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2012

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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DATE

TIME

CODE

CONCERT TITLE AND DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

PRICE

Wednesday, July 11

Pre-Festival Event!

6:30 p.m.

Reception

8 p.m.

Concert

11C

Horsch & CompanyInaugurating the Festival's 44th season with music of Debussy, Durufl and Crumb. Fantastic Garden Party reception to usher in Festival 2012. Special Festival concert-only stimulus price!

The Portsmouth Abbey

School Auditorium

$20

Concert Only

$75

Concert & Reception

Friday, July 13

11 a.m.

13A

Debussyad 1The first of 20 "Debussyads" celebrating

music of French composer Claude Debussy and the 150th anniversary of his birth year. Let the Festival begin!

The Elms

$32

4 p.m.

13B

Debussyad 2Debussy, Disciple of Late Romanticism.

Exciting piano four hands and solo works.

Newport Art Museum

$32

9 p.m.

13C

Opening Night ConcertAmerican recital debut of Italian violinist Grazia Raimondi, featuring Vivaldi's nature-

inspired masterpiece, The Four Seasons.

The Breakers

$42

Saturday, July 14

11 a.m.

14A

Children's ConcertFrederic Chiu's popular "Classical Smackdown" between Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Debussy's Children's Corner with storyteller David Gonzalez. Vote for your favorite composer!

The Elms

$25

2 p.m.

14B1

Debussyad 3Debussy and Musical Symbolism, Part 1. The "Visionary" Flute and the Mardists.

Newport Art Museum

$32

5 p.m.

14B2

Centennial Celebration@Honoring the 100th Anniversary

of The Newport Art Museum. Celebrated composers, works and artists with a Newport connection.

Newport Art Museum

$32

9 p.m.

14C

Hector Olivera Organist Par ExcellenceArgentinean

showman brings his incomparable artistry to The Breakers with new repertoire to excite and entice.

The Breakers

$42

Sunday, July 15

11 a.m.

15A*

Classical Smackdown in the ChamberPianist Frederic Chiu's latest contest pits composers Prokofiev and Debussy, featuring cellist Ji? Brta and violinist Eugene Tzikindelean. Vote for your favorite violin and cello sonatas!

The Elms

$37

Concert

$50*

with Lunch

4 p.m.

15B

Debussyad 4Debussy and Neo-Baroque Utterances.

Stunning four hand and solo piano works.

Newport Art Museum

$32

8 p.m.

15C

Roberto Plano in RecitalFestival debut of thrilling Italian

Pianist. Works by Ravel, Debussy, Scriabin, Liszt and the

American premiere of sonatas by Andrea Luchesi.

The Breakers

$42

Monday, July 16

11 a.m.

16A

Debussyad 5Debussy and Musical Playgrounds. French pianist Alain Jacquon explores Debussy's playful manner.

The Elms

$32

4 p.m.

16B

Classical Smackdown at the PianoPianist Frederic Chiu's unique challenge pits thrilling two-piano transcriptions with pianist Roberto Plano. Prokofiev's Cinderella Suite and Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and more! Fun-filled audience participation with a twist!

Newport Art Museum

$32

8 p.m.

16C

Jewish SoulSome of the most beloved melodies from

composers Bloch, Bruch, Prokofiev and John Williams.

The Breakers

$42

Tuesday, July 17

11 a.m.

17A

Debussyad 6"Claude de France" and the Preludes, featuring pianists Alain Jacquon and Daniel del Pino.

The Elms

$32

2 p.m.

17B1

Debussyad 7Debussy and the Art of Transcription. A

look inside Debussy's wondrous works with a World

Premiere transcription of La Mer!

Newport Art Museum

$32

7 p.m.

17B2

Bach Cello SuitesStarring awe-inspiring Italian cellist

Luigi Piovano, with Special Festival stimulus price.

The Breakers

$20

9 p.m.

17C

Mainly MendelssohnEssential music of Felix

Mendelssohn, including famed Piano Trio in D Minor.

The Breakers

$42

Wednesday, July 18

11 a.m.

18A

Debussyad 8Debussy and Musical Symbolism, Part 2.

On the threshold of musical experience.

The Elms

$32

4 p.m.

18B

Debussyad 9A Feast of Debussy's Pianism, featuring the inspiring American pianist Claire Huangci.

Newport Grand

Event Center

$32

8 p.m.

18C

Sergey Antonov in RecitalEsteemed Russian cellist and

Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist with pianist

Bernadene Blaha in a concert of favorites.

The Breakers

$42

Thursday, July 19

11 a.m.

19A

Vive la France!Magical music from beloved composers,

including Ravel, Saint-Sans and Debussy.

The Elms

$37

4 p.m.

19B

Debussyad 10Debussy and Musical Tone Imagery, Part 1.

Famed works include Miroirs and Images.

Newport Grand

Event Center

$32

9 p.m.

19C

Waltz the Night AwayGet swept away by beloved melodies from Strauss, Ravel, Brahms and more!

The Breakers

$42

Friday, July 20

11 a.m.

20A

Debussyad 11Famous chamber music works by Debussy

and Ravel, and introducing harpist Coline-Marie Orliac.

The Elms

$32

2 p.m.

20B1

Once Upon a TimeAmerican virtuoso pianist Claire Huangci performs a thrilling program of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and Tchaikovsky/Pletnev Sleeping Beauty.

CrossPoint Church

$20

5 p.m.

20B2

Debussyad 12A Spaniard in Paris. Featuring Festival pianist Daniel del Pino and two World Premiere works!

CrossPoint Church

$32

9 p.m.

20C

Fantasy of the OperaFestival opera program to delight

and thrill your inner opera fanatic.

The Breakers

$42

Saturday, July 21

11 a.m.

21A

Debussyad 13Debussy and the "Nocturnal" Sounds. A

wondrous selection including Ravel's two piano transcription of Debussy's Nocturnes.

The Elms

$32

4 p.m.

21B

Debussyad 14Echoes from Baudelaire, Wagner, Franck and Verlaine, with celebrated String Quartet in G Minor.

Newport Grand

Event Center

$32

9 p.m.

21C

Gershwin EveningCelebrating music both well-known

and rare of a true American Classic.

The Breakers

$45

Sunday, July 22

11 a.m.

22A*

Debussyad 15Debussy and the Art Song, starring the

alluring soprano Theresa Cincione. Box lunch option following the concert.

The Elms

$32

Concert

$45*

with Lunch

4 p.m.

22B

Debussyad 16Debussy and Echoes from Past Worlds.

Festival debut of Canadian pianist Carolyn Jones.

Newport Grand

Event Center

$32

8 p.m.

22C

Frederick Moyer in RecitalAmerican pianist explores piano music from 100 years ago with personal connection.

The Breakers

$42

Monday, July 23

11 a.m.

23A

Debussyad 17Debussy and Neo-Classical Utterances.

Including the famed Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp.

Stanford White

Casino Theatre

$32

$27 balcony

4 p.m.

23B

Music Minus OneA Celebration of Technology in

classical music with American pianist Frederick Moyer. Tribute to "Music Minus One" founder Irv Kratka.

Stanford White

Casino Theatre

$32

$27 balcony

8 p.m.

23C1

Connoisseur ConcertThrilling violinist Eugene

Tzikindelean, Bernadene Blaha and Kevin Fitz-Gerald light up the Newport evening! Special Festival coupon online.

Stanford White

Casino Theatre

Save $12!

$42

$37 balcony

11 p.m.

23C2

Midnight TangoEssential music from popular

Argentinean composer stor Piazzolla.

Saint John the

Evangelist

$20

Tuesday, July 24

11 a.m.

24A1

ChopiniadMajestic and memorable music of Frdric

Franois Chopin. In beautiful restored Casino Theatre.

Stanford White

Casino Theatre

$37

$32 balcony

11 a.m.

24A2

Debussyad 1A repeat performance of concert 13A, the

Festival's first appearance in Bristol. Special Festival stimulus price for East Bay music lovers.

Blithewold Mansion,

Gardens & Arboretum

$25

4 p.m.

24B

First LadiesFeaturing music of beloved female

composers, including Fanny Mendelssohn, Ccile

Chaminade and Rebecca Clarke.

Stanford White

Casino Theatre

$32

$27 balcony

8 p.m.

24C1

Agustin Anievas in RecitalDistinguished American

pianist in recital featuring Schubert, Brahms and Chopin.

Stanford White

Casino Theatre

$42

$37 balcony

11 p.m.

24C2

Midnight VariationsStarring pianist Grigorios Zamparas and featuring compositions by Handel, Bach and more.

Saint John the

Evangelist

$20

Wednesday, July 25

11 a.m.

25A

Morning Mozart 1Some of the very best chamber works

of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Stanford White

Casino Theatre

$37

$32 balcony

4 p.m.

25B

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