About Edward Reichel

Edward Reichel, author, writer and composer, has been covering the classical music scene in Utah since 1997. For many years he served as the primary music critic for the Deseret News. He has also written for a number of publications, including Chamber Music Magazine, OPERA Magazine, 15 Bytes, Park City Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He can be reached at ed.reichel@gmail.com. Reichel Recommends is also on Twitter @ReichelArts.

BONNEVILLE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL’S 11TH SEASON SEPT. 6-9

Viktor Uzur

Viktor Uzur, founder of the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival

The Bonneville Chamber Music Festival will feature its eleventh season September 6 – 9, 2017 at Weber State University and Downtown SLC. The idea of the festival is still the same as it was when it began eleven years ago with its founder/director and Weber State University Cello Professor Viktor Uzur: a tradition of bringing renowned guest artists, local musicians, students and the community together to experience the excitement of world class chamber music making. This year festival is also broadening it community outreach aspect to a morning concert for families on the autism spectrum and an evening concert downtown Salt Lake City.

Violinist Tim Fain, a long time collaborator with composer Philip Glass will along with cellist Uzur bring for the first time Glass’s “Five Interludes” from the Double Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra. Composed in the spring of 2010 the Concerto was commissioned by the Netherlands Dance Theater as the original score for the ballet Swan Song. Another new piece Fain will feature is “Swam Remix”, a soundtrack selection from the movie “Black Swan” in which violinist Tim Fain performed during the scene.

The festival will also include masterpieces by well known composers: Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio: No. 1 in B major, op. 8 and Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, op. 101; Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 and Prelude and Fugue, op. 87 No. 24; Johannes Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 2, op. 10 and Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano.

The “Romantic & Intense” concerts will include violinist Emmanuele Baldini, “Premier Prix of Virtuosité aver distinction” and the concertmaster of the Sāo Paulo Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Vadim Serebryany, Julliard and Yale alumni and a Piano Professor at Ithaca College, NY. The “Grand Finale” concert will include violinist Tim Fain from the soundtracks of “Black Swan”, “12 Years of Slave” and “Moonlight”, and Laureate of the Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth Piano Competitions pianist Stephen Prutsman on the piano. Viktor Uzur will join both trios as cellist.

Following the last year’s success, BCMF will continue an exciting new opportunity scheduled for September 9: Families with children who have autism are invited to participate in a concert that will include trained usher staff, a quiet room, and ability to vocalize and move freely during the performance. This is a wonderful opportunity for families with autism to enjoy themselves with their developmentally disabled loved ones, while listening to incredible live music performed by extraordinary musicians.

Except for the September 7 concert, performances will take place at Val A. Browning Center – Allred Theater (Weber State University; Ogden).
Below is a schedule of events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is $7 general, $6 seniors and military with ID and $4 students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 801-626-7000 or 800-978-8457 or by going online to www.weberstatetickets.com.
For more information and artist roster visit festival website at http://www.weber.edu/bcmf.

▪ September 6: “Romantic & Intense”
Program: Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue, Op. 87 No. 24; Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor; Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Allred Theater – Val A. Browning Center at Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden.
▪ September 7: BCMF in Salt Lake City! “Romantic & Intense” FREE ADMISSION
Program: Shostakovich, Prelude and Fugue, Op. 87 No. 24; Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor; Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Salt Lake City Recital Hall at 320 E 200 S; Salt Lake City, UT
▪ September 9, 11:00-11:50 a.m.: AZURE Concert for Families with Austim
FREE ADMISSION
Allred Theater – Val A. Browning Center at Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden.
▪ September 9: “Grand Finale” Program: Glass, Five Interludes from the Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra; Tchaikovsky/Fain, Swam Remix; Franck, Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano; Brahms, Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Allred Theater – Val A. Browning Center at Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden.

Rebecca Pedersen Benefit Concert Thursday

The public is invited to a concert performed by vocalist Rebecca Pedersen, on the eve of her departure for New York City, where she will begin a Master of Music program at The Juilliard School of Music.
Ms. Pedersen has performed as a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York City Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, and the Utah Symphony orchestra. She is a prize winner of numerous competitions. Notably, she was a 2013 Grand Finals Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, among the youngest singers to win that honor in the event’s 60-year history. Of that performance, The New York Times called Rebecca, “a precociously polished 21-year-old soprano . ..”  Ms. Pedersen is a 2016 graduate of the BYU School of Music.
The event will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 7:00pm at the Bountiful Davis Arts Center, 90 N. Main in Bountiful.  Individual tickets are issued at a suggested $20 donation level per ticket.  They are available at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/r ebecca-pedersen-juilliard-bene fit-concert-tickets-3684519196 1