Fry Street Chamber Music Festival


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The Fry Street Chamber Music Festival seeks to create engaged and passionate chamber musicians and citizens through a uniquely personalized and intense environment of study. Private lessons, coaching sessions, and other activities give students the opportunity to learn lifelong skills of collaboration, trust, and communication, all while deepening their musical understanding.

Live concerts with FSQ and festival guest artists will take place July 16, 17, and 20th at 7:30 pm in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall. Concerts will be open to the public and livestreamed.

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Friday, July 16

Rebecca McFaul, Robert Waters, & Cahill Smith

Five Pieces for Two Violins & Piano | Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Fry Street Quartet

Milagros (2010) | Gabriela Lena Frank (b 1972)

Rebecca McFaul & Elżbieta Bilicka

Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano | Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Elżbieta Bilicka

Miroirs | Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Saturday, July 17

Rebecca McFaul & Cahill Smith

Romance for violin and piano, Op.23 | Amy Beach (1867-1944)

Bradley Ottesen & Cahill Smith

Metamorfose for viola and piano (2017) | Clarice Assad (b 1978)

Brant Bayless

Suite for Solo Viola in e minor, Op. 131d No.3 | Max Reger (1873-1916)

Cahill Smith

Canzona Serenata from Forgotten Melodies, Bk.1, op.38, no.6 | Nikolai Medtner (1879-1951)

Primavera from Forgotten Melodies, Bk.2, op.39, no.3 | Nikolai Medtner (1879-1951)

Fry Street Quartet

String Quartet in A Major, Op.18 no.5 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Tuesday, July 20

Bradley Ottesen & Elżbieta Bilicka

Sonata for Viola and Piano | Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

Cahill Smith & Elżbieta Bilicka

Barcarolle, Op. 5, No. 1 | Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Tarantella, Op. 17, No. 4 | Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Lauren Hunt, Robert Waters, & Cahill Smith

Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40 | Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


 Fry Street Chamber Music Festival