2013-06-28 / Ticket

BIMF Festival Fridays concerts begin today

BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin International Music Festival’s premier Festival Fridays concert series opens today with works by Mozart, Brahms and Shostakovich.

Flutist Linda Chesis will lead Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b, accompanied by Laura Lutzke, violin; Carol Rodland, viola; and Rosemary Elliott, cello.

Chesis studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal at the Paris Conservatory, has been a top prize-winner at the Paris and Barcelona International Competitions, and has been called “one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation.”

The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet, in its 11th year in residence at the Festival, follows with Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2.

In the finale, renowned violinist Ilya Kaler leads a power-packed ensemble in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57. Olga Kaler plays second violin; Karen Dreyfus, viola; Steven Doane, cello; and Boris Slutsky, piano.

Festival Fridays concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in Brunswick High School’s Crooker Theater. Tickets are $40. A complete listing of all Festival performances and ticket information can be found at www.bowdoinfestival.org. For more information, call 725-3895.

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