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Summer Chamber Music Festival returns for 28th season

Friday, June 1, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—Hood College's Summer Chamber Music Festival will return for its 28th season with concerts on five consecutive Thursdays in June and July.

The concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall.

The series will open June 28 with a return appearance by the Appalachian Wind Quintet. Founding musicians Barbara Spicher, flute; Ed Stanley, oboe; Rick Mogensen, clarinet; Scott Cassada, bassoon; and Ed Schupp, oboe, comprise the quintet, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The program includes works by Hindemith and Tomasi.

Pianist Noel Lester is a featured performer Thursday, July 5. RoseAnn Markow Lester, violist Dana Rokosny and cellist Alison Bazala Kim will join him for this concert, entitled "Mozart and His Circle." The program includes works by Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Wolfgang Mozart.

Cellist Lachezar Kostov and pianist Viktor Valkov, appearing as this year's Sidney Silverman Young Artists, will perform works by Liszt and Rachmaninoff Thursday, July 12. The virtuoso performers are first-prize winners of the 2011 Liszt-Garrison International Competition.

Wayne L. Wold headlines an all-Baroque program Thursday, July 19. The program will showcase works by Bach, Monteverdi and other Baroque masters. Flutist Teresa Bowers, soprano Jan Aaland and cellist Alison Bazala Kim will join Wold, who will play the harpsichord.

The series concludes with a concert by the nationally acclaimed Euclid String Quartet Thursday, July 26. The program will feature string quartets by Haydn, Marsalis and Debussy.

For further information, contact Noel Lester, artistic director of the series, at (301) 696-3429.