Coastal Concerts announces schedule for live, in-person season

July 8, 2021

Coastal Concerts has announced its live, in-person, seven-concert schedule for 2021-22 season.

Organizers will do everything within their power to keep the music playing and community members  safe. 

Except as noted, all performances will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Bethel United Methodist Church at 4th and Market streets in Lewes, with strict adherence to health protocols in place at that time.

Philadelphia-based Tempesta di Mare will lead off the stellar season at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23. The group performs baroque music on baroque instruments with a repertoire that ranges from staged opera to chamber music. As was the practice when this music was new, the group performs without a conductor.

This concert and others as noted will also include a 30-minute presentation given by Lani Spahr, professional oboist and internationally acclaimed audio remastering engineer. His Performance Insights sessions will highlight some of the detail and nuance of the music the audience will hear during the concert.

Star baritone Andrew Garland and acclaimed piano accompanist Warren Jones will be in recital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. Garland is widely recognized as a leader in recital work with dozens of performances around the country. He enjoys a notably eclectic career that has taken him to nearly every corner of the musical world. Lani Spahr will offer his Performance Insights an hour before the concert, and Garland and Jones will make an outreach appearance at Seaford High School at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5.

The first performance of Coastal Concerts’ innovative Spotlight on Curtis series is set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22. Each season going forward will feature at least one date set aside for musicians from the esteemed Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Outstanding students, recent graduates and alumni will perform. To inaugurate this series, Curtis will present the Curtis On Tour Brass Quintet. The concert will be preceded at 1 p.m. by a Performance Insights presentation with Lani Spahr and an outreach performance to be announced Friday, Jan. 21.

The virtuoso foursome of Michael Brown and Orion Weiss on solo piano and piano-four-hands, Nicholas Canellakis on cello – all of whom have appeared at Coastal Concerts – and Ian David Rosenbaum debuting at Coastal Concerts with his select battery of percussion instruments, will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19. The artists will explore works celebrating the rich tapestry and cross currents of musical influences across North and South America.

Harlem Quartet will return to the Coastal Concerts stage at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 26. The group is known for its diverse programming, collaborative approach to performance and commitment to educational outreach. The concert will be preceded by a Performance Insights presentation with Lani Spahr at 1 p.m. and an outreach performance the day before.

The young men of the Sinta Quartet, a saxophone foursome named after the members’ well-known teacher at the University of Michigan, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9. Hailed by critics for their power and virtuosity, the musicians perform from memory. Lani Spahr’s Performance Insights will precede the concert at 6:30 p.m. and the quartet will make an outreach appearance the day before.

Originally scheduled to be 2021’s Wild Card show, the star duo of violinist Tessa Lark and double bassist Michael Thurber will fill that bill at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7. A Sunday Brunch performance will be held May 8 at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats at a time to be announced.

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