Chesapeake Chamber Music Celebrates 30th Festival with Gala Event and New Artists
Contact: Don Buxton 410 819-0380 or Bill Geoghegan 410 822-6554
The 30th Annual Chesapeake Chamber Music (CCM) Festival, which will be held in Easton, MD from June 7 through June 21, 2015, will kick off its season of festivals with a celebratory event, “Celebrate 30!” on Friday, June 5 at the Tidewater Inn in Easton. Guests will enjoy a cabaret-style evening with live music by the Chuck Redd Trio including singer and pianist Champian Fulton, Stephen Fulton on horn, and Chuck Redd on percussion. Champian Fulton has been called “a charming young steward of the mainstream jazz tradition by the “New York Times.”
The evening events of “Celebrate 30” include passed hors d’oeuvres and open bar, followed by a bountiful gourmet cocktail buffet. There will be a raffle of a variety of themed baskets and a silent auction, including such special items as a painting by David Grafton of Easton; a tour and lunch at Vicco von Voss’s workshop near Chestertown; a three-night stay at the Phillips Club in NYC with a $100 coupon to Dizzy’s Jazz Club; a special Italian dinner for eight at a local home with tour of Americana collection; a Creole dinner evening for 10 at Glen Eagle Point in Bozman; an iPhone class; and talks on the World Trade Center Disaster and Zionism by local experts. This celebration is worthy of the 30th anniversary of Chesapeake Chamber Music!
The Festival begins its two-week run, offering six concerts, five Artist Showcases, and two rehearsals open to the public at no charge. The 13 events are held in various Eastern Shore locations. Venues include such returning favorites as The Avalon Theatre, the Academy Art Museum, historic St. Paul’s Church in Centreville, Trinity Cathedral in Easton, and St. Michaels Middle-High School Performing Arts Auditorium.
Two new venues, the state-of-the-art performing space at the Oxford Community Center and the Talbot Country Club, will feature special offerings. The Oxford Community Center showcase is being paired with a special optional fixed-price dinner afterwards at the nearby historic Robert Morris Inn. Chef Mark Salter has prepared a special menu highlighting some of the Eastern Shore’s best seasonal offerings, sure to please Festival attendees who want to linger in this picturesque setting after the music finishes. The Talbot Country’s Club is situated offering peaceful views of the Tred Avon River and a reception will follow the concert in this lovely setting.
Twenty-one artists will perform at this year’s Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, including 18 returning artists, along with some newcomers to the Eastern Shore Festival scene. Among the new artists are two extraordinary cellists, Peter Stumpf and Edward Arron, and renowned violist Rebecca Albers.
Generous financial support from corporate, public and private benefactors enables Chesapeake Chamber Music to offer affordable tickets for Festival concerts and recitals; open rehearsals are free to the general public. For additional information, visit www.ChesapeakeChamberMusic.org or call 410 819-0380. For information about the fixed-price dinner at the Robert Morris Inn, contact them at 410-226-5111.
#1: Pictured is Chuck Redd whose Trio including Champian and Stephen Fulton, will appear at Chesapeake Chamber Music’s Gala “Celebrate 30!” on Friday, June 5 at the Tidewater Inn in Easton.
#2: Pictured are the new artists coming to the 2015 Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, June 7 – 21, 2015:
#1: Pictured is Peter Stumpf, Cellist
#2: Pictured is Rebecca Albers, Violist
#3: Pictured is Edward Arron, Cellist