Take a Tour of the 2018 [email protected] Festival

Paul Kotapish on July 23, 2018
The Calidore Quartet (L-R: Jeffrey Myers, Ryan Meehan, Estelle Choi, Jeremy Berry) in a Carte Blanche concert | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Since its inception 16 years ago, [email protected] has been one of the country’s most comprehensive chamber-music programs, offering a roster of top-tier musicians performing in a series of themed mainstage concerts as well as offering workshops, master classes, and informal performances. In addition, there are renowned musicologists delivering lectures and demonstrations that place the festival’s programs in historical and social context. This year’s theme: “Creative Capitals.” Read David Bratman’s review of the “Paris” concert here.

The bounty of opportunities for listening and learning is too much for most mortals to take in, but festival photographer Geoff Sheil has captured some representative moments that we’re delighted to share with you here. The festival runs through Aug. 4, with tickets selling briskly for the remaining events. Check the [email protected] site for details

“London” concert: Grieg, Holberg Suite for Strings, Op. 40 | Credit: Geoff Sheil

“London” concert: G. F. Handel, Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6 No. 5| Credit: Geoff Sheil

Cellist David Finckel, a festival founder, performing in the “London” mainstage concert | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Chamber Music Institute participants | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Chamber Music Institute participants await the start of a Carte Blanche Concert | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Paul Huang (violin) and Wu Han (piano) perform a Carte Blanche concert| Credit: Geoff Sheil

Paul Huang (violin) and Wu Han (piano) take a bow at a Carte Blanche concert| Credit: Geoff Sheil

Café Conversation with Ara Guzelimian: “Speak the Music, Remembering Robert Mann” | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Audience at a Café Conversation with Ara Guzelimian | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Dmitri Atapine, cello, coaches Young Performers | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Master class with Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Hyeyeon Park, piano, coaches Young Performers | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Jose Franch Ballaster, clarinet, coaches Young Performers | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Adelya Nartadjieva, violin; James Kim, cello; Erin C. Pitts, viola in a Prelude Performance | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Lun Li, violin; Ming Young Park, piano; Connor Kim, cello in a Prelude Performance | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Hannah Tarley, violin; Sihao He, cello in a Prelude Performance | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Prelude Performance with Katherine Arndt, Hannah Tarley, violins; Chelsea Wang, piano; Sihao He, cello; and SoHui Yun, viola | Credit: Geoff Sheil

Michael Parloff gives an Encounter lecture: “London, Paris, and St. Petersburg” | Credit: Geoff Sheil

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