Kennebec Early Music Festival next month

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:15am

The Kennebec Early Music Festival will be held Aug. 11-18  in the Long Reach Hall, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, and the intimate Linden Tree Meeting House, 10 Church Lane, in Phippsburg.

All concerts have an interactive pre-show discussion 45 minutes before with our performers about their instruments. It has been a favorite. Concerts are evenings at 7:30 p.m.; the Sunday concerts will be at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $10 students and young adults (ages 17–25) and available on the festival’s website: www.kemfmaine.org. “Kid’s Come Free” admits ages 7–16 with one accompanying adult per child.

Sunday, Aug. 11 - 3 p.m. at Maine Maritime Museum: “Baroque Riches” - Dynamic classical chamber music ... a baroque music lover's delight! Musicians: Vicki Boeckman, Baroque recorders; Sarah Freiberg, 1784 Merlin violoncello and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, late 18th-century French harpsichord.  This dynamic trio perform chamber music spanning the entire Baroque era, from van Eyck to Vivaldi, from Italy and France.
 
Tuesday, Aug. 13 -  7:30 p.m. at Maine Maritime Museum - “BACH.”  Enjoy the music of the Bachs, father and son, and their good friend Telemann, with an overture, a rondo, fantasias, and suites of dances from late baroque Germany. Musicians: Vicki Boeckman, Baroque recorders; Susanna Ogata, 1772 Klotz violin; Sarah Freiberg, 1784 Merlin violoncello and Tamara Friedman, 1780 South German Fortepiano.
 
Wednesday, Aug. 14 - 7:30 p.m. at the Linden Tree Meeting House in Phippsburg (tickets for this show through brownpapertickets.com): “BACH.” Musicians: Susanna Ogata, 1772 Klotz violin; Sarah Freiberg, 1784 Merlin violoncello and Tamara Friedman, 1780 South German Fortepiano.

Friday, Aug. 16 -  7:30 p.m. at the Linden Tree Meeting House:  “Old Vienna Night” - travel back to old Vienna with music by the Viennese masters, Haydn, Beethoven, and Schubert with musicians Thomas Carroll, classical clarinets; Susanna Ogata, 1772 Klotz violin; Sarah Freiberg, 1784 Merlin violoncello and Tamara Friedman, 1795 Viennese fortepiano.

Sunday, Aug. 18 - 3 p.m. at Maine Maritime Museum:  “The Classical Consort” - The gang's all here for a rousing finale. Offering you a varied concert of chamber music by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven are Thomas Carroll, classical clarinet and basset horn; Susanna Ogata, 1772 Klotz violin; Sarah Darling, 1619 Amati viola;  Sarah Freiberg, 1784 Merlin violoncello and Tamara Friedman, 1795 Viennese fortepiano.

The Kennebec Early Music Festival is funded in part by grants from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Edgard & Geraldine Feder Foundation, Inc., Androscoggin Bank and the Davenport Trust Fund, and the generous support of our major business sponsors, the Bath Savings Trust Company and William Raveis/Carlton Realty.

For details about the musical selections for each program, tickets and more visit www.kennebecearlymusicfestival.org.