A R T S • P R E V I E W : : Summer Cultural Events 2016

MCGRATHPR.com – As spring shows signs of breathing fresh air into the region, arts and cultural organizations in the Boston, South Shore and Cape Cod regions ramp up their calendars for a summer jam packed with a wide variety of entertainment options for summer.

20-stars2South Shore Conservatory

20th Anniversary Season of Summer Spotlight Outdoor Concert Series

June 29 through July 30

http://sscmusic.org/summer_spotlight.html

SSC’s 20th anniversary celebration for the 2016 Summer Spotlight outdoor concert series features shining examples of excellence in performance, including the popular Evenings Under the Stars Saturday evening concerts and much-loved Wacky Wednesdays family concerts.

SS2016-logoParking for Wednesday morning concerts is onsite for everyone.  Although limited onsite parking is available for handicapped patrons, parking for Saturday night concerts for the public is at the Hingham School Bus Depot.  Tickets for all Summer Spotlight concerts go on sale May 1. Individual concert prices are listed by event below.  Evenings Under the Stars tickets purchased at the door are $45 for pavilion seating and $30 for the lawn. Cabaret seating for six is available at Evenings Under the Stars concerts for $140 per table, and includes a bottle of wine.  Season subscriptions to the four Saturday evening concerts are available for $240 for pavilion and $180 for lawn seating and include the pre-concert receptions. There is no charge for children under three.  For more information or to order tickets, visit www.sscmusic.org or call 781-749-7565, ext. 22.

EUS Saturday Evening Concerts

http://sscmusic.org/evenings_under_the_stars.html

Nicholas Palmer by Denise Maccaferri LREvenings Under the Stars Festival Orchestra:  Let the Celebration Begin!

Saturday, July 9, 7 pm, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Featuring Nicholas Palmer, Conductor; Karen Ji, piano soloist

Tickets are $25 lawn, $40 pavilion, $20 for pre-concert reception, subscriptions available

Sponsored by Hingham Institute for Savings

Led by Maestro Palmer, the orchestra begins the 20th Anniversary Season celebration with a festive Shostakovich piece, with offstage brass, then continues with Beethoven’s sublime fifth symphony, followed by Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring two-time SSC Concerto Competition Winner Karen Ji, piano student of SSC Faculty member HuiMin Wang. The pop-themed second half continues with An American in Paris (a true orchestra tour de force), the 1812 Overture, and of course, a rousing version of Stars and Stripes Forever.

St Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn 2016

A Celtic Sojourn: Roots and Branches Concert

Saturday, July 16, 7 pm, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Featuring WGBH radio’s Brian O’Donovan

Tickets are $25 lawn, $40 pavilion, $20 for pre-concert reception, subscriptions available

Producer Brian O’Donovan curates and host a range of traditional and contemporary artists from around the Celtic World in what promises to be one of the highlights of the series, and indeed a highlight of the summer’s Celtic calendar in New England.  O’Donovan’s extraordinarily popular program features a diverse lineup of musicians, singers, and dancers, sure to be a delight our extended EUS audience.

The Big Swing: The Music of the Swing Era

Saturday, July 23, 7 pm, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Rob Reustle 1 by Denise MaccaferriSponsored by Jane Carr and Andy Hertig

Tickets are $25 lawn, $40 pavilion, $20 for pre-concert reception, subscriptions available

Trumpeter Rob Reustle leads SSC’s JRP faculty performers as they present the unforgettable music of the Big Swing era, with a special focus on the spectacular 30’s and 40’s.  This 10-piece band takes us down memory lane with the music of swing greats such as Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Hoagy Carmichael, Bunny Berrigan, and others. Dancing on the lawn is encouraged!

A Grand Night for Singing: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein in Revue

Saturday, July 30, 7 pm, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Sponsored by Dorothy Palmer

Pirates of Penzance 4Tickets are $25 lawn, $40 pavilion, $20 for pre-concert reception, subscriptions available

SSC’s voice faculty performers feature the unforgettable, toe-tapping tunes from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musicals such as Oklahoma, Carousel, State Fair, Allegro, South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet, Pipe Dream, Cinderella, Flower Drum Song and the Sound of Music. Experience the vibrant music and witty lyrics from a time considered the “golden age” of musical theatre.

Wacky Wednesdays Family Concerts

Series sponsored by The Harold and Avis Goldstein Trust

Band shot karen and jitterbugshttp://sscmusic.org/wacky_wednesdays.html

Karen K & the Jitterbugs

Wednesday, June 29, 10 am, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Tickets are $15 adults, $5 children

Karen K & the Jitterbugs are one of Boston’s most beloved bands for kids and their adults. Delivering a high-energy, interactive live show of original music that has tots and grown-ups happily toe-tapping along, the band has been honored with multiple national awards including a Parents Choice Award for their sophomore album, Big Ol’ Truck, and Best Kid Video of 2015 for their hit I Woke Up in a Fire Truck.

Keith Munslow 2016 LRKeith Munslow

Wednesday, July 6, 10 am, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Tickets are $15 adults, $5 children

Over the years, Keith Munslow has entertained thousands of children and adults at festivals, concerts, schools and libraries throughout New England, including at SSC. Keith has made numerous recordings for children and families, including Accidentally On Purpose, and Dressed Up for the Party, both of which garnered Parents’ Choice Awards and national radio play. His newest album, Tiny Destroyer, features stories and songs reflecting the chaos and humor of everyday family living.

Little Groove   

Little Groove Sara WheelerWednesday, July 13, 10 am, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Tickets are $15 adults, $5 children

Little Groove performs fun, educational music for children ages infant through eight. Children enjoy being a part of the musical experience, using their bodies and voices to sing along to catchy songs that help them build important motor and social skills.  Children play real instruments such as drums, shakers, and tambourines while they dance, sing, and groove to songs about anything from playtime and sleeptime, to trains, planes, rainbows, ducks, and dogs. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join in the musical experience too!

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys by Liz Linder 2Wednesday, July 20, 10 am, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Tickets are $15 adults, $5 children

Boston-based singer-songwriter and children’s performer, Vanessa Trien, has become a local rock star among SSC’s Wacky Wednesdays young and young at heart audience members. The Carr Amphitheater rocks as “Nessa Groupies” sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows with her lively band. Her interactive performances are best suited for children from kindergarten to age ten.

Zak Morgan

Zak MorganWednesday, July 27, 10 am, Jane Carr Amphitheater, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

Tickets are $15 adults, $5 children

With a background in children’s literature plus a GRAMMY® nomination for his kids’ songs, Zak Morgan and his unique brand of children’s music delivers songs and poems with wit and charm that inspire and tickle the funny bones of children and adults alike. At last year’s Wacky Wednesdays performance, Zak captured the young audience with his hilarious actions and lyrics.  “Morgan sounds a bit like singer Cat Stevens, and his storytelling is an inspired cross between Dr. Seuss-style word games and the sly, edginess of Shel Silverstein. In short, it’s children’s music that adults can love.” – Rick Bird, Cincinnati Post

11th Annual Duxbury Music Festival (DMF)

July 17 through 29

http://duxburymusicfestival.org

DMF 2016Duxbury Music Festival’s 11th season features exciting SSC and DMF faculty and student performances, and family-friendly events. Duxbury Music Festival is a celebrated program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England.  Founded on the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit, and upon the belief that this enrichment endures, this intensive program of chamber music brings together world-renowned pedagogues and performers and aspiring young artists in the beautiful bayside village of Duxbury.  Chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts, offering programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.  Tremendous community support inpires over 200 volunteers and more than 2500 patrons each season.

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1.  A variety of series subscriptions are available starting May 25.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org, call 781-934-2731, ext. 14.  DMF is a program of South Shore Conservatory.  DMF’s office is located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731.

Seaside Festival Opening Concert

July 17, 6:30 pm, private waterfront home, lawn concert under a tent, followed by reception, Sponsored by Holly and Brendan Kissane, $60 per person

DMF All Thats Jazz ConcertBilly Joel: The Piano Man Cabaret Concert

July 19, 6:30 pm, First Parish Church, 842 Tremont Street, Duxbury.  Duxbury Music Festival and South Shore Conservatory faculty in concert, seating at café tables, snacks, and wine cash bar.  Sponsored by Frank Wisneski and Lynn Dale, $50 per person

Faculty Barn Concert

July 21, 6:30 pm, private home, Duxbury, Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception.  Sponsored Kathy and Jack Shields, $125 per person

DMF R and B on the GreenMotown on The Green

July 22, 7:00 pm, Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury.  $15 adults, $5 children under 18, $50 family maximum, lawn chairs welcome

Rhythm & Blues on The Green

July 23, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury.  Buffet dinner and dance music by In the House, Sponsored by Mollie Baldwin Foley, $90 per person, tables of 8 for $720

DMF - Family Fest 2Family Fest

July 24, 10:30 am, Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury, National Award winner Beethoven’s Wig in concert along with SSC movement, music and arts activities, food & more.  Sponsored by The Foundation for Creative Achievement, $10 adults, $5 children under 12, $30 family maximum

DMF Sunday in the ParkSunday in The Park

July 24, 5:00 pm, Duxbury Town Green, Washington Street, Duxbury.  Lawn chairs welcome; lobster roll, sandwich and wine concessions, DMF faculty and students in free concert of chamber repertoire, free admission

 

Faculty Concert

July 29, 6:30 pm, private home, Duxbury.  Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert, followed by reception, sponsored Reggie and Steve McCormack, $125 per person

Faculty Jazz Concert

July 27, 7:30 pm, South Shore Conservatory’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury.  Duxbury Music Festival faculty in concert and Snug Harbor Wine tasting, $35 per person

DMF Winners ConcertWinners Concert

July 31, 7:00 pm, South Shore Conservatory’s Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury.  Winners of DMF solo and chamber competitions in concert and Snug Harbor Wine tasting and post-concert “farewell” reception, $50 per person

Festival Recitals

DMF festival recitals, free and open to the public, are held July 18, 20, and 26 at the Ellison Center for the Arts at 4:30 pm and July 28 at the Village at Duxbury at 4:00 pm.  Student recital sponsors include Lee and Jack Barlow, Barbara and Fred Clifford, Nancy Roberts Herndon, and the Village at Duxbury. The Tent on the Duxbury Town Green is sponsored by Sheila and Richard Morse.

Tickets for all events are available beginning June 1.  A variety of series subscriptions are available for purchase starting May 25.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.duxburymusicfestival.org, call 781-934-2731, ext. 14, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

Legally Blonde LogoThe Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts

www.companytheatre.com

Legally Blonde the Musical

July 29 through August 20, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell

Sundays: $39; Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: $41.00

A fabulously fun and award winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde the Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she charms her way into Harvard law and tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in the pursuit of her dreams. From the sorority house to the halls of justice, this daredevil in high heels, along with her Chihuahua Bruiser, prove that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. Fast paced and action packed, Legally Blonde the Musical explodes on the stage with memorable characters, upbeat songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heartwarming, this show is so much fun it should be illegal.

PFC SingersPilgrim Festival Chorus

www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org

 BROADWAY EAST: Favorites from Les Mis, Phantom, Fiddler and more…

4 concerts featuring solo and ensemble performances of Broadway classics

Saturday, June 25, 7:30 pm, First Congregational Church, 12 Church St, Rockland

Sunday, June 26, 7:30 pm, Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court St, Plymouth
Friday, July 1, 7:30 pm, First Trinitarian Congregational Church, 381 Country Way, Scituate
Saturday, July 2, 7:30 pm, Central Congregational Church, North Main Street, Middleborough

11892021_10153620717115559_6059942819971288685_nTickets are $10 general admission

The James Library & Center for the Arts

www.jameslibrary.org

The James Library is home to a beautiful community art gallery featuring the works of local artists for monthly gallery openings and exhibits.  Visitors are welcome to attend the openings, or view the works on display during business hours.

The James Library Art Gallery:  Judy Quinn

swirl2On view June 11 through July 5; Free opening reception on Saturday, June 11, 5 to 7 pm

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Friday 1 to 5 pm, Saturdays 10 to 1 pm 

The James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell, www.jameslibrary.org

Works explore abstract idea of the currents, forces and energy that move around the earth.  Oceanic gyres, typhoons, winds, rivers, fish shoaling, birds flocking, leaves falling; everything feels a pulse and a rhythm.  Quinn depicts the feeling of involuntary movement, a natural flow that affects living creatures everywhere. Her minimalist approach, using repetitive strokes that build and flow around the painted ground, often mimic shoaling fish or bird flight.

Genesis Chamber Singers Gala Benefit

Friday, June 17, 7 pm, The James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West Street, Norwell

Ticket prices, entertainment and food and drink information TBA

The Spire LogoTo learn more about Genesis Chamber Singers, visit www.genesischambersingers.com

Spire Center for Performing Arts

www.spirecenter.org

The Spire Center has an eclectic line up of performances every week all year for all genres of music, presentations and theater.  For a complete lineup of Summer 2016, please visit the website.

Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest Logo3rd Annual Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest

Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29

Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth

Produced by Johnny Souza, through the generous sponsorship of Plymouth Rock Assurance Company and Eastern Bank. 

Friday, May 27, 7:30 pm

Donna Byrne and The Marshall Wood Trio

Masterful, sultry jazz singer Donna Wood brings her quintessential entertainer gift to the Spire stage.  Wood has performed at top venues across the country, including Los Angeles’ Jazz Baker, NYC’s Tavern on the Green, The Blue Note, The Baltimore-Washington Jazz Festival and has performed with the Benny Goodman Tribute Orchestra.  Her husband and bassist Marshall Wood leads up their world-class jazz trio with piano giant Tim Ray and Les Harris Jr. on drums, presenting a set of jazz standards, ballads and blues.

Greg Abate 1 by Denise MaccaferriThe Greg Abate Quintet

Jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer Greg Abate tours the globe 225 days a year as an international jazz recording artist. As an educator, he serves as adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician, conducting workshops and master classes stateside and abroad.  He recently released a double album with legendary sax man Phil Woods and The Tim Ray Trio on Whaling City Sound Records.  Greg’s quintet features Greg Abate at the helm on woodwinds, Jeff Stout on trumpet, Kent Hewitt on piano, Todd Baker on bass and Gary Johnson on drums.

Saturday, May 28, 7:30 pm

The Rich Greenblatt Sextet

Rich GreenblattBoston-based jazz vibraphonist and bandleader Rich Greenblatt is a musician noted as performing with “dazzling speed and a truly magical touch” by John Blenn of Good Times Magazine. Greenblatt has recorded 4 albums as bandleader, and has performed in jazz and blues festivals around the world.  He has recorded with renowned groups include The Be-Bop Guitars, The Jazz Composers’ Alliance, Hide Tokunaga, The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, The Paramount Brass Quintet, and R&B band Inspector Tuppence. Over the years he has played with such great artists as Kurt Elling, Billy Mitchell, Kevin Hayes, Valery Ponamarev, Bill Charlap, Greg Hutchinson, Dennis Irwin, Winard Harper, Joe Hunt, Teddy Charles and Oscar Castro-Neves. He currently serves as Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music.  Rich’s sextet brings the best in the business together on stage including: Rich Greenblatt on vibes, Greg Hopkins on trumpet, Rick DiMuzio on saxophones, Kevin Harris on piano, John Lockwood on bass and Austin McMahon on drums.

Eldar

Eldar DjangirovEldar Djangirov brings his world-class jazz trio to the Spire Center for Jazz Fest. The New York Times describes New York-based pianist and Grammy-nominated artist Eldar as “a blend of musical intelligence, organizational savvy, enthusiasm and prowess that was all the more impressive for seeming so casual…  an ebullient impressionist.”  When Djangirov (pronounced john-‘gear-ov) was signed to Sony Masterworks at age 17, the young Kansas City pianist was already recognized for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition.  Along the way, he’s worked with masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Michael Brecker, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Harvey Mason, Chris Botti, Joe Locke, Ron Carter, Pat Martino, Roy Hargrove and many others.  Eldar continues to explore new composing and performing frontiers, enabling him to ultimately to realize his own musical vision.  Praised as “a genius beyond most young people I’ve heard” by Dave Brubeck, the audience will witness greatness when Eldar performs on the Spire’s new Yamaha C7 concert grand piano.

Sunday, May 29, 2 to 5 pm

Johnny Souza by Denise MaccaferriAll Star Open Jazz Jam

Musicians are welcome to take the stage with the house band during an All Star Jazz Jam. Host Trumpeter/Vocalist Johnny Souza leads the Spire House Jazz Band comprised of the area’s finest jazz musicians.  Attendees are welcome to perform or listen in from the audience.  Use of a drum set, piano, bass amp and vocal microphones are available to all performers.

Tickets for Jazz Fest are $25 online in advance, $30 at the door per evening for Friday and Saturday’s performances.  Tickets for the All Star Open Jazz Jam Session are $10 for audience members or performers.  Advance ticket purchases are recommended, seating is limited due to capacity.  The Spire is handicap accessible, public parking is available street side, and in public lots in close proximity.  For more information, to order tickets online, or to learn more about The Spire, please visit www.spirecenter.org.

CaptureAmericana Theatre Company

www.americanatheatre.org

Grease the Musical

July 7 through 23

Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth, Tickets are $25

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: “T-Birds” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” evoking the look and sound of the 1950s. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin,'” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival LogoCape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF)

July 29 through August 26

www.capecodchambermusic.org

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod’s premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents 13 compelling concerts in July and August.  Several major milestones are commemorated during the Festival’s 37th season, including the 10th anniversary of Artistic Directors Jon Nakamatsu and Jon Manasse, and Executive Director Elaine Lipton.

CCCMF hosts critically acclaimed Escher String Quartet as ensemble in residence for the Festival’s final week, performing three concerts in combination with guest musicians and the artistic directors.

Tickets ordered on or before June 30: $34 General Admission; $15 for students over 18; Free for attendees 18 and under. General admission to three or more concerts $32. Emerson String Quartet $50 (individually or as part of a three concert series.)

2016 Brochure CoverTickets ordered on or after July 1: $38 General Admission; $15 for students over 18; Free for attendees 18 and under. General Admission to three or more concerts $36. Emerson String Quartet $55 (individually or as part of a three concert series.)

Special benefit premium tickets are $100 to $125, including reserved seating and a pre-concert or post-concert reception for concerts on August 1, 4 and 9.

Tickets and information is available online at capecodchambermusic.org, or by calling the box office at 508-247-9400, located at 3 Main Street Unit 6, North Eastham.  Box office hours are 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday.  Phone orders are available until 12 noon on the day of each concert.  Festival seating is limited to venue capacity, advance purchase is recommended.  Tickets ordered online are available at will call at the performances.

For more information about Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival’s 2016 season, performers, mission and venues, visit capecodchambermusic.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.

2016 Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Schedule of Events:

Friday, July 29:  ‘The Next Generation’:  First Congregational Church, Wellfleet, 7:30 p.m.  Curtis on Tour (Kevin Lin, violin; Laura Park, violin; Yoshi Nakano, viola; Youna Choi, cello; Meng-Chieh Liu, piano.

Program:              Schubert:  Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello, D. 581

Holland:  String Quartet (2015)

Elgar:  Quintet in A Minor for Piano and String Quartet, Opus 84

Imani WindsMonday, August 1:  ‘Brian Zeger Returns with Imani’:  Orleans, Church of the Holy Spirit, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 2:  ‘Brian Zeger Returns with Imani’:  Cotuit, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.

Imani Winds (Valerie Coleman, flute; Toyin   Spellman-Diaz, oboe; Mark Dover, clarinet; Jeff Scott, horn; Monica Ellis, bassoon); and Brian Zeger, piano.

  Scott :  Startin’ Something (2012)

  Ravel:  Four Movements from Le Tombeau de Couperin (1924-1917, arranged by Mason Jones)

                         Poulenc:  Sextuor for Piano and Winds, FP 100

  Hillborg:  Six Pieces for Wind Quintet (2007)

  Shifrin:  La nouvelle Orleans

  Zarvos:  Quase Choro from Changes – Sextet for Winds and Piano (2003)

Emerson String Quartet by Lisa Mazzuco LRThursday, August 4:  ‘The Emerson Plays Two Russian Greats’:  Wellfleet, First Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m.  Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin; Lawrence Dutton, viola; Paul Watkins, cello.

   Beethoven: String Quartet in D Major, Opus 18 No. 3

   Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 10 in A-flat Major, Opus 118

                          Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 3 in E-flat Minor, Opus 30

Monday, August 8:  String Trio Virtuosity:  Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 7:30 p.m.  Carmit Zori, violin; Rebecca Young, viola; Bion Tsang, cello.

   Beethoven:  Serenade in D Major for Violin, Viola and Cello, Opus 8

   Klein:  Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello

  Mozart:  Divertimento in E-flat Major for Violin, Viola and Cello, KV 563

Amit PeledTuesday, August 9:  The Tempest Trio:  Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.  Ilya Kaler, violin; Amit Peled, cello; Alon Goldstein, piano.

Beethoven:  Trio No. 5 in D Major Piano, Violin and Cello (“Ghost”) Opus 70, No. 1

 Bernstein:  Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello (1937)

 Ravel:  Piano Trio in A Minor

 Dvorak:  Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Opus 21 (B. 51)

Thursday, August 11:  ‘Tchaikovsky’s Trio’: Chatham, First Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m.  Carmit Zori, violin; Bion Tsang, cello; Jon Nakamatsu, piano.

Kodaly:  Duo for violin and Cello, Opus 7

Haydn:  Trio in E Major for Piano, Violin and Cello.  Hob. XV:28

Tchaikovsky:  Trio in A Minor for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 50

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Tuesday, August 16:  ‘The Harlem Quartet’:  Cotuit, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.:  The Harlem Quartet (Ilmar Gavilan, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola, Felix Umansky, cello).

Grieg:  String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Opus 27

Bolcom:  Three Rags (1970)

Garrido-Lecca:  String Quartet No. 2 (1988)

 Jobim:  The Girl from Ipanema (1962) (arranged for string quartet by Dave Glenn)

Gillespie:  A Night in Tunisia (1941) (arranged for string quartet by Dave Glenn)

Hernandez:  El Cumbanchero (1946) (arranged for string quartet by Guido Lopez-Gavilan)

Borromeo String Quartet by Christian Steiner LRWednesday, August 17:  ‘Bach and the Borromeo’:  Dennis, Dennis Union Church, 7:30 p.m.:  Borromeo String Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello).

  Bach:  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude and Fugue Nos. 1-24

(arranged for string quartet by Nicholas Kitchen)

Friday, August 19:  ‘Musical Monuments’:  Wellfleet, First Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m.  Borromeo String Quartet (Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello); and Randall Hodgkinson, piano.

  Ligeti:  String Quartet No. 1

  Shostakovich:  Quintet in G Major for Piano and String Quartet, Opus 57

  Beethoven:  String Quartet in E-flat Major, Opus 127

Escher String Quartet by Sophie Zhai LRMonday, August 22:  ‘Escher Residency and Nakamatsu’:  Orleans, Church of the Holy Spirit, 7:30 p.m.  Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Brook Speltz, cello), and Jon Nakamatsu, piano.

  Schubert:  Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821

  Ravel:  Quartet in F Major (1903)

  Brahms:  Quartet in G Minor for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello, Opus 25

Wednesday, August 24:  ‘Escher Residency and Manasse’:  Chatham, First Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m.  Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Brook Speltz, cello); and Jon Manasse, clarinet.

  Schubert:  String Quartet in C Minor, D.703

  Schoenberg:  String Quartet No. 1 in D Minor, Opus 7

  Von Weber:  Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B-flat Major, Opus 34

Friday, August 26:  ‘Escher Residency and Symphonic Finale’:  Wellfleet, First Congregational Church, 7:30 p.m.  Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, violin; Aaron Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Brook Speltz, cello); and Tony Falanga, bass; Jon Manasse, clarinet; Eric Reed, horn; Cynde Iverson, bassoon; and Jon Nakamatsu, piano.

Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel (arranged for violin, bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon by Franz Hasenohri)

Beethoven:  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 36 (arranged for string quartet, bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon by Andy Stein)

Chopin:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Opus 11 (arranged for piano and string quartet by Richard Hoffmann)

Select photo credits:  Kathy Dixon and Denise Maccaferri Photography