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Kathy Czerny, SSC President
Stephen Deitz, Festival Director Amy Schomp, Festival Manager Laura Carleton, SSC Director of Development
Nancy Meredith, Box Office and Duxbury Campus Manager
Michelle McGrath, Publicity Services
Rick Assmus, Building/Grounds
Rich Fell, Piano Technician
Louis Gentile, Piano Mover

DMF 2014 SPONSORS
(as of May 12)

FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Mollie Dunn
The Foundation for Creative Achievement
Harry C. and Mary Elizabeth Grafton Memorial Fund
Diane and F. Sherman Hoyt
Mead Witter Foundation
Penobscot Investment Management Co. Inc.
Cynthia and John Reed
Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski

EVENT SPONSORS
Lee and Jack Barlow
Barbara and Fred Clifford
Nancy Herndon

TENT SPONSORS
Sheila and Richard Morse

COMPETITION SPONSORS
Jane Carr and Andy Hertig
Judy and Bill Gagnon
Nancy and John Powell
The Village at Duxbury


CONCERT HOSTS
Barbara and Fred Clifford
Lydia and Douglas Hart
Diane and F. Sherman Hoyt

PREVIEW CONCERT HOST Mollie Dunn
The Sisters of Saint Margaret


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Welcome to Duxbury Music Festival

An intensive program for solo and chamber instrumental performance

July 20 – August 1, 2014

Festival's Opening Chamber Concert: Sunday, July 20, 2014

DMF students arrive: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (before 3:00 pm)
DMF students depart: Saturday, August 2, 2014 (before 12 noon)

DMF faculty arrive: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (before 3:00 pm)
DMF faculty depart: Saturday, August 2, 2014 (before 12 noon)

Stephen Deitz
Festival Director


Duxbury Music Festival Preview Concert
at the home of Mollie Dunn


piano trio in recital

South Shore Conservatory proudly presents the DUXBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL, an intensive program for solo and chamber instrumental performance, unique to all of New England.

Founded with the knowledge that music enriches the human spirit and the belief that this enrichment endures in the lives of its participants, the Duxbury Music Festival is located in an idyllic seaside community, thirty-five miles south of Boston and twenty miles north of Cape Cod.

The Duxbury Music Festival is a 16 day intensive program for the study and performance of solo and chamber repertoire for undergraduate and graduate students and adult professionals. Festival Director, Stephen Deitz, has gathered to this historic and picturesque town a renowned faculty who offer chamber performances, as well as individual instruction and ensemble coaching.

Program Highlights sailing

A select group of approximately 20 students will participate in multiple private lessons and intensive ensemble coachings as well as a variety of daily performance opportunities. A generous allocation of time for daily practice ensures that students will have the opportunity to reap the benefits of their lessons and coachings.

The program includes: three 1-hour private lessons, four 1-hour ensemble coachings, 5 student recitals, four faculty concerts, solo and chamber music master classes, solo and chamber ensemble competitions, a Winners Concert, generous practice time, bayside room and board, numerous pool parties and barbecues, a sailing event on Duxbury Bay and excursions to nearby Duxbury Beach.

Audiences are invited to purchase tickets for the Festival's Opening Concert, the four faculty concerts and the Winners Concert. Performances will be held at the Conservatory's Ellison Center for the Arts, the Duxbury Performing Arts Center and in seaside homes or other private venues.

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DMF 2013 Competition Winners

Solo Competition

FIRST PRIZE
Viola Sonata by R. Clarke (audio below)
I. Impetuoso
Hye Min Choi, viola; Regina Yung piano

SECOND PRIZE
Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80 by S. Prokofiev (audio below)
I. Andante assai
II. Allegro brusco
Christine Choi, violin; Regina Yung, piano

THIRD PRIZE
Sonata for Solo Cello by G. Ligeti
II. Capriccio
Jordan Galvarino, cello

Chamber Competition

FIRST PRIZE
String Quartet in D Major by B. Britten (audio below)
III. Allegro giocoso
Caroline Cox and Lena Seeger, violin; Lena Ho, viola; Justin Page, cello

SECOND PRIZE
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No.3 by R. Schumann (audio below)
I. Andante espressivo – Allegro moderato
II. Assai agitato
Lele Jiang and Christine Choi, violin; Min Choi, viola; Jordan Galvarino, cello
(Sponsored by Jane Carr)

THIRD PRIZE
Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101 by J. Brahms (audio below)
I. Allegro energico
Johnathan Spence, violin; Jordan Galvarino, cello; Clinton Velman, piano
(Sponsored by Village at Duxbury)

Concerto Competition

FIRST PRIZE
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 by J. Brahms (audio below)
I. Allegro non troppo
Eunhye Dong, violin; Nicholas Dold, piano

SECOND PRIZE
Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 by D. Shostakovich (audio below)
IV. Burlesque: Allegro con brio—Presto
Christine Choi, violin; Nicholas Dold, piano

THIRD PRIZE
Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35 P. Tchaikovsky
III. Allegro
Lele Jiang, violin; Nicholas Dold, piano

Excerpts from 2013 Solo, Concerto and Chamber Music Competition Winners' Concert
Recorded live, Friday, August 2, 2013

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 by J. Brahms
I. Allegro non troppo
Eunhye Dong, violin; Nicholas Dold, piano
Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77 by D. Shostakovich
IV. Burlesque: Allegro con brio—Presto
Christine Choi, violin; Nicholas Dold, piano
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No.3 by R. Schumann
II. Assai agitato
Lele Jiang and Christine Choi, violin; Min Choi, viola; Jordan Galvarino, cello
Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80 by S. Prokofiev
II. Allegro brusco
Christine Choi, violin; Regina Yung, piano
Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101 by J. Brahms
I. Allegro energico
Johnathan Spence, violin; Jordan Galvarino, cello;
Clinton Velman, piano
Viola Sonata by R. Clarke
I. Impetuoso
Hye Min Choi, viola; Regina Yung piano
String Quartet in D Major by B. Britten
III. Allegro giocoso
Caroline Cox and Lena Seeger, violin; Lena Ho, viola;
Justin Page, cello