North Country Chamber Players,
White Mountains Music Festival
Recognized as one of New England’s finest musical ensembles for four decades, the North Country Chamber Players combines the talents of principal players from internationally renowned orchestras and chamber groups. Their world-class performances of old and new classics in relaxed and comfortable settings have made the Chamber Players a fixture of northern New Hampshire’s cultural scene.
“One of the outstanding cultural resources
in the state of New Hampshire”
– NH State Council on the Arts
“A sophisticated group of experienced, passionate,
focused, and obviously talented musicians”
– Boston Musical Intelligencer
Artist Members: Ronnie Bauch and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Chris Finckel, cello; Donald Palma, double bass; Susan Palma-Nidel, flute; Allen Blustine, clarinet; Bernard Rose, piano; Joel Timm, lecturer; Kemp Jernigan, oboe; Bernhard Scully, horn.
HARVEST NOTES FALL CONCERTS
Chamber Players members Bernard Rose, piano, Susan Nidel, flute, Ronnie Bauch, violin, and Ah Ling Neu, viola, will be joined by North Country audience favorite, violinist Anna Lim, and world-renowned cellist, Edward Arron.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron has garnered international recognition for his elegant musicianship and impassioned performances. He appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, has participated in YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Project, as well as Isaac Stern’s Jerusalem Chamber Music Encounters, and, is the Director of the Masterworks Concerts series in Lyme, Connecticut.
The program will feature masterpieces from three centuries, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s stylish and charming C Major Flute Quartet, Maurice Ravel’s colorful, tuneful and jazzy Sonata for violin and ‘cello, and Robert Schumann’s historic Piano Quintet. The first major work to combine piano with a string quartet, paving the way for similar pieces by such Romantic giants as Brahms and Dvorak, Schumann’s masterpiece is bold, energetic, enchantingly romantic and dazzling.
- Susan Nidel, Flute
- Ronnie Bauch, Violin
- Anna Lim, Violin
- Ah Ling Neu, Viola
- Edward Aaron, Cello
- Bernard Rose, Piano
October 12 4:00 pm
Sugar Hill Meeting House
Sugar Hill, NH
October 13 4:00 pm
Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
Your support has continued to allow us to offer music lessons, public school residency programs, and so much more.
FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
No matter how many concerts I have been involved in over the years, I continue to be inspired by the extraordinary power of music to transport us, seemingly instantaneously, through centuries, across oceans and continents, and to emotional places and imaginary fantasies that are difficult, if not impossible, to reach by any other means.
I am happy to report that this Summer’s programs read like a ‘bucket list’ of desirable destinations. On any given weekend, our listeners will find themselves enjoying the sunny cafes of Lisbon and Madrid, visiting a Venetian Palace in the Piazza San Marco, attending a musical at the Mendelssohn family’s parlor in Leipzig, reveling at a dance festival in a rustic Carpathian Mountains village, or marveling at the astonishing imaginings of geniuses like William Shakespeare, Walt Disney, or Alfred Hitchcock.
As musicians, we are constantly trying to improve our abilities to illuminate and facilitate these adventures, often calling upon colleagues, near and far away, to help us with this process. This summer, we also remember and celebrate one such colleague, Kendall Betts, with whom we shared so many past journeys, familiar and exotic, physical and spiritual, whose passion for music and life were nothing short of extraordinary.
– Ronnie Bauch