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Bay Chamber Concerts Summer Screen Door Festival: Abiding Journeys, Day 2

Thursday, August 18 @ 10:00 am 9:30 pm


The Camden Public Library is proud to once again partner with Bay Chamber Concerts to present their Screen Door Festival under a tent at the historic Camden Amphitheatre, August 17 – 21. Each day begins with Bach for Breakfast, followed by lunchtime concerts and evening performances of much-loved chamber music repertoire, as well as café concerts with adventurous new musical experiences.

This year’s theme is: “Abiding Journeys”

Moving home and away, travels of our imaginations, journeys of empathy, conscience, and resilience – these are adventures that color our lives, sometimes creating pain and sometimes abiding joy. I invite you to explore journeying through great music, through the meandering lives of the composers and the personal journeys of the astonishing featured artists. This year we celebrate the power of live music to transport us to a different and better world. I look forward to seeing you at our concerts and hope your personal Bay Chamber journey this summer will be both beautiful and abiding.

MANUEL BAGORRO, THOMAS WOLF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHAIR, BAY CHAMBER CONCERTS

SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 2

10 AM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

35 +: $35 | 22-34: $20 | 21 & Under: Pay What You Wish

Part 2 of a series of morning lecture recitals that map the personal journeys of musicians with the music of Bach. Many of the musicians featured during our Screen Door Festival will participate in the series this year, telling their own stories of encounters with Bach, as well as adding context and understanding to performances of some of Bach’s greatest works. We will have two navigators and hosts for this journey: much-loved pianist and storyteller Pedja Mužijević and the wonderfully informative and erudite harpsichordist, John McKean. They will perform during the 5-part series and will be joined over the week by violinist Geneva Lewis, cellist Gabriel MartinsMaxwell String QuartetPalaver Strings, pianist Conrad Tao and guest flutist, Nicholas Southwick.

Zoot coffee and muffins are available before the concert.

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PURCHASE THE SERIES

Click on the link above to purchase all 5 Bach for Breakfast concerts in the series.

Concert Sponsors: Fruzsina Harsanyi and Family in memory of Raymond Garcia


MUSIC ON THE GREEN

1PM | Camden Village Green

FREE

Maxwell Quartet plays on the Green

1st Prizewinner and Audience Prizewinner at the 9th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, and hailed as “brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating” by The Scottish Herald, and “superb storytelling by four great communicators” by The Strad Magazine, the Maxwell Quartet is now firmly regarded as one of Britain’s finest young string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programmes to expand the string quartet repertoire.

Concert Sponsors: First National Bank and First National Wealth Management


CALIDORE STRING QUARTET

5:30PM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

35 +: $35 | 22-34: $20 | 21 & Under: Pay What You Wish

THE CALIDORE STRING QUARTET with PEDJA MUZIJEVIC

JEFFREY MYERS & RYAN MEEHAN, violins, JEREMY BERRY, viola, ESTELLE CHOI, cello with special guest  – PEDJA MUZIJEVIC, piano

Calidore String Quartet has been praised by The New York Times for its “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” The Los Angeles Times described the quartet as “astonishing,” their playing “shockingly deep,” with “the kind of sublimity other quartets spend a lifetime searching”. The Washington Post has said that “Four more individual musicians are unimaginable, yet these speak, breathe, think and feel as one.” This remarkable ensemble are joined by pianist Pedja Mujijevic for their luscious early evening program.

PROGRAM:

CAROLINE SHAW First Essay Nimrod

BRAHMS String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major

DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 (Movements II and IV)

Concert Sponsors: Fred Williams and Sylvia Stevens

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ARKAI

8:30PM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

35 +: $35 | 22-34: $20 | 21 & Under: Pay What You Wish

ARKAI

JONATHAN MIRON, violin & PHILIP SHEEGOG, cello

ARKAI is an award-winning string duo that redefines genre boundaries — fusing classical virtuosity with the electricity of a rock band, the spontaneity of a jazz combo, and the beauty of a string quartet. Their past engagements have included performances at The MET, Lincoln Center, Public Theater, and Carnegie Hall. Committed to social impact through music, ARKAI was commissioned by the Museum of Chinese in America to write a piece for the Responses: Asian Americans Resisting the Tides of Racism exhibition. Their electronic debut composition, Letters from COVID, was featured at TED@PMI, attracting a global audience from 182 countries. ARKAI is currently creating its debut album, Aurora, in collaboration with seven-time Grammy-nominated producer Joel Hamilton. 

Join ARKAI for a dynamic and electrifying musical evening of original compositions and beloved classics. 

Concert Sponsors: Mazie Cox and Brinkley Thorne

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Visit baychamber.org to view the entire festival schedule and purchase tickets.

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