Arcady Music Society

Concert Schedule

2006 Arcady Summer Festival

All concerts begin at 7:30

Week 1 Strata - piano, violin, clarinet trio July 17-20
Week 2 David Burgess - guitar July 24-27
Week 3 Moscow String Quartet July 31-August 3
Week 4 Elizabeth Joy Roe - piano August 7-10
Week 5 Andy Biskin Trio - Jazz August 14-17
Week 6 Dean & Friends - chamber music favorites August 21-24

More about all the artists click here

Week 1  2  3  4  5  6 


Web Maps to Arcady concert venues:

1. Unitarian Universalist Church of Bangor

2. University of Maine at Orono

3. Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church

4. Center Theatre - Dover-Foxcroft

5. Alamo Theatre - Bucksport

6. St. Saviour's Church - Bar Harbor

Where's my music?

Monday - Bangor wks 1&2

Monday - Orono wks 3 -6

Tuesday - Dover-Foxcroft

Wks. 1,4, & 6 at Congregational Church. Wks 2,3 & 5 at Center Theatre.

Wednesday - Bucksport

Thursday - Bar Harbor

Week 1  July 17 - 20    


Nathan Williams, clarinet

James Stern, violin/viola

Audrey Andrist, piano

"Superb technical skills . . ..the musicianship was exhilarating."                                    Independent Coast Observer

"Beautifully paced and articulated"

Washington Post

Strata trio: Nathan Williams, clarinet; James Stern, violin/viola; Audrey Andrist, piano  

Week 2  July 24 - 27

David Burgess - Guitar

"Technically in control and interpretively most persuasive"
    John Rockwell, New York Times

"Beautifully played...impressive technique and a fine sense of style."
Washington Post

"To adequately describe, one requires such terms as 'lush', 'evocative' and 'brimming with emotion' ...his ability to
attain the first rank of guitarists cannot be doubted."

    The Seattle Classical Guitar Society

"A vivacity of tone colors and polished phrasing made for a bold yet elegant performance."
    La Nazione, Florence, Italy

"The breadth of Burgess' imagination is unmatched... his style is flashy, crisp, exciting and incendiary."
    CD Now

"An artist of music with a magnificent technique.
    Andres Segovia



Week 3  July 31 - August 3    

Moscow String Quartet

Eugenia Alikhanova, 1st violin;

Galina Kokhanovskaia, 2nd violin;

Tatiana Kokhanovskaia, viola;

Olga Ogranovitch, cello


"...wide dynamic contrasts, masterly articulation, ...."              

The Philadelphia Enquirer


"Such tone, such phrasing, all played with the highest virtuosity and reverence to the music!"

Sofia Gubaidulina

Eugenia Alikhanova, 1st ViolinGalina Kokhanovskaya, 2nd ViolinTatiana Kokhanovskaya, ViolaOlga Ogranovitch, Cello  

Week 4  August 7 - 10    
Elizabeth Joy Roe - Piano
Elizabeth Roe, pianist  


Piano and Keyboard Magazine

"An artist to be taken seriously"

The Chicago Tribune


Delaware News Journal

"A mature and fascinating interpreter and an artist of intelligence, insight, and a genuine grace."

Southampton Press

Week 5  August 14 - 17    

Andy Biskin Trio

Andy Biskin, clarinet

Dave Ballou, trumpet

Kent McLagan, doublebass

  Andy at the clarinet

"One clarinetist worth watching is Andy Biskin, as much for his composing as his playing. Andy Biskin's compositions tend to be light in tone, even a bit frothy at times, but they have real substance. Biskin is a good clarinet player too, with a full and liquid tone, and a knack for nimble phrasing. His style is appropriately slippery, in keeping with the way he writes. It's as if he picked through the rubble of collapsed buildings, collecting a door here, and a window frame there, and some lumber around back, and then built himself a handsome new house."
— Kevin Whitehead, Fresh Air with Terry Gross


"Album of the Week: It's hard to find gentle humor in jazz but the clarinetist Andy Biskin has perfect radar for it. Dogmental is full of short pieces that break down into contrapuntal arrangements and short, pungent solos; it's a sweet-tempered album that doesn't take itself too seriously but has a lot of hidden virtues. You can't say it's indicative of what jazz is up to or where it's going, but it's a little triumph nonetheless."
— Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

Week 6  August 21 - 24    

Dean & Friends

Chamber Music Favorites


Music of Saraste, Dvorak, and Brahms.


Navarra                     Pablo de Sarasate

'American' Quartet      Antonin Dvorak

Piano Quintet            Johannes Brahms

Dean Stein, violin

Sha, violin

Yun-Jie Liu, viola

Nicole Johnson, cello

TBA, piano


  Dean Stein, Violinist and Director  Sha, violinist

  Yun-Jie Liu, violist             




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