The Newport Music Festival 2017 Concert Season

Beethoven Series 1 (7A)

Friday, July 7
Pre-Concert Talk: 10:25am  Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

Opening Festival 2017 with piano and chamber music by one of the all-time musical greats, Ludwig van Beethoven. Beginning of our 14-concert Beethoven Series. Join WGBH classical radio host Larry King for an informative pre-concert talk on Beethoven.

Krzysztof Jablonski in Recital (7C)

Friday, July 7
Opening Night Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Inaugurating the 49th Season with the Newport debut of the renowned Polish pianist in concert featuring music by Chopin and more.
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Rachmaninoff Morning (8A)

Saturday, July 8
Concert: 11am
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer

Celebrating the music of legendary Russian composer with some of his greatest hits from last season’s amazing “Rachmaninoff Series.”
*Optional box lunch following concert on the Veranda at 1 p.m.
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Adventures of a Young Pianist (8B)

Saturday, July 8
Concert: 2pm
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer

Experience the fascinating tale of pianist Inna Faliks, who tells of her life from childhood in Odessa to the present day in Los Angeles. Ms. Faliks weaves important musical selections from her life to illustrate her journey.
*Optional box lunch on the Veranda preceding concert at 1 p.m.


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A Far Cry (8C)

Saturday, July 8
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Boston’s premier chamber orchestra returns by popular demand for another brilliant performance.
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Beethoven Series 2 (9A)

Sunday, July 9
Concert: 11am
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer

Majestic Piano Sonatas and Chamber Music of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring pianist Inna Faliks, the Sextet for two horns and the “Kreutzer Sonata.”


Schumann Brahms (9B)

Sunday, July 9
Concert: 4pm
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer
Special Stimulus Price

Beautiful chamber music from two Romantic era legends, including Schumann’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Brahms’ exquisite Horn Trio.
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Russian Romantics (9C)

Sunday, July 9
Concert: 8pm
The Breakers
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Music from a variety of Russian composers including Glinka, Shostakovich, Arensky and Tchaikovsky’s tremendous Souvenir de Florence.


Beethoven Series 3 (10A)

Monday, July 10
Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

Majestic piano sonatas and chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring the legendary “Hammerklavier” sonata.

High Noon at Newport Congregational Church (10B)

Monday, July 10
Concert: 12pm
Venue: Newport Congregational Church

Featuring renowned Czech cellist Jiří Bárta and American violinist Gabriela Diaz in a program of music by Schulhoff and Kodály.


Rarities from East to West (10C)

Monday, July 10
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Presenting the Newport debuts of esteemed American instrumentalists, violinist Stephanie Chase and pianist Sara Davis Buechner in recital with music by composers Mozart, Turina, Friml, Ma and Taku.

Russian Morning (11A)

Tuesday, July 11
Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

An incredible Russian music program featuring compositions by Stravinsky, Glière, Cui, Rachmaninoff and Arensky’s great Piano Quintet in D Major.
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Czech Mates (11B)

Tuesday, July 11
Concert: 5pm
Venue: St. Matthew’s Church, Jamestown, RI

Czech cellist Jiří Bárta and pianist Terezie Fialová in a fantastic program of music by Brahms, Schumann, Sibelius and Shostakovich in Jamestown, RI.

Beethoven Brahms Breakers (11C)

Tuesday, July 11
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

The Big Three Bs, featuring Beethoven’s Sextet and “Spring” sonata, and the superb Piano Quartet No 1 by Brahms. A truly virtuosic evening.


Beethoven Series 4 (12A)

Wednesday, July 12
Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

Majestic piano sonatas and chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring an all-star cast.

Schubertiad (12B)

Wednesday, July 12
Concert: 5pm
Venue: St. Matthew’s Church, Jamestown, RI

Beautiful music by Franz Schubert, including his Fantasia, Violin Sonata and Piano Trio No. 1.


Roberto Plano Plays Liszt (12C1)

Wednesday, July 12
Concert: 7pm
Venue: The Breakers
Special Stimulus Price

Welcome return of Italian pianist performing Franz Liszt’s most inspired piano cycle Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses.
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Sergey Antonov in Recital (12C2)

Wednesday, July 12
Concert: 9pm
Venue: The Breakers
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Russian cellist and Tchaikovsky Competition gold medalist in concert with pianist Bernadene Blaha, featuring music by TBA. An exciting virtuoso evening.


The Genius of Schumann (13A)

Thursday, July 13
Concert: 11am
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer

German pianist Clemens Teufel presents masterful piano works from the great composer. *Optional box lunch following concert on the Veranda at 1 p.m.

Beethoven Series 5 (13B)

Thursday, July 13
Concert: 2pm
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer

Majestic piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven with a special premier transcription, featuring five fantastic Festival pianists. *Optional box lunch on the Veranda preceding concert at 1 p.m.


Capricho Español (13G)

Thursday, July 13
Concert: 6pm – 10pm
Venue: Rosecliff

Fabulous Festival Gala at Rosecliff mansion in support of the Festival’s 49th season. Join this distinguished group, featuring a heavenly reception and dinner by Russell Morin Catering and musical interludes by Festival artists.


Beethoven Series 6 (13C)

Thursday, July 13
Concert: 7pm
Venue: The Breakers

Beethoven’s sublime, brilliant and audacious last three piano sonatas, featuring pianists Inna Faliks, Terezie Fialová and Grigorios Zamparas. A tour de force!

Sunrise Concert (14S)

Friday, July 14
Concert: 5:24am
Venue: Chinese Tea House

Welcome the new day with captivating works by Bach, Brahms, Haydn and Zemlinsky.
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Debussy Morning (14A)

Friday, July 14
Concert: 11am
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer
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Traditional Festival salute to Bastille Day with celebrated works by Debussy including the famous Suite bergamasque, the violin and cello sonatas and Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp.
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Family Concert: Beethoven’s Wig (14B)

Friday, July 14
Concert: 4 – 5pm
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer
Special Family Price

Newport debut of award-winning pianist, raconteur and showman Richard Perlmutter who breathes new life into classical music by singing witty and very funny lyrics set to masterpieces by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and more. Fun for all ages! (Beethoven Series 7)


Mozart at The Breakers (14C)

Friday, July 14
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Wonderfully famous works and transcriptions from the beloved composer, including his unforgettable Eine kleine nachtmusik.

Ravel, Rorem and Rags (15A)

Saturday, July 15
Concert: 11am
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer

Starring the virtuosic duo of violinist Irina Muresanu and pianist Roberto Plano with popular works by Ravel and Rorem, Joplin and more.


Mozart Afternoon (15B)

Saturday, July 15
Concert: 4pm
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer

Join Festival artists for an afternoon of classics by the eminent Austrian composer, including the Horn Sonata, Flute and Harp Concerto and violin/viola Duo.
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Opera Night (15C)

Saturday, July 15
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

A special evening of opera in collaboration with Palm Beach Opera. Four rising opera stars from the Benenson Young Artist Program will perform arias, duets, and ensemble works, featuring some of the most beloved repertoire from centuries of great operatic composers, including Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and Rossini.


Beethoven Marathon (16A)

Sunday, July 16
Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

An epic presentation of seven Beethoven piano sonatas, featuring seven superb Festival pianists. Included are the “Grand Sonata,” “Pathétique,” “Tempest,” and “Waldstein” sonatas. [Beethoven Series 8]

Klezmer Spectacular – Di Klezmer Fleyt! (16B)

Sunday, July 16
Concert: 4pm
Venue: Newport Art Museum

Traditional Eastern European folk music featuring the Newport debut of flutist Adrianne Greenbaum, with pianist Tim Carey and special guest artist.


Professionals & Amateurs (16C)

Sunday, July 16
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

A unique program combining professional musicians together with accomplished amateurs. Featuring Schumann’s grand Piano Quintet.
Lindsey Groves, cello, Jean-Paul Kress, viola, Kirsti Kuusk, violin, Suzanna Laramee, piano, Dalia Surauciute, violin

“Synaesthesia” Art Exhibition

Monday, July 17 through July 23rd
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In collaboration with Newport Art Museum, we are delighted to feature the Newport debut of Spanish Artist Ima Montoya her work in this exhibit presents music as a visual emotion. See below on details on a special festival reception on July 19th featuring Ima and her collaborator, Cellist Asier Polo.


Hornist’s Nest (17A1)

Monday, July 17
Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

Featuring the internationally renowned hornists Eric Ruske and David Cooper. A cornucopia of fabulous works from Handel to Haydn and more.
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Great Scott! (17A2)

Monday, July 17
Concert: 11am
Venue: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol, RI

Pianist Richard Dowling celebrates the centennial of American composer Scott Joplin, the “King of Ragtime Writers,” offering a variety of Joplin’s most important rags, waltzes, marches and cakewalks. *Optional box lunch following concert at 1 p.m.


Beethoven Series 9 (17B)

Monday, July 17
Concert: 4pm
Venue: Newport Art Museum

Majestic piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring two early sonatas from Op. 2, the “Pastoral” sonata and Six Bagatelles with pianists Frederic Chiu, Alain Jacquon, So-Mang Jeagal and Daniel del Pino.

Ravel and Rachmaninoff (17C)

Monday, July 17
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Special evening of music by two 20th century heavyweights, including Ravel’s Piano Trio and the Suite No. 2 for two pianos by Rachmaninoff.
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Bon Matin (18A1)

Tuesday, July 18
Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

A delightful morning featuring wondrous works by French composers from the 18th to the 21st century, featuring Franck’s glorious Piano Quintet in F Minor.

Beethoven Series 10 (18A2)

Tuesday, July 18
Concert: 11am
Venue: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol, RI

Majestic piano sonatas and chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring the “Andante Favori,” two early piano sonatas, the Cello Sonata No. 4 and more. *Optional box lunch following concert at 1 p.m.

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Beethoven Series 11 (18B)

Tuesday, July 18
Concert: 4pm
Venue: Newport Art Museum

Majestic piano sonatas, chamber music and transcriptions of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring the “Moonlight” sonata, the Cello Sonata No. 5 and a special transcription of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 by Franz Liszt.

Asier Polo in Recital (18C)

Tuesday, July 18
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Newport debut of Spain’s leading cellist with pianist Daniel del Pino. A thrilling recital featuring cello sonatas by Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff.
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Beethoven Series 12 (19A)

Wednesday, July 19
Pre-Concert Talk: 10:25am |  Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

Majestic piano sonatas and chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring “Les Adieux” sonata, the Flute Sonata and Romance for violin. Join WGBH classical radio host Larry King for an informative pre-concert talk on Mozart.

Synaesthesia (19B)

Wednesday, July 19
Event: 4pm  |  Reception: 5pm
Venue: Newport Art Museum

“Synaesthesia” a is unique collaboration from world renowned Artist Ima Montoya and Cellist Aiser Polo. Synaethesia as Montoya explains, “is when one sense triggers another, for instance with this project,  music is presented as visual emotion.” Polo’s performance of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 will set the stage for Montoya’s incredible art exhibition at the Newport Art Museum. Meet both artists at a cocktail reception following the performance. The exhibition will run through July 23 at the Newport Art Museum.


Cristina Gómez Godoy in Recital (19C)

Wednesday, July 19
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

American recital debut of celebrated Spanish oboist in concert with American pianist Claire Huangci. A special evening featuring music by TBA.
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Midnight Duo (19M)

Wednesday, July 19
Concert: 11pm
Venue: St. John’s Church
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Join harpist Coline-Marie Orliac and trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos as they perform music from the Baroque to Modern eras. A unique combination.


Spanish Gold (20A)

Thursday, July 20
Concert: 11am
Venue: The Elms

Mining untold riches from the Spanish music repertoire, featuring Spanish cellist Asier Polo and pianist Daniel del Pino.
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Beethoven Series 13 (20B)

Thursday, July 20
Concert: 4pm
Venue: Newport Art Museum

Majestic piano sonatas and chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring the piano sonata “A Thérèse,” four hand music, the “Champagne Sonata” for violin and three “Electoral Sonatas.”


Bach Gamba Sonatas (20C1)

Thursday, July 20
Concert: 6pm
Venue: Redwood Library
Special Stimulus Price

Bach’s three viola da gamba sonatas performed by Spanish cellist Asier Polo with pianist Daniel del Pino. A fabulous pairing and a Festival first!
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Tango Distinto (20C2)

Thursday, July 20
Reception: 7:15pm
Concert: 9pm
Venue: The Breakers

A journey into the world of tango from classic tango to Piazzolla and world premieres, featuring the return of trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos and the Newport debuts of bandoneonist Hector Del Curto, bassist Pedro Giraudo and pianist Emilio Teubal. *Cocktails and treats on The Terrace preceding to benefit the Mark P. Malkovich, III Memorial Fund Endowment.


English Gentlemen (21A)

Friday, July 21
Concert: 11am
Venue: Chateau-sur-Mer

Bach’s three viola da gamba sonatas performed by Spanish cellist Asier Polo with pianist Daniel del Pino. A fabulous pairing and a Festival first!
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Beethoven Series 14 (21B)

Friday, July 21
Concert: 4pm
Venue: Newport Art Museum

Majestic piano sonatas and chamber music of Ludwig van Beethoven, featuring the Horn Sonata, “Spring Sonata” for violin and the “late period” Piano Sonata No 28 and Piano Sonata No. 31.


Night of Super Stars (21C)

Friday, July 21
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Stalwart Festival artists perform masterful chamber music by French composers, including Debussy’s Sonata for Flute and Harp and the Piano Trio, and Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 1 and the Piano Trio in A Minor.

Nordic Notes (22A)

Saturday, July 22
Concert: 11am
Venue: Redwood Library

Musical jewels from Scandinavia and Estonia, featuring music by Gade, Stenhammar, Alfvén, Holmboe, Tüür and more with fabulous Festival artists.
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The Music, the Moments, the Miracles (22B)

Saturday, July 22
Concert: 4pm
Venue: Newport Art Museum

Welcome return of celebrated American pianist/composer John Bayless in an afternoon of original music.
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DanzaNova (22C)

Saturday, July 22
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Newport debut of world/folk/fusion ensemble featuring virtuoso musicians founder/composer/accordionist Ronn Yedidia, violinist Lara St John, guitarist Giacomo La Vita, bassist Eddy Khaimovich and percussionist Benny Koonyevsky. DanzaNova’s exciting cross-over style of musical fusion, modern classicism and improvisation establishes new frontiers.


Boyd Meets Girl (23A)

Sunday, July 23
Concert: 11am
Venue: Redwood Library

Starring the blissful husband and wife team of guitarist Rupert Boyd and cellist Laura Metcalf in a charming program featuring music by Fauré, Bach, Falla, Piazzolla, Satie and more.
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Closing Concert: Three Pianos, Six Hands (23C)

Sunday, July 23
Concert: 8pm
Venue: The Breakers

Ending the Festival in style starring prize-winning pianists from the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition performing exciting arrangement by composer John Bayless. A glorious end to Festival 2017!