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Midday Concerts Resume at Ellsworth Community Music Institute – October 13th, 2016

Our Midday Concert Series begins with a joyous performance by Boston-area violinist, Ari Isaacman-Beck & cellist, Gwen Krosnick – 127 Anchovies on Thursday, October 13th at 1:00pm.

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Violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck and cellist Gwen Krosnick – whose projects together are playfully titled 127 Anchovies – have been performing together for nearly a decade, bringing high-octane, exuberant, brilliant music-making to audiences across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The duo strives to illuminate great music, old and new, and to make it come joyously alive – intellectually, emotionally, and viscerally – for every audience.

The 127 Anchovies collaboration has been described as “sparklingly conversational” (Boston Globe), beautifully combining Ari’s “enormous soul and big, vibrant sound” with Gwen’s “passionate temperament, strong, rich sound, and formidable technique” (Reading Eagle). Ari and Gwen met in 2007 at the Kneisel Hall Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, and have been playing together full-time since the next summer; they were the founding string players of Trio Cleonice, and played with that ensemble for eight years. They focus now primarily on string quartets (in their Boston series, The Boston Beethoven Cycle), as well as duo and solo playing, with a special focus on contemporary American music.

Ari and Gwen are nearly as famous for their cooking as they are for their music-making. They (both) primarily cook classic Italian food (inspired by the great Marcella Hazan), but have branched out in the last several years to masterful bread baking, marvelous local-vegetable-centric food, and all else. (Though they cook at home, mostly, concert tours represent a great deal of research and ruthless adventuring for the most wonderful local food; suggestions always welcome.) The title of their duo, 127 Anchovies, combines one of Ari’s and Gwen’s favorite culinary treats (the humble-yet-magical anchovy) with one of Beethoven’s final string quartets, Op. 127 (the astonishing and joyous late quartet in E-flat major).

This professional concert series is brought to the community through funding from the Hancock County Fund and the Emily and William Muir Community Fund II of the Maine Community Foundation.

FREE Midday Concert (1 of 4)

Thursday, October 13th at 1:00pm

General Bryant E. Moore Community Center – Theater

125 State Street

Ellsworth, Maine

Remaining Concert Schedule:

November 10, 2016

December 8, 2016

January 12, 2017


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