• JUNE 8 - JUNE 15
  • The Dunaway Center and The Barn Gallery, Ogunquit
  • June 8, 2018 to
    June 15, 2018
  • Category: Live Music: Classical

Event Details

  • June 8, 2018 to
    June 15, 2018
  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $18 Advance $20 Door $30 Series $5 Student
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Event Description

CAPTION 2: DaPonte String Quartet returns to Ogunquit Performing Arts in a concert on Friday, June 15, 2

Ogunquit Performing Arts presents the 24th Annual Chamber Music Festival with performances by Boston Chamber Music and DaPonte String Quartet Friday, June 8, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Dunaway Center, and Friday, June 15, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit OPA celebrates 40 years as a Town Committee, and salutes a very special musician, with the presentation of its 24th Annual Chamber Music Festival, Friday June 8 and Friday June 15 at 7:30 pm. The first concert will take place at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street, Ogunquit; the second concert will be at the Barn Gallery, Bourne Lane at Shore Road, Ogunquit. Since its inception, the Chamber Music Festival has been the concluding event of OPA’s performance season, and has always been a very special occasion. Almost from the beginning, the first concert of the Festival has been devoted to the performance of a chamber group of Boston-based musicians, assembled especially for this one concert by master clarinetist Thomas Hill. The ensemble, called Boston Chamber Music, has varied from year to year in size and complement, with the main constant being Mr.Hill himself (although he has been joined almost every year by pianist Randall Hodgkinson.) This year, they in turn are joined by ‘cellist Bruce Coppock for what will be their final appearance in Ogunquit. In future, Mr. Hill plans to reduce his performance schedule to allow for semi-retirement. On Friday, June 8, 7:30 pm at the Dunaway Center, Boston Chamber Music will play works by Muczynski, Rachmaninoff, Martinu and Brahms. Town Manager Patricia Finnigan will open the concert with a welcome, a tribute to Mr. Hill is planned, and a champagne reception will follow the performance. The following Friday June 15, 7:30 pm at the Barn Gallery, the DaPonte String Quartet will return to OPA after a long absence. Performances by this Quartet, many of them at the Barn Gallery, also go back to the beginning of OPA’s festivals, and in addition to their many appearances at OPA, DaPonte has also developed an enthusiastic following at other venues in Southern Maine. They too have been long-time friends with Thomas Hill, and collaborations have occurred many times over the years. In honor of the occasion, the Quartet has invited Mr. Hill to join them once again to play the Mozart Clarinet Quintet. The rest of their program will include works by Bartók and Haydn. Selectboard Chairman Charles Waite III will welcome and salute all concerned, and champagne will once again flow at a reception following the performance. Thomas Hill served as Principal Clarinetist of The Boston Philharmonic from 1992 to 2015, and has also been clarinetist of the acclaimed Boston Chamber Music Society since 1983. He has appeared on innumerable concert and festival series, and has been widely engaged as soloist and ensemble performer under a variety of auspices since the beginning his career in New York and Los Angeles. Mr. Hill has also served as principal clarinetist of The New Haven Symphony, The Long Beach Symphony, The Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra of Boston, The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, The San Diego Symphony, and The Cascade Festival Orchestra in Oregon. He has appeared with both The Boston Symphony and The Boston Pops. Bruce Coppock has enjoyed a long musical career as cellist, teacher and management executive. He served twice as president & managing director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, a position in which he served both as the artistic and the executive dire

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