This Saturday, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival commences its spring season with a three-Saturday concert series, in preparation for this summer’s 35th anniversary season.
“Our spring series has deepened our relationship with our community in ways that continue to surprise us. There is such a desire for great live music performed at the highest level. This past Spring, we continued to grow our audience, and our summer festival once again saw record crowds for concerts performed by some of the world’s best musicians,” said Marya Martin, BCMF founder and artistic director.
“As the world continues to be strained by so many issues, we are looking forward—to this spring, to our 35th summer, and to many more seasons to come—with optimism and joy, knowing that we are touching the hearts of so many,” she added.
The program kicks off this Saturday with Martinû’s Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano. It then progresses into Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor K. 478. The evening concludes with Dvorák’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87. The program features Marya Martin on flute, Orion Weiss and Roman Rabinovich, piano, Erin Keefe, violin, Hsin-Yun Huang, viola, Peter Wiley, cello, John Snow, oboe, Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet, Peter Kolkay, bassoon, and Eric Reed on horn.
On April 7, BCMF welcomes, for the first time, the Pacifica String Quartet, a world-wide renowned string quartet. Founding members, violinist Simin Ganatra and cellist Brandon Vamos, are joined by new members, violinists Austin Harman and Guy Ben-Ziony. The program will begin with Hayden’s String Quartet in G major, Op. 76, No. 1, transition into Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 and No. 3, and conclude with Beethoven’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3.
The Spring series concludes on May 5 with Spring Winds performed by chamber musicians. Beethoven’s Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano, will be followed by Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Winds, Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, and conclude with Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452. Musicians will include Marya Martin on flute, John Snow, oboe, Romie de Guide-Langlois, clarinet, Peter Kolkay, bassoon, Eric Reed, horn, and Roman Rabinovich, piano.
All performances begin at 6 PM at the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church.
Subscribers receive a discount for the three-concert series, and a student ticket price of $10 will be available. For subscriptions, single tickets priced at $40 and $60, and information on student tickets, visit www.bcmf.org or call 212-741-9403.