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June 4: Summer Chamber Music Festival returns for 30th season

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—Hood College's Summer Chamber Music Festival will return for its 30th season with concerts on five Thursdays in June and July.

The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the newly renovated Brodbeck Music Hall.

The series opens June 19 with its annual Baroque concert under the direction of Wayne L. Wold, associate professor of music and college organist, who will perform on the harpsichord. The program will include music for flute, oboe, violin and bassoon.

A return appearance by the Appalachian Winds is scheduled for June 26. They will perform music by Ibert, Bozza, St. Saens and Douglas. Noel Lester, professor emeritus, concert manager and artistic director, will join the group for the performance of the majestic quintet for piano and winds by André Caplet.

Tina Huang, Eliot Sachsenmeier, Gabriel Jaar, Elizabeth Dumm, Danielle Franc and Amanda Dumm, six students from Hood's preparatory music division, will be featured in the annual Sidney Silverman Young Artists concert July 10.

The annual Phyllis and Ardine Gorden String Concert, featuring guest violinist José Cueto and guest violist Noah Chaves, is scheduled for July 17. They, along with cellist Alison Bazala Kim, double bassist David Lester and pianist Noel Lester will perform music by Rossini, Mozart and Hummel, as well as Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet for strings and piano.

The series will conclude July 24 with a jazz concert performed by the Kevin Lewis Quartet. The program includes a wide variety of selections that trace the history of jazz.

There is no charge for admission and no tickets are required; donations to the series will be accepted.

For further information, contact Lester at