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July 2017
$12 - $40

Calder Quartet

July 8 at 2:00 PM

Back for a fifth year of insightful and moving playing, the Calder will perform the Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op.13; and the Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132.

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Festival Orchestra 1, featuring Jeremy Cohen

July 9 at 6:00 PM

The season opens with the exotic rhythms and sinuous melodies of Gershwin’s Cuban Overture; Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade.

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In Bocca al Lupo

July 10 at 2:30 PM

A concert of medieval and Renaissance music. Featuring Shira Kammen, Allison Zelles Lloyd, Peter Hallifax and Julie Jeffrey. Shira has spent well over half her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music. A member for many years of Ensembles Alcatraz and Project Ars Nova, she has also worked with Sequentia, Hesperion XX, Kitka and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Shira, playing vielle, medieval harp and violin, will be joined by Allison Zelles Lloyd, medieval harp, and Peter Hallifax and…

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Stenberg/Cahill/Winant Trio Celebrates Lou Harrison

July 11 at 2:30 PM

In celebration of maverick composer Lou Harrison’s 2017 centennial, violinist Kate Stenberg, pianist Sarah Cahill, and percussionist William Winant will perform a concert of Harrison’s music spanning half a century – exuberant dance music from his early years, dissonant complexity from the 1940s, and substantial works from the 1980s. Their program will include Harrison’s Varied Trio, Grand Duo, A Summerfield Set, Largo Ostinato, Tandy’s Tango, Jig and Range-Song, Changing Moment, and Dance for Lisa Karon.

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Piano Series: John Novacek

July 13 at 2:30 PM

“A commanding presence at the keyboard” and an accomplished composer, John Novacek will perform the Beethoven Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2; Schumann Carnaval, Op. 9; Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87, No. 1 in C Major & No. 15 in D-flat Major; Ginastera Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2; and Novacek 3 Concert Rags.

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Opera: Don Pasquale

July 14 at 7:30 PM

Guest conductor Jason Sherbundy Stage director Ann Woodhead Donizetti’s effervescent opera is generally regarded as one of the greatest comic operas and a melodic masterpiece. A young couple in love schemes to thwart the plans of an old buffoon who wants to marry the girl himself. Ticket includes 6:30 PM pre-concert lecture by Jason Sherbundy and Ann Woodhead.

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ZOFO Duet

July 15 at 2:30 PM

When you sit two acclaimed soloists at one piano, “you get something energetic and electrifying… out of this world.”  Eva-Maria Zimmerman and Keisuke Nakagoshi have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands, blazing a bold new path for four-hands groups by focusing on 20th and 21st century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers each year. “…jaw-dropping awesome!” San Francisco Examiner “…dazzling…” Los Angeles Times “ZOFO’s feisty performances…

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Understanding Schubert: Multimedia Lecture

July 16 at 2:30 PM

In Susan Waterfall’s multi-media exploration of Franz Schubert’s life, you will learn how the Vienna of Mozart and Beethoven changed with an increasingly large, restricted and regimented urban middle class. Schubert’s potent settings of Romantic lyric poetry thrived in bourgeois settings where there was a growing need for personal emotional outlet. The inwardness and subjectivity of Schubert’s music mirrored the search for meaning and belonging in an alienating world where nature was increasingly seen as the only solace. Tenor Brian…

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Schubert Chamber Music 1

July 17 at 2:30 PM

Susan Waterfall will play Moments Musicaux and discuss the significance of Schubert’s “character pieces,” which, like lieder, suited the Romantic goals of intimacy and fantasy. Schubert’s exceptional ability to portray women in lieder will be demonstrated by soprano Julie Kierstine and pianist Daniel Lockert. The Octet, modeled on Beethoven’s popular Septet, is unusually outgoing, but its gaiety is outlined with Schubertian shadows. The Octet will be performed by the Festival Chamber Players. Festival Chamber Players: Jay Zhong, violin Tammie Dyer,…

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Schubert Chamber Music 2

July 18 at 2:30 PM

The most domestic of all genres, the four-hand piano piece, attained its pinnacle with Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor, written in the last year of Schubert’s life.  It will be performed by Julian Waterfall Pollack and Susan Waterfall.  The String Quintet in C Major for quartet and an additional cello is a work of supreme inspiration and craft, an expression of Schubert’s love of life as he faced his early death. Festival Chamber Players: Jay Zhong, violin Tammie Dyer, violin…

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Festival Orchestra 2

July 19 at 7:30 PM

Our inquiry into Schubert concludes with one of his most deeply felt orchestral works, the Symphony No. 8 in B minor (Unfinished); Richard Strauss’ Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra features dazzling keyboard work; and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 closes the concert with “a grand melody in a major key.” Ticket includes 6:30 PM pre-concert lecture by Kayleen Asbo, Ph. D.

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Emerging Artists Concert

July 21 at 4:00 PM

The annual and much anticipated recital by the enormously talented young string players from the Festival’s Emerging Artists Program is one of the season’s highlights.

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Piano Series: Molly Morkoski

July 22 at 2:30 PM

With a “refined kind of virtuosity,” Molly Morkoski will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (Moonlight); John Adams’ Phrygian Gates; and Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52. “…a refined kind of virtuosity.” Allan Kozinn for the NY Times “Outstanding!” Richard Dyer for the Boston Globe “Exhilarating!” Leslie Kandell for American Record Guide

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Festival Orchestra 3, featuring the Festival Chorus

July 22 at 7:30 PM

The season closes with Verdi’s dramatic Requiem, a “mass written by an agnostic opera composer in memory of a dear friend and public hero.” Four soloists and the Festival Chorus will sing the monumental work. Julie Kierstine, soprano Donna Olson, mezzo soprano Alex Boyer, tenor Phil Meyer, bass Ticket includes 6:30 PM pre-concert lecture.

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