Festival 2012 Celebrates 44th Season
61 Concerts in Newport Mansions Scheduled July 13-29
Newport, RI, February 01, 2012—The Newport Music Festival
2012 celebrates its 44th season July 13–29, continuing the
tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American
debuts, world-class artists and special events in the Gilded Age
“summer cottages” of Newport, Rhode Island. The Festival
researches and selects works from the 19th century chamber
music, vocal repertoire and the Romantic-era piano literature,
to create one of the most extraordinary festivals in the world.
In its forty-three year history, the Newport Music Festival has
become celebrated for presenting over one hundred thirty artists
and ensembles in their American debuts. Yamaha Pianos is the
major Festival sponsor.
The Festival will present 61 concerts—three to five per day—in
the famous Newport Mansions with an international group of
resident artists. A season-long tribute to the 150th anniversary
of French composer Claude Debussy will feature 20 “Debussyad”
concerts of his enduring music. Featured pianists will be
Agustin Anievas, Bernadene Blaha, Frederic Chiu, Kevin
Fitz-Gerald, Carlo Grante, Claire Huangci, Alain Jacquon,
Carolyn Jones, Daniel del Pino and Grigorios Zamparas. The
series will include every piano and chamber work, including
several world premiere transcriptions.
In addition to the Debussyad Series there will be a “Morning
Mozart” series, recitals by American pianist Frederick Moyer,
and the Festival debuts of young American pianist Nadia Azzi and
Italian pianist Roberto Plano.
Participating artists include guitarist Rupert Boyd, harpist
Coline-Marie Orliac, organist Hector Olivera; French hornist
Eric Ruske; clarinettist Greg Raden; soprano Theresa Cincione,
violist Gilad Karni, pianist/composer John Bayless, cellists
Sergey Antonov, Jiří Bárta and Luigi Piovano; violinists Livia
Sohn and Eugene Tzikindelean. The Opening Night concert on July
13th will feature the American recital debut of Italian
violinist Grazia Raimondi.
Morning concerts are at 11 a.m., afternoons usually at 4 p.m.
and evenings at The Breakers, the queen of the Newport Mansions,
at 9 p.m. The Festival was chosen one of the “Top Music
Festivals 2010” in April’s Sky magazine, the in-flight
publication for Delta Airlines; it has also been named one of
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For further information and brochure requests, kindly write the
Newport Music Festival, PO Box 3300, Newport, RI 02840-0992, or
phone 401-846-1133. Newport County tourist information is
available at the Newport County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 23
America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840, local phone
401-849-8098 or toll-free 800-976-5122. The Rhode Island
Division of Tourism may also be reached toll-free at
800-845-2000. Informational websites include GoNewport.com and
VisitRhodeIsland.com. Current Festival information is also
available on the official Festival website www.newportmusic.org.
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