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July 3, 2014

Honest Brook Music Festival to open July 12

The Honest Brook Music Festival will open its 26th summer season with the Dorian Wind Quintet at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, with a program of Bach, Dvorak and Martinu, with guest pianist Michael Cannon.

According to a media release, “The Dorian Wind Quintet is consistently recognized for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, and esteemed internationally by professional musicians and audiences alike. Since its formation at Tanglewood in 1961, the Quintet has performed in the world’s most renowned concert halls, presenting repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to Pulitzer Prize- winning commissions. This is a return visit to the Honest Brook Music Festival.”

Cannon, who is the festival’s artistic director and co-founder, has performed as recitalist and soloist with orchestras in such major capitals as London, Amsterdam, The Hague, Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna.

The festival summer season will continue with an 8 p.m. performance July 19 by the Eaken Trio. The trio has traveled extensively throughout America, Canada, Europe and Asia. They were “Artists in Residence” for 10 years at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., and has held residencies at many other colleges and universities including Harvard, Stanford, USC, the University of Maryland, and Penn State.

Ji, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” will perform at 4 pm. Sunday, Aug. 3. The 22-year-old’s career began at the age of 10 when he was the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition, resulting in a performance at Avery Fisher Hall under Maestro Kurt Masur.

The 2014 summer season will close on Sunday, Aug. 10, with a 4 p.m. performance by Canadian Korean cellist Soo Bae, and accompanying pianist Tanya Bannister. 

Honest Brook Music Festival concerts are presented in a preserved dairy barn on Honest Brook Road off state Route 28 north of Delhi. Season subscriptions are available for $85. Single tickets are $25, with children admitted free. For information, reservations or to accommodate special needs, visit hbmf.org; email to hbmf@aol.com; or call 746-3770. 

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