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The American Music Festival
CONCERT SERIES in BEAUFORT & MOREHEAD CITY, NC

Welcome to our 26th Season


2015–2016 Concert Series


ARIEL QUARTET

Saturday, Sept 26, 2015

Ariel Quartet

“Brilliant”  NY Times

Receiving sensational reviews world-wide, the award winning Israeli Ariel Quartet inspires audiences with its brilliant playing and perfect ensemble. Ariel opens the season with Schubert’s lyrical Quartettsatz and a transcendental quartet from Beethoven’s late period — the A minor Quartet, Op. 132.

Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, the History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
 



HOLIDAY CONCERT: BEYOND BAROQUE

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015

Beverly Biggs

“Elegance, Fire, Rubato, Poise”  — Double Reed International

This holiday program features recording artist Beverly Biggs and friends on harpsichord, violin, and baroque flute, performing Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi and French Noëls for Baroque Trio.
 

Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, Carteret County Public Library, 1702 Live Oak St., Beaufort, NC
 



CALIDORE QUARTET

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016

Calidore String Quartet

“A miracle of unified thought…”  — La Presse, Montreal

The mature depth and sheer beauty of Calidore’s perfectly matched strings instantly captivates audiences. This award-winning foursome joins Barbara McKenzie for the passionate Brahms Piano Quintet, the first quartet from Beethoven, Op. 18 No. 1 and a precocious Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor, Op. 13.
 

Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, the History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
 



MAGNOLIA BAROQUE

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016

Magnolia Baroque Ensemble

 

Nan Cullman Memorial Concert

The Magnolia Baroque Ensemble assembles some of the country’s most exciting performers, drawing on the Oberlin Conservatory, Vivaldi Project, DC’s Handel Baroque Orchestra and NCSA artist faculty. This evening’s all-Bach concert features the exciting Cantata No. 51 for baroque trumpet and soprano, the exquisite B minor Suite No. 2, a trio sonata and one of the Brandenburg concertos.

Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, the History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
 



ENSO QUARTET

Saturday, Apr 09, 2016

Enso Quartet

“…thrilling, smoldering power…”  — Washington Post

Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet performs Beethoven’s great C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 from his middle period, Ginastera’s Quartet No. 2 to celebrate the Latin composer’s 100th Anniversary and the lovely Italian Serenade by Hugo Wolf.
 

Concert time and Venue: 8 PM, the History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
 


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