Jones, piano

Gaetano Donizetti: “Venti scudi” from L’elisir d’amore
Jonathan Johnson, tenor
Jesús Suaste, baritone
Warren Jones, piano

Ruggero Leoncavallo: “Silvio! A quest’ora” from Pagliacci
Mathilda Edge, soprano
Jesús Suaste, baritone
Warren Jones, piano

Gaetano Donizetti: “Minacciata è la mia vita” from Lucrezia Borgia
Kathleen Felty, mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Johnson, tenor
Warren Jones, piano

Giacomo Puccini: “Un bel di’ vedremo” from Madama Butterfly
Mathilda Edge, soprano
Warren Jones, piano

Giacomo Puccini: “Tutti i fior” from Madama Butterfly
Mathilda Edge, soprano
Kathleen Felty, mezzo-soprano
Warren Jones, piano

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Young Artists Concert
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Young Artists Concert

PROGRAM:

Alexander Borodin: String Sextet in D minor, Op. Posth.
Sasha Kandybin and Sarah Grace Bindrim, violins
Otoha Tabata and Keoni Bolding, violas
Zi-Yun Luo and In Seo Cho, celli

Bedrich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor “From My Life”
MinJi Kim and Sarah Grace Bindrim, violins
Keoni Bolding, viola
Zi-Yun Luo, cello

-intermission-

Franz Schubert: Sonatensatz in B-flat Major for Piano Trio, D. 28
Katelyn Emery, violin
In Seo Cho, cello
Andrew Cannestra, piano

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
Ruoying Pan, violin
Otoha Tabata, viola
In Seo Cho, cello
Lam Wong, piano

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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.

Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library

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Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Concert

PROGRAM:

Felix Mendelssohn: Song without Words in D Major for Cello & Piano, Op. 109
Bion Tsang, cello
Vassily Primakov, piano
 

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Randall Scarlata, baritone
Vassily Primakov, piano

-intermission-

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 "Archduke"
Emily Daggett Smith, violin
Bion Tsang, cello
Craig Sheppard, piano

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FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK
6:45 PM
YESTER HOUSE, SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

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.

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Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Masterclass - Viola

Saturday, August 3rd: 11am - Dimitri Murrath, viola

Co-presented by the Manchester Community Library.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2019 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Aug
3
1:30 PM13:30

Masterclass - Piano

Saturday, August 3rd: 1:30pm - Craig Sheppard, piano

Co-presented by the Manchester Community Library.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2019 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Recital - Bion Tsang & Craig Sheppard

PROGRAM:

Franz Schubert: Sonata in A minor for Cello & Piano, D. 821 "Arpeggione"

Bion Tsang, cello
Craig Sheppard, piano

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Artistic Director Adam Neiman invites the community to join him and featured guests Bion Tsang, cello and Craig Sheppard, piano for a recital and short Q&A. These recitals are free and open to the public to come experience wonderful chamber music.

Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Young Artists Concert

PROGRAM:

Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor (1876)
MinJi Kim, violin
Otoha Tabata, viola
Mafalda Santos, cello
Andrew Cannestra, piano

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Ruoying Pan, violin
Ismael Guerrero Bombut, cello
Rossina Grieco, piano

-intermission-

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 16
Julia Mirzoev, violin
Ji Eun Park, viola
Mafalda Santos, cello
Lam Wong, piano

Reinhold Glière: String Octet in D Major, Op. 5
MinJi Kim, Sasha Kandybin, Katelyn Emery, and Sarah Grace Bindrim, violins
Ji Eun Park and Keoni Bolding, violas
In-Seo Cho and Zi-Yun Luo, celli

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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.

Hunter Community Room, Manchester Community Library

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Aug
8
7:30 PM19:30

Chamber Concert

PROGRAM:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, arr. for String Trio by Sitkovetsky
Axel Strauss, violin
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Edward Arron, cello
 

-intermission-

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Axel Strauss, violin
Dimitri Murrath, viola
Edward Arron, cello
Jeewon Park, piano

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FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK
6:45 PM
YESTER HOUSE, SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

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.

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Orchestral Evening
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Orchestral Evening

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor

PROGRAM:

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending, for Violin & Orchestra
Emily Daggett Smith, violin soloist 

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1
Adam Neiman, piano soloist

-intermission-

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

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FREE PRE-CONCERT TALK
6:45 PM
YESTER HOUSE, SOUTHERN VERMONT ARTS CENTER

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.

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