North Country Chamber Players
White Mountains Music Festival
The North Country Chamber Players are pleased to announce our revised summer festival schedule, which will include 6 outdoor, late-afternoon concerts to be presented and enjoyed under, and around, the Dow Pavilion in Franconia. These carefully chosen, one-hour programs are suitable for listeners of ALL ages and musical backgrounds and are designed for maximum enjoyment of the Al Fresco experience, including professionally engineered sound amplification.
In recognition of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, all attendees are required to wear masks and observe proper social distancing from all persons outside your immediate household. With everyone’s cooperation in following these guidelines, and in sharing courteous respect for our neighbors, we are confident these concerts will be safe, fun and uniquely uplifting events.
This year’s summer festival concerts are free, but on-line registration is required for all seating. Please bring your ticket with you.
ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE
PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SEATING.
A limited number of 40 seats are available in the Dow Pavilion and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All other seats will be outside.
THE DOW PAVILION
Dow Academy Park
Saturdays at 5pm
Sundays at 4 pm
Very limited, socially distanced, seating will be available under the Pavilion by on-line reservation ONLY. Additional listeners may also enjoy the music on the lawn and playground areas, with proper social distancing, and are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets for comfort. Online reservations are required for lawn seating, as well. All performances are ONE HOUR in length, and food trucks will be available following the concerts.
PIANO SONATA NO. 31, OP.110
WEEK 1 - BEETHOVEN AT 250
Beethoven lived during a time of tremendous social and political upheaval. His uncanny ability to transcend his own personal challenges, as well as those of European society, served as inspiration for both his contemporaries and centuries of listeners, even to this very day. We celebrate his life with one of his most popular early works and one of his most profound later works as a tribute to the scope of his extraordinary artistic journey.
ANTON REICHA – Wind Quintet, No.3 in D, Op. 91
BEETHOVEN – Piano Sonata, No.31 in Ab, Op.110
BEETHOVEN – Septet in Eb, Op.20
Concert Sponsor: WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK
WEEK 2 - BAROQUE MASTERPIECES
The great composers of the Baroque Era produced music of remarkable richness and diversity, brimming with confidence, virtuosity, and spirit. The composers featured in this concert are among the top Baroque composers in history. Their lively suites and brilliant concertos have not only stood the test of time but helped us to define what we think of as quintessential Baroque music, in the first place.
PURCELL – Suite from Abdelazer
ALBINONI – Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op.9, No.2
HANDEL – Water Music, Suite No. 3, HVW 350
VIVALDI – Flute Concerto in C minor, RV.441
BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No.2, BVW 1047
Concert Sponsor: RIDGELINE WEALTH MANAGEMENT
WEEK 3 - TANGO ARGENTINO
Special Guest PABLO ZIEGLER
With a tradition as old as American Jazz, the Tango music of Argentina, long ago, took its place as one of the world’s most popular musical genres. A North Country favorite for 20 years, Grammy Award-winning pianist and Tango Master, Pablo Ziegler will once again join the Chamber Players for an unforgettable concert of new and old Tango.
CARLOS GARDEL – Por una cabeza
PABLO ZIEGLER – Asfalto
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA – Introduccion al Angel
JUAN CARLOS COBIAN – Nostalgias
PIAZZOLLA – Imagenes 676
ZIEGLER – Milonga en el Viento
ZIEGLER – La Rayuela
PIAZZOLA – Oblivion
PIAZZOLA – Fuga y Misterio
Concert Sponsor: TWO ANONYMOUS MUSIC LOVERS
Your support has continued to allow us to offer music lessons, public school residency programs, and so much more.
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, violin; 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.