2012 Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival Dates Set

Chesapeake Chamber Music’s 27th annual Festival will run from June 3 through June 17, 2012 in Easton and other locations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Festival will feature 13 events, including six concerts, five artist recitals and two rehearsals open to the public at no charge. Nineteen artists will perform this year, including many familiar faces, along with some newcomers to the Eastern Shore Festival scene. Among the Festival’s newest participants is accomplished flutist Mindy Heinsohn, a returning resident to the Shore and member of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. J. Lawrie Bloom, Bass Clarinet of the Chicago Sym­phony Orchestra, and Marcy Rosen, a founding member of the world-re­nowned Mendelssohn String Quartet, continue as Artistic Directors.

The Festival, held in Easton and at other Mid-Shore locations, will include two new venues this year – historic St. Paul’s Church in Centreville, which will feature Boccherini and Brahams Quintets, and Hunter’s Oak in Queenstown, which will showcase works by Beethoven, Vaughn-Williams and Shostakovich. The generous financial support from the business community and public enables the Festival to offer affordable tickets for the Festival concerts and recitals; open rehearsals are free to the general public.

Tickets go on sale in April 2012. For additional information, visit www.ChesapeakeChamberMusic.org or call 410 819-0380.

In photos: Pictured are clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom and cellist Marcy Rosen, Artistic Directors of the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, to be held June 3 through June 17, 2012 at locations throughout the Mid-Shore.