Music for wind instruments and music by women are the through-lines that combine in “Winds of Change,” the theme for Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2019. This is the 36th season for the festival which will present 12 concerts, most of them at the historic Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, from July 21 through August 18 representing a wide range of music performed by some of the best musicians in the country.
“I’m particularly thrilled to present this summer’s season,” said BCMF founder and artistic director Marya Martin. “In this uneasy moment in history, we have focused our energies on creating a dynamic summer of programming that reminds us both of the capacity for artists to create works of incredible beauty, and also how music and beliefs change over time. We express this through a focus on the evolution of wind music, with a snapshot of Mozart’s gorgeous chamber works for wind instruments, and by highlighting the contributions of women composers.”
For a sixth consecutive year, BCMF teams up with the Parrish Art Museum to present a one-of-a-kind concert in the Parrish Art Museum’s galleries. This year, we take inspiration from a concurrent exhibition of Helen Frankenthaler, a pioneer of abstract expressionism, to create a program of evocative works by women composers, some of whom were inspired by visual artists themselves. Fung’s ‘Pizzicato‘ is among the chosen few.
L. Boulanger || “Nocturne” for Flute and Piano
L. Boulanger || “D’un matin de printemps” for Flute and Piano
Beach || Dreaming for Solo Piano
Fung || Pizzicato for String Quartet (2001)
Higdon || “O’Keefe” from American Canvas for Flute, Cello, and Piano
Grime || Three Whistler Miniatures for Piano Trio
Mazzoli || Death Valley Junction for String Quartet