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Each fall, winter, and spring, Eagle Hill hosts a series of chamber concerts given 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 mingle with guests over complimentary juice, iced tea, or wine. The concert room has café tables.

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Regular ... $20
Friends of Music and highschool/college students ... $15
Children 12 and under ... free tickets (no online ordering needed)
Season-long volunteer hosts ... free tickets and dinners (applications welcome)

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.

 
2020 Concerts - Provisional schedule. Concerts are added as they are finalized.
       
Feb 15, 5PM Sat Valentine's Weekend Concert.
• Johann Sebastian Bach … Sonata II BWV 1015 Violin and Clavier
• Ludwig Van Beethoven … Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24
• Felix Mendelssohn … Rondo Capriccioso, opus 14
Sascha Zaburdaeva, violin. Gary Magby, piano.
Mar 14, 5PM Sat Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM). Heidi Powell, Baroque violin. Daniel Pyle, harpsichord.
Mar 21, 5PM Sat Violin, Viola, and Piano Concert.
•Sonata VI in C Major, Hob VI:6 … Joseph Haydn
   Allegro, Adagio, Tempo di Menuetto    (Variazione)
•Sonata for viola and piano, op.13 … Arshak Andriasov
•Duet for violin and viola in F major … Ludwig van Beethoven
   Allegro affettuoso, Aria-Larghetto, Rondo-    Vivace
Victor Romasevich violin and viola. Arshak Andrioasov, piano. Anatole Wieck, violin and viola
Apr 11, 5PM Sat Piano and Violin Concert.
• "Sueños de Chambi" … Gabriela Lean Frank
• Sonata Representativa for Violin and Keyboard … Heinrich Biber
• Prelude and Fugue for Piano solo … Larry Bell
• Sonata for Viola D'Amore and keyboard … Johann Stamitz
• En el Jardin De Lindaraxa for violin and piano … Joaqin Nin
• From My Country … Bedrich Smetana
Carmen Rodriguez Peralta, piano. Anatole Wieck, violin.
Apr 25, 5PM Sat Cello and Piano Concert.
• Chopin Cello Sonata in g minor
• Beethoven Cello Sonata #3 in A major
• Other selections TBA
Tim Garrett, cello. Amy Maier, piano.
May 9, 5PM Sat Mother's Day Eve Clarinet and Piano Concert. Erik Thomas, Clarinet. Ilya Friedberg, piano.
May 23, 5PM Sat Solo Piano Recital. Chiharu Naruse.
May 30, 5PM Sat Solo Piano Recital. Liana Paniyeva.
       

Musicians - Bios will be added as concerts are scheduled.

Israeli Pianist, Ilya Friedberg has been described as an “Artist who puts his listener to a musical magic” by pianist Menahem Pressler. Ilya’s music has taken him to Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Jerusalem Theater, Small Philharmonic Hall of St. Petersburg, and various venues across United States, South America, Israel, and Europe. Ilya is a passionate chamber musician and is a sought-after collaborator among the members of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Carol Vaness, Timothy Noble, Mark Kaplan, Alissa Margulis, Alexander Buzlov, and Pacifica Quartet. Being a passionate educator, Ilya finds working with the new generation of pianists fun and inspiring. He has given masterclasses at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University, Adamant Music School, and at Stellenbosch International Piano Competition. Born in Moscow, Ilya stepped into the world of music by watching his mother teach piano. Soon after he started his education at Gnesin School for Gifted Children. After immigrating to Israel, he studied piano with Luisa Yoffi and was influenced by Lazar Bendersky and Vladimir Silva. He continued his education at Oberlin with Sanford Margolis and at Indiana University with Menahem Pressler. His other musical influences are legendary jazz master David Baker, pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy, composers Claude Baker and Douglas Hofstadter.

Tim GarrettA native Mainer, Tim Garrett studied cello at The New England Conservatory, Bowdoin International Music Festival and University of Southern Maine School of Music with William Rounds, Andre Emelianoff, Nicolas Jones, Peter Howard, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Peter Howard and Nathan Stutch. Tim has performed with orchestras all over New England, Canada, Italy and at New York's Carnegie Hall. Currently, he is a member of the Bangor Symphony and Maine Pro Musica cello sections as well as maintaining an active freelance and teaching career. Tim also has a passion for exploring other kinds of music, staying active in the Portland Rock scene. He has performed and recorded with many different groups including Gypsy Tailwing, Ray Lamontagne, Rustic Overtones and Mannheim Steamroller. His band, Peter Miller, just released their debut album called "Shake the Dawn."

Gary MagbyBorn in Presque Isle, Maine in 1950, Gary Magby completed his musical studies at the Boston and New England Conservatories. In 1973 he accepted his first post as voice teacher at the Boston Conservatory/ Extension Division and in 1974 began a parallel career as co-repetiteur assuring musical preparation of productions for the Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Company of Boston, St.Louis Opera and the Washington Opera. Fellow in opera administration at the Juilliard American Opera Center beginning in 1977, he founded at the same time a private vocal studio in New York. In 1983 he became director of the Young Artists Program for the Chautauqua Opera where he was also Music Director between 1988 and 1993. From 1984 until 1988 he was director of the Young Artists Program for the Miami Opera Association. From 1993 to 2001 he was resident voice teacher for the Opéra National de Lyon and maintained a private studio in Paris. Beginning in 2001 he directed the opera department of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, where from 2002 until 2013 he was professor of singing and chairman of the voice department. From 2009 until 2012 he has gave MasterClasses for the Staats Oper Graz and recently at the University Yonsei in Seoul as well as the HEMU/Lausanne. His students are presently singing in all of the world’s major opera houses : Met, San Francisco, Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, etc.

Amy Maier Amy Maier holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Maine at Orono, a Post Graduate Certificate in Piano Performance from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She teaches class piano and private lessons at the University of Maine at Farmington.  She has been the long time accompanist for the Maine Summer Youth Music Camp and has accompanied for music festivals in New England as well as the Maine All State Chorus.  She is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and has served as President of the State affiliate, Maine Music Teachers Association (MMTA).  She currently resides in Bangor where she runs a piano studio and serves as music director for Hampden Congregational Church.

 

CaptDaniel Pyle, keyboardist for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, taught at Clayton College and State Universityand is currently organist and music director for St. Saviours Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor. Dr. Pyle and his wife Catherine Bull are founding members of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and have performed with them throughout the group’s existence. Dr. Pyle has appeared as organ-soloist with Georgia’s Albany Symphony Orchestra, playing Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony; has performed as harpsichord-soloist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performing all of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos; and with Orchestra Atlanta in Roswell. His CD The Eastman School of Music Maiden’s Songe: Virginal Music on the Lautenwerk was released in 1998 on the Gasparo label. He studied organ and harpsichord at the University of Alabama and the Eastman School of Music and in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt and Hans van Nieuwkoop.

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.

As an active composer, Eric Thomas has had recent premieres of a string octet, a wind octet, and a double concerto for clarinet and viola, as well as a solo piece based on the Bach Goldberg Variations for Ilya Friedberg. He has conducted at the Opera Company of Boston, Opera New England, Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Andover Academy, Colby College, the Bangor Symphony, and Cadenzato Chamber Players at University of Maine, Pineland Suzuki Orchestra, and Moab Chamber Orchestra. He has held positions as the Assistant Director of Education for the Opera Company of Boston and the Director of Education for Opera Carolina. Presently he is Director of Bands at Colby College and is teaching the saxophone studio at University of Maine as well as the sabbatical stand in for the clarinet studio at the same institution.

Sascha Zaburdaeva-LorimerSascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer is a Russian born musician whose heart belongs to America. Mrs. Lorimer has become a prominent performer and conductor throughout Maine.  She conducts the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras, sits first violin in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, holds the concertmaster position in the Colby College Symphony, and regularly performs chamber music and is a veteran teacher of violin/viola at RDL Strings in Bangor. Mrs Lorimer got her first bachelor’s degree in violin performance, teaching, and orchestral playing from one of  Russia’s  most prestigious music schools, the Gnesin’s College of Music in Moscow. Following her heart, she continued her music adventures in New York where she studied under Masao Kawasaki and Itzhak Perlman. After getting a second bachelor’s degree in violin performance Sascha moved to Maine to finish her graduate studies with Anatole Wieck. She immediately applied her passion to music here in Maine, co-founding the MSYM summer string program at the University of Maine with Dr. Wieck. Finding mentorship and support, she conducts the MSYM string orchestra and works energetically to assure that music plays a vital role in securing a peaceful and bright future for our children. Mrs, Lorimer resides in Bangor, the best place on earth, with her husband Robert Lorimer, owner of RDL Strings/Fine Violins.

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