|Dates||Program titles and dinner choices||Presenters|
|Jan 14||Concert with violin, viola, and cello. Mozart duets for violin and viola. Cornelius March by Mendelsohn. Gavotte from Holberg Suite by E. Grieg
Dinner: Green mixed salad, chicken breast (or walnut burger) with tarragon sauce, basmati rice, oven roasted carrots, apple crisp with vanilla ice cream
|Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra students: Julia Szwec, Ingrid Halvorsen, Johan Halvorsen, and Rachael Dumont|
|Jan 21||Voice recital, Baritone. “Songs of Winter, the Forest and the Sea: Music of Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré and Henri Duparc”. Excerpts from the Winterreise of Schubert, the cycle “L’Horizon Chimérique,” and opus 85 of Fauré, L’Invitation au Voyage and La Vague et la Cloche of Duparc
Dinner: Green mixed salad, baked haddock with homemade tartar sauce (or carrot mushroom loaf), small red potatoes, petit peas and sauteed diced cucumbers, blueberry tart
|Benoît Capt and Gary Magby|
|Feb 14, Tuesday||Valentine's Day Dinner: Thin sliced red tomatoes with minced onions with a white balsamic vinegar dressing; carrot soup with fresh toasted croutons; choice of seafood (shrimp, lobster, and scallops) in a light cream tomato sauce over linguine ... or ... vegetable stuffed red peppers with red quinoa ... or chicken tetrazini in a light cream tomato sauce over linguine; French raspberry tarte on a custard base with whipped cream, coffee or tea||The concert is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, but the dinner is taking place.|
|Mar 4||Piano Recital. Two parts of Frederika King's Kaleidoscope Series: Selections from the Romantic Poets and Composers. Selections from her “I Too Sing America” Black Composers program
Dinner: Green mixed salad, chicken breast (or walnut burger) with mushroom sauce, basmati rice, oven roasted carrots and parsnips, French raspberry tart on a custard base with whipped cream, coffee or tea
|Mar 18|| Concert with violin and cello: The audience will be taken back to times of Michelle Mascitti with Baroque sonatas for violin and cello and of Frank-Anton Hoffmeister's Duo op. 6 #1. The evening will include Bach's inventions arranged for violin and cello, as well as other surprise musical treats.
Dinner: Green mixed salad. Beef stew with carrots, parships, shallots, and portwine. Or ... layered toasted wheat/tofu tiane with zucchini, tomatoes, leek, and gruyere. Oven roasted potatoes. French blueberry tart on a custard base with whipped cream. Coffee or tea
|Sascha Zaburdaeva and Tim Garrett|
|Apr 15||Concert with violin, viola, and piano. This lively program features works by Mozart, Schubert and Bartok. It travels with from urban Vienna to rural Romania, where folk tunes were painstakingly collected by Bartok. The “Arpeggione” sonata was composed by Schubert for an extinct instrument, a guitar and cello hybrid. Yet this work is so alive today that violists, cellists, flutists and clarinetists include it in their repertoires.
Dinner: Mixed green salad, chicken tetrazini in a light sherry cream sauce ... or carrot/mushroom toasted tofu tiane, basmati rice, oven roasted vegetables, apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Coffee or tea
|Anatole Wieck and Chiharu Naruse|
|May 13||Mother's Day Eve Concert with viola, violin, and piano. A wonderful way to express gratitude to our mothers is an evening of inspiring music for violin, viola and piano and a soulful dinner on Mother's Day Eve. The audience will hear Old French Dances written by Marin Marais, Darius Milhaud's Quatre Visages for Viola and Piano, Telemann's concerto for two violas, as well as Sonata in g minor by Eccles (Viola/Piano) and Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata (Violin/Piano).
Dinner: Mixed green salad, lima bean soup, pork tenderloin tips with mushrooms and pearl onions, seafood quiche with shrimp and scallops, baked layered potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, Viennese walnut torte, coffee or tea.
|Laura Gallucci, Sascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer, and Gary Magby|
Concert evenings ...
* 4:30PM - Reception by the fireplace in the Commons Building.
* 5:00 - Start of concert.
* 6:30-7:00 - Start of optional banquet style dinner with one long table. Dinners are not required.
* Tickets are $17 at the door, $15 with 24 hour advance reservation, and $13 for dinner guests.
Dinners are by reservation. $25 with a salad, bread, entré, dessert, coffee/tea, with wine and beer optional. $35 on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day eve.
Julia Szwec, Ingrid Halvorsen, Johan Halvorsen, and Rachael Dumont All are students in the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra. Under the direction of and with accompaniment of the BSYO Conductor, Sascha Saburdaeva Lorimer.
Benoît Capt, was born in Geneva, where he studied singing with Marga Liskutin and piano with Alexis Golovine, and obtained a Master of Arts in Musicology at the University of Geneva. Several scholarships (Migros, Mosetti, Marescotti) gave him the opportunity to study at Leipzig Musikhochschule with Hans-Joachim Beyer, where he was awarded a Konzertdiplom with Distinction. In 2007 Benoît received a Diplôme de Soliste from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne with congratulations from the jury, having studied in the class of Gary Magby, with whom he continues to work. Benoît Capt received support from the Leenaards Foundation in 2006 to study Chamber Music repertoire with Phillip Moll in Leipzig, accompanied by pianist Sonja Lohmiller. Together they were awarded a Postgraduate Konzertdiplom in 2009 with congratulations from the jury, as well as winning several international competitions for Lied and French melodie (Gounod Special Prize Toulouse, Second Prize at the Weiden Max Reger Competition and First Prize at the Concours de Marmande). In 2008, Benoît Capt won the Young Talent Prize from the Association Vaudoise des Amis de l'OSR, which gave him the opportunity to record with pianist Todd Camburn. At the Opéra de Lausanne Benoît Capt was a member of the ensemble L'Envol, where he made his debut as Ben in Menotti’s Telephone in 2006-2007 (on tour in the Opéra Comique Paris and at Opéra de Vichy, where he interpreted also the Chief of Police in Menotti’s Amelia al ballo). He made very well received appearances as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte (Lausanne), Bottom in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Théatre du Jorat), title role in Telemann’s Pimpinone (on tour in Switzerland and France), and as Gamekeeper in The cunning little Vixen (Montpellier/Corum Berlioz). Upcoming roles include Schaunard in La Bohème (Lausanne) and Wagner in Faust (Lausanne).
Laura Gallucci teaches more than 50 students at RDL Strings in Bangor. She is Principal viola of the Bangor Symphony, and her solo work with this groups has been described by the Bangor Daily News over the years as "Haunting, evocative, played with finesse, and lovely." She freelances with a variety of top level groups in Maine. She is also 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.
A 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.’
Fredericka King, pianist, has been praised for her lyricism, expressiveness, beautiful warmth of tone and dazzling technical control. These gifts are further enhanced by her deeply sensitive musical instincts and her wide ranging musical interests. Her programs feature an exciting variety of repertoire, played with expertise and artistic conviction. Miss King's solo performances in Boston have included recitals at historic Jordan Hall, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the African Meeting House on the Black Heritage Trail. She has appeared as soloist with several New England orchestras and has been the featured artist of radio broadcasts on stations such as WVPR in Vermont, WGBH in Boston, and WGMS in Washington, D.C. She was invited to perform at the Black American Music Symposium at the University of Michigan, the American Women Composers Conference at Boston University, and has presented programs celebrating Black History Month at the Museum of Our National Heritage, Southeastern Massachusetts University, and the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College. Fredericka has received degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and studied in the Doctoral program at Boston University. She was awarded a Teaching Diploma by the Royal College of Music in London, England and also studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Miss King is a member of the piano faculty at New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, teaching young students and adult piano classes. In addition, she maintains a busy private teaching studio. She has taught Music History at Emerson College for a number of years and was recently appointed Music-Historian in Residence.
Sascha 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 RDL Strings/Fine Violins.
Born 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.
Chiharu 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.
Born 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.