This summer, the Meeting House Chamber Music Festival celebrates 40 years of chamber music in Orleans. Beginning Monday, June 17, with a concert by the internationally known cellist Amit Peled, the 2013 series progresses for six consecutive Monday evenings. Music by Schubert (the “Trout” Quintet), Ravel (his Trio of 1915), Brahms (the “Gypsy” Piano Quartet), Astor Piazzolla (Brazilian “Summer” and “Fall”), Haydn, Dvorak, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Mozart, and many others is planned, with instrumentations including violin, cello, French horn, viola, double-bass, and a Baldwin concert grand piano.
Along with Amit Peled, the opening concert will feature pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera, violinist Katie Lansdale, and Festival director and pianist Donald Enos, in a program including Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Leonard Bernstein’s Piano Trio, and pieces by Granados, Beethoven and John Williams. The day before, on Sunday, June 16 (Father’s Day) at 4 pm, this same program will be presented at Highfield Hall, 56 Highfield Drive, in Falmouth.
The Monday evening summer concerts in Orleans begin at 8 pm in the parish hall of the Church of the Holy Spirit Episcopal, 204 Monument Road in Orleans. Admission at the door is $20 (under 18 free). For a complete schedule of Meeting House Festival concerts and venues, please call 508.896.3344 or check the website for Meeting House Chamber Music.