The 2016 season is dedicated to the memory of pianist Seymour Lipkin, Artistic Director of Kneisel Hall from 1987 until his death last November.
Kneisel Hall is, and will remain, the exceptional space our beloved Seymour envisioned and developed; the space where artists have the freedom to explore the beauty, richness, diversity and intellectual vigor of chamber music. There will be a program in his memory on Saturday, July 23. If you have any reminiscences you would like to share email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In thinking of the season ahead, and of the years ahead, there is an ideal word: continuum. Our first concerts will feature alumni who have stepped into the professional world.
We hope you join us for these concerts, for all the concerts, on the Kneisel Hall stage this summer.
With enormous appreciation for your support of our music,
Laurie Smukler, Interim Artistic Director
Ellen Werner, Executive Director
Friday, June 24 9:00 a.m. open rehearsal Kneisel Hall Continuum Concert Alumni/Faculty
Friday, June 24 7:30 p.m. Kneisel Hall Continuum Concert Alumni/Faculty
Saturday, June 25 1:00 p.m. Maine Students Concert (free)
Saturday, June 25 7:30 p.m. Kneisel Hall Continuum Concert Alumni/Faculty
Sunday, June 26 no concert
Friday, June 24 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 25 7:30 p.m.
A Russian Festival with violinist Laurie Smukler and alumni Clara Lyon, Geoffrey Herd, Eliot Heaton, violin; Colin Brookes, viola; Hannah Collins, Max Geissler, cello
Borodin: String sextet in D minor
Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins in C major, Op. 56
Shostakovich: String quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108
Tchaikovsky: String sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence”, Op. 70
IT’S! Kneisel Hall (teens) is a program for high school students; five tickets are available for high school students to attend Kneisel Hall concerts FOR FREE on Friday nights. Students just have to call (374 2203) or email (email@example.com) to make a reservation. Pass the word to all the teenagers you know.
IT’S! Kneisel Hall (BSO) is a new program for Bangor Symphony musicians; five tickets are available for BSO players to attend Kneisel Hall concerts FOR FREE on Friday nights. Musicians just have to call (374 2203) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a reservation.
Kneisel alumnus cellist Avery Waite received a Fulbright Grant to study Hindustani music in India and teach and design Indo-centric curriculum based on western models for general music education in Indian classrooms. Putting his research into practice, he will be collaborating with several New Delhi-based NGOs with the ultimate goal of promoting cross-cultural understanding by synthesizing Western and Hindustani music pedagogies.
Rachyl Duffy (viola KH 2014, 15) won a position as violist in the San Diego Symphony where she joins KH alumni violist Ethan Pernela and cellist Andrew Hayhurst.
Cellist Deborah Pae was appointed professor of cello at Eastern Michigan University.
Dates to Remember:
Saturday, July 23 7:30 p.m. Seymour Lipkin Memorial Evening
Sunday, July 24 5:00 a.m. (really) Kneisel Hall salute to Acadia National Park (Sunrise Quartet)
Tuesday, August 9 5:00 p.m. Quarry Concert Gala
Wednesday, November 9, Seymour Lipkin Memorial Concert, Weill Hall NYC
Gregory C. Carroll Young Artist Concerts
July 16, Saturday: 7:30 pm
July 18 Monday : 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
July 19, Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
August 10, Wednesday : 7:30 p.m.
August 11, Thursday : 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
August 13, Saturday : 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
July 6: violinist Ronald Copes
July 11: pianist Anna Polonsky
July 13: composer Yu-Hui Chang
August 1: pianist Qing Jiang
August 3: violinist Joel Smirnoff
August 8: pianist Robert McDonald
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