Festival

March 12–19, 2017

When you love music, the opportunity to experience all a genre offers within a short period is significant and memorable. The juxtaposition of well-known pieces and faces with unexplored compositions and musicians forges connections you did not know existed and leaves you feeling elevated.

The 24th Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival demonstrates the power and drama of chamber music. Artistic Director Peter Rejto presents a thoughtful series of concerts over the course of a week, a program that reveals the full range of the skill and artistry of world-class musicians. Open rehearsals, a youth concert, master classes, and a gala dinner and concert offer rare opportunities to go behind the scenes.

Festival Gala Dinner & Concert

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00 pm
Location: The Arizona Inn
Ticket includes: Gala dinner and concert
Cocktails and open wine bar 7:00 pm
Performance 8:00 pm

Festival Concerts


SUNDAY,
MARCH 12, 2017

3:00 PM at Leo Rich Theater


Mozart
Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
JANÁČEK
String Quartet No. 2, “Intimate Letters”
Dutilleux
Sarabande et Cortege for Bassoon & Piano
FAURÉ
Piano Quartet No. 1 in C Minor Op. 15

Performed by:

Piers Lane, Nicholas Daniel, Charles Neidich, William Purvis, Benjamin Kamins, Jupiter Quartet, Bernadette Harvey, Axel Strauss, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Clive Greensmith

TUESDAY,
MARCH 14, 2017

7:30 PM at Leo Rich Theater


Lutoslawski
Dance Preludes
Brahms
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60
Villa-Lobos
Quintet in Choros Form
Beethoven
String Quartet No.12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127

Performed by:

Charles Neidich, Bernadette Harvey, Axel Strauss, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Clive Greensmith, Piers Lane, Carol Wincenc, Nicholas Daniel, William Purvis, Benjamin Kamins, Jupiter Quartet

WEDNESDAY,
MARCH 15, 2017

7:30 PM at Leo Rich Theater


Turina
Piano Quartet in A minor Op. 67
THUILLE
Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 6
Mozart
Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
BRIDGE
Piano Quintet in D Minor

Performed by:

Bernadette Harvey, Axel Strauss, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Clive Greensmith, Carol Wincenc, Nicholas Daniel, Charles Neidich, William Purvis, Benjamin Kamins, Piers Lane, Jupiter Quartet

FRIDAY,
MARCH 17, 2017

7:30 PM at Leo Rich Theater


Schumann
String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41 No. 3
TYMOCZKO
Dectet for Winds, Strings, & Piano (World Premiere)
COPLAND
Duo for Flute & Piano
Schubert
Quintet for Piano & Strings "Trout" Op. 114

Performed by:

Jupiter Quartet, Axel Strauss, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Clive Greensmith, Philip Alejo, Carol Wincenc, Nicholas Daniel, Charles Neidich, William Purvis, Benjamin Kamins, Piers Lane, Bernadette Harvey

SUNDAY,
MARCH 19, 2017

3:00 PM at Leo Rich Theater


POULENC
Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 100
JALBERT
Quintet for Piano & String Quartet (World Premiere)
Schubert
Octet in F Major, D. 803

Performed by:

Carol Wincenc, Nicholas Daniel, Charles Neidich, William Purvis, Benjamin Kamins, Piers Lane, Bernadette Harvey, Jupiter Quartet, Axel Strauss, Megan Freivogel, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Clive Greensmith, Philip Alejo

Other Festival Events


Youth Concert

Thursday, March 16, 10:30 am
Leo Rich Theater 

Performance of excerpts from prior concerts with commentary by Festival musicians, for students at local schools. By invitation.

Open Dress Rehearsals

9:00 – 12 noon
Leo Rich Theater 

Tuesday, March 14
Wednesday, March 15
Friday, March 17
Sunday, March 19

Dress rehearsals are free for ticket holders. For non ticket holders, a donation is requested.

Master Class for Flute

Saturday, March 18, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater 

Carol Wincenc
Featuring students of Professor Brian Luce of the University of Arizona, Fred Fox School of Music. Attendance at the master classes is free and open to the public.

Master Class for Piano

Saturday, March 18, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Leo Rich Theater 

Piers Lane
Featuring students of Professors Tannis Gibson, John Milbauer, and Rex Woods, of the University of Arizona, Fred Fox School of Music. Attendance at the master classes is free and open to the public.

Recorded Broadcast

Sunday, March 19,
 

If you miss a Festival concert or want to hear one again, Classical KUAT-FM will broadcast recorded performances on 90.5/89.7 FM. Festival performances are often featured in the station’s Musical Calendar.

See radio.azpm.org/classical

Festival Performers

Piers Lane,
piano


Nicholas Daniel,
oboe


Charles Neidich,
clarinet


William Purvis,
horn


Benjamin Kamins,
bassoon


Jupiter Quartet


Bernadette Harvey,
piano


Axel Strauss,
violin


Nokuthula Ngwenyama,
viola


Clive Greensmith,
Cello


Carol Wincenc,
flute


Philip Alejo,
bass


Megan Freivogel,
violin


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