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Music | Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

Co-Presented with Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

August 8, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival returns to the Parrish Art Museum with a special outdoor concert that transcends cultures and times. The program alternates works for winds and strings, beginning with Umoja for Wind Quintet by flutist/contemporary composer Valerie Coleman. The Swahili word for “unity,” Umoja was originally a simple family call-and-response call for unity sung at Kwanzaa. Coleman arranged the tune for her wind quintet Imani Winds, with the melody carried by French horn. BCMF’s string players take the stage for Trio for Strings in G minor (1894) by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Wind players return for the Humoreske for Wind Quintet (1939) by Viennese composer Alexander Zemlinsky.

In Jean Françaix’s String Trio in C (1933), three of the four brief movements are bright and crisp, with a strong kinetic connection to the dance music the composer was writing at the time. BCMF wind players come together with oboe in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 370/368b (1781), written for the composer’s friend—virtuoso oboist Friedrich Ramm.

The concert concludes with contemporary composer Derek Bermel’s Ghanaian dance-inspire, Wanderings for Wind Quintet (1994) which alludes to the Muslim and Jewish quarters that exist side by without boundaries in Jerusalem’s Old City. Similarly, in Bermel’s work, musical threads of continuity appear and suddenly vanish, remaining elusive. Wanderings reveals influences of gyil music of the Daghati and Lobi peoples, who live in Northwestern Ghana, Southern Burkina-Faso, and Northeastern Ivory Coast.

ARTISTS
Marya Martin, flute
Bixby Kennedy, clarinet
James Austin Smith, oboe
Peter Kolkay, bassoon
Stewart Rose, horn
Stella Chen, violin
Cong Wu, viola
Nicholas Canellakis, cello

About Bridgehampton Chamber Music
Since 1984, Bridgehampton Chamber Music has brought the very best of chamber music to Long Island’s East End. From a pair of concerts over a single weekend, to a series of concerts over 5 weeks in the summer as well as a series of concerts each spring and fall, BCM has become one of the country’s most highly regarded chamber music organizations in the country. Each year, some of the world’s finest chamber musicians gather in Bridgehampton to create unique musical experiences.

In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the Lichtenstein Theater. Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

Attendees at events in the Museum’s theater, café, or studio (ages 5 and older) are required to provide proof of full vaccination in order to maintain a mask-optional environment. Visitors to the Museum galleries (ages 2 and older) are required to wear a medical-grade mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group

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August 8
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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States
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Music | Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

Co-Presented with Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

August 8, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

REGISTER

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival returns to the Parrish Art Museum with a special outdoor concert that transcends cultures and times. The program alternates works for winds and strings, beginning with Umoja for Wind Quintet by flutist/contemporary composer Valerie Coleman. The Swahili word for “unity,” Umoja was originally a simple family call-and-response call for unity sung at Kwanzaa. Coleman arranged the tune for her wind quintet Imani Winds, with the melody carried by French horn. BCMF’s string players take the stage for Trio for Strings in G minor (1894) by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Wind players return for the Humoreske for Wind Quintet (1939) by Viennese composer Alexander Zemlinsky.

In Jean Françaix’s String Trio in C (1933), three of the four brief movements are bright and crisp, with a strong kinetic connection to the dance music the composer was writing at the time. BCMF wind players come together with oboe in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 370/368b (1781), written for the composer’s friend—virtuoso oboist Friedrich Ramm.

The concert concludes with contemporary composer Derek Bermel’s Ghanaian dance-inspire, Wanderings for Wind Quintet (1994) which alludes to the Muslim and Jewish quarters that exist side by without boundaries in Jerusalem’s Old City. Similarly, in Bermel’s work, musical threads of continuity appear and suddenly vanish, remaining elusive. Wanderings reveals influences of gyil music of the Daghati and Lobi peoples, who live in Northwestern Ghana, Southern Burkina-Faso, and Northeastern Ivory Coast.

ARTISTS
Marya Martin, flute
Bixby Kennedy, clarinet
James Austin Smith, oboe
Peter Kolkay, bassoon
Stewart Rose, horn
Stella Chen, violin
Cong Wu, viola
Nicholas Canellakis, cello

About Bridgehampton Chamber Music
Since 1984, Bridgehampton Chamber Music has brought the very best of chamber music to Long Island’s East End. From a pair of concerts over a single weekend, to a series of concerts over 5 weeks in the summer as well as a series of concerts each spring and fall, BCM has become one of the country’s most highly regarded chamber music organizations in the country. Each year, some of the world’s finest chamber musicians gather in Bridgehampton to create unique musical experiences.

In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to the Lichtenstein Theater. Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

Attendees at events in the Museum’s theater, café, or studio (ages 5 and older) are required to provide proof of full vaccination in order to maintain a mask-optional environment. Visitors to the Museum galleries (ages 2 and older) are required to wear a medical-grade mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →

Friday Nights at the Parrish are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by Weill Cornell Medicine – Southampton and The Corcoran Group