Cellist Pieter Wispelwey at Rockport Chamber Music Festival

22 June 2019 — 23 June 2019
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_T_his summer, cellist Pieter Wispelwey will visit the scenic seaport village of Rockport, MA for its 38th annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival (June 14-July 14).  Tickets are available March 29 for subscriptions and April 12 for single tickets purchases. Wispelwey will participate in the following two concerts:

Saturday, June 22, 7:30 pm
Pieter Wispelwey, cello
Pei-Shan Lee, piano
Benjamin Bowman, violin

Brahms: Sonata, Op. 120, No. 2
Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano
Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello
Brahms: Sonata Op. 38

Sunday, June 23, 5 pm
“Hosted by Glenn Gould” presented by Art of Time Ensemble
Glenn Gould’s perspective on the program is presented via screenings of CBC’s Glenn Gould on Television as introductions to live performances of works by Shostakovich and Beethoven.

Andrew Burashko, piano
Pieter Wispelwey, cello
Pei-Shan Lee, piano
Festival Quartet: Benjamin Bowman, violin, Danny Koo, violin, Barry Shiffman, viola, Tom Wiebe, cello

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 5, Op. 102, No. 2
Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Pieter Wispelwey © Carolien Sikkenk

About Pieter Wispelwey

Pieter Wispelwey is equally at ease on the modern or period cello. His acute stylistic awareness, combined with a truly original interpretation and a phenomenal technical mastery, has won the hearts of critics and public alike in repertoire ranging from JS Bach to Schnittke, Elliott Carter and works composed for him. Born in Haarlem, The Netherlands, Wispelwey studied with Dicky Boeke and Anner Bylsma in Amsterdam and later with Paul Katz in the USA and William Pleeth in the UK.
Pieter Wispelwey plays on a 1760 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini cello and a 1710 Rombouts baroque cello.

Read more on Wispelwey’s website: pieterwispelwey.com

About the Rockport Chamber Music Festival

The 38th Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival shines a light on the creative process of Source and Inspiration. In a wide range of programs, our audience will follow a journey that peels back the layers, letting us peek into the creative process. Whether it is seeing a drawing, reading a text, hearing a rhythm, or even being enamored with a personality, inspiration abounds. The potential for inspiration is around us all every day. While the festival will explore the many sources that inspired composers and performers, it should also serve  as a deep well of inspiration for all who attend the festival events.