UPCOMING CONCERTS

EXPLORERS CONCERT

June 8, 2019

A FREE family concert for listeners of all ages and levels of accessibility, featuring a surprise guest artist.

Littleton Opera House
Littleton, NH
1:00 pm

SPRING GALA CONCERT & DINNER

June 9, 2019

CABARET! The Golden Age, featuring Metropolitan Opera soprano, Sara Heaton, will transport listeners to the nightclubs of Paris, Berlin and New York, where the magical, intimate songs of Edith Piaf, Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera, and George Gershwin will seduce, enthrall and entertain. Dinner will be prepared by the award-winning culinary team of the Mountain View Grand Resort.

Mountain View Grand
Whitefield, NH
5:00 pm

WEEK 1 - VIRTUOSO BACH

GUEST ARTIST: Miho Saegusa

One of the world’s most beloved composers, J. S. Bach left us with over 1100 works, but only 28 of these can be called “concertos”. These special pieces are masterful examples where virtuosity, power and beauty are both balanced and in full force. Award-winning violinist Miho Saegusa will join the Chamber Players in the Concerto for Violin and Oboe, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 and other masterpieces.

July 13     7:30 pm

Sugar Hill Meetinghouse

Sugar Hill, NH

July 14     4:00 pm

Mountain View Grand Resort

Whitefield, NH

WEEK 2 - AMERICAN DREAMERS

FROM BARBER TO BLUEGRASS

A festive program of extraordinary works by American Masters from Samuel Barber’s graceful and evocative Summer Music, to John Corigliano’s poignant and sensual Voyage for flute and strings, and Mark O’Connor’s rollicking fiddle tune, F.C.’s Jig, among others. 

July 20    7:30 pm

Sugar Hill Meetinghouse

Sugar Hill, NH

July 21     4:00 pm

Mountain View Grand Resort

Whitefield, NH

WEEK 3 - BRANFORD MARSALIS

THE AGE OF GERSHWIN

One of the most revered instrumentalists of our time, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis will make his triumphant return to the North Country to collaborate with the Chamber Players in selections from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Jacques Ibert’s jazz-influenced Concertino for saxophone and other popular works made famous on the stages of Paris and New York in the 1930’s. 

July 27    7:00 pm

Medallion Opera House

Gorham, NH

July 21     4:00 pm

Maplewood Resort

Bethlehem, NH

BENEFIT AUCTION CONCERT AND FEAST

An evening of great food by the Littleton Co-op, must-have live auction items, including trips, fine art, collectible wines, in-home concerts and much more, plus music by surprise musical guests, to benefit the outreach and artistic programs of the North Country Chamber Players, all in the spectacular setting of the Inn at Sunset Hill. 

Your ticket includes dinner, auction and live music. Seating is limited so order your tickets soon.

WEEK 4 - THE MIGHTY FIVE

ROMANCE TO REVOLUTION

Led by Mily Balakirev, the Mighty Five were mid-19th century composers who sought to bring Russian music to the fore, who refused to present works by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Bach, Handel, et al, and who paved the way for 20th century revolutionary giants like Dmitri Shostakovich, and all the Russian composers in between, including Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Rachmaninov.  Balakirev’s drama-infused Octet for strings, winds and piano, and Shostakovich’s haunting and powerful Piano Quintet serve as the centerpieces of this compelling program.

August 3    7:30 pm

Sugar Hill Meeting Hosue

Sugar Hill, NH

August 4     4:00 pm

Mountain View Grand Resort

Whitefield, NH

WEEK 5 - FANNY AND FELIX MENDELSSOHN

FAMILY OF GENIUS

 GUEST ARTIST: AYANO NINOMIYA

Musical talent often runs in families, but rarely have two siblings demonstrated the brilliance of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.  Felix is recognized universally as one of history’s greatest composers, but Fanny, a strong-willed pianist who worried about her worth as a composer, has been neglected.  As Felix’s career soared and Fanny struggled to publish her compositions, they still remained remarkably close, bordering on soul mates.  Renowned violinist Ayano Ninomiya will join the Chamber Players to perform Fanny’s sensitive and imaginative String Quartet in Eb and Felix’s youthful Piano Quartet in B minor, side by side.

August 10    7:30 pm

Sugar Hill Meeting Hosue

Sugar Hill, NH

August 11     4:00 pm

Mountain View Grand Resort

Whitefield, NH

WEEK 6 - SOLERA QUARTET

METAMORPHOSIS

Described by critics as “top-notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flair and talent” and “one of the foremost young string quartets,” the Solera Quartet, featuring Chamber Player violinist Miki Sophia-Cloud, returns to the North Country on the heels of the release of their acclaimed new album, “Every Moment Present.”  Performances of Richard Strauss’ transcendent Metamorphosis and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir di Florence mark this as a not-to-be-missed event.

August 17    7:30 pm

Sugar Hill Meeting Hosue

Sugar Hill, NH

August 18     4:00 pm

Mountain View Grand Resort

Whitefield, NH

The North Country Chamber Players

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.

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