Week 1 Artists:

Catherine Cho, Violin/viola
Todd Phillips, Violin/viola
Robin Scott, Violin
Dimitri Murrath,Viola
Ahrim Kim, Cello
Marcy Rosen, Cello
Jeffrey Weisner, Bass
Robert McDonald, Piano
Ieva Jokubaviciute, Piano
J. Lawrie Bloom, Clarinet
Peggy Pearson, Oboe
Andrew Appel, Harpsichord
Kendra Colton, Soprano

Week 2 Artists:

Daniel Phillips, Violin
Carmit Zori, Violin
Maria Lambros, Viola
Marcy Rosen, Cello
Anthony Manzo, Bass
Molly Morkoski, Piano
Tara Helen O’Connor, Flute
Peggy Pearson, Oboe
J. Lawrie Bloom, Clarinet
David Jolley, French Horn
Adrian Morejon, Bassoon


2014 Festival Events


Sunday, June 1 at 5:30 PM
Recital: “Beethoven, Beethoven and Beethoven!”
Catherine Cho (Violin), Robert McDonald (Piano) and Marcy Rosen (Cello)
Trinity Cathedral, Easton

Tuesday, June 3 at 5:30 PM
Recital: “Schubert and Fauré!” – Kendra Colton (Soprano) and Ieva Jokubaviciute (Piano)
Trinity Cathedral, Easton

Wednesday, June 4 at 10:00 AM
Open Rehearsal (free to the public)
Academy Art Museum, Easton

Thursday, June 5 at 5:30 PM
Recital: “Harpsichord Revealed!” – Andrew Appel (Harpsichord)
Academy Art Museum, Easton

Friday, June 6 at 8:00 PM
Concert: “In Memoriam: Dyanne Welte”
Avalon Theatre, Easton
Johannes Brahms
Choral Preludes
Franz Schubert
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34

Saturday, June 7 at 4:00 PM
Concert: “Saturday Matinee”
(followed by an abundant hors d’oeuvres reception)
Easton Club, River House, Easton
Joseph Haydn
Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Hob. XV: 29

Ned Rorem
9 Episodes for Four Players
Antonín Dvořák
Piano Quartet in E-flat Major

Sunday, June 8 at 4:00 PM
Concert: “Bach and Harbison”
St. Paul's Church, Centreville
Johann Sebastian Bach
Harpsichord Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055
John Harbison
Crossroads (CCM commission)
Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet
and Strings
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata BWV 202 “The Wedding Cantata”


Tuesday, June 10, 5:30
Recital: “Violin Virtuosi” – Carmit Zori (Violin) and Daniel Phillips (Violin)
Easton Studio and School, Easton

Wednesday, June 11 at 10:00 AM
Open Rehearsal (free to the public)
Academy Art Museum, Easton

Thursday, June 12 at 5:30 PM
Recital: “Winds Off the Bay” – Festival Winds and Molly Morkoski (Piano)
Academy Art Museum, Easton

Friday, June 13 at 8:00 PM
Concert: “Spohr ‘n More”
Avalon Theatre, Easton
Joseph Haydn
Piano Trio in a minor, Hob. XV: 18
Louis Spohr
Nonet in F Major, Op. 31

Performance by the 2014 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition Winners

Saturday, June 14 at 5:30 PM,
Concert: “Saturday Serenades!”
St. Michaels High School
Ludwig van Beethoven
Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25
Zoltán Kodály
Serenade for two Violins and Viola in D Major, Op. 12
Johannes Brahms
Serenade No. 1, Op. 11

Sunday, June 15 at 4:00 PM
Angels Concert
Venue to be announced
John Mackey
Breakdown Tango
Jean Français
L’Heure du Berger
Frédéric Chopin
Ballade No. 4 in f minor, Op. 52
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6
Anton Arensky
Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, Op. 32

(Additional works to be announced)

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REED 5 represents a bold new direction in wind chamber music, featuring daring instrumentation, diverse and engaging performances, and a repertoire rich in traditional as well as contemporary music. The group is comprised of some of the Western Hemisphere’s most promising young wind players from as far away as Colombia and Costa Rica, and they have come together to forge a unique musical presence in American chamber music.

Almost a year ago, chance friendships and musical experiences brought Merideth, Benito, Doug, Adrian, and Harrison together against unlikely odds. Overcoming distances of over 1000 miles and navigating very busy schedules, they met for the first time in a Julliard School of Music rehearsal room to give the “reed quintet” experiment a try. The challenges were daunting: what repertoire do we play for sax, oboe or english horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, and bassoon? How do we balance an oboe against an alto saxophone? How do we get a bass clarinet to articulate as crisply as a bassoon? What, actually, is a good reed quintet sound? And of course, how do we get five driven, type-A personalities to agree on anything?!

What followed was a period of inspiring bonding and productivity, culminating in a spontaneously developed performance in Cambridge, Maryland during June 2011. Meeting in Easton, Maryland for a “rehearsal summit” to address the challenges above, Reed 5 discovered its personal sound and developed its first concert repertoire. In fact, the vast majority of Reed 5′s repertoire is arranged or composed for the ensemble by its own members.

Reed 5 is excited to present a concert experience that represents the fruition of this innovative chamber music experiment. The mission of the ensemble includes outreach education, expansion of a dedicated repertoire for reed quintet, and elevation of the genre to new levels of awareness and execution. The individual musicians of Reed 5 have performed extensively around the world, have won some of the most prestigious competitions in their fields, and have contributed uniquely to the status of their individual instruments. Now, their talent and energy combine in an exciting new chamber genre, presented with a personal touch.