WHITE MOUNTAINS MUSIC FESTIVAL

North country chamber players presents some of the finest Chamber Music in New Hampshire's White Mountains.  With concerts through out the year.

38 years of history, and a bright future ahead.

July 8 through  August 13, 2017

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WEEK 1 - ‘IBERIA’

Saturday, July 8, Sugar Hill Meeting House, 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 9, Mountain View Grand Resort, 4:00 PM

Special Guests: Pedro Joia, guitar and Ruca Rebordão, percussion

 A guided musical tour of the popular and folk music of Portugal and Spain, from a classical perspective, featuring the legendary Portuguese guitarist, Pedro Joia, percussionist, Ruca Rebordão and Chamber Players flutist, Susan Palma-Nidel, in a celebration of  the release of her critically acclaimed new album, ‘Lisboa Intima’

Featured Works

Isaac Albeniz                       Suite from ‘Iberia’

Luigi Boccherini                Guitar Quintet in D, ‘Fandango’


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WEEK 2 - ‘MENDELSSOHN OCTET’ (Kramer Concert)

Saturday, July 15, Sugar Hill Meeting House, 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 16, Mountain View Grand Resort, 4:00 PM

Special Guests:  Solera String Quartet

The Chamber Players join forces with the critically acclaimed Solera String Quartet, featuring violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud, in their New Hampshire debut.  Described as, “top notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flare and talent,” they will perform Mendelssohn’s earliest and latest masterpieces for strings. 

Featured Works: 

Felix Mendelssohn           Octet in Eb Major, Op. 20

                                     String Quartet in f minor, Op. 80


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WEEK 3 - ‘RHAPSODY’

Saturday, July 22, Sugar Hill Meeting House, 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 23, Mountain View Grand Resort, 4:00 PM

Hot blooded passion, driving rhythms and the colorful sounds of the Eastern European countryside will be the order of the day in this program featuring Hungarian and Romanian dances and rhapsodies composed by the masters of these forms - Brahms, Bartok and Enesco.

Featured Works: 

Johannes Brahms               Hungarian Dances Nos. 4, 5, and 6

Bela Bartok                        Romanian Folk Dances

George Enescu                  Romanian Rhapsodie No.1


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WEEK 4 - ‘VIVALDI’S VENICE’

Saturday, July 29, Sugar Hill Meeting House, 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 30, Mountain View Grand Resort, 4:00 PM

Special Guests:  Keisuke Ikuma, oboe, Joe Brent, mandolin, The Dotys Duo, violin and double bass

A virtuoso violinist, composer and teacher, Antonio Vivaldi epitomized the Italian baroque in his home city of Venice.  Still a grand destination to this day, this magical city, legendary for its commerce, carnivals, architecture and intrigue, provided the perfect backdrop for his masterful concerti, sonatas and sacred works.

 Featured Works: 

Antonio Vivaldi                 Mandolin Concerto in C Major       

                                      Oboe Concerto in a minor

                                      Piccolo Concerto in C Major

Dotys Duo                      ‘Antonio in Arkansas’ (World Premiere)


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WEEK 5 - ‘FANTASIA’

Saturday, August 5, Sugar Hill Meeting House, 7:30 PM

Sunday, August 6, Alumni Hall, Haverhill, 4:00 PM

Special Guest:  Sara Heaton, soprano

 Walt Disney’s brilliant use of Paul Dukas’ evocative concert piece, ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ grew out of a chance encounter, in a Los Angeles restaurant, between Disney and the legendary conductor, Leopold Stokowski.  The resulting animated concert, ‘Fantasia’, was a masterpiece that changed our ideas about music and movies, forever. In this program, which features, by popular demand, the return of soprano Sara Heaton, now singing with the Metropolitan Opera, a chamber version of Dukas’ work is paired with powerful music by some of the greatest composers of film, opera and theater scores, Verdi, Korngold and Bernstein.

Featured Works: 

Giuseppe Verdi                 Ave Maria from ‘Otello’

Leonard Bernstein            “Glitter and be Gay” from ‘Candide’

Wolfgang Korngold         “Marietta’s Lied” from ‘Die tote stadt’ 


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WEEK 6 – ‘GRAND FINALE’

Saturday, August 12, Sugar Hill Meeting House, 7:30 PM

Sunday, August 13, Mountain View Grand Resort, 4:00 PM

Special Guest:  Bernhard Scully, horn

 One of America’s greatest horn players for four decades, Kendall Betts was a fixture of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra and the North Country Chamber Players.  Along with special guest artist, Bernhard Scully, horn player of the renowned Canadian Brass Quintet, the Chamber Players celebrate Kendall’s life, his consummate artistry and, even his notorious sense of humor, with music by Mozart, Brahms and PDQ Bach.

 Featured Works: 

W. A. Mozart                         Divertimento in D Major, K.251

Johannes Brahms                   Horn Trio

PDQ Bach                            ‘Moose’ Quartet


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