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2018 Summer Concert Series

For the past 37 years, Summer Music from Greensboro has presented a diverse range of music performed by accomplished musicians from the United States and abroad for the enjoyment of the greater Greensboro community—and we shall do so again this summer. Our mission, as always, is to offer exceptional music to an audience of all ages, both summer visitors and year-round residents.

Neave Trio

July 10, 2018 • 7:30pm

Neave Piano Trio performs July 10, 2018 at Summer Music from Greensboro, Vermont's premier summer music festival
Program:

Haydn—Trio in D major, Hob. XV:16
Debussy—Trio in G major
Brahms—Trio in C major, Opus 87

Summer Music from Greensboro will open its summer concert program on July 10 with one of the finest emerging young chamber ensembles in the U.S., The Neave Trio from San Diego.

The trio—playing violin, piano and cello—performed for SMfG’s audience to such enthusiastic applause and acclaim last summer, that we felt compelled to invite them to return for this encore engagement.

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Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing with special guest The Sky Blue Boys & Cookie

July 17, 2018 • 7:30pm

Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing performs at Summer Music from Greensboro August 8th, 2017

On July 17, SMfG will again partner with the Highland Center for the Arts to present a free concert at the HCA for the greater Greensboro community. The concert will feature two of Vermont’s best bluegrass bands: Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing with The Sky Blue Boys & Cookie.

SMfG season subscribers will receive advance tickets for reserved seating.

The six-person bluegrass band Bob Amos & Catamount Crossingis recognized as “one of the most talented bluegrass artists in the country” (Times-Argus) and features Bob Amos who became an internationally recognized and acclaimed musician and songwriter as the leader of the popular award-winning band Front Range which recorded multiple CDs for indie heavyweight Sugar Hill Records.

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Thoreau Piano Trio

July 24, 2018 • 7:30pm

Thoreau Piano Trio performs July 24, 2018 at Summer Music from Greensboro, Vermont's premier summer music festival
Program:

RameauThree Pieces from the Harpsichord Concertos (arr. Saint-Saëns)
Premier concert (First Concert in C minor), RCT 7
Beethoven—Piano Trio No.1 in E-flat major, Opus 1, No. 1
Higdon—Piano Trio: Pale Yellow and Fiery Red
Mendelssohn—Piano Trio No.2 in C minor, Opus 66

Join us on July 24 for the Boston-based Thoreau Piano Trio (violin, piano and cello), whose members have appeared in concert halls on four continents and received numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy nomination.

Thoreau Piano Trio performances are praised as powerful, imaginative, fearless, engaging and often, with a nod to their namesake Henry David Thoreau, transcendent.

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The Telegraph Quartet with special guest Ilya Yakushev

July 31, 2018 • 7:30pm

The Telegraph Quartet will perform at Summer Music from Greensboro on July 31, 2018

Program:

Mozart—String Quartet in D major, K.575
(“The Prussian”)
Liszt—Vallée d’Obermann
(from Années de pèlerinage)
Shostakovich—Piano Quintet, Opus 57

We expect musical sparks to fly when the “exceptional” Telegraph Quartet from the Bay Area performs with the “astounding” pianist Ilya Yakushev from St. Petersburg.

Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “powerfully adept…with a combination of brilliance and subtlety” and as an “incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape,” the Telegraph Quartet is committed to bringing chamber music “off the stage and into the audience.” And the Telegraph Quartet does just that.

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The Altius Quartet

August 07, 2018 • 7:30pm

The Altius Quartete performs a free concert on August 7, 2018 at Summer Music from Greensboro in Greensboro, Vermont.

Program:

Schubert—String Quartet No. 14 in D minor (Death and the Maiden)
Shostakovich—String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Opus 110
Bolcom—Poltergeist Rag for String Quartet
Various—Three Popular Songs

On August 7, the dynamic Denver-based Altius Quartet – the grand prize winners in the 2016 Classics Alive Young Artists Competition – will perform.

Altius Quartet is an ensemble determined to further the art of chamber music through performance, education, and outreach. Deriving their name from the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Latin for Faster, Higher, Stronger); Altius strives to communicate art to a more diverse audience through community engagement and innovative repertoire.

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The Dotys

August 14, 2018 • 7:30pm

The Dotys perform at Summer Music from Greensboro on August 14, 2018

Program:

Mozart—K. 589 (B-flat major)
Stravinsky—Three Pieces
Stravinsky—Concertino
Brahms—Quartet No.3

For our final concert of the summer season, on August 14 we will present something different in classical music, the Chicago-based husband-and-wife bassist-and-violin duo, The Dotys, who will perform with a guest pianist.

Karl Doty, currently on the Dartmouth music faculty, is one of the most versatile bassists of his generation and is a co-founder and member of the orchestral group A Far Cry. He enjoys frequent collaborations with groups like Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and New Century Chamber Orchestra. Though the bass isn’t the most common concerto instrument, Karl has performed as a soloist with orchestras all over the country as well as at home and on national tour with A Far Cry.

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