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2024 Festival 

Enjoy four dynamic performances featuring French music including Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Boulanger; the dramatic Bohemian composer, Smetana (to celebrate his 200th birthday); an unusual collaboration of bassoon and piano trio (ensemble-in-residence, the Horszowski Trio), a Saxophone Quintet by Zwilich plus numerous classics from Beethoven, Brahms and more.

Soirées take place in private homes in the community. There will be a champagne reception prior to the concert with wine and heavy appetizers afterward. This is an intimate setting with an opportunity to mingle with the musicians and fellow music lovers.

 Thursday, Aug 15, 2024 

"Welcoming the Bassoon —
Tale of Two Viennas"


An unusual and exciting collaboration of bassoon and piano trio (ensemble-in-residence, the Horszowski Trio) in Jennifer Higdon's "Dark Wood," in addition to some Viennese music by Mozart, Schubert, and a little gem by Schoenberg specially arranged for piano trio and including some percussion instruments, followed by music of Gershwin, who admired Schoenberg so much that he wanted to study with him. 

Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-flat major, K.292

Schoenberg / Aizawa     
Six Little Pieces arranged for Piano Trio, Op.19

Gershwin / Heifetz     
Selections from "Porgy and Bess" for Violin and Piano

Higdon (b.1962)     
"Dark Wood" for Bassoon, Violin, Cello and Piano (2001)

Piano Trio #1 in B-flat Major, Op.99

 Saturday, Aug 17, 2024 

"French Delicacies"


SOIRÉE #1 at 6PM
Private Home in Breckenridge
Tickets: $125

An evening of French music including the colorful and elegant bassoon sonata masterpiece by Saint-Saëns; a unique violin sonata with a beautiful blend of French and American jazz by Ravel; and a gorgeous hidden treasure by Nadia Boulanger, one of the most influential teachers from music history.

N. Boulanger     
Three Pieces for Cello & Piano

Selections from "Histoire" for Solo Piano

Platt (b.1965)     
“Sunday Variations” (2022)

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano 

Sonata for Violin and Piano

 Thursday, Aug 22, 2024 

"Sailing the Bohemian Seas
with a Breeze of Saxophone"


Concert #2 at 7PM
Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge
Tickets: $30 | Students: Free

Featuring a work for saxophone and string quartet by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Zwilich, and the iconic Smetana trio to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth, alongside Dvorak and more!

 Higdon (b.1962)     
"DASH" for Saxophone, Violin and Piano (2001)

Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74

Zwilich (b. 1939) 

Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet (2007)

Piano Trio in g minor, Op. 15

 Saturday, Aug 24, 2024 

"A Tribute to the Icons"


SOIRÉE #2 at 6PM
Private Home in Silverthorne
Tickets: $125

Enjoy signature works by Beethoven and Brahms and explore the rarefied and exquisite world of classical saxophone with us!

Peterson (b. 1969)  
"Tribute Trio" for Violin, Saxophone and Piano (2014)   
      3rd mvt: "After Beethoven"

String Trio in c minor, Op. 9 No.3

Harbison (b. 1938)    
"San Antonio" for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1994)

Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34

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