Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, June 19, 5 PM
“BACH AND SONS”
with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble
Chameleon Arts Ensemble
Deborah Boldin, flute | Robyn Bollinger, violin |Nancy Dimock, oboe | Erik Higgins, double bass | Sooyun Kim, flute | Eunae Koh, violin | Sean Lee, violin | Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello | Sergey Schepkin, harpsichord | Scott Woolweaver, viola
The Chameleon Arts Ensemble, one of Boston’s finest and most versatile ensembles, will present a special program in honor of Father’s Day with works by the great Johann Sebastian Bach and his three sons—Johann Christian, Wilhelm Friedemann and Carl Philipp Emanuel. Heralded for its creatively-themed programming, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble will enlighten, educate and entertain the audience.
Founded in 1998, Chameleon has performed nearly 150 concerts, with 425 different works by 120 different composers. The ensemble receives widespread critical acclaim for its innovative concert programming and artistic philosophy. This programming stance and the distinctive thematic concepts that tie the programs together have earned Chameleon a unique place among Boston’s chamber music ensembles and attracted audiences who love not just contemporary music or the standard chamber music repertoire, but who come to hear a diverse and balanced program of music in a satisfying and enriching evening.
Awarded two different Adventurous Programming Awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and Chamber Music America, the Chameleon has also been honored with a Koussevitzky Foundation award and an appointment as ensemble-in-residence for Northeastern University’s summer Fusion Arts Exchange. The ensemble’s concert recordings are regularly broadcast on WGBH Radio and it is frequently heard on Drive Time Live.
Artistic Director Deborah Boldin has earned unanimous and unqualified praise for her inventive and inspired programs. She brings a vast knowledge of the chamber music repertoire, a passion and dedication to contemporary music, and a unique sensibility for the unusual combinations of musical selections that make up Chameleon’s unparalleled programs. The Boston Globe praised her for “knowing what goes with what on a program…the Chameleon Arts Ensemble didn’t make a single wrong move” and hailed “planning a good chamber music program is an art unto itself, and few in town have mastered it as persuasively as the Chameleon Arts Ensemble.”
“a spectacular, shattering rendition” The Arts Fuse
“all-star lineup of chamber musicians” The Boston Globe
For details on the individual artists performing, please click on the artist’s name above.
WILHELM FRIEDEMANN BACH: Sinfonia in D minor, F. 65, “Adagio and Fugue” for two flutes, strings & continuo
JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH: Quintet in F major for oboe, violin, viola, cello & keyboard, Op. 22, No. 2
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH: Trio Sonata in C minor for 2 violins & continuo, H.579, Wq.161 “Sanguineus and Melancholicus”
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Tickets: $52, $45, $38 (fees may apply)