Caption: Studzinsky Recital Hall
Studzinsky Recital Hall 

Bowdoin International Music Festival

From: WGBH Radio Boston
Series: New England Summer Festivals
Length: 59:31

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Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits coastal Maine for the annual Bowdoin International Music Festival.

Nsf-bowdoin_photo-concert_tonight_at_studzinski_small__small Every summer for nearly the last 50 years the campus of Bowdoin College undergoes a musical transformation. It's home to the Bowdoin International Chamber Music Festival, hosting around 175 musicians annually and performing chamber music from all across the globe. Since the festival hosts so many musicians, concerts happen virtually every day. And while the programming at the Festival ranges from Bach to Brahms to Bartok, it is Bowdoin's longstanding committment to commissioning new music that makes it musically unique. Architecturally, as well, the Festival stands out: the Curtis Pool building on campus has been reimagined and remodeled into Studzinsky Recital Hall, a gorgeous recital space with exquisite acoustics. All of the music featured in this program was recorded there, in live concerts.

Program:

Eugene Ysaye    Sonata for Two Violins: mvmt II   
Ray Chen & Suyoen Kim, violins

Samuel Adler    Canto XIX   
Ricardo Iznaola, guitar

Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night)   
The Ying Quartet   

Derek Bermel: Soul Garden   
Paul Neubauer, viola; Maria Schleuning, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez, viola; Rosemary Elliott, cello; Seth Russell, cello

Piece Description

Every summer for nearly the last 50 years the campus of Bowdoin College undergoes a musical transformation. It's home to the Bowdoin International Chamber Music Festival, hosting around 175 musicians annually and performing chamber music from all across the globe. Since the festival hosts so many musicians, concerts happen virtually every day. And while the programming at the Festival ranges from Bach to Brahms to Bartok, it is Bowdoin's longstanding committment to commissioning new music that makes it musically unique. Architecturally, as well, the Festival stands out: the Curtis Pool building on campus has been reimagined and remodeled into Studzinsky Recital Hall, a gorgeous recital space with exquisite acoustics. All of the music featured in this program was recorded there, in live concerts.

Program:

Eugene Ysaye    Sonata for Two Violins: mvmt II   
Ray Chen & Suyoen Kim, violins

Samuel Adler    Canto XIX   
Ricardo Iznaola, guitar

Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night)   
The Ying Quartet   

Derek Bermel: Soul Garden   
Paul Neubauer, viola; Maria Schleuning, violin; Laura Lutzke, violin; Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez, viola; Rosemary Elliott, cello; Seth Russell, cello

Timing and Cues

Total Time - 59:01, including two internal :60-sec. station breaks (with music beds)

Additional Credits

Ray Brown, host. Cheryl Willoughby, host. With thanks to Peter Simmons and Lewis Kaplan at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and to MPBN in Portland, ME. The Executive Producer, and WGBH’s Managing Director for Classical Services is Benjamin K. Roe.

Related Website

http://www.wgbh.org/programs/New-England-Summer-Festivals-1502