The Chamber Music Concerts, now in their 38th season, were founded by Lena Stewart Brillhart in 1979 and have been an integral part of Weymouth’s programs ever since. Influenced by James and Katharine Boyd, the concerts are one of Weymouth’s finest traditions, inspired by Katharine Lamont Boyd’s love of classical music.
More than 200 of these concerts have been performed since their inception.
Pamela Howland, a gifted American pianist, Steinway Artist, and 2017-2018 U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Poland, is that rare classically trained performing artist who thrives as an entertainer. Chopin Meets the Beatles will be fascinating!
Jemeesa Yarborough made her professional debut in the 2011-2012 season with Piedmont Opera and her European debut in the 2014-2015 season in the title role of Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica.
David Heid is a staff accompanist and teaches piano at Duke University. With a successful career in New York City as a vocal coach/accompanist, he is also a composer, arranger, and conductor who is in demand as a collaborative artist.
Gordon Kreplin has performed throughout the U.S., Spain, Portugal, and South America. Described as “transcendent” and “making magic,” recordings with his wife Cathy have received airplay on more than 600 radio stations worldwide.
The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life. Cellist Caroline Stinson joins the quartet for the first time this season.
Allan Ware, a Raleigh native now living in Germany, studied at Davidson College, the University of North Carolina, and the Peabody Conservatory. Awarded a Fulbright Grant in 1980, he began performing exclusively as a soloist and chamber musician.
Brian Reagin, now in his 29th season as Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, also served with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under André Previn and Lorin Maazel. Appearing as soloist with the NCS more than 100 times, he is the most frequent soloist in the Symphony’s history.
Pianist Sol Eichner is equally at home with solo, chamber, and concerto performances. He is currently a collaborative pianist at Duke University
Rachel Nesvig, violin
Bradley Hawkins, cello
Kristina Henckel, piano
The Turnía Trio, formed in Washington State, is known for showcasing piano trios from Czech Romantic Composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, as well as works by composer/cellist Bradley Hawkins.