2022 Festival 

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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary featuring chamber music masterpieces alongside cutting-edge new works, including the world premiere of Kenji Bunch's "Danceband" for piano trio and percussion!

Composer-in-Residence

Kenji Bunch


Ensemble-in-Residence

Horszowski Trio 

(Jesse Mills; Ole Akahoshi; Rieko Aizawa)

"Lost & Found"

Saturday, 8/20/22 at 7pm

Concert #1 at Dillon Community Church

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola/composer; Ole Akahoshi, cello; Jared Soldiviero, percussion

  Rachmaninoff   

  Vocalise, Op. 34-14 for Violin and Piano

  Babajanian   

  Piano Trio in f-sharp minor

  Bunch   

  "Lost & Found" for Viola & Percussion (2010)

  Fauré    

  Piano Quartet #1 in c minor, Op.15

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The opening concert of Alpenglow's 25th Anniversary! We feature a unique piece, "Lost & Found" written by our composer-in-residence, Kenji Bunch. The composer himself will perform his work on viola, collaborating with a percussionist. Another gem by the Armenian composer Arno Babajanian is still relatively unknown in the U.S. -- this dramatic and passionate music is reminiscent of Rachmaninoff. After intermission, we present the iconic favorite, the elegant and colorful piano quartet in c minor by Fauré.

"Music by the River"

Sunday, 8/21/22 at 1:30pm

Special Free Concert at the Lake Dillon Theatre Outdoor Stage (the Silverthorne Art Stroll)

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola/composer; Ole Akahoshi, cello; Jared Soldiviero, percussion

Please join us for a special outdoor free concert showcase. Program will include festival highlights. Don't miss a solo performance by our percussionist!   

"New Voices"

Tuesday, 8/23/22 at 5pm

Soiree #1 at private home

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola/composer; Ole Akahoshi, cello; Jared Soldiviero, percussion

  Cowell   

  "Set of Five" for Violin, Piano and Percussion 

  Gershwin   

  Selections from Songbook for Solo Piano 

  Bunch   

  "Next Train" for Solo Violin (2011)

  Beethoven     

  String Trio in G Major, Op.9-1

 

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As composers develop a personal voice, the first steps are in others' footsteps, eventually setting out on a new path. Some are more adventurous than others; their path is more unique. Here are four celebrated composers who have all created a distinctive musical language. Henry Cowell is one of the first innovative avant-garde composers in American history. His exceptional "Set of Five" will be followed by music of Gershwin, who studied with Cowell and created his own new voice infused with jazz elements. Kenji Bunch's virtuosic solo violin music invites us into a fascinating world evocative of trains. The epitome of innovation, Beethoven pushed the limits -- a surprise at every turn.

"Reincarnation and Dance"

Thursday, 8/25/22 at 7pm

Concert #2 at Silverthorne Pavilion

Artists: Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Kenji Bunch, viola/composer; Ole Akahoshi, cello; Jared Soldiviero, percussion

  Mendelssohn   

  Piano Trio #1 in d minor, Op.49 

  J.S. Bach / R. Schumann   

  Cello Suite #1 in G Major, BWV 1007 

  Bunch   

  "Danceband" for piano trio & percussion (2022) - World Premiere

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Kenji Bunch's "Danceband" for piano trio and percussion will have its world premiere, written to celebrate Alpenglow's 25th anniversary!  This dance suite references in the great tradition of baroque dance suites, dating back to J.S. BachRobert Schumann adapted the original suite by Bach, creating a luxurious duo for cello and piano.  Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn revived Bach's music during his own time, and prevented it from fading into obscurity.  We begin this program with his own glorious and impassioned piano trio.

"Circle of Friends"

Saturday, 8/27/22 at 5pm

Soiree #2 at private home

Artists: HORSZOWSKI TRIO - Rieko Aizawa, piano; Jesse Mills, violin; Ole Akahoshi, cello

  R. Schumann   

  Fantasiestücke for Cello and Piano, Op.73 

  C. Schumann   

  Piano Trio in g minor, Op.17

  Brahms   

  Piano Trio #1 in B Major, Op.8

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Join us for a full recital program by the ensemble-in-residence, Horszowski Trio.  These three magnificent composers will forever be intertwined, their own masterworks cannot be separated from the friendship and admiration they all shared.  Robert Schumann's Fantasiestücke is full of character, beauty, and song.  His wife, Clara was his muse, and she herself was a masterful pianist and composer, creating this amazing romantic piano trio which inspired her husband to write his own piano trios soon after.  The Schumanns championed the younger genius, Brahms, whose Piano Trio op. 8 was revised and rewritten late in his life, heeding Clara's compositional advice, as he created this iconic version for eternity.