CHESAPEAKE CHAMBER MUSIC FINAL WEEKEND SHOWCASES NEWCOMERS AND COMPETITION WINNERS
For Immediate Release: June 10, 2014
Contact: Don Buxton 410 819-0380 or Amy Steward 410 829-0436
The final weekend of the 29th Chesapeake Chamber Music (CCM) Festival features Festival newcomers and the 2014 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition Winners. The Friday, June 13 concert at the Avalon Theatre at 8 p.m., “Spohr ‘n More,” features works by Haydn and Spohr. The concert will feature pianist Molly Morkoski, a newcomer to this year’s Festival, as well as a performance of works by Ligeti and Schumann by the Wasmuth String Quartet, the 2014 CCM Competition winner of the $10,000 Gold Prize and Audience Choice award.
The “Saturday Serenades!” concert on Saturday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Michaels High School Auditorium features works by Beethoven, Kodály, and Brahms. Newcomer Adrian Morejon will be featured on bassoon. Morejon has been praised by the New York times for his “teeming energy” and “precise control” on the bassoon. An active chamber musician, he is a member of the Dorian Wind Quartet and Talea Ensemble.
On Sunday, June 15 at 4:00 p.m., the Festival will culminate with its Angels Concert,
”Sunset Pines,” featuring the music of John Mackey, Jean Français, Frédéric Chopin, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Anton Arensky. Both Molly Morkoski and Adrian Morejon will be featured musicians, along with favorites J. Lawrie Bloom and Marcy Rosen (Festival artistic directors), Tara Helen O’Connor, Peggy Pearson, David Jolley, Carmit Zori, and Daniel Phillips.
Generous financial support from corporate, public and private benefactors enables Chesapeake Chamber Music to offer affordable tickets for Festival concerts and recitals and open rehearsals that are free to the general public. To purchase tickets, visit www.ChesapeakeChamberMusic.org or call 410-819-0380.