The SEAL BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL returns to Belfast on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00PM! Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door, starting at 6:30; seating is first come, first served.
The Waterfall Arts performance will feature the Cassatt String Quartet and Vasko Dukovski with Wagner, Cohen, Shende, Li, Wirshba, and Kirk.
About the Cassatt String Quartet:
The Cassatt String Quartet was the ﬁrst quartet chosen for Juilliard’s Young Artists Quartet Program. Since then, they have performed at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Music Theater, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Theatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, and the Beijing Central Conservatory in China. At the Library of Congress, the Cassatts performed on the library’s matched quartet of Stradivarius instruments, and they performed the three complete Beethoven Quartet cycles at the University at Buffalo.
The Cassatt String Quartet has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, Boston’s WGBH, and New York’s WQXR and WNYC. They have 30 recordings, and were named three times to Alex Ross’ 10 best classical recordings of the year in The New Yorker Magazine.
The quartet is named for the celebrated American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt.
Cassatt members include: Muneko Otani and Jennifer Leshnower, violins; Ah Ling Neu, viola; and Elizabeth Anderson, cello.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The goal of the Seal Bay Festival is to make American chamber music an exciting and vibrant experience for concert audiences, artists, composers, composition students, and school children in the storied geographical and cultural setting of coastal Maine, serving both the year-round and summer populations, while offering a unique exposure to contemporary music. The 2018 Festival is on the theme Seeing Sound, with concerts taking place in art galleries and museums, with each concert preceded by a talk in the space by a visual artist and art historian. The Seal Bay Festival Composer Institute offers a select group of college and conservatory level composers the opportunity to participate in a series of master classes with the distinguished guest faculty composers and to have their works workshopped and performed by the Cassatt String Quartet.