Week Two of Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival Adds St. Michaels and Oxford Concert Venues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 7, 2016
Contact: Don Buxton (410) 819-0380
or Amy Steward (410) 829-0436

Yura Lee

Pictured is Yura Lee, one of the many talented musicians returning to this year’s Chamber Music Festival. Lee will play on Sunday, June 12 at Historic Christ Church in St. Michaels.

Robert McDonald

Pictured is pianist Robert McDonald, who will perform on Wednesday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Easton, MD.

Peggy Pearson

Pictured is Peggy Pearson who will perform on the oboe on Saturday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michaels High School Theatre.

District5

Pictured is District5 who opened the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, June 5 at Christ Church in Easton. (Photo by Cal Jackson, Tidewater Camera Club)

Block4

Pictured is Block4, winners of the 2016 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition who will offer a pre-concert talk on Friday, June 17 at 7:15 at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, before performing at the 8 p.m. concert. (Photo by Amy Blades Steward)

Week two of the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival opens on Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m. at Historic Christ Church in St. Michaels. The concert will include favorite music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Walter Rabl, and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. A celebratory reception following the concert will be catered by Gourmet by the Bay.

Another highlight of Week two is Artist Showcase III on Wednesday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Easton where Festival participants will enjoy an evening of favorite pieces of Ludwig van Beethoven, including Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 – “The Kreutzer Sonata” and Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Trio In E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2.   Returning musicians Catherine Cho, Robert McDonald, and Marcy Rosen promise to entertain.

On Friday, June 17 at 7:15 at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, ticket holders will be treated to a pre-concert talk by members of Block4, the winners of the 2016 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.  Block4 will also perform at the concert which will feature the works of Beethoven and Dvořák.

Finally, on Saturday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michaels High School Theatre, a concert will feature Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Boccherini, and Josef Rheinberger, offering something for the whole family to experience.

Experience the Extraordinary June 5 through June 19, 2016. Sponsors of this year’s Festival include the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star-Democrat. Additional generous financial support from corporate, public and private benefactors enables Chesapeake Music to offer affordable tickets for Festival concerts and recitals. Open rehearsals are free to the public. Tickets are available online at ChesapeakeMusic.org or by calling 410 819-0380.

Captions:

#1: Pictured is Yura Lee, one of the many talented musicians returning to this year’s Chamber Music Festival.  Lee will play on Sunday, June 12 at Historic Christ Church in St. Michaels.

#2: Pictured is pianist Robert McDonald, who will perform on Wednesday, June 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Easton, MD.

#3: Pictured is Peggy Pearson who will perform on the oboe on Saturday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michaels High School Theatre.

#4: Pictured is District5 who opened the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, June 5 at Christ Church in Easton.  (Photo by Cal Jackson, Tidewater Camera Club)

#5: Pictured is Block4, winners of the 2016 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition who will offer a pre-concert talk on Friday, June 17 at 7:15 at the Avalon Theatre in Easton, before performing at the 8 p.m. concert. (Photo by Amy Blades Steward)

 

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