Colby College announces July events

WATERVILLE — The following events are free and open to the public.

Atlantic Music Festival: Cassatt String Quartet, is set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at Lorimer Chapel. The Manhattan-based Cassatt String Quartet will feature dynamic works by composers Daniel S. Godfrey, Bruce Adolphe and Lawrence Dillon.

Atlantic Music Festival: Orchestra I is set to begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Lorimer Chapel.

Conductor David Amado will lead the AMF orchestra in a program that includes Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, George Tsontakis’s Laconika, and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6.

Atlantic Music Festival: Art Song Concert, will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Lorimer Chapel.

Members of the AMF Opera Workshop will perform a selection of timeless art songs.

Atlantic Music Festival: Chamber Music Series I, is set tfor 7 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Lorimer Chapel.

This concert will showcase AMF resident artists performing chamber music, which has been a hallmark of the festival since its inception.

Atlantic Music Festival: Chamber Music Series II, is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Lorimer Chapel.

This concert will showcase AMF resident artists performing chamber music, which has been a hallmark of the festival since its inception.

For more information, contact Abby Ang at [email protected] or 401-316-2162.

Community Day, is set for noon-3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, Colby College Museum of Art. This family-friendly event will feature musical duo Edith and Bennett, from Belfast, and will include museum tours, art-making activities, and Stone Fox Farm Creamery ice cream. Edith and Bennett will lead a work-song performance and workshop directly related to the Colby Museum of Art’s two main summer exhibitions, Bernard Langlais and Lois Dodd: Cultivating Vision. More information on Edith & Bennett is available on their website and on a work-song site maintained by Bennett.

For more information, contact Colby College Museum of Art at [email protected]or 859-5600.

Atlantic Music Festival: Salon at the Bar, will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, and July 27, at Marchese Blue Light Pub, Cotter Union.

Salon at the Bar features a variety of chamber and solo favorites and fosters a meaningful exchange of ideas and emotions both from artist to artist and from artist to audience. In this unique, informal gathering the stage is open to AMF musicians to perform or present any ideas. Audience members may come and go as they wish throughout the program.

Atlantic Music Festival: Gabriel Chodos in Concert, is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, at Lorimer Chapel. World-renowned performer and recording artist Gabriel Chodos chaired the New England Conservatory piano department for 25 years and has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. Chodos is known for his interpretations of music from the heart of the pianist’s repertoire — works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Brahms.

Atlantic Music Festival: Piano Institute Concert I, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Lorimer Chapel.

The artists from the Piano Institute and Seminar, led by director Sang Woo Kang, will perform keyboard masterworks.

Atlantic Music Festival: Chamber Music Series III, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Lorimer Chapel.

This concert is organized in conjunction with Colby’s Alumni College, an annual multi-day workshop for Colby alumni and guests. This year, with the topic of “1914,” Alumni College will focus on the arts and politics of the world on the eve of World War I — which began almost exactly a century ago.

Atlantic Music Festival: Opera Gala, will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Lorimer Chapel

Headed by acclaimed Wagnerian Carla Rae Cook, the Opera Workshop will perform timeless selections from opera repertoire and art songs.

Atlantic Music Festival: Chamber Music Series IV, is set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Lorimer Chapel.

This concert will showcase AMF resident artists performing chamber music, which has been a hallmark of the festival since its inception.

Atlantic Music Festival: Orchestra II, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Lorimer Chapel

Conductor Jonathan Schiffman will lead the AMF orchestra in works by Dvorak and David Ludwig, and the winner of the AMF Piano Concerto Competition will perform.

Atlantic Music Festival: Piano Institute Concert II, is set for 7 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Lorimer Chapel.

The artists from the Piano Institute and Seminar, led by director Sang Woo Kang, will perform keyboard masterworks.

Atlantic Music Festival: Jean-Baptiste Barrière in Concert, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center.

A native Parisian, composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière led the city’s electronic-music mecca, IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), for more than 15 years.

Atlantic Music Festival: Chamber Music Series V, is set to begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Lorimer Chapel.

This concert will showcase AMF resident artists performing chamber music, which has been a hallmark of the festival since its inception.

Atlantic Music Festival: Opera Scenes, is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Strider Theater, Runnals Building.

This climactic concert features some of opera’s most timeless selections from comedy to tragedy.

Atlantic Music Festival: Future Music Lab Concert, is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center.

Designed to immerse exceptionally gifted musicians into the world of new music technologies, the Future Music Lab presents the latest insights into new music performance, the use of interactive computer technology, extended technique, improvisation, and composition for an exciting new world of sound and technology. Directed by award-winning composer and violinist Mari Kimura, this concert will present projects incorporating the innovative technology that fellows in the Future Music Lab have been working with during the festival. The projects are part of an official collaboration with Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, in Paris.

For more information, contact: Abby Ang at [email protected] 401-316-2162.


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