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, June 22 – July 3.
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,.
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 we can continue the Musicfest tradition. 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 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," which includes by the great French composers: Faure, Franck, Debussy, Ravel, Chausson, D'Indy, and Saint-Saens.
2011 is also the bicentennial of Franz Liszt's birth, and Telluride Musicfest celebrates this momentous year by presenting Liszt's complete "Transcendental Etudes" for solo piano over three concerts.
Liszt spent many years of his life in Paris, and met Chopin and Paganini there. Liszt is known as the one of the fathers of French Impressionism, and you'll hear that in his Etudes. If you heard the virtuoso pianist Adam Neiman play last year, then you know his performances of these glorious works will be unforgettable.
Joining our beloved resident chamber ensemble, Trio Solisti, are guest artists who have become festival favorites:
Jesse Mills, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; David Harding, viola; Wendy Sutter, cello; and pianist Adam Neiman
The schedule of concerts:
June 22, 2011 – Concert 1 at Mai Home at 7:30PM
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 at 7:30PM
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 at 7:30PM
"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 at 7:30 PM
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,
July 1, 2011- Bonus Concert for Subscribers and Sponsors only at 8PM at Mai Home – no individual tickets will be sold for this event.
Music, Wine and Desserts
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 at 7:30PM
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, $300
Movie Night, $15
Sponsors, $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.