MusicFest is Back (in new collaboration with Telluride Chamber Music!)

MusicFest is Back (in new collaboration with Telluride Chamber Music!)

Big news for Telluride music lovers. Telluride MusicFest is back. The 2022 concert series is now under the co-artistic direction of Kathryn Lockwood and Yousif Sheronick and hosted by Telluride Chamber Music in a new collaboration. To find out more, lend your support and purchase tickets, see below.

Single tickets here.

Subscription tickets are here. 

Link to donations for would-be patrons.

Any questions email

For more about the exciting encore of Musicfest, go here.

Go here for more about the history of the Telluride Musicfest.

And please scroll down for samples of the artists in action.

The 20-year running local chamber music series, “MusicFest,” is returning this summer after a three-year break. This much-loved program is now under the direction of Kathryn Lockwood and Yousif Sheronick, both previous MusicFest artists and members of duoJalal. Kathryn and Yousif and duoJalal take over from Maria Bachmann and Trio Solisti after the group’s dissolution. For the first time ever MusicFest has joined forces with the historic Telluride Chamber Music to bring both organizations together in a new and exciting venture.

MusicFest 2022 “Summer Soirees” kicks off on June 25 and runs through to July 3.

“Summer Soirees” offers a joyful reunion of the Telluride music-loving community in Anne and Vincent Mai’s lovely home overlooking Mt. Wilson and Sunshine, near the Skyline Ranch. This year there is also a chance to enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese with the artists after each concert (included in the ticket price, Covid dependent).

Mai home

Each program features traditional classical, modern and world-influenced chamber sounds. And, with the addition of dance in the first and second performances, people will literally be climbing the rafters.

Featured on the programs are some of the most sought-after musicians of our time. Joining violist Kathryn Lockwood and percussionist Yousif Sheronick are violinists Deborah Buck and Min-Young Kim; cellist Caroline Stinson; pianists Inessa Zaretsky and Orion Weiss. Dancers Casey Howes and Jake Warren, PILOBOLUS Dance Company alums!

Dancers for “Climbing the Rafters” Program with accompanied by Kathryn and Yousif.

“Climbing the Rafters”- June 25, Saturday, 7.30pm; June 26, Sunday, 3pm.

Artists include duoJalal – Kathryn Lockwood (Viola) & Yousif Sheronick (Percussion) – who joined by Inessa Zaretsky on piano and former Pilobolus Dancers Casey Howes and Jacob Michael Warren doing original choreography in a program titled “Climbing the Rafters.”

“While the musicians will stay grounded, it’s anyone’s guess if Casey and Jake will be airborne during this extraordinary program of Bach, Chopin, Kurtag, Bartok and Zaretsky,” says Lockwood.

Local Artists’ Night- June 28, Tuesday, 7:30pm., a magical evening featuring regional musicians. FREE,

Beyond Brahms – June 30, Thursday, 7.30pm. (Pre-concert talk at 7pm).

Beyond Dvorak – July 3, Sunday, 3pm. (Pre-concert talk at 2.30pm).

For the programs on June 30 and July 3, duoJalal will be joined by Deborah Buck and Min-Young Kim on Violin; Caroline Stinson on Cello; Orion Weiss on Piano.

“Choreographing the return of Musicfest, Yousif and I wanted to ensure there would be something for everyone. During the first half of the Brahms and Dvorak you will be surprised by the rapid turn of the dial as we jump from genre to genre. The second half of the two programs is the exhale, a time to sit back and bathe in the lush sounds of the Brahms Piano Quintet, often relentless, at times brooding, and always a delight to the ear, and the lively, elegant, vivid, folk-inspired Dvorak Piano Quintet, easily one of the great masterpieces of chamber music of all time.”

duoJalal, Lockwood and Sheronick, co-directors

Participating artists/Buy a chair:

“Musicfest relies on your generous support to revive the concert series and continue scheduling concerts each summer beyond 2022. Every gift – small to large – is greatly appreciated and helps sustain the Festival. Ticket revenue only covers about 10% of the operating budget and it costs approximately $4,000 to bring each MusicFest artist to Colorado,” Claire Beard, executive director.

Claire Beard

If you are able, we invite you to join the Summit Circle and sponsor an artist of your choice. As part of the Summit Circle, you would Buy An Artist Chair for $2,000 or more. Your name will be printed on the program under the photograph of the chosen artist and you are guaranteed a seat in the first 1-3 rows with little to no viewing obstructions.

If you are able, we invite you to join the Tree Line Circle with a gift of $1,000 or more. As part of the Tree Line Circle, you will be guaranteed priority seating.

If you are able, we invite you to donate any amount of your choosing to join the Grassland Circle and your name will be printed on the program under Sponsors.

Recap of artists:

● Yousif Sheronick, Co-Artistic Director, duoJalal & Percussion – “An Iowan-Lebanese who loves to ride his bike and cook.”

● Casey Howes, Dancer & Choreographer – “Sneaky rogue with and eye for color and a taste for lemon squares from LA.”

● Jacob Warren, Dancer & Choreographer – “Shapeshifter and Ninja-enthusiast from New York.”

 Inessa Zaretsky, Piano – “A New Yorker who loves reading and traveling.”

● Orion Weiss, Piano – “Iowa born, Cleveland bred, New Jersey resident who will try to climb a 14er or two after the festival.”

● Deborah Buck, Violin -“A Southern Californian gal who adores getting lost amongst the trees and swimming in lakes and oceans.”

● Min-Young Kim, Violin – “An Eastern Long Islander who’s learning rhythm guitar in her 50’s.”

● Caroline Stinson, Cello  – (Already sponsored by Jacquelyne Den Uyl) “A Canadian cellist who enjoys creating an oasis of native plants and habitat for birds in her backyard in Durham, NC.”

Make checks out to: “Telluride Chamber Music Association”
Mail to: Telluride Chamber Music; P.O. Box 115, Telluride, CO, 81435
You can also click the donate button on

Musicfest, Artists in Action (selected videos):

Ascending Bird by Colin Jacobson.

We Were Apart – Music by Inessa Zaretsky; Choreography by PILOBOLUS.

Traditional Clips:

Beethoven String Quartet in B-flat major,  Op. 130 III. Andante con moto ma non troppo.

Robert Schumann String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1 III. Adagio

Antonin Dvořák Songs My Mother Taught Me  arr. Jason Slayden

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