The 12th Annual Bonneville Chamber Music Festival will be held September 5 – 8, 2018, at Weber State University, Val A. Browning Center, Allred Theatre. BCMF continues the tradition of bringing renowned guest artists, local musicians, students and the community together to experience the excitement of world class chamber music making and diverse programs. Artists will include internationally acclaimed Nobilis Piano Trio, University of Utah faculty duo presenting Carl Nielsen’s music, and award winning guitarist Fabio Zanon from the Royal Academy of Music, London. 

This year BCMF will also feature a concert for families on the autism spectrum and residence by Fabio Zanon (Royal Academy of Music, London) with WSU Chamber Choir. 

Guest Artists:

Fabio Zanon, guitar

Hasse Borup, violin

Andrew Staupe, piano

Nobilis Piano Trio:

Aaron Berofsky, violin

Suren Bagratuni, cello

Vadim Serebryany, piano

WSU Faculty: Mark Henderson, conductor; Viktor Uzur, cello WSU Students: Chamber Choir


$7 – Adults; $6 – Senior citizens, students and those with military I.D.; $4.50 – Students

Available online (, by phone (801-626-8500) or at the door.



Wednesday, September 05 – 7:30 p.m.

Val A. Browning Center – Allred Theater

“From Denmark: Carl Nielsen, the violin and the piano”

University of Utah Faculty Duo 

The most influential and known Danish composer Carl Nielsen had a relationship with the violin that lasted a lifetime. His works for the instrument showed his knowledge and affinity for the sound and technical demand of the performer. University of Utah professors Hasse Borup, violin, and Andrew Staupe, piano, are recording Nielsen’s complete works for violin solo, and violin and piano. This ambitious project was never endeavored before and is done in partnership with Naxos, University of Utah and The National Danish Academy of Music.


Friday, September 07 – 7:30 p.m.

Val A. Browning Center – Allred Theater

“Spanish Guitar & Voices” 

Royal Academy of Music in London & Weber State University

The Royal Academy of Music in London guitar professor Fabio Zanon, is an active international soloist and gives masterclasses at many prestigious venues in North America, Europe and Brazil. Winner of the Francisco Tarrega Prize and the Guitar Foundation of America competitions, Mr. Zanon will be involved in intense rehearsals with WSU Chamber Choir students and Dr. Mark Henderson during his residence in Ogden. This collaboration will culminate in a rare performance of the Romancero Gitano.

In 1951, Spanish composer Castelnuovo-Tedesco chose seven poems from Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1921 collection Poema del canto jondo for his chorus and guitar cycle. Romancero Gitano is one of almost 100 compositions he composed for guitar, writing that reflects his long association with the virtuoso Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia.


Saturday, September 08 – 7:30 p.m.

Val A. Browning Center – Allred Theater

Nobilis Piano Trio Finale” 

Featuring Internationally acclaimed Aaron Berofsky, violin; Suren Bagratuni, cello; Vadim Serebryany, piano

Masterpieces by Brahms and Schubert brought to Utah by internationally acclaimed Nobilis Piano Trio: Aaron Berofsky, violin, University of Michigan faculty; Suren Bagratuni, cello, Tchaikovsky Competition Silver Medalist and Michigan State University faculty; Vadim Serebryany Prutsman, Piano Professor at Ithaca College, NY. The trio will also perform the “Azure’ special performance for families with autism.


Saturday, September 8th, 2018 – 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. FREE

“AZURE” Concert for Families with Autism with Nobilis Piano Trio

Val A. Browning Center – Allred Theater

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. It is quite OK if there are spontaneous vocalizations, (or yells for that matter!), hand flapping, rocking or other types of body movements from our autistic audience. This concert also provides a welcoming environment for attendees to interact with artists.

David Park to Perform on Highway 89 and at the U.’s Dumke Recital Hall


David ParkDavid Park likes to stay busy.

Besides his day-to-day job as the Utah Symphony’s assistant concertmaster, Park enjoys a lively concert schedule both within Utah and out of state. Just last November, Park appeared with the Roanoke Symphony under David Wiley, playing Mendelssohn’s popular Violin Concerto to critical acclaim. (Read a review of the concert here:

Closer to home, Park will be the featured guest artist on Classical 89’s Highway 89 program. Airing this Tuesday at 8 p.m. (with a repeat at 5 p.m. on March 31), Park will honor J.S. Bach on the occasion of the great German baroque composer’s 333rd birthday with a performance of the Partita No. 1 in B minor for solo violin, BWV 1002.

“This will be a milestone for me,” Park said in an interview. “With this performance I’ll have played all six of the solo partitas and sonatas in Utah. The only other person to have done that in Utah was Joseph Silverstein, although he played the whole set on one concert.”

The only other work on the program will be the Fugue from Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin. One of the composer’s last works, it was commissioned by Yehudi Menuhin and premiered by him in 1944. “It’s one of the most important works in the solo violin repertoire,” Park said, adding that it is also one of the most demanding.
Two days after his radio recital, Park will play another concert.

On March 29, he’ll be joined by violist and Utah Symphony colleague Scott Lewis; pianist and University of Utah faculty member Alex Marshall; and bassist and Brigham Young University professor Eric Hansen. “I’ve been wanting to do a collaborative concert for some time now that brought together members of the three main arts organizations in Utah,” Park said.

The program will be divided into solos, duets and a finale that features all four players in two movements from Astor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons.” The program will also include music by Saint-Saëns, Handel/Halvorsen, Kodály, Glière and Weber. “It’s going to be quite a diverse program,” Park promised. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in Dumke Recital Hall in David Gardner Hall on the U. campus. Admission is free.