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Eagle Hill hosts occasional chamber concerts by highly accomplished musicians who travel the world sharing their passion for music.

Concerts run for about an 1:15 to 1:30 hours, including an intermission. Start times for concerts are noted in the calendar below.

Concerts begin with a reception 45 minutes before the start of each concert. This is a pleasant time to discreetly mingle with guests over complimentary juice, iced tea, or wine.

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Regular ... $25
Friends of Music and college and university students ... $20
Children 18 and under ... free, if accompanied by their parents or relatives who are not guests of others. Otherwise $15.

Optional dinner afterwards

Each concert is followed by an optional dinner for guests who enjoy an extended evening at Eagle Hill with friends in the company of the musicians. Reservations need to be made by 10AM of the program day. Dinner details and menus.

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Program title and description

Musicians. Bios are at the end of this page.

2022 Concerts
May 26, 5PM Thu Clavichord Concert

Dr. Kevin Birch and Dr. Gregory Crowell take us on a journey of musical discovery performing keyboard music of the 17th and 18th Centuries on clavichords by Dutch builder Koen Vermeij (1988) after Christian Gottlob Hubert (1784) and German builder Martin Kather (2020) after Praetorius (1621).

Kevin Birch and Gregory Crowell.

July 7, 5PM Thu Violin and Piano Concert

Concert Encore Favorites, with works by Tchaikovsky,  Rimsky-Korsakov, Wieniawsky, Vieuxtemps, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and others.

Anatole Wieck, violin. Laura Artesani, piano.
July 21, 5PM Thu Piano Recital

Rachmaninoff: Preludes op 23 # 4 & 6
Medtner Fairy Tale op 20 no 1
Mykola Lysenko " Dream" op 12
Viktor Kosenko Etude no 8 op 8
Schubert-Liszt - "Gretchen am Spinnrade"
Chopin ballade no 4
Schumann sonata no 1 op 11

Liana Paniyeva, piano.
Aug 4, 5PM Thu Piano recital and lecture

The 4 Chopin ballades

Ballade no. 1 in G minor op. 23, Largo, Moderato, Presto con fuoco
Ballade no. 2 in F major op. 38. Andantino, Presto con fuoco
Ballade no. 3 in Ab major op. 47. Allegretto
Ballade no. 4 in F minor op. 52. Andante con moto

George Lopez
Sep 17, 5PM Sat Piano recital

Partita No.6 in E minor BWV 830, Johann Sebastian Bach
Jeux d’eau, Maurice Ravel
Rain Tree Sketch II, Tōru Takemitsu
Etude Op.25 No.1, Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Frédéric Chopin
Rigoletto, Concert Paraphrase, Franz Liszt

Chiharu Naruse
Oct 8, 5PM Sat Violin and piano concert

Prelude from Partita in E Major for solo violin, Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in C Minor for piano, Larry Bell
Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op. 18 for violin and piano, César Franck
L’invitation au voyage for violin and piano, Henri Duparc
Sonata in A Major for violin and piano (Allegretto ben moderato, Allegro, Recitativo-Fantasia, Allegretto poco mosso), César Franck

Anatole Wieck, violin/viola/viola d’amore. Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, piano.
Oct 29, 5PM Sat String trio concert

Prelude, Sarabande, and Gigue from Suite BWV 1008 in D minor solo viola — J. S. Bach
Duet for violin and viola, Op. 13 — L. Spohr
Lament for 2 violas — Frank Bridge
Caprices 2 violas — Philippe Hersant
Duet for 2 violas in 3 movements — Rebecca Clarke
String Trio in D major, Op. 21 — S. Taneiev

Pierre Henri Xuereb, viola. Ruixin Niu, violin and viola. Anatole Wieck, violin and viola d'amore.
Nov 5, 5PM Sat String trio debut concert of the "45th Parallel"

Three Sinfonias by JS Bach BWV 787, 788, 789
Franz Joseph Haydn string trio Hob. V :17
Wilhelm Berger Trio opus 69

Chris Nemeth, violin. Laura Gallucci, viola. Timothy Garrett, cello.
Dec 9, 5PM Fri A jazz evening

With all original compositions by the musicians

Dan Barrett and Scott Cleveland

Musicians - Bios are added as concerts are scheduled.

ArtesaniLaura Artesani is an Associate Professor in the School of Performing Arts at the University of Maine, where she served as chair of the Division of Music from 2019-2022. She teaches music education courses, serves as piano accompanist for the University Singers and Collegiate Chorale, and performs frequently in faculty and student recitals. Dr. Artesani graduated summa cum laude from Barrington College in Rhode Island with a B.M. in Music Education, and received a M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Maine. She earned a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from West Virginia University, where she was the recipient of the Swiger Teaching Fellowship for four years. She has completed Level I-III of Orff Schulwerk Training, and is the recipient of a research grant from the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Articles that Dr. Artesani has written or co-authored have appeared in The Journal for Music Teacher Education, The Orff Echo and General Music Today. Dr. Artesani is also the organist/pianist at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono. She has taught at the Lincoln School in Providence, RI; North Orrington and Center Drive schools in Orrington, ME; and the Stillwater Montessori School in Stillwater, ME.

BarrettDr. Dan Barrett teaches trombone, jazz courses, and coordinates the Jazz Studies program at the University of Maine, including directing the two university big bands. He has been privileged to perform with great jazz musicians like Bob Mintzer, Conrad Herwig, Andy Martin, John Fedchock, Thomas Gansch, Ingrid Jensen, Phil Markowitz, Eric Marienthal, and Byron Stripling, and was a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Brass Solo and Chamber Music competitions. Dr. Barrett performs often with the UMaine Faculty Jazz ensemble, and recorded the video album Putting a Groove on a Bad Situation with them in early 2021 (available on YouTube). He also performs with Swingmatism, Deb’s Little Big Band, and several other local groups. He leads the Maine Trombone Collective and the Maine Brass Guild, two large ensembles that perform throughout the state, and also teaches at the Maine Summer Youth Music camp. Dr. Barrett is the author of Solo Training for Trombone, a book of exercises based on standard solo repertoire for high school and college students, published by Mountain Peak Music.

ClevelandScott Cleveland is a lifelong composer/singer/pianist/music educator/church musician. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Berklee College of Music, an M.M. in Music Theory/Composition from UMassLowell and a M.Div. (magna cum laude) from Boston University School of Theology. He has written and produced six independent solo albums and performs original and reinterpreted Jazz/R&B/Blues/Fusion/Rock as a solo pianist and singer and in numerous duos/trios/quartets. He is on the Adjunct Music Faculty of the University of Maine at Orono, teaches Jazz piano privately, and is a recording studio pianist. His solo docu-concert “The Blues Spectrum” has been performed at numerous venues in Maine, Massachusetts and Nova Scotia including Gloucester Stage Co., Colby College and Camden Opera House. His musical director/pit band credits include: Man of La Mancha, Oliver, The Fantasticks, Fun Home (New Surry Theatre); The Pajama Game, Almost, Maine (Reach Performing Arts Center); Ten Real Star Acts, The Last Ferryman (Stonington Opera House), Spamalot (The Grand Theatre, Ellsworth) H.M.S. Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine) and numerous high school productions. He also composed the choral overture and incidental music for Cabin Fever Theatre’s Almost, Maine, and was commissioned to compose the piano score for the multimedia production of From Away to Here… which premiered at The Burnt Cove Church, Stonington in July 2015. He currently manages and performs in the Sandy’s Café Dinner Concert Series in Blue Hill.

BirchKevin Birch holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa with previous studies at New England Conservatory in Boston and the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Since 1992 he has served as Director of Music at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor, Maine, where he also serves as Executive Director of St. John’s Organ Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of E. & G. G. Hook's Opus 288 built for St. John's in 1860. Kevin is a member of the music faculty at the University of Maine’s School of the Performing Arts in Orono and serves on the Liturgical Commission for the Diocese of Portland. He has performed solo recitals in the US, Canada, Europe, and in South America, and for several national conventions of the Organ Historical Society. He is especially devoted to the many fine historic organs in Maine on which he enjoys frequent opportunities to study and perform. He is a member of the Netherlands Clavichord Society and the Boston Clavichord Society.

CrowellGregory Crowell is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Music at Grand Valley State University and the Director of Music at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has performed widely in Europe, Japan, and the United States as organist, harpsichordist, clavichordist, and conductor. He has been heard in live performance on WCRB in Boston, WGUC in Cincinnati, WFMT Chicago, Northwest German Radio, Belgian Public Radio, and NPM’s Pipedreams, and has recorded for the OHS and OgeeOgress labels. Crowell has lectured and published extensively on matters concerning organology and performance practice, and is the editor of Clavichord International. Dr. Crowell performs under the aegis of Independent Concert Artists.

GallucciLaura Gallucci teaches 50 students at Laura Gallucci String Studio in Bangor. She is Principal viola of the Bangor Symphony, and freelances with a variety of top level groups in Maine. She is co-founder of the hard folk band, St. Huckleberry, in which she has played electric viola, violin, fiddle, bass and piano. She and her husband, singer / songwriter Michael Gallucci have co-written and recorded more than 100 original pieces of music. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she studied with violist James Dunham of the Cleveland Quartet.

GarrettSolo, chamber, and orchestral cellist Timothy Garrett's eclectic career has taken him from Carnegie Hall to outdoor rock festivals, little jazz clubs, recording studios, theaters & countless other concert venues. He has been faculty or otherwise participated at the Bowdoin international music festival, the Bar Harbor music festival, the Winter Harbor music festival, the Pierre Monteaux school and the Medomak conductor's retreat to name a few. Mr. Garrett has collaborated with such notable musicians and Grammy award winning groups as Mannheim Steamroller, Ray Lamontagne, Rustic Overtones, Rachel Barton Pine & various members of professional orchestras and chamber groups from across the world. Mr. Garrett has taught at the Portland Conservatory of Music, the Maine Coast Waldorf school and since 2009 at RDL strings in Bangor, Maine. He has been a member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years and also maintains an active freelance & private studio schedule. Other activities enjoyed are running a chess club, coaching cello groups & learning about history, politics, philosophy, and gardening.

LopezPianist George Lopez, Bowdoin College's Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence, has been a dedicated and dynamic performer, educator, and lecturer for 30 years. His concert seasons have included tours of New England and New York, the Bay Area, Seattle, New Orleans, Boulder, Colorado, Vermont, Massachusetts, Mexico, with concerts in France, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy. Mr. Lopez initiated his "Music in the Museum" series at Bowdoin College that consistently sells out to audiences who enjoy his creative and engaging lecture recitals on the relationship of music to art and ideas. He has taken up the baton and built up the all-student Bowdoin College Orchestra which performs full symphonic programs each semester. He resides in Brunswick, Maine.

NaruseChiharu Naruse, holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance and a Masters Degree in Music Instruction from the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In Berlin, Naruse studied piano under Klaus Bäßler and Lied Accompaniment under Wolfram Riegar. Naruse has performed throughout the world in recitals and piano competitions including a piano concert to benefit Amnesty International in Germany, the Hyogo Piano Competition in Japan (silver prize), the Clara Haskil piano competition in Switzerland, the Pescara Academie Piano Competition in Italy and the International Mozart Wettbewerb in Salzburg Austria. In the spring of 2002, Naruse moved to the United States to study under Frank Glazer. Since her arrival Naruse has given several recitals at Bates College, collaborate with the Portland String Quartet, DaPonte String Quartet and Frank Glazer, performed Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, Mozart Piano Concerto K466 and the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto with the Augusta Symphony and concert toured Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Maine Pro Musica ensemble under conductor Janna Hymes. Naruse appeared as a featured artist at the Ocean Park Music Festival and the Franco-American Heritage Center. 2012-13 seasons Naruse performed all of the Beethoven's 10 sonatas for violin and piano with violinist Dean Stein at Bates college.In 2014 Chiharu was invited to perform at the Parma Music Festival. Her solo performance work by Sergio Corvertti was selected to be one of the tracks on a CD, released in June 2015, capturing the highlights from the three days long musical festival. This recording is now available on iTunes and Spotify. In addition to maintaining a regular performance schedule Naruse is also a well-respected music teacher, chamber music coach, music competition adjudicator and accompanist, with many of her students receiving competition prizes. Naruse currently is a member of the applied music faculty at Bates College and is also a faculty member at the Portland Conservatory of Music.

NemethChris Nemeth is a (sometimes) violinist. He has performed throughout United States, Latin America, Europe, and Canada, has participated in numerous festivals including the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (Blue Hill, Maine), the Ravinia Festival (Chicago, IL), and the International Youth and Music Festival (Vienna, Austria), and has been heard on Missouri Public Radio, WFMT (Chicago), and National Public Radio. He recently relocated from Chicago to Sedgwick, ME with his wife (Tara), 2 girls (Marie, Vivi), and their dog (Zola). Since moving to Maine, Chris has been performing with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, The Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM), the 45th PARALLEL ensemble, the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony, as well as a cadre of local artist (Max Treitler, Heidi Powell, Trond Saverud, Marisa Solomon, Paul Sullivan, Tim Garrett, Laura Gallucci, Lucas Richman, and Bob Hipkins). In addition to playing the violin, Chris is a founding partner of HarborHouse Partners, a business advisory firm focused on helping Maine-based companies. He’s a big fan of cooking, tennis, English Premier League soccer, and Nordic noir crime dramas … particularly in the middle of the long, dark Maine winter.

Ruixin NiuRuixin Niu holds a Master’s degree in viola from the Beijing Central Conservatory. Invited to the Franco-American Academy of Fontainebleau in July 2018; and in March 2018, to participate in the Opera project of the "Seiji Ozawa Music Academy" in Japan. Trainee with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège for the year 2019-20. In June 2020, she received a Master's in pedagogy with great distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Liège. She is a ember of the "Primrose Ensemble". She is a teaching assistant at the University of Maine where she is enrolled in an interdisciplinary PhD since September 2021. Her second passion is photography.

Liana PaniyevaHailed by the New York Concert Review as " a sensitive player ", Liana Paniyeva has won prizes in numerous competitions internationally and has performed at festivals in Norway, Hungary, Austria, Canada, England, Italy, South Africa, and Israel. Her recitals have taken her to Carnegie Hall, legendary Worcester's Mechanics Hall, the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, to note highlights. Ms. Paniyeva has been a prizewinner in numerous international competitions including: Iowa International Piano Competition in 2015, George Gershwin International Competition in 2019, Grand Prize at the Metropolitan International Piano Competition, Music World in Italy, the Cargill Foundation Prize in the 2014 Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow. Liana was a semifinalist at the New Orleans International Piano Competition and San Antonio International Piano Competition. Her solo recital in 2016 at the Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago was broadcast live on WFMT Radio. Reviewing her recording, Huntley Dent of Fanfare Magazine praised her version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition as outshining many others in the catalog, including those by famous names. A graduate of the Donetsk Music Academy in Ukraine, Ms. Paniyeva earned her Professional Studies Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music and an Artist Diploma from The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. Liana is a winner of the American Prize 2021. Ms. Paniyeva is a founder and artistic director of the Young Stars International Piano Competition.

Carmen Rodríguez-PeraltaCarmen Rodríguez-Peralta, pianist, has appeared as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Peru and Mexico. As a winner of Artists International Young Musicians Auditions, she was presented in two solo recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. Of her debut, The New York Times review called her “a thoughtful musician; her playing was full of intelligence and poetry … a pianist well worth hearing.” Ms. Rodríguez Peralta has performed at Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Seiji Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood, and in the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and Los Angeles. She has also given recitals throughout Peru, under the auspices of the American Embassy. As a chamber musician, she frequently performs with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Her recordings include Teresa Carreño: Solo Piano and Chamber Works and her collaboration with cellist Luis Leguía, recorded at Symphony Hall in Boston, in Music for Cello and Piano from South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She is also featured on Just in Time, Here and Now, a recording devoted to new music. Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta holds a Bachelor of Music from Temple University, a Master of Music from The Catholic University of America and a Post-Graduate Diploma from The Juilliard School. Her teachers include Maryan Filar, Ney Salgado and Beveridge Webster. While at Juilliard she was the teaching assistant of American composer Vincent Persichetti. She is currently the Chair of the Music Department of Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA and Director of A World of Music Concert Series.

Anatole WieckBorn in Latvia, Anatole Wieck received his first musical education in Riga and Moscow. In the United States since 1973, he studied violin and viola at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, where he completed his Doctorate in Musical Arts working closely with Ivan Galamian, Lillian Fuchs, and Paul Doktor. He also studied baroque interpretation with Carol Lieberman at Boston University. He plays baroque viola, viola d’amore and baroque violin. Since 1986 Dr. Wieck has taught upper strings at the University of Maine and conducted the University of Maine Orchestra. He has performed and conducted in Europe, North and South America, and has participated in chamber music festivals such as Chamber Music/West (San Francisco), White Nights (St. Petersburg, Russia) and festivals in Montepulciano, Italy and Newport, Rhode Island. Dr. Wieck also performed for Baroque Chamber Music festivals in Spain. In May, 2006 he traveled to Guatemala as a Fulbright Senior Specialist where he conducted the Juventud y Música Foundation orchestra, gave master classes to students and faculty of the Guatemala National Conservatory. As a member of the Ad Libitum Ensemble that specializes in Baroque music, Dr. Wieck toured Israel in December 2007. In April 2008 Dr. Wieck performed at Carnegie Recital Hall in NY City. Between 2009 and 2012 he traveled five times to Mexico to teach, perform, and conduct. Dr. Wieck collaborated with Artes Revueltas. In the spring of 2013 Dr. Wieck performed and taught in Japan as a soloist and chamber musician. He performs regularly with the Baroque Orchestra of Maine and is director of the String Program at Maine Summer Youth Music at the University of Maine. In 2010 Dr. Wieck co-founded the Chamber Music Institute (CMI) with his Juilliard classmate Akiko Hirose-Silver.

Pierre Henri XuerebPierre Henri Xuereb is artistic director of the Fête de l’alto in Lasalle en Cevennes, and teaches viola in the CNSM in Paris, Conservatoire Royal de musique de Liège, and the CRD in Gennevilliers. He has performed as a soloist with the Ensemble Instrumental de France, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Alternance, and more. Additionally, his international career has brought him to many concert halls throughout the world, such as: Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Teatro La Scala (Milano), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), and Luzern Festival. He has given numerous world premieres from composers such as K. Stockhausen, Klaus Huber, Philippe Hersant, and Jean Michel Damase. He is regularly invited to giveinternational master classes in: Beijing, Kyoto, Gwangju (Korea), Tignes (MusicAlp), Les Arcs, Fontainebleau, Close Encounters (Berkshires, USA), Novisad, Malta, and Domaine Forget (Canada).

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