Celebrating our Seventh Season!

MLEW/NBSO P.O. Box 2053 New Bedford, MA 02741

Music from Land's End, Wareham

Chamber music concerts with internationally acclaimed artists


July 26/28/29 & August 18/19

Summer concerts 2018

String Quartet program

Gershwin/Ives/Crawford Seeger

"Collage Combo"

Joseph Haydn

String Quartet Opus 77, No. 1

Antonin Dvorak

Quartet in F Major "The American"

Ensemble Program

Henry Purcell

In Nomine I and II

William Byrd


Orlando Gibbons


J.S. Bach

The Musical Offering, BWV 1079 - Setting by Sebastian Gottschick

All Concerts are open to the public. Entrance by donation. (suggested $25/$10) 

In order to acknowledge contributions in our program booklet, we kindly ask that these be received by July 9. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome to ensure further concerts and are payable to:


P. O Box 2053

New Bedford, MA 02741


Ariadne Daskalakis

Artistic Director Ariadne Daskalakis leads an international career as violin soloist, baroque violinist and renowned pedagogue. She has collaborated with fine orchestras like the English Chamber Orchestras, the Athens State Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic and the New Artistic Director Ariadne Daskalakis leads an international career as violin soloist, baroque violinist and renowned pedagogue. She has collaborated with fine orchestras like the English Chamber Orchestras, the Athens State Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic and the New Bedford Symphony. As soloist and leader she also collaborated with the Prague, Cologne and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras and with Ensemble Oriol Berlin. As baroque violinist she has led projects with the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin, the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Köln and Barokkanerne Oslo. Prizewinner in the International Competition of the ARD Munich and the St. Louis Symphony Young Artists Competition, she also received awards from the Harvard Music Association, the New England Conservatory and the Dortmund Mozart Society.  Born of Greek parentage in Boston, she studied violin with Eric Rosenblith at the New England Conservatory Prep School and with Szymon Goldberg at the Juilliard School. She holds degrees with honors from Harvard College and the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. She has recorded numerous CD’s including concertos by Tartini and Kalliwoda, the complete Sonatas of Faure, Raff and Handel and the cycle of Rosary Sonatas by Biber. She is Professor of Violin at the Cologne Conservatory. In 2015 she became Artistic Director of the European Academy of Music and Art “Palazzo Ricci” in Montepulciano, Italy.For more information please visit


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Emi Ferguson

English-American performer and composer Emi Ferguson (featured in our August concerts) is an unusual artist who stretches the boundaries of what is expected of modern-day musicians. Emi can be heard live in concerts and festivals around the world as well as at home in New York City, where she is a member of AMOC*, the New York New Music Ensemble, NYBI, Argento Ensemble, New Vintage Baroque, and the Manhattan Chamber Players. She has spoken and performed at several TEDX events and has been featured on media outlets including the Discovery Channel and TouchPress apps talking about how music relates to our world today. Her debut album Amour Cruel spent 4 weeks on the Billboard Charts and was released by Arezzo Music. Emi is currently on the faculty of the Juilliard School teaching Ear Training in the Evening and Pre- College divisions. Born in Japan and raised in London and Boston, she now resides in New York City. For more information please visit www.emiferguson.com

Sebastian Gottschick

The German conductor, composer, and violinist/violist Sebastian Gottschick (MLEW composer in residence) was born in Duesseldorf. He studied violin and composition in Cologne and Berlin, and conducting in Hamburg and at the Juilliard School in New York. He was Artistic Director of the Ensemble Oriol Berlin from 1993 through 1999, and Musical Director of the Neue Opernbühne Berlin from 1994 until 2001. Recent guest appearances as conductor include the State Theatre Saarbruecken, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisbon, Teatro La Fenice Venice, Theater Basel and Theater Bern, as well as the Radio Orchestras of Frankfurt, Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich, and Warsaw, and contemporary ensembles such as the Klangforum Vienna, the Ensemble Modern, the Musikfabrik Cologne, and the Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen. He is regular guest of the Ensemble for New Music Zurich. A CD with his adaptations of Charles Ives songs, released in 2012, won great critical acclaim. His arrangements of works for the renowned Alliage Saxophone Quintet were recorded in 2013 and 2016 for the Sony Classics label and received an ECHO award. He continues to perform regularly as violinist and violist and teaches at the Cologne Conservatory. This past season saw the premiere of his concerto for bassett horn at the Festival for 

Contemporary Music in Zurich.

Arthur Haas

Arthur Haas (featured in our August concerts) is one of the most sought-after performers and teachers of Baroque music in the United States today. He received the top prize in the Paris International Harpsichord Competition in 1975 and then stayed in France for a number of years as an active member of the growing European early music scene. While in Paris, he joined the Five Centuries Ensemble, a group acclaimed for its performances and recordings of Baroque and contemporary music. He is a member of the Aulos Ensemble, one of America’s premier period instrument ensembles, whose recordings of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, and Rameau have won critical acclaim in the press, as well as Empire Viols, and the exciting new group, Gold and Glitter. He has recorded harpsichord music of Jean-Henry D’Anglebert, Forqueray, Purcell and his contemporaries, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, François Couperin, and most recently the three books of Pièces de Clavecin of J.P. Rameau. Annual summer workshop and festival appearances include the International Baroque Institute at Longy, Portland (ME) Bach Festival, and the Amherst Early Music Festival, where he served as artistic director of the Baroque Academy from 2002 to 2011. Haas is professor of harpsichord and early music at Stony Brook University, where he leads the award-winning Stony Brook Baroque Players, and is a founding faculty member of Juilliard’s historical performance program. In fall 2012, he joined the distinguished faculty of the Yale School of Music.

Paige Riggs

Cellist Paige Riggs (featured in our July concerts) returns to Music from Land's End for the 7th consecutive year from her home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she is an active teacher and performer.  She serves as principal cellist of the Westmoreland and McKeesport Symphonies, and has been principal cellist and soloist with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival for the past 14 years.  Currently on the music faculty of Slippery Rock University, Dr. Riggs has also taught at the University of Virginia and Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.  A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook her major teachers include Paul Katz, Janos Starker, and Timothy Eddy.  While a student she received fellowships from the Spoleto Festival, the Bach Aria Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center, which awarded her the C. D. Jackson 

memorial prize.

Martha McGaughey

Martha McGaughey, viola da gamba (featured in our August concerts), studied in Basel, Switzerland, with Jordi Savall and in Brussels with Wieland Kuijken.  She was for many years a member of the Paris-based Five Centuries Ensemble, known for its performances of both early and contemporary music.  A founding member of Musical Assembly, whose recording of the chamber music of François Couperin received critical acclaim, Ms. McGaughey is also a founding member of Empire Viols, in residence at New York's Second Presbyterian Church since 1997. She has performed with many of the New York Baroque groups, and collaborated with the British viol consort, Phantasm, in several concerts and a CD of the consort music of William Byrd.  She has recorded for the Fonit Cetra and Erato labels, as well as for EMI.  Ms. McGaughey taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Angoulême (France), and at Stanford University. Since 1986 she has been on the faculty at The Mannes College of Music.  She has twice been a Regents' Lecturer at the University of California, and teaches regularly at Amherst Early Music and other summer workshops. In the 2016-2017 season she was a featured soloist with the China National Symphony in Beijing, and has given several master classes in France.

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Music from Land's End Wareham brings concerts and outreach events to the 

South Coast area thanks to the generous donations of our sponsors. 

We are proud to announce a partnership with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, a non-profit organization which functions as our fiscal sponsor.  NBSO WEBSITE

To make a tax-deductible contribution: checks should be made out to the MLEW / NBSO

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P.O. Box 2053

New Bedford, MA 02741