Bridgehampton Chamber Music Summer Festival at Home: Travel the World at Home
Bridgehampton Chamber Music presents Summer Festival at Home, five hour-long programs premiering on consecutive Sundays at 6:30 pm on the BCMF website – www.bcmf.org – and YouTube channel and remaining available for one week. Each program, which opens with an introduction from BCM Artistic Director Marya Martin, who will also interview featured performers and composers, will present favorite performances from recent festivals. Since none of us are doing much traveling these days, we thought we would bring the world to you on this program. Philippe Gaubert’s impressionistic Three Watercolors capture the French countryside, while Victoria Clark’s evocative Goodnight Kiwi refers to an old New Zealand television signoff. Reena Esmail’s Saans (Breath) for Piano Trio brims with exotic flourishes from India, and Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony was written by a German for clamoring London audiences back in 1791. Composer Reena Esmail joins Artistic Director Marya Martin in a discussion of her work, and Gilles Vonsattel discusses Gaubert and the influence of the sea on his performances in Bridgehampton.