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Jul
23
Sun
WEEK 3 – Rhapsody @ Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WEEK 3 - Rhapsody @ Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

GUEST ARTISTS: MEGUMI STOHS, VIOLIN & CAL WIERSMA, VIOLA
Hot blooded passion, driving rhythms and the colorful sounds of the Eastern European countryside will be the order of the day in this program featuring Hungarian and Romanian dances and rhapsodies composed by the masters of these forms – Brahms, Bartok and Enesco.r piano and string quintet.

DOPPLER:     Andante and Rondo for flute, violin and piano
BARTOK:      Romanian Folk Dances (arr. Palma) for flute, clarinet and strings
BRAHMS:      Hungarian Dances Nos. 4, 5, 6 (arr. Farrington) for clarinet, cello and piano

DVORAK:      Silent Woods for cello and piano
ENESCO:        Romanian Rhapsodie No.1 for piano and string quintet

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Jul
29
Sat
WEEK 4 – Vivaldi’s Venice @ Sugar Hill Meeting House
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WEEK 4 - Vivaldi's Venice @ Sugar Hill Meeting House

GUEST ARTISTS: KEISUKE IKUMA, OBOE, JOE BRENT, MANDOLIN, LIESL DOTY, VIOLIN, KARL DOTY, BASS
A virtuoso violinist, composer, and teacher, Antonio Vivaldi epitomized the Italian baroque in his home city of Venice.  Still, a grand destination to this day, this magical city, legendary for its commerce, carnivals, architecture, and intrigue, provided the perfect backdrop for his masterful concerti, sonatas, and sacred works.

MONTEVERDI/GABRIELI:  Toccata and Ricercare
VIVALDI:                                Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425
                                                Oboe Concerto in a minor, RV 463

VIVALDI:                                Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 443
                                                Vivaldi “a la mode” for violin, mandolin, and double bass
                                                Molti Istromenti Concerto, RV 558

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Jul
30
Sun
WEEK 4 – Vivaldi’s Venice @ Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WEEK 4 - Vivaldi's Venice @ Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

GUEST ARTISTS: KEISUKE IKUMA, OBOE, JOE BRENT, MANDOLIN, LIESL DOTY, VIOLIN, KARL DOTY, BASS
A virtuoso violinist, composer, and teacher, Antonio Vivaldi epitomized the Italian baroque in his home city of Venice.  Still, a grand destination to this day, this magical city, legendary for its commerce, carnivals, architecture, and intrigue, provided the perfect backdrop for his masterful concerti, sonatas, and sacred works.

MONTEVERDI/GABRIELI:  Toccata and Ricercare
VIVALDI:                                Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425
                                                Oboe Concerto in a minor, RV 463

VIVALDI:                                Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 443
                                                Vivaldi “a la mode” for violin, mandolin, and double bass
                                                Molti Istromenti Concerto, RV 558

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Aug
2
Wed
Gala Auction & Mediterranean Feast @ Inn at Sunset Hill
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm
Gala Auction & Mediterranean Feast @ Inn at Sunset Hill

Enjoy an evening of great food, laughter, and friendship to benefit the North Country Chamber Players’ community outreach programs. Your ticket includes dinner, auction, and live music. Limited seating.

5:30 – Preview
6:00 – Silent auction, dinner & music
7:30 – Live auction

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Aug
5
Sat
WEEK 5 – Fantasia @ Sugar Hill Meeting House
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WEEK 5 - Fantasia @ Sugar Hill Meeting House

GUEST ARTISTS: SARA HEATON, SOPRANO, ANNA LIM, VIOLIN, SOPHIE SCOLINK–BOROWER, PIANO, ROBERT SCHULTZ, PERCUSSION
Walt Disney’s brilliant use of Paul Dukas’ evocative concert piece, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ grew out of a chance encounter, in a Los Angeles restaurant, between Disney and the legendary conductor, Leopold Stokowski.  The resulting animated concert, ‘Fantasia’, was a masterpiece that changed our ideas about music and movies, forever. In this program, which features, by popular demand, the return of soprano Sara Heaton, now singing with the Metropolitan Opera, a chamber version of Dukas’ work is paired with powerful music by some of the greatest composers of film, opera and theater scores, Verdi, Korngold and Bernstein.. Farrington)

MORRICONE:               Cinema Paradiso for flute, clarinet, strings, piano, and percussion
VERDI:                           Ave Maria from “Otello” for voice and strings
HERMANN:                  Psycho Suite for string quartet
BERNSTEIN:                Glitter and be Gay from “Candide”

ROTA                             Aria from “Divertimento Concertante” for double bass and piano
KORNGOLD:               Marietta’s Lied from ‘Die tote stadt’
DUKAS:                        The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (arr

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Aug
6
Sun
WEEK 5 – Fantasia @ Alumni Hall & Interpretive Center
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WEEK 5 - Fantasia @ Alumni Hall & Interpretive Center

GUEST ARTISTS: SARA HEATON, SOPRANO, ANNA LIM, VIOLIN, SOPHIE SCOLINK–BOROWER, PIANO, ROBERT SCHULTZ, PERCUSSION
Walt Disney’s brilliant use of Paul Dukas’ evocative concert piece, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ grew out of a chance encounter, in a Los Angeles restaurant, between Disney and the legendary conductor, Leopold Stokowski.  The resulting animated concert, ‘Fantasia’, was a masterpiece that changed our ideas about music and movies, forever. In this program, which features, by popular demand, the return of soprano Sara Heaton, now singing with the Metropolitan Opera, a chamber version of Dukas’ work is paired with powerful music by some of the greatest composers of film, opera and theater scores, Verdi, Korngold and Bernstein.. Farrington)

MORRICONE:               Cinema Paradiso for flute, clarinet, strings, piano, and percussion
VERDI:                           Ave Maria from “Otello” for voice and strings
HERMANN:                  Psycho Suite for string quartet
BERNSTEIN:                Glitter and be Gay from “Candide”

ROTA                             Aria from “Divertimento Concertante” for double bass and piano
KORNGOLD:               Marietta’s Lied from ‘Die tote stadt’
DUKAS:                        The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (arr

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Aug
12
Sat
WEEK 6 – Grand Finale @ Sugar Hill Meeting House
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WEEK 6 - Grand Finale @ Sugar Hill Meeting House

A TRIBUTE TO KENDALL BETTS
GUEST ARTISTS: BERNHARD SCULLY & LAUREN BECKER, HORNS, CURT MACOMBER, VIOLIN, KEMP JERNIGAN, OBOE, REIKO UCHIDA, PIANO
One of America’s greatest horn players for four decades, Kendall Betts was a fixture of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the North Country Chamber Players.  Along with special guest artist, Bernhard Scully, horn player of the renowned Canadian Brass Quintet, the Chamber Players celebrate Kendall’s life, his consummate artistry and, even his notorious sense of humor, with music by Mozart, Brahms, and PDQ Bach.

BRAHMS:                  Trio in Eb Major, Op. 40 for horn, violin, and piano (1st movement)
PDQ BACH:              “Moose” Quartet excerpt
CONNESSON:          Sextet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass, and piano

PDQ BACH               Sonata for viola 4 hands
MOZART:                  Divertimento in D Major, K.251 for oboe, 2 horns, and strings

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Aug
13
Sun
WEEK 6 – Grand Finale @ Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WEEK 6 - Grand Finale @ Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

A TRIBUTE TO KENDALL BETTS
GUEST ARTISTS: BERNHARD SCULLY & LAUREN BECKER, HORNS, CURT MACOMBER, VIOLIN, KEMP JERNIGAN, OBOE, REIKO UCHIDA, PIANO
One of America’s greatest horn players for four decades, Kendall Betts was a fixture of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the North Country Chamber Players.  Along with special guest artist, Bernhard Scully, horn player of the renowned Canadian Brass Quintet, the Chamber Players celebrate Kendall’s life, his consummate artistry and, even his notorious sense of humor, with music by Mozart, Brahms, and PDQ Bach.

BRAHMS:                  Trio in Eb Major, Op. 40 for horn, violin, and piano (1st movement)
PDQ BACH:              “Moose” Quartet excerpt
CONNESSON:          Sextet for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, bass, and piano

PDQ BACH               Sonata for viola 4 hands
MOZART:                  Divertimento in D Major, K.251 for oboe, 2 horns, and strings

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