Claire Chase performs "Pan"

Presented by Salt Bay Chamberfest

Salt Bay Chamberfest presents a free, hour-long concert featuring flutist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Claire Chase performing the theatrical work Pan by Marcos Balter. Described as a narrative immersive landscape and site-inspired performance ritual, Pan was written specifically for Chase, and addresses different aspects of the Greek demi-god. As Alex Ross described in The New Yorker, “Pan is an ambivalent paean to the Greek goat god, depicting his capacities for creation and destruction. Chase not only plays but sings, speaks, and acts; the work feels like an extension of her torrential spirit.”

Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator, and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and she has championed new music throughout the world by building organizations, forming alliances, pioneering commissioning initiatives, and supporting educational programs that reach new audiences. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2012, and in 2017 was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize. Chase co-founded the International Contemporary Ensemble in 2001, described as the United States’ “foremost new-music ensemble” (The New Yorker), and served as its artistic director until 2017.


Based in Damariscotta, the mission of Salt Bay Chamberfest is to enrich the cultural life of Midcoast Maine by producing musical concerts of the highest artistic level. Salt Bay Chamberfest advances the vitality of chamber music by featuring standard chamber music literature as well as new and existing works of living composers performed by today’s finest musicians.

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Contact Salt Bay Chamberfest at [email protected] or (207) 522-3749. 

Show Dates & Times:

8/8/19 - Thursday

12:00 pm,

Free Admission

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