Joining the North Country Chamber Players, this summer, as featured guest artists, will be the renowned Portuguese guitarist, Pedro Joia, whose work with fado legend, Mariza, has placed him prominently on the World Music map, the brilliant American soprano, Sara Heaton, now singing with the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, and the Solera String Quartet. Making their New Hampshire debut, this rising young chamber group has been described by music critics as “top notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flare and talent,” and is currently in residence at the University of Notre Dame. In addition, Bernard Scully, horn player of the well-known Canadian Brass Quintet will return to the White Mountains Festival for a special tribute concert dedicated to the late Kendall Betts, who, up until last summer, was a fixture of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and North Country Chamber Players for over 30 years.
FRITZ KRAMER LECTURE SERIES
All festival concerts, during Weeks 1 through 5, will be preceded by pre-concert talks, beginning one hour before each program, delivered by Dr. Joel Timm, Professor of Music at the University of Southern California, as part of the Fritz Kramer Lecture Series. His introductions will provide valuable and entertaining background information and inside looks at the music and composers featured each week. They will also include artist interviews, musical examples and the personal experiences and reflections of an oboist who has collaborated with many of the most famous classical and popular artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and who can be heard on the film scores of more than 150 Hollywood films.
For more information, please select a week below:
- WEEK 1 - ‘IBERIA’
- WEEK 2 - ‘MENDELSSOHN OCTET’ (Kramer Concert)
- WEEK 3 - ‘RHAPSODY’
- WEEK 4 - ‘VIVALDI’S VENICE’
- WEEK 5 - ‘FANTASIA’