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Bay Chamber Concerts Summer Screen Door Festival: Abiding Journeys, Day 3

Friday, August 19 @ 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 FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 3

10 AM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

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

Part 3 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


AXIOM BRASS

1PM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

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

AXIOM BRASS

DORIVAL PUCCINI, Jr., & CHRISTOPHER SCANLON, trumpets, MATTHEW BRONSTEIN, French horn, COREY SANSOLO, trombone and KEVIN HARRISON, tuba

Chicago-based Axiom Brass designs concert experiences for audiences that stretch the imagination and expand sensibilities. Their Screen Door concert program pairs newly commissioned and familiar music in a fun and joyful lunchtime concert. As strong advocates for the creation and performance of “living music”, the ensemble actively engages with their audiences to showcase the music of living composers. Axiom has presented concerts all over the world, including the Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, Gallo Center for the Arts in California, Shenzhen Concert Hall in China, and Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis in Portugal. 

Concert Sponsor: Robert Johnston

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PALAVER STRINGS AND JP JOFRE

5:30PM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

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

PALAVER STRINGS with special guestJP JOFRE, bandoneon

The acclaimed Portland-based, musician-led chamber orchestra, returns to Screen Door as ensemble in residence, and will perform a nomadic program of international music featuring a new collaboration with composer and one of the world’s leading bandoneonists, JP Jofre. This intrepid ensemble has distinguished itself for their sense of musical adventure and eagerness to engage with music and collaborators from many different genres and traditions. Argentinian “bandoneon master” (The New York Times) JP Jofre’s music has been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, multiple GRAMMY® Award winner Paquito D’ Rivera and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra among many others.  

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CONRAD TAO

8:30PM | Tent at Camden Public Library Amphitheatre

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

CONRAD TAO, piano

Conrad Tao is “the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). The pianist and composer has amassed a steady stream of awards and critical acclaim for his performances, compositions and recordings. A former prodigy, Conrad has emerged as a mature, thoughtful and thought-provoking artist with both a singular vision and the talent to realize it.

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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