Durango Chamber Music Festival :: Ten half-hour concerts June 3-7 & 10-14, 2019

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A note from festival director C. Scott Hagler:

I'm excited to introduce you to the 11th 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 cue from Bach's Lunch... half-hour concerts during the lunch hour (12:15 to 12:45 daily) for two weeks: June 3-7 and 10-14. 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 tenth annual Durango Chamber Music Academy June 3-7 and 10-14. Students who enroll in the 2019 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 3
12:15 p.m.

John O'Neal, percussion
James Doyle, percussion

Steve Reich
Nagoya Marimbas

John Psathas

Alyssa Weinberg

Dave Hall

June 4
12:15 p.m.

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

Leonard Bernstein
Selections from West Side Story

Georges Bizet
Suite from Carmen

Gilbert & Sullivan
Overture from The Mikado

June 5
12:15 p.m.

Jeff Solon, Tenor Sax, Flute, Harmonica;
Justin Pfeifer, Piano

Jeff Solon

Jeff Solon
A Gentle Touch

Jeff Solon
The Journey

Jeff Solon

June 6
12:15 p.m.

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

Johannes Brahms
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Opus 60

June 7
12:15 p.m.

Erik Gustafson, tenor;
Andreas Tischhauser, flute;
Mika Inouye, piano

Benjamin Britten
Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo for tenor and piano

John Corigliano
Three Irish Folksong Settings for tenor and flute

June 10
12:15 p.m.

Connie Schulz, euphonium;
Melissa Freeman, french horn;
Chris Nierman, trumpet;
Mick Hesse, trumpet

Classy Brass
Program to be announced

June 11
12:15 p.m.

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

Gian Carlo Menotti
Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

William Bolcom
Afternoon Cakewalk

Astor Piazzolla

June 12
12:15 p.m.

Brandon Christensen, violin;
Lauren Avery Heuser, violin;
Danny DeSantis, viola;
Katherine Jetter, cello

Felix Mendelssohn
String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13

June 13
12:15 p.m.

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

Karl Friedrich Abel
Sonata II in D Major, K99

Christian Ludwig Dietter
Duetto I in F Major, op. 22

June 14
12:15 p.m.

Gemma Kavanagh, soprano;
Kathryn Shaffer, flute;
Linda Mack Berven, piano

Jullius Benedict
La Capinera (The Wren)

Charles Gounod
Serenade "Quand tu chantes"

W. A. Mozart
L'Amero Saro Costant from "Il Re Pastore"

Amy Marcy Beach
Ah! Love but a day!

Cecile Chaminade
Portrait - Valse Chantee

Leo Delibes
Le Rossignol "Ecoutez la chanson"

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