Durango Chamber Music Festival :: Ten half-hour concerts June 6-10 & 13-17, 2016

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A note from festival director C. Scott Hagler:
I'm excited to introduce you to "Music Among Friends," the eighth annual Durango Chamber Music Festival! The festival fills a gap in the Durango music scene: uniquely programmed chamber music performed in an easily accessed, intimate setting, with affordably priced tickets. All concerts are held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 910 E. 3rd Ave. Not only is St. Mark's the perfect venue accoustically, but its beauty is unsurpassed.

We're trying something new. This year's festival take's a clue from Bach's Lunch... half-hour concerts during the lunch hour (12:15 to 12:45 daily) for two weeks: June 6-13 and 17-20. Artistic Director Mika Inouye is lining up wonderful musicians to perform a variety of works for you.

We are very grateful for your financial support. Please see the links below to see how you might help out. Thank you!

I'm also very pleased to announce the seventh annual Durango Chamber Music Academy June 6–10 & June 13–17. Students who enroll in the 2016 Academy can participate for one or two weeks and gain wonderful small ensemble experience. Your support of the Academy will allow us to offer scholarships to worthy students. Learn more about the Academy here.

June 6
12:15 p.m.

Molly Jensen, Mike Sylvester, Mika Inouye

Darius Milhaud
Suite for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, op. 157b

Igor Stravinsky
Suite from L'histoire du Suldat

June 7
12:15 p.m.

Kathryn Shaffer, Kristen Chen, Katherine Jetter

Louise Farrenc
Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano, op. 45

C.M. von Weber
Trio for Flute, Cello, and Piano, op. 63

June 8
12:15 p.m.

Piano Academy Faculty: Lisa Campi Walters, Kristen Chen, Gabrielle Dugan, Mika Inouye, Kathy Olinger

Astor Piazzola
Irish Medley

Maurice Ravel
Mother Goose Suite

June 9
12:15 p.m.

Vivace Mandolin Ensemble

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dances Nos. 7 and 8

Daniel Alomía Robles
El Cóndor Pasa

Linda Mack and C. Scott Hagler, piano four-hands

George Gershwin
Cuban Overture

Moritz Moszkowski
3 Spanish Dances

June 10
12:15 p.m.

Kerry Ginger, mezzo-soprano, and Eric Gustafson, tenor

Works by Schutz, Purcell, Bach, and Schumann

June 13
12:15 p.m.

Hayley Bair Cunningham, viola, Sheri McMurtrey, cello, Mika Inouye, harpsichord

C.P.E. Bach
Trio in F Major for cello, viola, and continuo

Johannes Brahms
Trio for Viola, Cello, and Piano, op. 114

Astor Piazzola
Oblivion, arr. for Cello, Viola, and Piano

June 14
12:15 p.m.

Durango Chamber Singers, Elizabeth Crawford, director

Thomas Morley
Sing We and Chant It

Georg Phillip Telemann, arr. Narverud
Ich will den Herrn loben allezeit

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Bogoroditse Devo, raduisya (Rejoice, O Virgin)

Kim Arnesen
Flight Song

Mika Inouye and
C. Scott Hagler

Johann Christian Bach
Sonata in G Major

June 15
12:15 p.m.

DCMA Faculty: Lech Usinowicz, Amy Barrett, Molly Jensen, Sandy Keifer

Franz Josef Haydn

Lou Steele, guitar

Antonio Vivaldi
Lute Concerto in D Major, RV 93

June 16
12:15 p.m.

Susan Doering, violin, and Dieter Wulfhorst, cello

Antonio Vivaldi
Sonata for violin and basso continuo in g minor, op. 2, no. 1 (RV27)

George Frideric Handel
Sarabande con variazioni from Suite in d minor, HWV 437

Charles de Bériot
Tempo di Bolero from Spanish Airs, op. 113

Isaac Albeniz
Tango in D major, op. 165, No. 2 from the Suite España

Vittorio Monti

Scott Joplin
Swipesy Cakewalk
Harmony Club Waltz

Felix Arndt

June 17
12:15 p.m.

Kristen Chen, piano, Tennille Taylor, violin and D'Ann Artis, horn

Johannes Brahms
Trio for piano, violin and horn, op. 40

Festival Tickets and Passes

Save $5 when you purchase a festival pass for admission to all ten concerts ($45 for adults, $30 for students and children). Tickets for individual concerts are available at the door for $5. Purchase festiival passes online here or call (970) 903-7427.

Support the Festival

Your tax-deductible donation to the Durango Chamber Music Festival will support the artists who perform on the festival. Click on the "donate" button below to donate through PayPal, or make checks payable to 3rd Ave. Arts, note "Chamber Music Festival" and mail to the address below. Your name can be mentioned in concert programs thanking you for your support, or you may remain anonymous. Thank you for your support.

3rd Ave. Arts

The Durango Chamber Music Festival is produced by 3rd Ave. Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to present artistic and cultural events and arts education opportunities that enrich the fabric of our community. Other programs include the Durango Bach Festival, St. Mark's Recital Series, Sacred Arts Festival and more. Visit 3rdAveArts.org for more information.

3rd Ave. Arts PO Box 1383Durango, CO 81302 (970) 903-7427