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Music on the Strait 2022

Music on the Strait 2022 Opening Night: Demarre McGill and Jeremy Denk play Beach and Franck

The 2022 Music on the Strait season began on Friday (see above) with a spotlight on the extraordinary flutist Demarre McGill, who was featured in works by Debussy and Amy Beach in the opening night program. Joining McGill were violinists Elisa Barston and James Garlick (Music on the Strait’s co-artistic director) violist David Auerbach, cellist Efe Baltacıgil, and pianist Jeremy Denk (2022 special guest artist), who will perform César Franck’s Piano Quintet in F minor.

The festival takes place on Washington’s beautiful Olympic Peninsula over two weekends, from 26 August to 3 September:

  • August 26: Opening Night with virtuoso flautist Demarre McGill 
  • August 27: Efe Baltacıgil and Jeremy Denk play Beethoven 
  • August 28: Every Good Boy Does Fine: Jeremy Denk in Recital and Conversation
  • September 2: Shostakovich’s Eighth String Quartet 
  • September 3: Festival Finale: A World Premiere by Paul Chihara

ROSTER OF 2022 ARTISTS:

VIOLIN: Elisa Barston, Kyu-Young Kim, James Garlick 

VIOLA: David Auerbach, Richard O’Neill 

CELLO: Efe Baltacıgil, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir

FLUTE: Demarre McGill 

PIANO: Jeremy Denk, George Li 

COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE: Paul Chihara

Filed under: chamber music, music news, Music on the Strait

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