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Topics in Music Appreciation – Summer Chamber Music

A collaboration between Mountain Top Music Center and the Sebago Long Lake Music Festival

Session I

Conversation and Listening

Thursday, July 11, 4:30 – 6:00PM – Mountain Top Music Center,
Conway, NH

$10 suggested donation

Join MTMC director and resident musicologist George Wiese for conversation about musician (and New Hampshire native) Amy Beach (1867-1944.) From child prodigy, to “married woman,” to a life of international prominence, Amy Beach stands out as a musical icon of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Due to restrictions imposed by her husband, Beach cast aside a promising performing career and began self-guided study of composition. She became the first successful American composer not to study in Europe, and her compositions garnered high praise world-wide.

Hear her music…
Sebago Long Lake Music Festival
Tuesday, July 16, 7:30PM – Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, ME
$25 at the door, or in advance at sllmf.org/tickets

AMY BEACH: Theme and Variations for Flute and Strings, Op. 80

Also on the program: Music of Stravinsky and Dvorak*.

Session II

Conversation and Listening

Thursday, August 8, 4:00 – 5:30 PM – Mountain Top Music Center, Conway, NH

$10 suggested donation

Join MTMC director and resident musicologist George Wiese for a conversation about Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904.) From humble beginnings to international stardom, Antonin Dvorak lived a life immersed in music. Dvorak’s compositional style masterfully combines two traditions – symphonic and folk – to create sounds which are at once both familiar and elusive. His music is perhaps the pinnacle of 19th Century Romanticism, resplendent with beautiful melodies and soaring orchestrations. At the same time, by employing folk music, he paved the way for an entirely new idiom to be explored by composers throughout the 20th Century and beyond.

Hear his music…*
Sebago Long Lake Music Festival
Tuesday, August 13, 7:30PM – Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, ME
$25 at the door, or in advance at sllmf.org/tickets

DVORAK: Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 90 “Dumky”

Also on the program: Music of Elgar and De Beriot0

*Hear more music by Dvorak at SLLMF concerts on July 16th (Piano Quartet Op.87) and August 6th (Quintet for Strings Op.77)

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