Boston Chamber Music returns for its 19th year of opening the Festival on Friday June 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Dunaway Center.
Clarinetist and Artistic Director Thomas Hill will be reducing his performance schedule next year, so he will be making his final appearances in Ogunquit with this Festival, a sad day for Ogunquit Performing Arts. For the June 8th concert, he once again brings together the finest ensemble especially selected for this concert, which will feature clarinet, ‘cello and piano.
Boston Chamber Music’s program will include:
|Fantasy Trip Op. 26 for clarinet, ‘cello and piano
||Robert Muczynski 1920-2010
|Sonata for ‘cello and piano
||Sergei Rachmaninoff 1873-1943
|Sonatina clarinet and piano
||Bohuslav Martinů 1890-1959
|Trio in a minor Op.114 for clarinet, ‘cello and piano
||Johannes Brahms 1833-1897
Mr. Hill will also appear as Guest Artist with the DaPonte String Quartet on Friday, June 15, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Barn Gallery, Bourne Lane at Shore Road, the second concert of the Festival.
Ogunquit Performing Arts will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a Champagne Reception following these performances.
Thomas Hill, Clarinetist
“Hill’s performance was what we’ve come to expect from him –- beautifully controlled, technically strong, imaginative and musical.” —– The Boston Globe
…”among the best clarinetists anywhere.” —— The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Principal Clarinetist of The Boston Philharmonic from 1992 to 2015, Mr. Hill has also been clarinetist of the acclaimed Boston Chamber Music Society since 1983. He has appeared on innumerable concert and festival series, and has been widely engaged as soloist and ensemble performer under a variety of auspices since the beginning his career in New York and Los Angeles.
Mr. Hill is also served as principal clarinetist of The New Haven Symphony, The Long Beach Symphony, The Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra of Boston, The Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, The San Diego Symphony, and The Cascade Festival Orchestra in Oregon. He has appeared with both The Boston Symphony and The Boston Pops.
He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree with Honors from The New England Conservatory. He also attended The Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a member of the class of the venerable Robert Marcellus.
Randall Hodgkinson, Pianist
Randall Hodgkinson has achieved recognition as a winner of the International American Music Competition for pianists sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. He has appeared frequently as soloist and chamber music artist in festivals throughout the United States, and as a featured soloist with major orchestras including those of Philadelphia, Atlanta, Buffalo, the American Symphony, the Orchestra of Illinois, and abroad in Italy and Iceland. His solo debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra was presented both in Boston and at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Hodgkinson studied at The Curtis Institute and the New England Conservatory. He has been an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society since 1983. While a member of Boston Musica Viva, he performed throughout the U.S. and Europe, and his recordings on several labels have brought him notable acclaim.
He also performs four-hand and two-piano literature in duo recitals with his wife, Leslie Amper. He is a member of the piano faculty of the New England Conservatory and Wellesley College.
Bruce Coppock, ‘Cellist
Bruce Coppock, an acclaimed ‘cellist and teacher in the Boston Area, has also had a distinguished career in arts management. He served twice as president & managing director of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, a position in which he served both as the artistic and the executive leader of the organization. He also served a consultant to several orchestras, and served as managing director of the Cleveland Orchestra’s Miami Residency, He retired from the SPCO at the end of 2015.
Prior to Saint Paul, Coppock served as the founding director of the League of American Orchestra’s Orchestra Leadership Academy, as deputy director of Carnegie Hall, and as executive director of the Saint Louis Symphony from 1992-1997.
Coppock has also been active as a Board member, at the Harlem Boys Choir, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and as a member of the Board of Overseers at the Curtis Institute of Music.