The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Week 6

Pianists Cecile Licad and Victor Santiago Asuncion perform together with closing concerts including works by Haydn, Schumann, Glazunov, Brahms, Bartok, and Mozart.

Date August 9, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Author Braden Anderson

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Entertainment & Nightlife

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The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival brings its 2011 season to a close with two carefully crafted concerts on August 21 and 22.

The Sunday performance at The Lensic Performing Arts Center includes three works spanning approximately 98 years. Schumann’s Andante & Variations in B-Flat Major, with its unusual scoring for two pianos, two celli and horn, is performed by pianists Cecile Licad and Victor Santiago Asuncion and cellists Joseph Johnson and Nicholas Canellakis with Julie Landsman playing horn. This unique piece is sandwiched between two other equally intriguing works: Haydn’s lesser-known Piano Trio Sonata in A Major, HOB. XV: 18, performed by violinist William Preucil, cellist Eric Kim, and pianist Shai Wosner; and Glazunov’s lush String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39, performed by violinists Bella Hristova and Benny Kim, violist Michael Tree, and cellists Eric Kim and Mr. Canellakis.

Monday’s concert brings back clarinetist David Shifrin for a performance of Brahms’ “autumnal” Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114.  Performing with him are cellist Eric Kim and pianist Shai Wosner.  Ms. Licad and Mr. Asuncion share the stage again, joined by percussionists Jeffrey Milarsky and David Tolen, in Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, Sz. 110. The final piece of the season is Mozart’s melancholy String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516, played by violinists William Preucil and Benny Kim, violists Michael Tree and Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and cellist Eric Kim.

For more information on festival concerts and to purchase tickets, please call 505-982-1890 or visit the website at www.SantaFeChamberMusic.com. To purchase tickets in person, the Festival Ticket Office is located in the lobby of the New Mexico Museum of Art at 107 West Palace Ave. and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On days when concerts are scheduled the ticket office remains open until after intermission or until the start of the concert, if there is no intermission. Tickets are $65-$15 with a $10 ticket for full-time students with ID.

 

SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

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July 17 - August 22, 2011

(Schedule and artists subject to change.)

WEEK SIX

Sunday, August 21 at 6:00 PM

The Lensic Performing Arts Center

HAYDN Piano Trio Sonata in A Major, Hob. XV:18

   William Preucil, violin; Eric Kim, cello;

   Shai Wosner, piano

SCHUMANN Andante & Variations in B-flat Major

   Cecile Licad, piano; Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano;

   Joseph Johnson, cello; Nicholas Canellakis, cello;

   Julie Landsman, horn

GLAZUNOV String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39

   Bella Hristova, violin; Benny Kim, violin;

   Michael Tree, viola; Eric Kim, cello;

   Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Monday, August 22 at 6:00 PM

The Lensic Performing Arts Center

BRAHMS Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

   David Shifrin, clarinet; Eric Kim, cello;

   Shai Wosner, piano

BARTOK Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, Sz. 110

   Victor Santiago Asuncion, piano; Cecile Licad, piano;

   Jeffrey Milarsky, percussion; David Tolen, percussion

MOZART String Quintet No. 4 in G Minor, K. 516

   William Preucil, violin; Benny Kim, violin;

   Michael Tree, viola; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola;

   Eric Kim, cello


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival performances are nationally distributed by The WFMT Radio Network in a 13-week, hour-long radio series. Season 6 of this weekly broadcast series presents performances from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's 2010 season, recorded by Grammy-winning engineer, Matthew Snyder. Radio personality Kerry Frumkin hosts the series with commentary from Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival artistic director Marc Neikrug. The Festival is also broadcast in New Zealand and Israel.

CONTACT:  

Laura Grant, SFCMF National Publicist

978.208.0552; Laura@grant-communications.com

Julie Rodriguez, Associate Artistic Administrator

505.983.2075 ext. 112; Julie@sfcmf.org

 

 

All information compiled from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival website.

 

 

 

 

 

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