Durango Chamber Music Festival :: Ten half-hour concerts June 5-9 & 12-16, 2017

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A note from festival director C. Scott Hagler:

I'm excited to introduce you to the ninth 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.

This year's festival again 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 5-9 and 12-16. 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 eighth annual Durango Chamber Music Academy June 5-9 & June 12-16. Students who enroll in the 2017 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.


MONDAY
June 5
12:15 p.m.

John O'Neal, percussion and Chad MacCluskey, guitar

Jeff Solon
Silhouettes

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

Joseph Kosma
Autumn Leaves

Ennio Merricone
"Love Theme" from Cinema Paradiso

Paul McCartney
Blackbird

TUESDAY
June 6
12:15 p.m.

Air and Hammers: Edmund Connolly, baritone, and Maxine Thévenot, piano

Gerald Finzi
Two songs from Earth and Air and Rain

Andrew Ager
Take, O take those lips away

Benjamin Britten
Two Folk Songs of the British Isles

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Four songs from Songs of Travel

WEDNESDAY
June 7
12:15 p.m.

Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College Faculty: Lisa Campi Walters, Kristen Chen, Gabrielle Dugan, Mika Inouye, and Kathy Olinger

Cécile Chaminade
6 Romantic Pieces, op. 55



Durango Chamber Music Academy Faculty: Amelia Barrett, piano; Molly Jensen, violin; Sandy Kiefer, cello; Lech Usinowicz, bass

Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat major

Scott Joplin
Strenuous Life

THURSDAY
June 8
12:15 p.m.

Kathryn Shaffer, flute; Sandy Kiefer, cello; Lisa Campi Walters, piano

Carl Maria von Weber
Trio for flute, cello and piano in G minor, op. 63

FRIDAY
June 9
12:15 p.m.

Rochelle Mann, flute; Beth Wheeler, oboe; C. Scott Hagler, piano and organ

John Loeillet
Sonata in G Major, Opus 1 No. 2

Fulvio Caldini
Étude du Réveil, op.7/b

Bill Douglas
Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano

Phillip Bimstein
Eggs and Toast from Cats in the Kitchen for Flute and Oboe Plus the Kitchen "Sync"


MONDAY
June 12
12:15 p.m.

Marc Reed, trumpet; Mick Hesse, trumpet; Linda Mack Berven, piano; C. Scott Hagler, organ; Dene Thomas and Gordon Thomas, narrators

Kevin McKee
Lux et Lapis

Henry Purcell
Sonata

Anthony Plog
Animal Ditties

TUESDAY
June 13
12:15 p.m.

Durango Chamber Singers, Elizabeth Crawford, director

Zambian Folk Song
Bonse Aba

John Leavitt
Ose Shalom

American Folk Song
Shenandoah

Scots/Irish Fok Song
Mairi's Wedding



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

Antonín Dvořák
Three Slavonic Dances

WEDNESDAY
June 14
12:15 p.m.

Emerald Duo: Susan Doering and Dieter Wulfhorst

"Musical Miniatures from Around the World"

Johann Sebastian Bach
Invention No. 1 in C major, BWV 772

Ludwig van Beethoven
Duo (Fragment), Unv. 8

Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Andante con dolcezza from Romance in G major, op. 52, no. 4.

Jean Sibelius
Vesipisaroita (Water Droplets)

Valéry Hussonmorel
Rondel. Lento-Allegro non troppo

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Barcarolle, op. 37b. Andante from "The Seasons"

Ken and Laurie Turley
A Musical Marriage

Scott Joplin
Reflection Rag

THURSDAY
June 15
12:15 p.m.

Mike Silvester, clarinet; Molly Jensen, violin; Mika Inouye, piano

Aram Khatchaturian
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano

Béla Bartók
Contrasts, Sz. 111

FRIDAY
June 16
12:15 p.m.

M. Brent Williams and Lauren Avery Heuser, violin; Ginger Williams, viola; Sandy Kiefer, cello

Antonín Dvořák
Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 "American"


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 Now" button below to donate securely online, 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