MBL Summer Concert & Fundraiser

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

The MBL is pleased to welcome back Curtis On Tour, the global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music for its third performance in Woods Hole.

This summer’s program includes a new work composed by Curtis alumnus Jonathan Bailey Holland, written in inspiration of the Cape Cod National Seashore and in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.

4:00 PM Pre-Concert Conversation (exclusively for Preferred Seating ticket holders)
Meigs Room

Join us for wine, cheese, and conversation at this pre-concert event exclusively for Preferred Seating audience members. Doors open at 3:30 PM, presentation from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Meigs Room, MBL Swope Center. New works of art are often a combination of commission, inspiration, and collaboration. Join representatives of the Curtis Institute for an informal discussion of the creative process used to create Jonathan Holland’s “New Work,” commissioned to commemorate the National Park Service centennial.

7:00 PM Concert
Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole

9:00 PM Champagne and Dessert Reception
Swope Center Terrace

Proceeds will support the MBL’s research and education programs.

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Drawing upon 90 years of artistry, the Curtis Institute of Music pairs tradition and innovation, educating exceptionally gifted young musicians as artist-citizens who engage a local and global community through music-making of the highest caliber. Each year 175 students come to Curtis, drawn by a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture. In this intimate environment, they are nurtured by a celebrated faculty and inspired by the school’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach, offering more than 200 concerts each year in Philadelphia, as well as performances around the world through Curtis on Tour.

Curtis on Tour is the global touring initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music. An embodiment of the school’s “learn by doing” philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional touring experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. In addition to performances, students frequently offer master classes, in-school demonstrations, and other community engagement activities. Since Curtis on Tour was established in 2008, students, faculty, and alumni have traveled to more than 50 destinations in Europe, Asia, and North and South America, with new venues added each year.


Youna Choi
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Kevin Lin
RS3992_Meng-Chieh Liu-scr

Meng-Chieh Liu

Yoshihiko Nakano
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Laura Park


Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Trio in B-flat major, D.581
Allegro moderato
Menuett: Allegretto
Rondo: Allegretto 

Kevin Lin, violin
Yoshihiko Nakano, viola
Youna Choi, cello

Jonathan Bailey Holland (b. 1974)
New Work*

Laura Park, violin
Kevin Lin, violin
Yoshihiko Nakano, viola
Youna Choi, cello


Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
Moderato — Allegro
Moderato — Allegro

Kevin Lin, violin
Laura Park, violin
Yoshihiko Nakano, viola
Youna Choi, cello
Meng-Chieh Liu, piano

*New work inspired by the Cape Cod National Seashore and commissioned by the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival
and the Curtis Institute of Music for Curtis on Tour.