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Originally published in Castine Patriot, June 13, 2019 and Island Ad-Vantages, June 13, 2019 and The Weekly Packet, June 13, 2019
Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival begins 2019 season
Program One: Continuum Concert

Opening the Kneisel Hall Festival Concerts summer season is once again the Continuum Concert. Kneisel Hall alumni will join current faculty members for performances of works by Dvorák, Auerbach, Webern and Franck Friday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Concert Hall, 137 Pleasant Street in Blue Hill.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 374-2203.

Program One will include the following works: Dvoák: Tertzetto in C, Op. 74; Lera Auerbach: Preludes for Violin and Piano, Op. 46; Webern: String Quartet, Op. 5 and Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor performed by Anderson, Bowlin, Elizalde, Kouzov, and Shaw.

Violinist Rebecca Anderson is a versatile soloist and chamber musician based in New York City and Philadelphia.

Violinist David Bowlin is on the violin and chamber music faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Praised as a musician of “compelling artistry and power” by the Seattle Times, the gifted American pianist Julio Elizalde is a multi-faceted artist who enjoys a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, artistic administrator, educator and curator.

A versatile performer, cellist Dmitry Kouzov has performed worldwide with orchestras, in solo and duo recitals and in chamber music performances.

Violist Frank Shaw is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra A Far Cry. He was a Young Artist at Kneisel Hall from 2000-2003.

The artistic director, Laurie Smukler, began her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School. Smukler was the founding first violinist of the Mendelssohn String Quartet.