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Toute de Suite: Bach and the French (Tuesday performance in Bath, ME)
Maine Maritime Museum
Bath, ME
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Toute de Suite: Bach and the French (Tuesday performance in Bath, ME)
THE KENNEBEC EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Under the artistic direction of George Bozarth, KEMF is bringing together musicians of national and international renown from Seattle, Boston, and Bath to perform the music of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and other classical masters on historic instruments  four 18th-century clarinets, Classical violin and violoncello, Italian harpsichord, and Viennese fortepiano.

NOTE - This concert is also being performed on Wednesday, August 15th, in the intimate Linden Tree Meeting House in Phippsburg, ME (see our separate link for this performance: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3462422)

TOUTE DE SUITE: BACH AND THE FRENCH

Among J. S. Bach's most beloved masterpieces are his sets of Suites and Partitas for solo violin and solo violoncello, a sampling of which will animate this concert.  To explore Bach's roots we'll travel to France with a lovely harpsichord suite by the Francophile Froberger and a Suite for Chalumeau by Boismortier.  Displaying their virtuosity will be Thomas Carroll, chalumeau, Susanna Ogata, 1772 Klotz violin, Sarah Freiberg, 1784 Merlin violoncello, and Linda Skernick, Italian harpsichord.

THE PROGRAM

Partita No. 6 auff die Maÿerin in G major,        Johann Jacob Froberger  (1616-1667)
   FbWV 606a (1649)                              

  Prima - 2da Variatio - Tertia Variatio - 4ta. Variatio - Quinta Variatio -
  Sesta Variatio (Crommatica) - Saraband 1 - Saraband 2 - Courant sopra la Mayrin

Suite No. 1 in G major for Solo                         Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  Violoncello, BWV 1007

  Prélude - Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Menuet I and II - Gigue

Suite in G minor for Solo Chalumeau       Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)

  Allemande - Courante - Sarabande - Gavotte

Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor, BWV 1004              Johann Sebastian Bach

  Allemanda - Corrente - Sarabanda - Giga - Chaconne


THE MUSICIANS

Violinist SUSANNA OGATA enjoys an active performance schedule in greater New England and beyond.  She has been praised for totally convincing, spontaneous and free-flowing playing (The Berkshire Review), her musical sensitivity and fire (Boston Musical Intelligencer), and playing of electrifying energy, awesome technical command, and rollicking dialogue (Arts Fuse Magazine) where her concert appearance was distinguished as the best solo performance of 2016.  Her first recording in a complete set of Beethovens violin sonatas gained acclaim from the New York Times for elegant readings that are attentive to quicksilver changes in dynamics and articulation. Their performance of the Sonata No. 4 in A minor is darkly playful, their Kreutzer Sonata brilliant and stormy.  The BBC Music Magazine has praised the recording for its "altogether compelling performances" and the music for being "always vividly characterized" and further pronounced that "the atmosphere of excitement in both works is very well captured by Susanna Ogata and Ian Watson."  Susanna is a tenured member of the venerable Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, has served on the violin faculty of the Longy School of Music, and was recently appointed as Assistant Concertmaster of the orchestra.  She is a founding member of the Boston Classical Trio, the Copley String Quartet, and the Coriolan String Quartet.  

Hear Susanna play at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/og/164250f2bc566885?projector=1

With a sound described as beautifully warm (Herald Times) and sweet and agile (New York Times), period clarinetist and instrument builder THOMAS CARROLL performs extensively throughout North America and Europe on historical instruments.  He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Indiana University, and The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, where his major teacher on early clarinets and chalumeaux was Eric Hoeprich.

Internationally, Thomas has performed under such directors as Christophe Coin, Richard Egarr, Philippe Herreweghe, and Jos van Immerseel, and has played at numerous festivals as an orchestral and chamber musician, including Oude Muziek Utrecht, Muziekzomer Gelderland, Young Euro Classic, Festival de Saintes, and Musica Antiqua Brugge, in venues ranging from the Konzerthaus in Berlin to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.  He has been featured to critical acclaim as a concerto soloist with Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, Lyra Baroque, Ensemble ad Libitum, and Grand Harmonie.  In North America, Thomas is the principal clarinetist with Boston-based Grand Harmonie and Houston-based Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, and he frequently collaborates with other early music specialists on the east coast, including the Clarion Music and Handel and Haydn Societies, and Boston Baroque.  Thomas is currently on the faculty of the Brookline Music School and maintains a private studio.

An interest in instrument mechanics and acoustics led Thomas to a secondary career as an instrument builder and to undertake extensive research into 18th- and 19th-century wood treatment and seasoning.  He studied woodworking and instrument construction with Linda Shortridge, Rob Turner, and Paul Beekhuizen, and builds chalumeaux, baroque, and classical clarinets, and basset instruments for use in historically informed performance ensembles.

Hear Thomas play at https:// http://www.carrollclarinet.com/media/

SARAH FREIBERG is principal cellist of Boston Baroque and a tenured member of the Handel and Haydn Society.  She has performed with the New York Collegium, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), Portland Baroque (Oregon), Seattle Baroque, the Boston Early Music Festival, and Arion (Montreal).  As a corresponding editor for Strings magazine, she has contributed dozens of articles and reviews on a wide range of subjects.  Sarah edited the long-forgotten Guerini cello sonatas for both PRB Productions and Broude Brothers and recorded both Guerini and Laurenti cello sonatas for Centaur.  As well as teaching in the Historical Performance department at Boston University, she is Chair of Strings and Chamber Music at the Powers Music School in Belmont and teaches at the Amherst Early Music Festival.  Sarah can be heard on numerous recordings, including as soloist on the Boston Baroque CD of works by Vivaldi and Geminiani.

Hear Sarah play at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGkg5fbfUuc and www.sarahfreiberg.com

Harpsichordist LINDA SKERNICK served on the music faculty of Connecticut College, 1979-2015, when she moved to Bath.  Her career has included solo recitals at the Los Angeles Harpsichord Center, Washington DC's Phillips Collection, the Cleveland and Birmingham Museums of Art, New York's Lincoln Center, and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, as well as at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and at Wesleyan University.  She has toured with Alexander Schneider's Brandenburg Ensemble and performed with Gerard Schwarz's Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as the Seacliff Chamber Players' Long Island Bach Festival, and many local Connecticut series, including the Robbie Colomore concerts in Chester, the Essex Winter Series in Essex, the George Flynn Classical Concerts in Clinton, and Music Mountain in Falls Village.  

Linda was a member of New York's Tafelmusik Ensemble and the New York Baroque Consort and has been soloist with many orchestras and chamber series throughout Connecticut.  She has twice been the recipient of grants from the Sylvia Marlowe Harpsichord Society.  Linda appeared both as a soloist and in chamber music with the Connecticut Early Music Festival and John Solum's Hanoverian Ensemble. She was also a founding member of The Klezzical Tradition, a group playing traditional klezmer and classical music.  Many of her performances, including several guest concerts at Music Mountain, Falls Village, Conn., have been broadcast by National Public Radio.  She appeared live on WQXR's "The Listening Room" (New York City) and WGBH's Morning Pro Musica (Boston).

Hear Linda play at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvMq-xZeWhM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWevjTXCo4A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX2CcuKQXBA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eCvnF1w3HA

Location

Maine Maritime Museum (View)
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
United States

Categories

Music > All Ages
Music > Classical
Music > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Attendees

Lori C.
West Bath, ME United States
Aug 14, 2018 9:44 AM
Davis H.
Portland, ME United States
Aug 14, 2018 8:23 AM
Jane H.
Portland, ME United States
Aug 14, 2018 8:23 AM
Thomas H.
Portland, ME United States
Aug 14, 2018 8:23 AM
B C.
phippsburg, ME United States
Aug 14, 2018 6:52 AM

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