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Telluride Musicfest

While Telluride already boasts many music festivals, the founders of Telluride Musicfest intended something different when they first opened their homes in June 2003. Josh Aronson and Vincent and Ann Mai wanted to create a unique opportunity to enjoy chamber-presented music in its intended form—first-class musicians performing in an intimate home environment.

Josh Aronson explains, "Chamber music was intended for performance in small chambers, salons and private theaters, where two to eight musicians played at parties given by noblemen." Aronson first started having chamber music concerts in his New York loft as a place for musicians to have a private warm-up concert before going public. He quickly realized that "audiences love the insider-ness of it and hearing big-time music in a tiny venue is thrilling," so he decided that his family’s home in Telluride would be the perfect setting for such an event.

Telluride MusicFest 2010 celebrates the great masterpieces and beauty of Russian music with a theme of "From Russia with Love." The programs feature works ranging from piano trios performed by founding ensemble Trio Solisti to string sextets performed by the Glass Chamber Players. The July 3 program at the Palm Theatre includes performances by the string sextet group Glass Chamber Players, named after Philip Glass. This group gave the world premiere of Glass's String Sextet at Telluride MusicFest 2009. On the July 3 program, the Glass Chamber Players will perform Mozart's sublime Grande Sesetto Concertante and Tchaikovsky's glorious and powerful Souvenir de Florence for string sextet. Also on the July 3 program is Arensky's romantic Piano Trio in D minor featuring Trio Solisit. The July 3rd concert is at The Palm Theater; all others at the Mai Ranch. All start at 7:30pm. 
2010 Concert Dates

June 23, June 27, June 30 and July 3

Featured Works
June 23: music by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky
June 27: music by Schumann, Shostakovich, Faure, and Prokofiev
June 30: music by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Lyapunov
July 3: music by Mozart, Arensky, Tchaikovsky

Detailed Schedule

 

Concert #1, June 23  at Mai Home at 7:30 p.m.

Schumann Fantasiestucke for Piano Trio, Op. 88

Rachmaninoff Cinq Morceaux de Salon for solo piano Op 3

Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet Suite for violin and piano

Stravinsky Danse Russe for violin and piano

Chopin Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 8

Artists:

Trio Solisti- Maria Bachmann, violin, Alexis Gerlach, cello, Jon Klibonoff, piano

Adam Neiman, piano 

Concert # 2,  June 27 At Mai Home at 7:30 p.m.

Schumann: Fairy Tales for violin, viola, and piano

Faure: Quartet for piano and strings in G minor, Op.45

Shostakovich: Quintet for piano and strings, Op. 57

Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes for piano and strings

Artists:

Trio Solisti- Maria Bachmann, violin, Alexis Gerlach, cello, Jon Klibonoff, piano

Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Kathryn Lockwood, viola

Jesse Mills, violin

Adam Neiman, piano

Concert #3, June 30  at Mai Home at 7:30 p.m.

Schubert: Adagio & Rondo Concertante Quartet for piano and strings

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 2 in E minor 

Lyapunov: Quintet for piano and strings Op 63  

Artists:

Trio Solisti - Maria Bachmann, violin, Alexis Gerlach, cello, Jon Klibonoff, piano

Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Jesse Mills, violin

Adam Neiman, piano

Wendy Sutter, cello

Concert #4, July 3 at Palm Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven: Quartet for piano and strings in C major, WoO 36 No3 

Arensky : Piano Trio No 1 in D minor

Tchaikovsky : Souvenir de Florence, Sextet for Strings, Op 70

Artists:

Trio Solisti- Maria Bachmann, violin, Alexis Gerlach, cello, Jon Klibonoff, piano

David Harding, viola

Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Jesse Mills, violin

Wendy Sutter, cello 

Trio Solisti will be joined by guest artists: Adam Neiman, piano; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola (from Taiwan); Jesse Mills, violinWendy Sutter, cello (Seattle native); David Harding, viola (from Vancouver, Canada); Kathryn Lockwood, viola (from Australia).

To book a lodging package for Telluride Musicfest, call Telluride Central Reservations at 888.605.2578.

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