July 11, 18, 25, August 1 and 8, 2017 – Celebrating 45th Anniversary

World Class Chamber Music Concerts

The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival has brought the joys of chamber music to western Maine for over forty years. Every summer, SLLMF presents a much anticipated chamber music series at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison.  Outreach events include youth concerts, community programs, and series concerts, repeated around the state.  Performers of the highest caliber come from around the country and abroad.

“The Festival offers some of the most provocative programming on the Maine summer scene” (Portland Press Herald, 2011).

“Backstage at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison opens onto the Maine woods, the theater itself has some of the most remarkable acoustics in New England, and the chamber music one would expect to hear at Lincoln Center.” (Portland Press Herald, 2015)

“The opening concert of the festival’s 43rd season, on Tuesday evening, drew a nearly full house to Deertrees, a charmingly rustic, 300-seat theater with superb acoustics, and the festival’s musicians, drawn principally from orchestras and chamber groups around the country, played with passion and precision.” (Portland Press Herald, July 2015)

Program I: July 11    ‘Inspiring Mozart’
MOZART: Clarinet Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 “Kegelstatt
ARVO PÄRT: Mozart-Adagio for Piano Trio (1992/1997)
MOZART: Horn Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 407
FAURÉ: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15

Carmelo Galante, clarinet
John Boden, horn
Gerry Itzkoff, violin & viola
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin & viola
Laurie Kennedy, viola
Mihai Marica, cello
Mihae Lee, piano
Stephen Manes, piano

Program II: July 18  ‘Influential Friendships’
DVŎRÁK: Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 74
BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44

Carmelo Galante, clarinet
Varty Manouelian, violin
Movses Pogossian, violin
Gerry Itzkoff, viola
Joel Noyes, cello
Mihae Lee, piano
Stephen Manes, piano

Program III: July 25   ‘A Postcard from Russia’
PROKOFIEV: Melodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35b
GLIÈRE: Duets for Violin and Bass, Op. 39
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57
TCHAIKOVSKY: Sextet for Strings, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence”

Varty Manouelian, violin
Movses Pogossian, violin
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin & viola
Laurie Kennedy, viola
Elizabeth Anderson, cello
Bonnie Thron, cello
Anthony D’Amico, bass
Mihae Lee, piano

Program IV: August 1    ‘Schubert’s Extraordinary Year: 1828’
BACH: Trio Sonata in C Minor from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
SCHUBERT: Notturno for Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 897
HARBISON: “November 19, 1828” for Piano Quartet (1988)
SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Susan Rotholz, flute
Min-Young Kim, violin
Philip Palermo, violin
Laurie Kennedy, viola
Eliot Bailen, cello
Bonnie Thron, cello
Mihae Lee, piano

Program V: August 8   ‘Celebration’
BEETHOVEN: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, Op. 16
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue for Piano Four-hands
MARTINŮ: Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano (1944)
POULENC: Sextet for Piano and Winds (1939)

Susan Rotholz, flute
Stephen Taylor, oboe
Alan Kay, clarinet
William Purvis, horn
Adrian Morejon, bassoon
Eliot Bailen, cello
Yuri Funahashi, piano
Mihae Lee, piano