Beethoven Festival Park City Performed in New York April 30

Pre-Concert Rehearsal at the Barge


The April 30 afternoon concert on the New York Bargemusic Series featured the Festival Artists in Residence Russell Harlow, clarinetist and Leslie Blackburn Harlow, violist, violinist Simon Gollo and pianist John Novacek performing the following program:
Gerster Sonata for Viola and Piano
“Pur ti miro” by Monteverdi,
arranged for Viola and Clarinet
Tzigane by Ravel for Violin and Piano
Danzas Argentinas by Ginastera for Piano
Beethoven’s “Don Giovanni Variations”
for Clarinet and Piano
The Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Menotti

The concert, held the same weekend the Utah Symphony performed at Carnegie Hall, helped celebrate Utah’s rich classical music offerings, with the aim to encourage cultural tourism for Park City, Summit County and Utah in general.

These same artists will be performing during the 2016 Autumn Classics Festival presented each year by the Beethoven Festival. Violinist Simon Gollo will also perform during the 2016 Beethoven Festival Summer Season.
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2016 Beethoven Festival Park City Spring Chamber Concerts

 

 

 

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Gifted Music School Concert Will Inaugurate Suzuki Teacher Training Program

Join us for a wonderful evening of music by Vivaldi and Bartok performed by the renowned Gifted Music School Conservatory Orchestra, a concert inaugurating the Suzuki Teacher Training Program in honor of Deborah Moench.  We welcome Mrs. Moench’s alumni students and all others.  November 14, 2015, Rice-Eccles Stadium, Scholarship room, 451 South  1400 East Salt Lake City, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
For tickets ($10) Phone 801-300-1199  or  info@giftedmusicschool.org  Limited seating: book early!
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BACHAUER’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON BEGINS OCT. 23

The Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation has issued the following press release detailing upcoming events for its 40th anniversary season:

From its beginnings in 1976 as a summer festival, to now offering full seasons of competitions, concerts, festivals, school concerts and master classes, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation has become a truly international organization achieving extraordinary results.

The Gina Bachauer Foundation has brought international recognition to Salt Lake City, with former governor Mike Leavitt even proclaiming June to be “Piano Month” in Utah. To commemorate our 40 years we offer an impressive season of returning favorites in concert, and we begin the exciting process of discovering the next young piano talents!

The 40th Anniversary Season will open on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. with Argentinian pianist Mirian Conti collaborating with narrator Anne Cullimore Decker for Poulenc’s Babar the Elephant.

The exciting process of discovering the next young piano talents then begins with live auditions held in 11 cities worldwide. After screening approximately 300 hopeful applicants, 50 exceptionally talented young pianists will be invited to compete in Salt Lake City in June 2016. Mark your calendars now to be part of Gina Bachauer’s 40-year celebration!

The Paul Pollei Commemorative Concert Series:

  • Oct. 23: Mirian Conti with Anne Cullimore Decker; South American music specialist delights in Babar the Elephant, Chopin Mazurkas and Argentinian Tangos.
  • Feb. 5, 2016: Cheng-Chow Trio; three Bachauer Laureates take the stage with captivating arrangements of Fauré, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Bernstein.
  • March 19, 2016: Armen Babakhanian, Bachauer Silver Medalist from Armenia, provokes with the passion of Beethoven, Liszt and the Four Chopin Ballades.
  • April 30, 2016: Chow Duo; Alan and Alvin Chow, twin brothers and Bachauer Laureates, delight with two-piano music of Copland, Gershwin, Milhaud and Corigliano.

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. Broadway). Tickets are $20 for general; $15 for seniors; and $8 for students. A season pass valid for all four concerts is $60. Tickets are available at arttix.org or by calling 801-355-2787. Visit bachauer.com for artist biographies and programs.

Additional upcoming events:

  • February 6-9, 2016: International Audition Tour in Salt Lake City; free and open to the public at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.
  • June 13-18, 2016: Gina Bachauer Junior International Piano Competition; all rounds at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.
  • June 21-28, 2016: Gina Bachauer Young Artists International Piano Competition; final round with the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall.
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Beethoven Festival Park City Autumn Classics Concerts coming up


Beethoven Festival Director Leslie Harlow, “We created the Autumn Classics Festival, in part, because Park City is such an inspiring place to be this time of year. Fall is the perfect time to get out and see the spectacular scenery, enjoy walks in the woods, take photos and indulge in intimate concerts indoors. For these four concerts a group of our favorite artists are offering rich works to match the scenery. It is always pleasure to bring the finest artists to the town we love, performing for our chamber music friends the music we love.”

Weekend 1
For Friday, October 2 at 8PM
Virtuoso violinist and long-time festival favorite Paul Rosenthal and Steinway Artist John Novacek helped design a rich program of the Brahms Piano Trio No. 3, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 6 and Schumann’s “Fairy Tales” for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. Up-and-coming star violinist Simon Gollo is adding the fiery work “Tsigane” (translated: “Gypsy”) by Ravel. This first concert will be held at the Park City Community Church, taking advantage of their fine Bechstein concert grand piano and wonderful acoustics. Concertgoers can purchase tickets online or easily buy them at the door. Purchase Tickets Online

Sunday, October 4 at 3PM, the afternoon concert will be presented at Temple Har Shalom in the beautiful atrium area with a beautiful view of the outdoors. Violinist Paul Rosenthal and pianist John Novacek will again offer up a favorite Brahms work: the 2nd Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major. Pianist John Novacek will team join Festival Artists-in-Residence Russell Harlow on clarinet and Leslie Harlow on viola for three beautiful romantic portraits by Bruch from his collection of “Eight Works”. In the same set they are adding the waltz movement from his “Double Concerto” for Clarinet and Viola. The second half of the concert will feature the romantic and impressive Quintet for Piano, Violins, Viola and Cello in C Major, Opus 1. Cellist Cheung Chau has been delighting audiences with his stunning playing after joining the Festival roster in recent years, and he will join violinists Rosenthal and Gollo, violist Harlow and pianist John Novacek for this masterpiece. Again, concertgoers can purchase their tickets for this concert at the door, or conveniently in advance online. Purchase Tickets Online

Weekend 2
Pianist Bryan Stanley spent many years in the Park City Community both as a teacher for younger students and advanced adult pianists, as well as directing the choir at the Park City Community Church. He recently married pianist Kristín Jónína Taylor and they both teach and perform at Waldorf College in Iowa. For a number of those years Dr. Stanley and the Harlows began performing together, not only presenting more formal concerts, but visiting nursing homes and performing for the residents and their families. The Harlows have invited Bryan back to perform with at the Festival for two concerts as part of the Autumn Classics.

​On Saturday evening, October 10 at 6:30PM, the Festival is offering its popular Chamber Music and Dinner Concerts at the Park City Community Church in the Social Hall. The acoustics in the Social Hall are wonderful and the audience enjoys mingling during the dining. As with the Festival’s Salon Concerts in homes, the evening begins with the generous buffet and after the guests have had a chance to dine, the artists present their first portion of the program. The Festival is delighted to include mezzo-soprano Gretchen Windt, pianist Bryan Stanley, clarinetist Russell Harlow and violist Leslie Harlow as the performers for the evening.  Following the music, dessert is added to the buffet and everyone is invited to enjoy more dining before the artists take the stage again for more beautiful “salon” works. Following the music, artists and guests enjoy mingling and dessert, reception-style. The minimum donation for this event is $35 per person. Reservations can be made by email, phone or online for this event. Tickets can be purchased at the door as well. Online Reservations and Ticket Purchase

Sunday afternoon, October 11 at 3PM, the Autumn Classics Concerts will conclude with selections from the program the Harlows and Dr. Stanley will perform in November on the Waldorf Community Concerts Series (Iowa): The Trio for Viola, Clarinet and Piano by Reinecke, a romantic work that features the piano in virtuoso style, the Brahms “Alto Songs” featuring Mezzo-soprano Gretchen Windt, Leslie Harlow and Bryan Stanley, the cool and lyrical “Sonata for Viola and Piano” by Otto Gerster and an aria by Monteverdi transcribed for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. The Brahms “Alto Songs” were made famous by singer Marion Anderson and violist William Primrose. Purchase Tickets Online

 

About the Festival Artists:

Virtuoso violinist Paul Rosenthal has been returning to perform at the Beethoven Festival for over 30 years. Rosenthal has played the violin since the age of three, going on to attend the Juilliard School in New York City and the University of Southern California under acclaimed master Jascha Heifetz. A resident of Alaska since 1969, Rosenthal founded the Sitka Summer Music Festival, a chamber music festival that helped inspire the founding of the Beethoven Festival here in Park City. A true virtuoso violinist, Paul Rosenthal performs worldwide and has recorded on a number of labels, including RCA, Vox, Fidelio, Arabesque, Vanguard and Biddulph.

Rosenthal will be joined by pianist and Steinway Artist John Novacek. John Novacek regularly tours the Americas, Europe and Asia as solo recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist; in the latter capacity he has presented over thirty concerti with dozens of orchestras. John Novacek is a much sought-after collaborative artist and has performed with Joshua Bell, Matt Haimovitz, Leila Josefowicz, Cho-Liang Lin and Yo-Yo Ma. For more information on John Novacek, visit http://parkerartists.com/John-Novacek.html

Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist, Simon Gollo, earned degrees from the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, Switzerland and the Conservatoire Superieur et Academie de Musique Tibor Varga in Sion, Switzerland. The Founder and Artistic Director of the Nuevo Mundo Festival and Academy in Aruba, has a recognized career having performed in prestigious scenarios such as the Chamber Society of Philadelphia, New York City’s 92nd Street Y Kaufmann Concert Hall, Chamber Music Society of Detroit, Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art, London’s Bolivar Hall, the Caracas Teatro Teresa Carreño and Mexico City’s Auditorio Blas Galindo.

Pianist Bryan Stanley is a frequent collaborative guest artist with the Park City Beethoven Festival. Dr. Stanley performs, coaches and lectures on the faculty of Iowa’s Waldorf College. A prolific composer as well, his second piano concerto garnered first prize in the Riverton Symphony concerto performance competition in 2009 and has repeat performances at St. Louis Community College with composer as soloist. In 1997 the Des Moines Metro Opera premiered his one-act chamber opera, Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, the result of winning a national chamber opera competition sponsored by the company.

Cellist Cheung Chau received the first double doctorate degree in the history of the New England Conservatory in wind ensemble conducting and cello, studying with Frank Battisti and Colin Carr. He studied orchestral and choral conducting at the Royal Swedish Conservatory with Jorma Panula. His other main teachers include cellists Aldo Parisot and Eleonore Schoenfeld. As cellist Chau performed as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Macao Orchestra, among others, in chamber music and solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Merkin Hall and Jordan Hall, recorded for Acte Preable as member of Atma Trio, and recorded for Hong Kong Radio and Television corporation, China Central Television, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Irish Radio.

Mezzo-Soprano Gretchen Windt is originally from Chicago and has performed in operas and oratorios throughout the country.  She has performed regularly with Cincinnati Opera; highlights include Golijov’s Ainadamar (Voice of the Fountain), the world premiere of Hailstork’s Rise For Freedom, and a touring production of The Magic Flute (Third Lady and Papagena). She has performed and covered roles including Hansel (Hansel und Gretel), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), both Third Lady and Papagena (The Magic Flute), Mercedes (Carmen), Meg Page (Falstaff), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Jo (Adamo’s Little Women), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and Cendrillon (Cendrillon).  Solo oratorio credits include Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Bach’s Magnificat.

Clarinetist Russell Harlow’s artistry has led him to become one of the nation’s premiere solo and chamber clarinetist. In addition to performing more than 30 concerts a year with the Beethoven Festival, Russell Harlow has performed with the Amsterdam Chamber Players in Holland, for the Sitka Festival and with the Anchorage Fall Classics Festival in Alaska, with the Muir String Quartet, with the Raphael Trio at the Music from Ouray Festival and at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York City, regularly as guest artist on the Bargemusic Series in New York and a featured artist with the International Clarinet Association Clarfests around the world.

Violist and Beethoven Festival founder/director Leslie Harlow graduated from the Juilliard School in New York. Following graduation, Ms Harlow founded the Deer Valley Chamber Music Festival in 1984. Renamed the Park City Beethoven Festival, the festival continues as Utah’s oldest classical music festival. An avid chamber musician and soloist, Ms. Harlow also performs with other festivals and on chamber and recital series throughout the United States.

Full Festival Discount Packages and Discount Punch Cards are available online. Click Here for more information and to purchase.

CONCERT
Friday Evening
October 2 at 8PM
at the Park City Community Church
Regular Admission $20, Seniors 62+/Students $15/Music students free adm
Tickets Available at the Door or
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Program:
Brahms Trio No. 3 in C Minor, for Violin, Cello and Piano, Opus 10
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Opus 10 No. 2
Ravel “Tzigane” (Gypsy) for Violin and Piano
Schumann “Marchenerzahlungen” Fairy Tales,
Opus 132, for Piano, Viola and Clarinet
Performing Artists:
Paul Rosenthal and Simon Gollo, Violinists
Steinway Artist/ Pianist John Novacek
Cellist Cheung Chau
Festival Artists in Residence: Russell Harlow, Clarinetist and Leslie Harlow, Violist

CONCERT
Sunday Afternoon
October 4 at 3PM
at Temple Har Shalom
Regular Admission $20, Seniors 62+/Students $15/Music students free adm
Tickets Available at the Door or
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Program:
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Opus 100
Bruch 3 Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Bruch Adagio from the Double Concerto for Clarinet, and Viola
Dohnanyi Quintet No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 1 for Piano and Strings
Performing Artists:
Paul Rosenthal and Simon Gollo, Violinists
Steinway Artist/ Pianist John Novacek
Cellist Cheung Chau
Festival Artists in Residence: Russell Harlow, Clarinetist and Leslie Harlow, Violist

DINNER CONCERT
Saturday Evening
October 10 at 6:30PM
at the Park City Community Church Social Hall
Minimum Donation $35 per person.
Reservations may be made in advance online: Click Here
or by email: MLBHarlow@gmail.com or call 801-671-3549 and leave a message.
This concert includes the dinner and dessert buffet and performances of lush and flashy virtuoso works performed by the Festival Artists
Performing Artists:
Pianist Bryan Stanley
Mezzo-soprano Gretchen Windt
Festival Artists in Residence: Russell Harlow, Clarinetist and Leslie Harlow, Violist

CONCERT
Sunday Afternoon
October 11 at 3PM
at Temple Har Shalom
Regular Admission $20, Seniors 62+/Students $15/Music students free adm
Tickets Available at the Door or
Click Here to purchase tickets online

Program:
Reinecke Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Brahms Alto Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano
Monteverdi Aria for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Gerster Sonata for Viola and Piano
Performing Artists:
Pianist Bryan Stanley
Mezzo-soprano Gretchen Windt
Festival Artists in Residence: Russell Harlow, Clarinetist and Leslie Harlow, Violist

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PARK CITY FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWCASES FILMS AND A CONCERT

The 2015 Park City Film Music Festival Summer Showcase is in full swing screening a collection of excellent films whose scores won in the “Best Impact of Music in Film” Competition over the years. This is the first in a series of showcases and concerts the Festival plans to present, along with the “Best Impact of Music in Film” Competition that will be held every two years. Visit the website at http://www.pcfmf.org for the full schedule of events.

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AUDITIONS FOR WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY CHOIR

Westminster College will hold placement auditions for the Westminster Community Choir (formerly known as the Westminster Chorale) on Aug. 25 from 7-9 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.

The choir, under the direction of r. Christopher Quinn, sings a wide range of works. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at Westminster College. There will be two concerts in the upcoming 2015-16 season.

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AMERICAN WEST CHORUS AND CHAMBER SINGERS AUDITIONS

The American West Chorus and Chamber Singers will be holding auditions for their 2015-16 season on Saturday morning, August 15.  They perform a variety of choral repertoire, from classical masterworks to pops.  Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings in Sandy, beginning August 17.  The first concert of the season in October will feature favorites from the 1960s.  To schedule an audition, call 801-733-4220 or email their manager at corthner@q.com.

For more information, visit their website at www.americanwestsymphony.org or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/AmericanWestSymphony.

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SALT LAKE SYMPHONY TO HOLD AUDITIONS

The Salt Lake Symphony invites musicians to audition for its 2015-2016 season. Auditions will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7 pm at David Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, on the University of Utah campus.

There are openings in all string sections — violin, viola, cello and bass — including principal cello. Please call 801-250-9419 for audition information. For information on the Salt Lake Symphony and its upcoming season visit saltlakesymphony.org.

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DALÍ QUARTET CREATES MUSICAL MAGIC AT BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL CONCERT

BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL PARK CITY, Park City Community Church, July 16; festival runs through Aug. 3; for ticket and program information log on to www.beethovenfestivalparkcity.org

Last year the Beethoven Festival Park City invited the Dalí Quartet to help celebrate its 30th anniversary. The quartet was such a big hit with audiences that festival co-directors Leslie and Russell Harlow decided to bring them back this year for another series of concerts.

The Dalí Quartet (violinists Simon Gollo and Carlos Rubio; violist Adriana Linares; and cellist Jesús Morales) is a remarkable ensemble; it’s a true crossover group in the best sense of the word. Made up entirely of Hispanic musicians who are proud of their roots, they bring together the best music by Latin American and European composers. The result is a rare treat for everyone.

At Thursday’s concert the foursome gave a spectacular performance of works by the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos and the German Felix Mendelssohn. They also threw three shorter pieces by two other 20th century Latin American composers into the mix that turned this program into an evening of musical magic.

They opened the concert with Villa-Lobos’ First Quartet. One of the most significant Latin American composers of the 20th century, Villa-Lobos’ music deftly blends European classical idioms with the folk traditions of his native country, and consequently brings a fresh perspective to tried and true forms.

The First Quartet consists of six fairly short movements that span a wide range of expressions, from humorous to poignant. The Dalí brought out the distinctive characteristics of each movement  with their well crafted and executed playing. The livelier movements were played with a light touch, while the slower movements were imbued with depth of feeling and finely molded lyricism.

They followed the Villa-Lobos with two wonderfully contrasting fugues by the Venezuelan composer Juan Bautista Plaza: the Fuga Romántica and the Fuga Criolla (Creole Fugue). The former is a lushly vibrant piece while the latter is folksy and playful. Both exhibit a profound understanding of the Baroque fugue as developed and perfected by J.S. Bach, while at the same time incorporating new elements, and both were played with well delineated articulation and phrasings.

The other short piece on the program was an encore, Danzón Almendra by the Cuban Abelardo Valdés, arranged for string quartet by Morales. The four brought out the rhythmic vitality and appealing charm of this piece with their playful interpretation.

The only other large scale work on the program was Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 in B flat major, op. 87, in which violist Leslie Harlow joined the foursome.

Even though the quintet is a late work, it still retains the youthful vigor and joyful innocence that characterizes the majority of Mendelssohn’s music. And the five players certainly made the most of it, with their exuberant and decidedly invigorating reading. Their playing exhibited an abundance of finely expressed lyricism and fluid phrasings that underscored the mood of the work. There is hardly ever a dull moment in Mendelssohn’s music, and the Dalí and Harlow made sure that the infectious good nature of the quintet came through.

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The 31st Season of the Beethoven Festival Park City

The Park City Chamber Music Society is the parent organization
for the Beethoven Festival and presents four chamber music festivals throughout the year.
The BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL PARK CITY 31st Summer Festival
will run during July 6 – August 3.
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Intimate Chamber Music Concerts performed by Acclaimed Artists

CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK JUL 6 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand (Free Outdoor Performance)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Join the Beethoven Festival for the opening concert of the 31st Season
for a program of virtuoso works for violin, cello, clarinet, viola and piano
Admission is free for this Concert



CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 9 / THUR 8PM
Park City Community Church, located on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Presenting:
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Rozsa Duo Op. 8 for Cello and Piano
Telemann Trio Sonata arranged for Viola, Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online



“Best of Beethoven” Banquet – Beethoven’s Belated Birthday Bash
JUL 11 / SAT 7:30PM
Social Hall at the Park City Community Church on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Join the Festival for a Fun Evening of Music by or relating to Beethoven, allong with courses at the Dinner and Dessert Buffet
featuring some of Beethoven’s favorite dishes.
Presenting:
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

The music for the evening will include selections from Beethoven Sonatas for Piano, Piano and Violin and Piano and Cello
The Beethoven Trio Opus 11
Beethoven with Charlie Chaplin Mozart Beethoven Variations for Clarinet and Piano

Tickets are $65 – Please make reservations for this event by calling 435-649-5309 or register online at this link:
Register Here


CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 12 / SUN 3PM
Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Presenting:
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Beethoven String Trio, Op. 9
Schickele Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Brahms G Minor Piano Quartet

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online


CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK JUL 13 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand, located in the park next to the Park City Historic Miner’s Hospital (Map)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.

The Dalí String Quartet and
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

A Program filled with Classical Latin Flair by the Dali Quartet
plus

Selections from “The Seasons” by Vivaldi,
the Mendelssohn “Octet” and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Join the Beethoven Festival for an exciting program that featuring the magical Dalí String Quartet
and favorite artists Manuel Ramos, Monte Belknap, Jeffrey Solow, John Jensen with
Festival Artists in Residence Leslie Harlow and Russell Harlow
Admission is free for this Concert


 

CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 16 / THUR 8PM
Park City Community Church, located on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)


Featuring the DALÍ QUARTET
Simon Gollo, Violin
Carlos Rubio, Violin
Adriana Linares, Viola
Jesus Morales, Cello
Festival Artist in Residence
Leslie Harlow, Viola

Program:
Mozart String Quartet K. 575 in D Major
Wapango by Paquito D’Rivera
La Oracion del Torero, Op. 34 “The Bullfighter’s Prayer” by Turina
Brahms String Quartet Op. 51 in A Minor

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online



FESTIVAL SALON CONCERT AND BUFFET JUL 18 / SATURDAY 7PM
Salon Concert in a Private Home
$45 Per Person – Reserve and Purchase Tickets in Advance Online, by Phone or by Email
email lharlow01@comcast.net, phone 435-649-5309

Featuring:
Pianist Pamela Palmer Jones
The Dalí Quartet:
Violinists Simon Gollo, Carlos Rubio
Violist Adriana Linares
Cellist Jesús Morales
Festival Artists in Residence
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinet

Enjoy a delightful program of chamber music alternating with buffet dining.
Mingle with the artists and other classical music lovers in one of the
Festival’s favorite events for the summer.
Enjoy the casually elegant atmosphere filled with glorious music.




GALA CONCERT AND BUFFET JUL 19 / SUNDAY 5PM
Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
$65 Per Person – Seating is Limited!
Reserve and Purchase Tickets in Advance Online

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Featuring the DALÍ QUARTET
Simon Gollo, Violin
Carlos Rubio, Violin
Adriana Linares, Viola
Jesus Morales, Cello
Festival Artists in Residence
Russell Harlow, Clarinet

Program: Mozart Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Schubert “Quartettsatz”
Villa-Lobos Quartet No. 1
Fuga Romantica by Plaza
Fuga Criolla by Plaza

Enjoy a delightful program of chamber music alternating with the
full dinner and dessert buffet.
Mingle with the artists and other classical music lovers in
one of the Festival’s favorite events for the summer.
Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere filled with glorious music.

 


CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK JUL 20 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand, located in the park next to the Park City Historic Miner’s Hospital (Map)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.

Featuring:
Violinists Simon Gollo and Monte Belknap
Violists Adriana Linares

Cellist Jesus Morales
Pianist Pamela Palmer Jones
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Virtuoso Works for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano
Handel Duo for Two Violas and Piano
Mozart Quartet for Clarinet and Strings

Admission is free for this Concert


 

CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 23 / THUR 8PM
Park City Community Church, located on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Featuring:
Violinists Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Works for Clarinet and Strings including:
Tchaikovsky “Autumn” and Bermann “Adagio”
Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Glazunov String Quartet “The Slavic”

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online



CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 26 / SUN 3PM
Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Featuring:
Classical Guitarist Jon Yerby
Violinists Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Mozart Sonata K. 454 in B Flat for Violin and Piano
Boccherini Quintet for Guitar and Strings
Reicha Quintet for Clarinet and Strings

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
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CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK JUL 27 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand, located in the park next to the Park City Historic Miner’s Hospital (Map)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.

Featuring:
Violinist Monte Belknap
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Favorite Solo and Chamber Music Selections including the
Beethoven Variations on a Theme of Mozart for Clarinet and Piano

Admission is free for this Concert



CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 30 / THUR 8PM
Park City Community Church, located on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Presenting:
Violinist Monte Belknap
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist


Program:
Bartok Contrasts
Schubert “Arpeggione”
Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 2

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
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FESTIVAL SALON CONCERT AND BUFFET JUL 31 / FRIDAY 7PM
Salon Concert in a Private Home
$50 Per Person – Reserve and Purchase Tickets in Advance Online, by Phone or by Email
email lharlow01@comcast.net, phone 435-649-5309

Featuring:
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Violinist Monte Belknap
Cellist Cheung Chau
Festival Artists in Residence
Russell Harlow, Clarinet

Enjoy a delightful program of chamber music alternating with buffet dining.
Mingle with the artists and other classical music lovers in one of the
Festival’s favorite events for the summer.
Enjoy the casually elegant atmosphere filled with glorious music.



CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT AUG 2 / SUN 3PM
Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Featuring:
Classical Guitarist Jon Yerby
Violinists Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Beethoven Sonata Op. 12 No. 3
Husa Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Cello
Faure Quartet in C Minor for Piano and Strings

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
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CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK AUG 3 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand, located in the park next to the Park City Historic Miner’s Hospital (Map)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.

Featuring:
Violinist Monte Belknap
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delightful program of favorite virtuoso solo and chamber music selections
featuring outstand classical soloists.

Admission is free for this Concert


							
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UTOPIA CONCERT MERGES PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC MUSICAL TRADITIONS

UTOPIA EARLY MUSIC, “New Song: A Musical Reformation,” St. Mark’s Cathedral, July 2

Early music ensembles have an inherent problem: How can they appeal to audiences, who, if they even think about early music, envision robed monks singing Gregorian Chant in ancient, musty churches?

There are, to be sure, quite a few groups in the United States today that specialize in music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque with varying degrees of success. In Salt Lake City, there is Utopia Early Music, an ensemble founded several years ago that takes a rather liberal approach to what “early music” is all about. The group includes in its repertoire some of the earliest examples of Western art music (Gregorian Chant) but also embraces the music of colonial America. And they sing this repertoire with refreshing enthusiasm and robustness that give these works, which are mostly unknown to modern audiences, new life.

Thursday, Utopia presented an interestingly arranged program that juxtaposed Protestant and Catholic traditions, and that also showed how they’re related to each other. Protestants naturally had no musical tradition of their own at the time of the Reformation. By borrowing heavily from the Catholics they quickly developed their own distinctive music to be used in their services. Most of these live on today as hymns sung by the congregation. Four of these hymns were incorporated into the program, with the audience encouraged to sing along with the performers.

With very few exceptions, the composers of the pieces on the program are relatively unknown today, although many of whom wrote some exquisite music. A fine example of that is Heinrich Isaac’s secular “Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen,” the tune of which Michael Praetorius (best known today for his set of dances called Terpsichore) much later took and set to the sacred text, “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen.”

Known composers on the program included the Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis (remembered today for the tune he wrote that Ralph Vaughan Williams used for a set of variations) and the greatest of the Lutheran composers of the Baroque, J.S. Bach.

Joining Utopia co-founder and tenor Christopher LeCluyse Thursday were three other local singers: soprano Melissa Heath, mezzo-soprano Aubrey Adams-McMillan and baritone Michael Chipman. They sang with richness and resonance and blended wonderfully together as an ensemble.

They were joined by a quartet of area string players: Alexander Woods and Aubrey Woods, violin; Leslie Richards, viola; and Eleanor Christman Cox, Baroque cello. Rounding out the instrumental ensemble was guest organist Jonathan Rhodes Lee. All brought finely crafted expressions and feeling, as well as remarkable fluidity to their playing.

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