BCM Autumn 2023

Bridgehampton Chamber Music’s Fall Series Presents Concerts

October 21, November 11, and December 9, a Holiday Program

BCM artists featured in the December 9 holiday concert: clockwise from top left, Marya Martin,
Kenneth Weiss, Liam Boisset, Nicholas Canellakis, Natalie Loughran, Benjamin Baker, William Hagen


After a spectacularly successful 40th summer festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music presents the third year of BCM Autumn, its fall mini-series, with Saturday evening programs October 21, November 11, and December 9, a holiday program. The three concerts take place in the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church, the home of Long Island’s longest-running classical music festival.

“Our 40th season fulfilled our every hope,” said BCM Founder and Artistic Director Marya Martin. “We had full houses, happy audiences, and fantastic performances, including Bridgehampton debuts by some phenomenal young artists – the singer and pianist Joseph Parrish simply brought the house down at our Wm. Brian Little concert. Now we continue the celebration with our third Autumn series, bringing a wide range of repertoire, much of which we’ve never presented before.”

On October 21, the all-star trio of pianist Orion Weiss, violinist Stella Chen, and cellist Carter Brey performs “Heroic Beethoven,” a program featuring the Symphony No. 2 arranged for piano trio by Beethoven himself, and the famed “Archduke” Piano Trio. The “Fall Fantasy” program on November 11 was curated by frequent BCM oboist James Austin Smith, and presents works by William Grant Still, Benjamin Britten, Johannes Brahms, Iva Bittova and Gabriel Fauré; Smith is joined by violinist Jennifer Frautschi, violist Ayane Kozasa (BCM debut), cellist Nina Lee, and pianist Amy Yang (BCM debut). And for the December 9 holiday program, “Festive Baroque,” Marya Martin will be joined in a program of joyous music by Vivaldi, Telemann, and more, by harpsichordist Kenneth Weiss, oboist Liam Boisset (BCM debut), violinists Benjamin Baker and William Hagen, violist Natalie Loughran (BCM debut), and cellist Nicholas Canellakis. (See more program details below.) 


Bridgehampton Chamber Music

“This longtime East End festival, directed by the flutist Marya Martin, has flourished by offering concerts both effervescent and distinguished,” said The New Yorker. In the 39 years since its founding, Bridgehampton Chamber Music has become known for presenting a broad range of music performed by some of the best musicians in the world in one of the most beautiful seaside settings on the East Coast.  With autumn and spring mini-series joining the summer festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music offers a full season of programming.

BCM Festival: Usually comprising more than a dozen events over four weeks, the summer festival has developed a loyal core audience among local residents and summer visitors since it began with four artists in two concerts in the intimate setting of the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church. The festival is still based in the graceful 1842 church – which boasts glowing acoustics – and has gradually expanded to include other special event venues, including the Channing Sculpture Garden and Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton and the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

BCM Spring: Convinced that there were music lovers looking for more opportunities to hear excellent chamber music year-round, BCM introduced its Spring series in 2015, and in 2017 expanded it from two concerts to three.

BCM Autumn: The Autumn concert series was launched in the fall of 2021 with two concerts, which in 2022 expand to three.

BCM Records: In 2012, BCM launched its own record label, BCMF Records.  Signifying the festival’s commitment to American composers, the label’s first recording was BCMF Premieres, a disc of contemporary American music. The label’s current discography of 12 releases includes music by Bruce Adolphe, Robert Beaser, Leon Kirchner, Howard Shore, Paul Moravec, Kevin Puts, and Elizabeth Brown, as well as Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, and more.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music has a wide variety of performance videos and online programs from past seasons posted on its website and YouTube channel.

BCM website “Watch & Listen” pagehttps://www.bcmf.org/watch-listen

BCM YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/bcmfmusic



Marya Martin

Internationally acclaimed flutist Marya Martin enjoys a musical career of remarkable breadth and achievement. Gracefully balancing the roles of chamber musician, festival director, soloist, teacher, and supporter of musical institutions, she has performed throughout the world in such halls as London’s Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall, Sydney Opera House, Casals Hall in Tokyo, and other international venues.

A native of New Zealand, Ms. Martin studied at Yale University, and shortly thereafter moved to Paris to study with flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal. After winning top prizes in the Naumburg, Munich International, and Jean-Pierre Rampal International competitions, and the Concert Artists Guild and Young Concert Artists International Auditions—all within a two-year period—she returned to the U.S. and has since appeared as a soloist with major orchestras and at leading festivals and chamber music series throughout the country.

In 2006 she received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Auckland, and in 2011 received the Ian Mininberg Distinguished Service Award from Yale University. Committed to expanding the flute repertoire, she has commissioned more than 20 new works. She most recently commissioned eight works for flute and piano comprising Eight Visions, an anthology published by Theodore Presser, and recorded them for the Naxos label. In 2011, Albany Records released Marya Martin Plays Eric Ewazen. Ms. Martin has been a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music since 1996. 


BCM Autumn 2023

Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 5pm

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

BCM Autumn: “Heroic Beethoven”

BCM continues its investigation of Beethoven’s works with bookends from his “heroic” period, featuring his own transcription for piano trio of his Symphony No. 2, as well as the astounding “Archduke” Piano Trio.

  1. V. BEETHOVEN                      Symphony No. 2, arranged for Piano Trio by Beethoven
  2. V. BEETHOVEN                      Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

Orion Weiss, piano; Stella Chen, violin; Carter Brey, cello

Tickets: $75, $50, $10 student ticket 


Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 5pm

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

BCM Autumn: “Fall Fantasy”

Marya Martin invited oboist James Austin Smith, a frequent BCM artist, to collaborate on this program, and he chose a rich grouping of chamber works classic and new, and artists including two making their BCM debuts.

WILLIAM GRANT STILL                    Incantation and Dance for Oboe and Piano

BENJAMIN BRITTEN                        Phantasy Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello

IVA BITTOVA                                      Hoboj and Divna Slecinka for Oboe and Viola

JOHANNES BRAHMS                       Intermezzo in E Major from Fantasies, Op. 116

GABRIEL FAURÉ                                Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 45

James Austin Smith, oboe; Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Ayane Kozasa, viola*; Nina Lee, cello; Amy Yang, piano*

*BCM debut

Tickets: $75, $50, $10 student ticket 


Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 5pm

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church

BCM Autumn: “Festive Baroque”

BCM Artistic Director Marya Martin is joined by friends old and new to celebrate the season with a festive Baroque program featuring works by Vivaldi, Telemann, and more.

Marya Martin, flute; Liam Boisset, oboe*; Benjamin Baker, violin; William Hagen, violin; Natalie Loughran, viola*; Nicholas Canellakis, cello

*BCM debut

Tickets: $75, $50, $10 student ticket


Tickets may be purchased on the festival’s website, www.bcmf.org, or by calling 631-537-6368. 



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