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.

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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 Reichel Recommends is also on Twitter @ReichelArts.

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