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Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival June 1 - 15

by Amy Blades Steward The 29t h annua l Chesapea ke Chamber Music (CCM) Festiva l w i l l b e he ld i n E a s ton Ju ne 1 t h r oug h Ju ne 1 5 . T he Fe s t iv a l will honor the past and look to the future in chamber music, featuring classic pieces as well as works by contemporary composers. This year there w ill be si x concerts, five artist recitals and two rehearsals. The rehearsals will be free and open to the public. The 13 events are held in various Eastern Shore locations including Easton, St. Michaels and Centreville. Twenty-one artists will perform this year, with many familiar faces, along with some newcomers to the Eastern Shore Festival scene. J. Lawrie Bloom, bass clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Marcy Rosen, a founding member of the world-renowned Mendelssohn String Quartet, continue as Artistic Directors. A concert at Trinity Cathedral in Easton will kick off the two-week Festival on June 1 at 5:30 p.m. with a recital, “Beethoven, Beethoven, Beethoven,” featuring Catherine Cho on violin, Robert McDonald on piano, and Marcy Rosen on cello. The “Saturday Matinee” concert at

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison’s work to be featured. the River House at Easton Club on June 7 will feature an afternoon of music, including works by Haydn, Rorem and Dvořák, and will be followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvres. T h e Fe s t i v a l w i l l s h o w c a s e the CCM-commissioned work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer J o h n H a r b i s o n a t S t . P a u l ’s Church in Centreville as part of the organization’s commitment to new music. This concer t, “Bach and Harbison,” w ill be held on S u nd ay, Ju ne 8 at 4 p.m . a nd w ill feat ure Fest iva l newcomer and internationally know n 73

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