Bay Chamber: 19th, 17th-century treasure

Jul 13, 2018
Xavier Foley

Rockport — Bay Chamber Concerts continues its 58th Summer Concert Series with an Austro-German Luster program Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.

The lineup of musicians playing 19th-century musical treasures, anchored by Schubert’s tuneful and good-natured masterpiece, The Trout Quintet, includes violin virtuoso Geoff Nuttall, Livia Sohn, Pedja Muzijevic and, making their Bay Chamber debuts, outstanding violist Mark Holloway, Icelandic cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir and Sphinx Competition winner and Curtis Institute graduate double bassist Xavier Foley.

Bowdoin music professor Anthony Antolini will present a free pre-concert talk from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the nearby Bay Chamber Music School. Antolini returns to Bay Chamber Concerts after having taught the enormously popular Enjoying Chamber Music lecture series for many years.

On Friday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m. at Union Hall, 24 Central St., Bay Chamber presents the return of the Thursday evening’s remarkable performers in one of the most popular summer concerts each year, Candlelit Baroque. This year’s sumptuous baroque repertoire includes J. S. Bach’s D Minor harpsichord concerto featuring sensational soloist Muzijevic.

Tickets for these concerts are $45, $10 for those younger than 25. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Box Office at 236-2823.

For this summer’s concerts, Media Underwriter is Down East Magazine; Thursday Night Series Underwriter is Viking Lumber; and Lodging Underwriter is Camden Riverhouse.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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