A faculty chamber music concert will open the 61st annual Sewanee Summer Music Festival (SSMF) on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium. A brass quintet opens the concert, performing Canadian composer and arranger Morley Calvert’s “Suite from the Monteregion Hills,” based on French Canadian folk songs. String faculty will perform the second movement Scherzo of Dvořák’s “Quintet No. 2,” and Dohnányi’s “Serenade for String Trio.” Jacques Ibert’s “Trois pièces brèves” will be performed by woodwind faculty. John Kilkenny, percussionist, and Elizabeth Blakeslee, harpist, are each playing solo performances. Pianists Dror Biran and Amy Cheng complete the program with the four-hands, one piano “Hungarian Dances” of Brahms.
Season tickets are available online for $90. Payment is made by credit card and the tickets may be picked up in the lobby of Guerry Auditorium prior to any concert. Tickets to individual concerts are also available and advance purchase is highly recommended. Patrons may purchase single tickets for $15 (no extra fees) online and collect their ticket prior to the concert. Tickets will be available for purchase in the lobby prior to each concert for $20 (cash, check, or credit card accepted). SSMF is unable to accept phone orders for tickets. For more information go to ssmf.sewanee.edu.
The Sewanee Summer Music Festival, a program of the University of the South, offers music students in high school through graduate school a month of rigorous music study, rehearsal, and performance opportunities in two orchestras and chamber ensembles.