HONEST BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL SUMMER 2017 SERIES

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JULY 15, 8 P.M.  –  KENNETH RENSHAW, Violinist, and YANG BAO, Pianist

Prize-winning young artists Kenneth Renshaw, violinist, and Yang Bao, pianist, will open Honest Brook Music Festival’s 29th summer season with a program of works by Mozart, Bach, Fauré, De Falla, and Schumann. Renshaw has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras and has performed to sold-out recital halls. Bao has won many competitions in his native China and debuted at age 15 in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Among his extensive appearances in East Coast concert halls is a performance at The White House. For more information about Renshaw, visit his website kennethrenshawviolin.com.

 

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JULY 22, 8 P.M.  –  THE LYSANDER PIANO TRIO

A winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and many other competitions, the Lysander Piano Trio includes Itamar Zorman, violin; Liza Stepanova, piano; and Michael Katz, cello. The trio has recorded music by Ravel, Haydn, Schubert, Joaquin Turina, and Moshe Zorman. They have performed at both American and international festivals and in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago and Arkansas. The trio recently made their concerto debut with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra. Their programs include a mix of contemporary and well-loved masterworks, as well as commissioned works. On July 22, they will perform works by Mozart, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn. Their website is lysandertrio.com.

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AUGUST 6, 4 P.M.  –  THOMAS MEGLIORANZA, Baritone, and REIKO UCHIDA, Pianist

Schubert’s monumental song cycle, Winterreise, will be performed in its entirety by two consummate artists well-known for their versatility and skill – baritone Thomas Meglioranza and pianist Reiko Uchida – in a concert that promises to be an extraordinary experience for chamber music lovers. Meglioranza has performed extensively with many of America’s leading orchestras and period instrument ensembles, as well as opera companies and recordings. Uchida is recognized as one of the finest pianists on the classical music scene today. She has appeared as soloist, chamber musician, and recital partner throughout the United States and internationally, including with such familiar Honest Brook Festival artists as violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, with whom she performed the complete works of Beethoven for cello and piano. Their websites are meglioranza.com and reikouchida.com.

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AUGUST 12, 8 P.M.  –  THE JUPITER STRING QUARTET, joined by The Jasper String Quartet

The Jupiter String Quartet concertizes across the United States and in the world’s finest concert halls. The quartet consists of violinists Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violist Liz Freivogel, and cellist Daniel McDonough. They return to the Honest Brook stage to perform a program of works by Beethoven and Schoenberg and, joined by The Jasper String Quartet, Two Pieces for String Octet by Shostakovich. The Jupiter’s website is jupiterquartet.com.

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AUGUST 13, 4 P.M. – THE JASPER STRING QUARTET, joined by The Jupiter String Quartet

The Jasper String Quartet – with violinists J. Freivogel and Sae Chonabayashi, violist Sam Quintel, and cellist Rachel Henderson Freivogel – has performed extensively in international concert halls while also bringing outreach programs to schools and commissioning works from some of today’s leading composers. They will perform works by Haydn and Dvorák, followed by a joint performance with The Jupiter Quartet of Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20. The Jasper’s website is jasperquartet.com.