2018-06-07 / News

Summer Chamber Music Series to return June 24

MANISTIQUE – The Commu­nity Concert Committee’s summer chamber music series, celebrating its 50th summer, has announced its concert dates for 2018. All con­certs are Sundays at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Manis­tique.

The series begins June 24 with the return of one the series’ favorite performers, Stas Venglevski, with his accordion to wow the audience. This year Venglevski is joined by hammer dulcimer virtuoso Tatyana Krasnobayeva. For the audience, this will be a treat to be able to hear this rare and beautiful instrument.

The second concert July 15, “Silver and Gold”, celebrates the official 50th anniversary of the se­ries. This concert is also a celebra­tion of Paul Lundin’s 25th summer directing the series.

The program of piano trios will feature Rob Conway, piano, An­drea Yun, cello and Lundin, violin. In addition to selections featuring opus numbers 25 and 50, also be­ing performed is the Brahms Trio in B Major, one of the first pieces to be performed on the series in 1968.

The summer concert series con­cludes Aug. 5 with the “True North Quartet.” This string quartet from the Ann Arbor area is in its ninth consecutive year of delighting Manistique audiences with their innovative programming.

This year’s program, “Razzle- Dazzle,” includes dazzling guest mezzo-soprano and oboist Kaycee Ware Thomas. She will perform Ottorino Respighi’s “The Sun­set” for voice and string quartet and play the Oboe Quartet in F by Mozart. Beethoven’s Quartet in C Major dedicated to Count Razu­movsky finishes the summer with style.

Tickets are $10 and will be avail­able at the door before the perfor­mance. Patrons under 18 will be admitted free.

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