Newport Classical (formerly Newport Music Festival) announces its 2022 Newport Classical Music Festival, running from July 1-17, 2022. For its 54th season, Newport Classical Music Festival presents 24 concerts over 18 days, and will return for the first time since 2019 to the stunning interiors of Newport's historic mansions and venues including The Breakers, Blithewold Mansion, The Elms, Castle Hill Inn, Chinese Tea House, Great Friends Meeting House, King Park, Newport Art Museum, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, and Emmanuel Church. The full schedule is available at www.newportclassical.org.
On July 10th, multi-Grammy nominated Spektral Quartet will present a program that has been carefully curated to reflect the wide array of styles the Quartet has played and loved over the years - from classics to commissions. The program opens with the earliest composition on the program, written in 1834, goes through a metamorphosis of styles written through 2022, then heads backwards to 1893. This is retrospective of their time together using some of their very favorite works, in honor of their final season together as an ensemble.
The program includes: FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSEL String Quartet in E-flat Major MIGUEL ZENON Esquinas TOMEKA REID Prospective Dwellers PHILIP GLASS String Quartet No. 2, "Company" DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10