Telluride Musicfest announces 9th season program

Telluride Musicfest announces 9th season program

Glass Heart CD Year after year, they hit it out of the ballpark. We are talking about key players of the Telluride Musicfest, now entering its 9th season. Recently, Musicfest's artistic director Maria Bachmann and her Trio Solisti colleague, Jon Klibonoff received raves from a Fanfare critic for their premiere performance of Philip Glass's "First Violin Sonata," on their latest CD, Glass Heart.

"Strongly recommended for recorded sound that transmits the subtlety and dynamic range of the performances, for repertoire astutely chosen to illuminate the program’s central work, and for insightful and convincing readings of Schubert’s and Ravel’s sonatas," Fanfare

With the sensuous cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, the Trio Solisti is the heart and soul of Telluride Musicfest, this year, June 22 – July 3.

Telluride Musicfest adds two new events on its 2011 lineup: a movie night and a wine and desert concert for all subscribers and sponsors.

The movie night features a screening of "Playing for Real," a story about building careers in classical music and starring  the extraordinary 13-year-old Japanese prodigy Mayuko Kamio, plus guest pianist Adam Neiman (when he was 21). Neiman will be on hand at the screening to answer questions and talk about the challenges of making a career in music today. Neiman is joined by the director/producer of "Playing for Real" Josh Aronson, who happens to be co-producer of Musicfest (and Bachmann's husband.)

The wine and desert concert is Telluride Musicfest's way of thanking all the loyal Telluridians who have helped insure that the Musicfest tradition continues. High notes of this special evening include the Colorado premiere of the Philip Glass Duos for violin and cello written by Philip Glass for Wendy Sutter (Glass's real life partner) and Bachmann and performed by the duo, the beloved Dvorak Dumky Trio, and the remarkable piano trio by Leonard Bernstein.

The following is the schedule for Telluride Musicfest 2011, "Vive La France":

June 22, 2011 – Concert 1 at Mai Home, 7:30 p.m.

Bach: Sonata for Violin and Keyboard, BWV 1014
Ravel: Sonata Op. Posth. for violin and piano
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes for piano Nos. 1-5
Chausson: Piano Trio in G minor, Op 3
Artists: Trio Solisti, Adam Neiman
June 26, 2011 – Concert 2 at Mai Home, 7:30 p.m.

Franck: Sonata for violin and piano
Debussy: Girl with Flaxen Hair for violin and piano
Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 87
Saint-Saens: Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op 41
Artists: Trio Solisti, J. Mills, D. Harding, K. Lockwood, A. Neiman
June 29, 2011- Movie Night at The Telluride Public Library, 7:30 p.m, featuring,"Playing for Real," a film by Josh Aronson

A behind the scenes look at life in classical music from the perspective of young musicians embarking on their professional careers, the film shows the triumphs, difficulties, and little known secrets of what it takes to forge a career in music.

After the screening, there will be Q & A with director Josh Aronson and pianist Adam Neiman. (Series subscription does not include this event – tickets $15 at the door.)
June 30, 2011 – Concert 3 at Mai Home, 7:30 p.m.

Liszt: Transcendental Etudes for piano Nos. 6-9
D'Indy: Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 7
Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano and string quartet, Op 21
Artists: Trio Solisti, J. Mills, D. Harding, K. Lockwood, A. Neiman,
W. Sutter

July 1, 2011- Bonus Concert for Subscribers and Sponsors only, Music, Wine and Desserts, 8 p.m., Mai Home (No individual tickets will be sold for this event)

Bernstein: Piano Trio (1937)
Glass: Duos for violin and cello (2010) Colorado Premiere
Dvorak: Trio in E minor, "Dumky", Op 90
Artists: Trio Solisti and Wendy Sutter
Series subscription or sponsorship includes this event.
July 3, 2011 – Concert 4 at Mai Home, 7:30 p.m.

Copland: Vitebsk for piano trio
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes for piano Nos. 10-12
Faure: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor
Artists: Trio Solisti, J. Mills, D. Harding, A. Neiman, W. Sutter

The four concert series subscription is $300. Movie Night is $15. Sponsors donate $1000 – $5000.

Subscribers and Patrons- please make your deductible check out to "The Aspinwall Hill Chamber Music Foundation" and mail to: Josh Aronson, 35 East 20th St Apt 2, New York, NY 10003.

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