Thursday, August 15th, 2019
at 7:00 pm
Chandler Music Hall
Saturday, August 17th, 2019
at 7:30 pm
and Ernest Sanders
Chandler Music Hall
Sunday, August 18th, 2019
at 11:00 am
Breakfast with Bach/Baroque Brunch
CPE Bach: Sinfonia in b minor, H. 661, Wq. 182, No. 5
JS Bach: Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in d minor, BWV 1043
Breakfast at 11:00 am
in the Esther Mesh Room,
Chandler's Upper Gallery
Admission at the door: $10:00
Concert at 12:30 pm in Bethany Church
Admission at the door: Goodwill offering
with fine fare provided by Shari Dutton and friends
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
at 7:30 pm
A Special Event
Klezmer Ensemble, Big Galut(e)
A first for the festival, make your plans now to enjoy this fabulous group!
Big Galut(e) performs a unique repertoire of Jewish and Jewish-themed music spanning five continents and six centuries, including Klezmer originals, tango, and works of Salamone Rossi, Shostakovich, Brahms and Mahler.
Chandler Music Hall
Admission at the door: $20.00
Thursday August 22nd, 2019
at 7:00 pm
Chandler Music Hall
Friday August 23rd, 2019
at 7:00 pm
Friday Night in the Gallery
Friday Night in the Gallery this year will be an opportunity to Meet your Musicians. Come and enjoy an informal chance to meet, ask questions of, play for (bring your instruments!) our resident Artists for the week. All ages are encouraged to be part of this session and light food and drink (again provided by Shari Dutton and friends) will be offered.
Chandler Music Hall's
Saturday August 24th, 2019
at 7:30 pm
An Evening of Beethoven
Chandler Music Hall
Sunday August 25th, 2019
at 4:00 pm
An Encore Performance
Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival announces the release of its first highlight CD: Festival Harvest
"The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival has come a long way since it was founded in 1993 by Peter Sanders, a New York cellist who grew up spending his summers in the Randolph area. An indication of just how far is its
excellent New CD, "Festival Harvest," a compilation of live performances of works by Mendelssohn, Schönberg and Frank Bridge at the Chandler Music Hall in 2000 and 2004.
When I first heard the album, I had recently heard an excellent performance of Mendelssohn's A Major String Quintet at Vermont's justly revered Marlboro Music Festival. The same work opens this CD, and I actually preferred the Randolph performance. That's big praise."
Read the review from the December 2, 2005 issue of Vermont's Times Argus
Artists of the 2019 season:
Arturo Delmoni, violin
Joanna Maurer, violin
Derek Ratzenboeck, violin
Michael Roth, viola
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola
Peter Sanders, cello
Adrienne Kim, piano
Big Galut(e), klezmer group
Benjamin Klemme, VYOA Conductor
Vermont Youth Orchestra Artists
Repertoire and Artists from 1993 to present
Arturo Delmoni, violin, is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. His remarkably distinctive playing embodies the romantic warmth that is the special province of the great virtuosi of the golden age of violin playing. Yo-Yo Ma describes Delmoni as "an enormously gifted musician and an impeccable violinist. His playing style is unique, and his gorgeous sound is reminiscent of that of great violinists from a bygone era." Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the NY Philharmonic, says, "Delmoni's playing always goes right to the heart, and his charisma is irresistible." Delmoni's stylish, elegant interpretations of classical masterpieces have earned him critical acclaim in the United States and abroad. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote "It's hard to imagine how the violin could be much better played than Delmoni did - he plays with astonishing speed, lightness, fluency and sweetness of tone." Alan Heatherington of the American Record Guide wrote "The growing discography of Arturo Delmoni testifies to a musician who must possess an artistic soul of exceptional beauty. Each new issue reveals additional aspects of a winsome musical personality and verifies an impression of great warmth and geniality." Delmoni made his debut at Carnegie Hall at age 14 playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Little Orchestra Society under Thomas Scherman. Since then he has been a soloist with the St. Louis, Dallas, Spokane, Jupiter, El Paso, Glendale and Tucson Symphony Orchestras; the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston; the California Chamber Symphony; the New York City Ballet Orchestra; the Rhode Island, Brooklyn, Boston, Omaha and Kansas City Philharmonics; and the Boston Pops. He has appeared as a recitalist throughout the United States and in Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Hong Kong. As a chamber musician, Delmoni has performed with illustrious colleagues such as Pinchas Zukerman, Elmar Oliveira, Emanuel Ax, Nathaniel Rosen, Jon Kimura Parker, Jeffrey Kahane and Dudley Moore. Songs My Mother Taught Me, Delmoni's recording of romantic miniatures, received extraordinary reviews from prominent critics. Audiophiles and audio critics generally regard his recording of unaccompanied violin music of Ysaÿe, Kreisler and Bach as a reference for the sound of a solo violin. Delmoni's duo recital recording with cellist Nathaniel Rosen, entitled "Music for a Glass Bead Game" was nominated for an AFIM Indie Award, received a Golden Ear award, and was on Fanfare's "Best of the Year" list. Arturo Delmoni plays a JB Guadagnini, 1780, and a viola from the same period.
Joanna Maurer, violin, Born and raised in Colorado, Joanna Maurer has performed as orchestral soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. After initial studies with her parents, she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay and Robert Mann. She has won first prizes in a number of competitions, including the Aspen Music Festival's E. Nakamichi Violin Competition, the Denver Young Artist Orchestra Competition, the Young Musicians Foundation Competition, and the National MTNA Selmer Competition. Now a resident of New York City, Ms. Maurer is the violinist of the American Chamber Players, a highly acclaimed group of six, performing extensively around the country. She has been hailed by the Washington Post as an "incisive, sweet-toned" violinist with "flawless phrasing," leading "extraordinary... stunning...(and) ...utterly committed" performances with the American Chamber Players. Ms. Maurer has been featured with the American Chamber Players countless times on National Public Radio's Performance Today and on local radio stations throughout the United States. Ms. Maurer is an associate member of the 1st violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and has performed as concertmaster with the Metamorphosen and Prometheus Chamber Orchestras, and Riverside Symphony. A versatile artist with a broad repertoire, Ms. Maurer can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks and has collaborated with various artists such as Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Carrie Underwood, David Byrne, Laurie Berkner, and fiddler/violinist Mark O'Connor in, among other projects, performances of his Double Violin Concerto. Ms. Maurer lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, Demian Austin (principal trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), and her two children, Taylor and Cora.
Derek Ratzenboeck, violin, has been a violinist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 2011. He previously held the position of Principal Second Violin of the Louisville Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Louisville Bach Society and actively performs with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as well as the Florida Orchestra and the Sarasota Orchestra. Derek has performed in the premier concert halls of the USA, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Russia, Armenia, China, Mexico, and Brazil with the CSO, Vienna Mozart Philharmonic and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra.
Derek actively performs as a recitalist and has had numerous recitals and chamber music performances broadcasted by WUOL Louisville Classics, Radio Nederland, North German Radio (NDR), and the Bavarian Radio (BR). In addition, he's been featured on WMP's "Strad for Lunch" Series in NYC and has recorded on the Innova Label.
Derek has a BM in Violin Performance from Indiana University Jacob's School of Music, has Post-Graduate training in Vienna and Amsterdam Conservatory, and a Master's Degree from the University for Music and Theater in Munich, Germany. Throughout his studies he has had the privilege to study with renowned soloists and pedagogues such as Henryk Kowalski, Renee Staar, Vesko Eschkenazy, Alexander Kerr, and Jens Ellermann.
Michael Roth, viola, is a native of Scarsdale, NY and received his early musical training with Frances Magnes at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School. He attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, continuing his studies with Marilyn McDonald. At Oberlin, he won the Kaufman Prize for violin and First Prize in the Ohio String Teacher's Association Competition. He completed his Master of Music degree at the University of Massachusetts where he worked with the distinguished American violinist and pedagogue Charles Treger and was a recipient of the Julian Olevsky Award. Mr. Roth is currently associate concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and has appeared in chamber music and as a soloist with the company, most recently in the debut of "Slice Too Sharp", a ballet of Biber and Vivaldi violin concerti, and "After the Rain", violin music of Arvo Part. In addition he is a member of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal 2nd violin of the Westchester Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra and the New York Pops. He was concertmaster of the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra for many years and often appeared as soloist there, as well as at the Caramoor and Bard Music Festivals. He has played and toured internationally with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Soloists. As a chamber musician, Mr. Roth has collaborated on violin and viola with artists such as Eugene Drucker, Menahem Pressler, James Buswell, Steven Doane, Hamao Fujiwara and members of the Brentano, Manhattan and Ying Quartets, and recently presented a recital of contemporary Cuban solo violin and chamber music in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the American Composers Orchestra. With Orpheus, the Eos Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, The New York Pops and the American Composers Orchestra and others, Mr. Roth has recorded for the Sony, Angel, Telarc, Decca, BMG, Point Music, ESSA.Y. and Arbors Music labels.
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola - Praised for her virtuosity and versatility, violist Katarzyna Bryla was born into a family of musicians and has gone on to earn more than two dozen prizes and awards in the United States, France and her native Poland. Bryla regularly works with orchestras, in chamber groups, and as a soloist in a flourishing career that has already taken her across three continents. Katarzyna is currently a member of New York City Ballet and Orchestra of St. Luke's, and regularly appears with the New York City Opera. She was a soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in their tour of China in 2010, and was soloist for the noted Maazel/Vilar Conducting Competition in 2001. Katarzyna Bryla has performed in numerous renowned music festivals including Music at Tahoe, the Napa Valley Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, TX, Bach Dancing and Dynamite in Madison, WI, the Singapore Sun Music Festival, the Las Palmas Music Festival in Grand Canary Island, Spain. Her teachers include Christian Tetzlaff, Bartosz Bryla, David Cerutti, Jadwiga Kaliszewska, Hongang Li and Herbert Greenberg.
Peter Sanders, cello, is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Sanders has been a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 1999 (for which he has served as Acting Principal), performs with the Riverside Symphony, the Stamford Symphony and has performed and recorded as a guest artist with the Perspectives Ensemble. He has toured Southeast Asia twice with the New York Symphonic Ensemble and as concerto soloist with the group performed in concerts in Taipei and Singapore. He is Artistic Director of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, which had its inaugural season in 1993. Mr. Sanders was a winner of the 1998 Artists International award as a member of the Hollaender Ensemble and is currently a member of the Ariadne Trio. He has participated in many summer festivals including the Colorado Music Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Crested Butte Chamber Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival (faculty position), CVCMF, Lancaster Festival, Ohio (where he was principal cello from 1992-98), Windham Chamber Music Festival, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Park City & SLC Autumn Classics Music Festival and the Moab Music Festival. As a studio musician Mr. Sanders has recorded for a variety of popular artists including Pat Metheny, Jewel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Andy Bey and Carlinhos Brown. He can be heard on the Delos, Muse, Bridge, RCA Victor-Red Seal, New World, On the Lamb and KOCH International Classics labels. Radio and television broadcasts include WQXR, APM's "Performance Today", PBS and Vermont Public Radio.
Pianist Adrienne Kim's recent performances include recitals in New York's Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Bargemusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Washington D.C.'s Phillips Gallery and Ravinia's Rising Stars series in Chicago. She has appeared as soloist with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra of Beijing, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, and the Richmond Orchestra.
Ms. Kim was a member of Chamber Music Society Two, The Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center's residency program from 1998-2000. Ms. Kim has also performed with the New York Chamber Ensemble, the Skaneateles Festival, Lighthouse Chamber
Players, Salt Bay Chamberfest, Carnegie Chamber Players, Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the Seal Bay Festival. With the West End Chamber Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she participated in the National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America Rural Residency.
She has recorded the solo and chamber works of Daniel S. Godfrey with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra on the Koch label, the violin and piano sonatas of Charles Ives with Lisa Tipton on Capstone Records and the sonatas of Niels Gade with violinist, Katie Wolfe on the Centaur label. She and Ms. Tipton also present the "Made in America" series at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall. She is also a founding member of the New York Chamber Music Co-op.
She teaches at Mannes College of Music, in the Prep, Extension and College divisions, and she serves as the head of the Piano Department in the Prep division and as Coordinator of Secondary Piano in the College division. She has also been on the faculties of Kean University and Syracuse University. During the summers she is on the faculty of the Kinhaven Music School in Vermont and the Summertrios festival in Bryn Mawr. Ms. Kim studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University where she earned her Bachelor's degree and earned her Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Leon Fleisher.
Winner of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Big Galut(e) has been described as 'soulful and unselfconsciously poignant', 'jubilant', 'a real treat for open minds', and 'a serious band with lousy American humor'. Big Galut(e) performs a unique repertoire of Jewish and Jewish-themed music spanning five continents and six centuries, including Klezmer originals, tango, and works of Salamone Rossi, Shostakovich, Brahms and Mahler.
Noted by critics for "the virtuosity of its members", the band has been heard on PRI's The World and WNYC's New Sounds, among many radio and TV outlets. The band has appeared as soloists with orchestra and at Classical venues ranging from the prestigious Glimmerglass Festival to chamber music series in Honolulu, Maui, and Tennessee. In addition, Big Galut(e) has performed at the National Yiddish Book Center and NYC's Center for Jewish History, and at colleges from Stanford to Oberlin to Cornell.
Photo Credit: Karli Cadel
Conductor and educator Benjamin Klemme leads an active career dedicated to engaging audiences and performers of all ages with the transforming power of orchestral music. As Music Director of the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association, he conducts the organization's flagship ensembleŅthe Vermont Youth OrchestraŅand provides artistic leadership and vision for programs that serve over 300 students in grades 1-12 from across Vermont and neighboring states. Before coming to Vermont, Klemme served as Associate Conductor of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Music Director and Conductor of the Quad City Symphony Youth Ensembles, Orchestra Conductor at Augsburg College (Minneapolis), and Concert Orchestra Conductor at the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. Previously he has held conducting posts at the National Repertory and Cleveland Pops Orchestras, University of Minnesota, Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, and MacPhail Center for Music. His guest conducting appearances include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and University of Minnesota Opera Theatre.
Klemme earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Minnesota, where he was a James Sample Conducting Fellow. He holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa. His principal conducting teachers include Mark Russell Smith, Carl Topilow, Louis Lane, Rebecca Burkhardt and Ronald Johnson.
Klemme's passion for and commitment to music education is displayed through his work both on and off the podium. As Director of Education and Community Engagement at the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, he connected community members throughout southeast Iowa and northwest Illinois with opportunities to hear, perform, and engage with orchestral music in traditional and innovative contexts. In New Mexico, he helped bring classical music to life for elementary and middle school students as Artistic Advisor and Outreach Concert Host for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's "Music In Our Schools" program, and chaired the music department at New Mexico School for the Arts, a statewide, public, boarding high school for the arts. In Ohio he co-founded the Scordatura Chamber Orchestra, a Cleveland-based ensemble designed to support classroom learning objectives in language arts, math, science, and social studies through interactive orchestral performances.
Vermont Youth Orchestra Artists The CVCMF is thrilled to have a new community connection with the VYO and thanks all the young artists for their involvement with the Breakfast with Bach concert.