Concert Series

The Conference Concert Series features the Conference artist-faculty and Composers-in-Residence and is noted for the quality and diversity of its programming. The series has twice received Adventurous Programming Awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Concerts are given on Wednesday and Saturday evenings. Admission is free.

See Past Concerts for information on concerts from past seasons of the Conference.

2019 Concerts

All concerts are at 8:00 PM in Greenwall Auditorium at Bennington College, Bennington, VT, and are free and open to the public. See this page for directions and a campus map.

For biographies of performers and composers, see the Faculty Biographies and Composer Biographies pages.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Assobio a játo (The Jet Whistle)
Conor Nelson, flute
Carol Ou, cello

Antonín Dvořák: Miniatures, Op. 75a
Amy Galluzzo, violin
Sonya Chung, violin
Amadi Azikiwe, viola

Frank Martin: Trio sur des mélodies populaires irlandaises (Trio on Irish Folk Tunes)
Sonya Chung, violin
Tobias Werner, cello
Read Gainsford, piano


SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019

Vache Sharafyan: Concerto Grosso #2 (Firebird)
World Premiere Performance
Michael Dumouchel, clarinet
Amy Galluzzo, violin
Kate Vincent, viola
Tobias Werner, cello
Read Gainsford, piano

Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45
Sonya Chung, violin
Désirée Elsevier, viola
Carol Ou, cello
James Goldsworthy, piano


WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019

Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:27
Rachel Kitagawa Shapiro, violin
Tobias Werner, cello
Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano

Johannes Brahms: String Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 18
Sonya Chung, violin
Judith Eissenberg, violin
Amadi Azikiwe, viola
Kate Vincent, viola
Tobias Werner, cello
Maxine Neuman, cello


SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019

Ludwig von Beethoven: String Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 3
Rachel Kitagawa Shapiro, violin
Amadi Azikiwe, viola
Tobias Werner, cello

Allen Shawn: In Memory Of
Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet
Sheila Reinhold, violin
Maxine Neuman, cello
Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano

George Crumb: Vox balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
Sue Ann Kahn, flute
Nathaniel Parke, cello
Elizabeth Wright, piano


WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019

Concert dedicated to Marilyn Bell

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Diana Cohen, violin
Alex Fortes, violin
Korine Fujiwara, viola
Maxine Neuman, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet in C Major, K. 515
Eriko Sato, violin
Shem Guibbory, violin
Korine Fujiwara, viola
Amadi Azikiwe, viola
Lutz Rath, cello


SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019

Scott Wheeler: Trio #2, Camera Dances
Alex Fortes, violin
Tobias Werner, cello
Phillip Bush, piano

Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik
Sue Ann Kahn, flute
Jacqueline Leclair, oboe
Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet
Lauren Stubbs, bassoon
Joseph Anderer, horn

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
Charles Wetherbee, violin
Mayuki Fukuhara, violin
Amadi Azikiwe, viola
Michael Finckel, cello
Phillip Bush, piano


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2019

Michael Haydn: Divertimento
Rebecca Anderson, violin
Tobias Werner, cello
Jessica Powell Eig, double bass

Antonín Dvořák: Bagatelles, Op. 47
Shem Guibbory, violin
Masako Yanagita, violin
Michael Finckel, cello
Tanya Bannister, piano

Robert Schumann: Trio in D Minor, Op. 63
Eriko Sato, violin
Maxine Neuman, cello
David Oei, piano


SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019

Judith Shatin: Ockeghem Variations
Conor Nelson, flute
Jacqueline Leclair, oboe
Jeremy Eig, clarinet
Stephen Walt, bassoon
Daniel Grabois, horn
Stephen Manes, piano

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87
Rebecca Anderson, violin
Andrea Schultz, violin
Korine Fujiwara, viola
Veronica Salas, viola
Tobias Werner, cello

Accessibility

International Symbol of AccessibilityThe Conference wishes to make its concerts and seminars accessible to all. For information regarding accommodations and services, please contact us.

The Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East, Inc.
Tobias Werner, Music Director
Donald Crockett, Senior Composer-in-Residence
Susie Ikeda, Executive Director

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