Durango Chamber Music Festival :: Ten half-hour concerts June 4-8 & 11-15, 2018

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A note from festival director C. Scott Hagler:

I'm excited to introduce you to the tenth 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.

The festival takes a clue from Bach's Lunch... half-hour concerts during the lunch hour (12:15 to 12:45 daily) for two weeks: June 4-8 and 11-15. 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 ninth annual Durango Chamber Music Academy June 4-8 & June 11-15. Students who enroll in the 2018 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 4
12:15 p.m.

Levi Brown, piano;
Brandon Christensen, violin;
Mick Hesse, trumpet;
Sandy Kiefer, cello;
Catherine Pope, violin;
Joseph Pope, viola;
Tennille Taylor, violin


Giuseppe Torelli
Concerto in D Major for Trumpet and Strings

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto VII Fatto per la notte di natale

TUESDAY
June 5
12:15 p.m.

Tennille Taylor, violin;
Cory McBride, viola;
Ian Brody, cello;
Kristen Chen, piano


Robert Schumann
The Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

WEDNESDAY
June 6
12:15 p.m.

Mike Silvester, clarinet;
Sandy Kiefer, cello;
Mika Inouye, piano


Robert Muczynski
Fantasy Trio for clarinet, cello, and piano

Angel Villoldo,
arr. M. Brent Williams

El Choclo
Palomita Blanca

Rodolfo Biagi,
arr. M. Brent Williams

Campo Afuera

Pixinguinha
(Alfredo Vianna)/
Benedito Lacerda,
arr. M. Brent Williams

Um a Zero

THURSDAY
June 7
12:15 p.m.

Kathryn Shaffer, flute;
Khara Wolf, oboe;
Mark Walters, clarinet


Paul De Wailly
Aubade for Woodwind Trio

Keith Amos
Trifolium

Sir Malcolm Arnold
Divertimento for Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet, Op. 37

FRIDAY
June 8
12:15 p.m.

Rochelle Mann, flute;
Denise Reig Turner, bassoon;
C. Scott Hagler, piano


Antonio Vivaldi
Trio in A Minor

Eugène Bozza
Contrastes I pour Flûte et Basson

Ludwig van Beethoven
Trio, WoO 37


MONDAY
June 11
12:15 p.m.

Gemma Kavanaugh, soprano; Mika Inouye, piano; Sandy Kiefer, cello

Charles Gounod
Ah! Je veux vivre from "Romeo and Juliette"

Gaetano Donizetti
O luce di quest anima from "Linda di chamounix"

Jules Massenet
Elégie: Ô doux printemps d'autrefois

Leonard Bernstein
Dream with Me for piano, cello, and voice

TUESDAY
June 12
12:15 p.m.

Durango Chamber Singers, Elizabeth Crawford, director; Christi Livingston, accompanist; Molly Jensen, violin; Mika Inouye, piano

Traveling in (Musical) Style!

Spiritual, arr. Kenneth Riggs
Sinner Man

Pierre Certon
Je ne l'ose dire

Irish folksong,
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram

Shule Aroon

Fields/Coleman,
arr. Barnes

Rhythm of Life from "Sweet Charity"



Vivace Piano Duo:
Linda Mack Berven and
C. Scott Hagler


Alexander Borodin
Polka "Helene"

Igor Stravinsky
Napolitana Galop

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Waltz

Peter Tchiakovsky
Waltz from "Sleeping Beauty"

WEDNESDAY
June 13
12:15 p.m.

Brandon Christensen, violin 1;
Lauren Avery Heuser, violin 2;
Daniel Desantis, viola;
Sandy Kiefer, Cello


Johannes Brahms
String Quartet No. 3, Opus 67

THURSDAY
June 14
12:15 p.m.

Susan Doering, violin;
Rochelle Mann, flute;
Dieter Wulfhorst, cello


Joseph Haydn
Trio No. 1 in C major, Hob. IV:1

Christian Ludwig Diet(t)er
Trio No. 3 in G major, op. 22, no. 3

Marco Uccellini
Aria sopra la Bergamasca

FRIDAY
June 15
12:15 p.m.

Erik Gustafson, tenor;
Lauren Avery, violin;
Tennille Taylor, violin;
Laura Aase, viola;
Sandy Kiefer, cello;
Mika Inouye, piano


Ralph Vaughan Williams
On Wenlock Edge, song cycle for tenor, piano & string quartet


Festival Tickets and Passes

Save $10 when you purchase a festival pass for admission to all ten concerts ($90 for adults, $40 for students and children). Tickets for individual concerts are available at the door for $10. 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 and more. Visit 3rdAveArts.org for more information.


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