Bay Chamber Concerts will present two one-hour concerts Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 6 and 8:15 p.m. with flutist Thomas Wolf and three members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet at the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Wyeth Center, Union Street. The Center’s current exhibition, “Andrew Wyeth: Christina’s World and the Olson House,” should create an especially dramatic setting for experiencing live music.

Part I at 6 p.m. offers the Bach/Mozart Preludes and Fugues for Violin, Viola, and Cello, K. 404a; Schubert’s String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471; and Beethoven’s Serenade in D Major, Op. 25. Part II at 8:15 p.m. features Mozart’s Quartet No. 3 in C Major, K. 171 and Beethoven’s – String Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 3. There will be a post-concert reception with the artists in the Wyeth Center lobby immediately following the second performance.

Tickets for either the Part I or Part II performance at the Wyeth Center are $30, $8 for youth younger than 19; an adult ticket for both parts is $40.

On Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., the Primo Piano: Andrew Wolf Award Concert will present Anna Polonsky, the 2011 winner of the prestigious Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award for piano. Polonsky will be joined onstage by the St. Lawrence String Quartet’s violinist Geoff Nuttall, violist Lesley Robertson and cellist Christopher Costanza; and flutist Thomas Wolf. They will perform Haydn’s Flute Trio No.2 in G Major; Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano; and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47.

Polonsky is widely in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has collaborated with the Guarneri, Orion, and Shanghai Quartets and with numerous of the world’s great instrumentalists. She regularly performs at major chamber music festivals and has performed around the world. Polonsky made her solo piano debut at age 7 in Moscow and emigrated to the United States in 1990. She graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she worked with the renowned pianist Peter Serkin, and earned her master’s degree from the Juilliard School. In addition to performing, she serves on the piano faculty of Vassar College.

Adult prime seating is $40 and value seating is $30; tickets for those younger than 19 are $8. Ticketholders are invited to attend a free pre-concert talk featuring the musicians and Bay Chamber artistic director Thomas Wolf at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room.

Discounts are available for subscribers and groups of eight or more. For more information and tickets, call 236-2823 or 888-707-2770; or visit

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