july, 2024

wed10jul4:00 pmNewport Classical Music Festival presents Duo Kayo4:00 pm Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue AvenueEvent Type :Art and Theater,Community,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Family Friendly,Live Music

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Violist Edwin Kaplan and cellist Titilayo Ayangade return to Newport as the innovative Duo Kayo. Duo Kayo challenges traditional thinking about the genre, serving as a vessel for new music. Surrounded by the Newport Art Museum’s beautiful collection, audiences can enjoy a diverse program, from Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto, to Leonard Bernstein’s “Cool” from West Side Story, to the world premiere of a new piece by 2023 Composer-in-Residence Curtis Stewart. 2024 Festival Artists Jordan Bak and Jonathan Swenson join for the final work by Paul Wiancko.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the City-by-the-Sea, the Newport Classical Music Festival presents 27 concerts held in 11 historic venues over 18 days from July 4-21, featuring a total of 120 musicians from around the world. Patrons can easily craft a Festival itinerary tailored to their preferences – be it the discovery of a new composer, the rhythm of percussion, or revisiting a beloved work with a fresh perspective. The Festival celebrates its 55th anniversary this year. For 55 years, Newport Classical has been a beacon for artistry, drawing in countless concertgoers to revel in exceptional performances within unique and intimate settings.

Highlights include a sensational recital by acclaimed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers; the return to Newport of Chanticleer, Canadian Brass, and A Far Cry with special guests Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne; the Music Festival debut of the storied Handel and Haydn Society; two enchanting evenings with Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti; plus performances by star pianists Lara Downes, Joyce Yang, Llewellyn Sánchez-Werner, Drew Petersen, and Daniel del Pino; and appearances by numerous celebrated chamber ensembles including the Isidore String Quartet; PUBLIQuartet; Lincoln Trio; Poulenc Trio with accordionist Hanzhi Wang; and Sō Percussion with vocalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

Admission: $50-60

Time

(Wednesday) 4:00 pm

Location

Newport Art Museum

76 Bellevue Avenue

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