2021 Festival Programs

"Storytelling"

Saturday, 8/21/21 at 7pm

Concert 1 at Dillon Community Church

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Joel Noyes, cello; Ilana Davidson, soprano; Dan Lippel, guitar

  Beethoven   

  Sonata #9 "Kreutzer" for violin and piano in A Major, Op.47

  Britten    

  Selected folk songs for soprano and guitar

  Piazzolla   

  History of Tango for violin and guitar

  Beach    

  "Chanson d'amour" Op.21-1 for soprano, cello and piano

  Arensky    

  “Lily of the Valley” , Op38-2 for soprano, cello and piano

  Bernstein    

  Trio for violin, cello and piano

 

Stories and music go hand in hand: texts are set to melody, and some works have a back story which can be discovered, illuminating the story of the composer.  We take you through this storytelling musical journey.

"Beaux Arts"

Tuesday, 8/24/21 at 5pm

Soiree 1 in a private home

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Joel Noyes, cello; Ilana Davidson, soprano; Dan Lippel, guitar; Jennifer Grim, flute

  L. Boulanger   

  Deux morceaux for violin and piano

  Saint-Saëns   

  Une Flute Invisible for soprano, flute and piano

  Francaix   

  Sonata for flute and guitar

 

  Debussy   

  Selected songs for soprano and piano

  Stahmer   

  Debussyana for flute, guitar and cello (1983)

  Debussy   

  Sonata for cello and piano

 

  L. Boulanger   

  D'un matin de printemps for violin, cello and piano

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Bonsoir! Join us in this all-French program of colorful and glorious music. We share some well-known masterworks alongside hidden gems.

"Dazzling Grace"

Thursday, 8/26/21 at 7pm

Concert 2 at the Day Lodge at the Frisco Adventure Center

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Masumi Rostad, viola; Joel Noyes, cello; Jennifer Grim, flute

  Beethoven

  Serenade for flute; violin; viola in D Major, Op.25

  Ravel   

  Duo for violin and cello 

  Gubaidulina   

  Allegro rustico for flute and piano

  R. Schumann   

  Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op.47

 

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A celebration of notes and rhythms! This youthful Beethoven work is lively and joyful. Ravel combines the mysterious and enchanting with dancing fire, and Gubaidulina follows with her quirky and energetic music.  Schumann’s iconic piano quartet is magical, passionate layers of color and emotion. 

"Poetry in Motion"

Saturday, 8/28/21 at 5pm

Soiree 2 in a private home

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Masumi Rostad, viola; Joel Noyes, cello

  Chopin    

  Waltz for solo piano in D-flat Major, Op. 64-1

  Lutoslawski   

  Five Bucolics for viola and cello

  Foss   

  "Central Park Reel" for violin and piano  

     

  Mozart   

  Piano Quartet #1 in g minor, K.478 

 

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The spirit of all music comes from song and dance.  A poet at the piano, Chopin greatly influenced so many others, including his fellow countryman, Lutoslawski, whose “Bucolics” are based on Polish folk melodies. The American composer Lukas Foss artfully frames this Irish dance music in his own "Central Park Reel."  The genius of Mozart shines in this masterpiece, a whole opera for just four instruments.