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Cassatt String Quartet featured in 15th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music, in Belfast July 19

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cassatt String Quartet featured

in 15th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music

July 12th – 21st, 2017

 
 
The internationally celebrated Cassatt String Quartet will be featured in the 15th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music.  Established in 1985, the Cassatt String Quartet has collaborated with a vast array of artists and Pulitzer-prize winning composers.  Named three times by The New Yorker magazine’s Best Of The Year CD Selection, the Cassatt has recorded over twenty-five commercial releases for the Koch, Naxos, New World, Albany and CRI Labels and can be found on YouTube. 
 
The 15th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music returns to Maine July 12th–21st, 2017.
 
The goal of the Seal Bay Festival is to make American chamber music an exciting and vibrant experience for concert audiences, artists, composers, composition students, and school children in the storied geographical and cultural setting of coastal Maine, serving both the year-round and summer populations, while offering a unique exposure to contemporary music.  The Seal Bay Festival Composer Institute offers a select group of college and conservatory level composers the opportunity to participate in a series of master classes with the distinguished guest faculty composers and to have their works performed by the Cassatt String Quartet.
 
This year, the Festival explores the theme “Seeing Sound.”  Immersing individuals in the making of art, as well as simply in its appreciation, is an exciting new dimension of the Seal Bay Music Festival, and one that guarantees a dynamic week of creative discovery for all.
 
Participants in the 2017 Seal Bay Festival include composers Augusta Read Thomas, Victoria Bond, Elliot Schwartz, Delvyn Case, Laura Kaminsky, Vineet Shende, and Daniel Strong Godfrey; the resident Cassatt String Quartet; and visual artist Rebecca Allan.

For further information about the Seal Bay Festival or concerts, visit  www.sealbayfestival.org
You can also email:  muneko@gmail.com and/or phone 212. 932.9449, or mail The Seal Bay Festival, P.O. Box 824, Vinalhaven, Maine 04863
 
 
More about the Cassatt String Quartet:

The first quartet in Juilliard’s Young Artists Quartet Program.  Performances at Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee Celebration in London, New York’s Alice Tully Hall, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Theatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and the Beijing Central Conservatory in China. At the Library of Congress, the Cassatt performed on the library’s matched quartet of Stradivarius instruments, and they performed the three complete Beethoven Quartet cycles at the University at Buffalo. 

The Cassatt has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, Boston’s WGBH, and New York’s WQXR and WNYC. They have 30 recordings, and were named three times to Alex Ross’ 10 best classical recordings of the year in The New Yorker magazine.The quartet is named for the celebrated American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.

Members: Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower, violins; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Elizabeth Anderson, cello.


 
2017 Seal Bay Festival Concert Schedule:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
2:45PM
 
Thornton Oaks Retirement Community
25 Thornton Way
Brunswick, ME
 
 
Elliot Schwartz, String Quartet #3 Portrait for Deedee

This concert is for Thornton Oaks residents.
 
 
 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
11:00AM
 
Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
22 Bramhall St.

Portland, ME

 
 
Delvyn Case, Lighthouse Keeper
Cassatt String Quartet and narrator Anna Gravel

Open to the public.  Admission is free.

(207) 662-0111

 
 
 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
2:00PM
 
Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine
142 Free St.

Portland, ME

 
 
Delvyn Case, Lighthouse Keeper
Cassatt String Quartet and narrator Anna Gravel

 
This concert is free with admission to the Museum & Theatre, which is $10 per person.

(207) 828-1234

 
 
 
Friday, July 14, 2017
11:00AM
 
Colby College Museum of Art
5600 Mayflower Hill Dr.
Waterville, ME
 
 
Delvyn Case, Lighthouse Keeper
Cassatt String Quartet and narrator Anna Gravel

This concert is for Lively Spaces campers, but is also open to the public.
Admission is free.

(207) 859-5600

 
 
 
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00AM
 
Clam Festival

162 Main St.
Yarmouth, ME
 
 
Delvyn Case, Lighthouse Keeper
Cassatt String Quartet and narrator Anna Gravel

Admission is free.

(207) 846-3984

 
 
 
Sunday, July 16, 2017
7:00PM
 
Partners in Island Education
Godfrey residence
Coombs Neck
Vinalhaven, ME
 
 
Borodin, Nocturne
Ravel, Tre vif
Daniel Strong Godfrey, Intermedio

Fundraising concert for Partners in Island Education.
 
 
 
Monday, July 17, 2017
6:00PM
 
Seal Bay Festival – Composer Institute
Vinalhaven School

22 Arcola Ln.
Vinalhaven, ME

 
 
Alvin Lok-Hei Tam, Infinite Transmigration

Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, Birds Reincarnate

Cody W. Forrest, Invocation
Joydyn Gallinek, Train of Thought

Donations are welcomed.

(207) 863-4800

 
 
 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
7:00PM
 
New Era Barn Gallery
60 Main St.
Vinalhaven, ME
 
 
Augusta Read Thomas, String Quartet Helix Spirals
Daniel Strong Godfrey, String Quartet Intermedio
Victoria Bond, String Quartet Dreams of Flying
Elliot Schwartz, String Quartet #3 Portrait for Deedee

Tickets are $15.

(207) 863-9351

 
 
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
2:45PM
 
Waldo County General Hospital
118 Northport Ave.
Belfast, ME
 
 
Excerpts from

Augusta Read Thomas, String Quartet Helix Spirals
Daniel Strong Godfrey, Intermedio
Victoria Bond, String Quartet Dreams of Flying

Elliot Schwartz, String Quartet #3 Portrait for Deedee
Open to the public.  Admission is free.                                         

 
 
 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
7:00PM
 
Waterfall Arts

256 High St.
Belfast, ME
 
 
Augusta Read Thomas, String Quartet Helix Spirals
Daniel Strong Godfrey, Intermedio
Victoria Bond, String Quartet Dreams of Flying
Elliot Schwartz, String Quartet #3 Portrait for Deedee
Vineet Shende, Violin solo 
प्रकाश आणि सावली (prakash ani saoli)  Liminescence and shadow
Peter McLaughlin, Viola solo Not Sad Songs

4-5:30 PM Colloquium for artists and composers
                    

Tickets are $10.

(207) 863-9351

 
 
 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
7:00PM
 
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME
 
 
Augusta Read Thomas, String Quartet Helix Spirals
Daniel Strong Godfrey, Intermedio
Victoria Bond, String Quartet Dreams of Flying
Elliot Schwartz, String Quartet #3 Portrait for Deedee
Vineet Shende, Violin Solo  प्रकाश आणि सावली (prakash ani saoli)  Liminescence and shadow

Peter McLaughlin, Viola Solo Not Sad Songs

Tickets: $12. advance; $15. at the door; $10 for students and seniors.  [A $10 ticket discount is extended to SPACE members ]
 
 
 
Friday, July 21, 2017
10:00AM
 
Maine Medical Center

22 Bramhall St.
Portland, ME
 
 
Borodin, Nocturne
Ravel, Tre vif
Daniel Strong Godfrey, String Quartet Intermedio

Open to the public.  Admission is free.

(207) 662-0111

 
 
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Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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