THE KENNEBEC EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Dynamic Chamber Music – Beautiful Historic Instruments
George Bozarth, Artistic Director
At the Kennebec Early Music Festival (August 15-20) enjoy musicians of national and international renown from San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Portland, and Bath performing the music of the Renaissance masters, as well as Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert on historic instruments Renaissance lute and theorbo, Baroque violin and violoncello, Flemish harpsichord, and two different Viennese fortepianos.
THE PRE-CONCERT “DISCUSSION”: “Elizabethan Music” ( Timothy Burris, lute, and George Bozarth, moderator, begins at (6:45 PM)
THE CONCERT (7:30 pm)
What then is love . . .: Music in the Time of Shakespeare
Timothy Neill Johnson, tenor
Timothy Burris, Renaissance lute
Explore intimate Lute Pieces and Songs from Elizabethan England by Philip Rosseter, Thomas Campian, Robert Johnson, and Thomas Morley. Entire program in English.
The Kennebec Early Music Festival is supported by grants from the Edgard and Geraldine Feder Foundation, the Davenport Family Trust, and the Maine Arts Commission, with major sponsorships from Bath Savings Trust Company and William Raveis/Carleton Real Estate.
$25 GA, $20 Seniors (ages 65+ or retired), $10 Young Adults (ages 16-25), available at http://www.kemfmaine.org, through Brown Paper Tickets, and at the door. Kids-Come-Free: Children ages 7-15 may attend free of charge, when accompanied one-on-one by adults. THE MUSICIANS
Lutenist Timothy Burris has performed widely in Europe and the US, including appearances with world-renowned early music vocalists Derek Lee Ragin and Jennifer Lane. The most recent of his nine recordings includes his own transcription of J. S. Bachs Ciaccona for solo violin. The lute instructor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp from 1990-96, he is currently on the applied music faculty of Colby College, where he directed the Collegium during the 2015-16 academic year.
Soprano Elisabeth Marshall has been hailed by Opera News for her recording of James Kallembachs Four Romantic Songs on Brooklyn Art Song Societys 2015 album New Voices. She was a 2016 finalist in The American Prize Schorr Memorial Award in Art Song & Oratorio and recipient of their Special Citation for Outstanding Performance in Music before 1800. Her frequent solo engagements include Handels Messiah, Bachs B minor Mass and numerous cantatas, Mozarts Mass in C minor and Requiem, and Beethovens Ninth Symphony and Choral Fantasia with ensembles such as the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Portland (ME) and Bangor Symphony Orchestras, and in Rochester Cathedral (England). Elisabeths roles include Frasquita (Carmen), Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Elisetta (Il matrimonio segreto), and Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro). An avid chorister as well, she has sung with the Handel & Haydn Society, Lorelei Ensemble, Oregon Bach Festival, Wexford Festival Opera, London Philharmonia Chorus, Carmel Bach Festival, and Festivalensemble Stuttgart, singing with such conductors as Helmuth Rilling, Masaaki Suzuki, and Leonard Slatkin. You may learn more about Elisabeth at her website, www.elisabethmarshall.com.