STEPHANIE JUTT AND JEFFREY SYKES - ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

2006 Festival Concerts

Aural Fixation

Week 1 ~ June 9–11, 2006
Two programs ~ Concerts in Madison, Stoughton, and Spring Green

This week’s artists:
Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, violin
Joseph Johnson, cello
Timothy Jones, baritone
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Stephanie Jutt, flute

“The Young and the Restless”
Passionate, tumultuous works from the composers’ early years.

Camille Saint-Saëns and André Caplet: “Une flute invisible” for flute, piano, and bartitone
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for flute, violin, and piano, arr. Robert Stallman
Antonin Dvorak: “Gypsy Songs” for baritone and piano
James Balentine: Spirituals for baritone and cello
Johannes Brahms: Trio in B major for violin, cello, and piano

Stoughton Opera House
Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin
Spring Green
Sunday, June 11, 2:30 p.m.

“Desperate Housewives”
They were sisters, wives, mothers…and composers desperate to be heard.

Jennifer Higdon: “Autumn Reflection” for flute and piano
Lili Boulanger: “D’un matin du printemps” for flute and piano
Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Selected songs for baritone and piano
Louise Farrenc: Trio for flute, cello, and piano
Amy Beach: Romance for violin and piano
Rebecca Clarke: Trio for violin, cello, and piano

The Playhouse, Overture Center
Madison
Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin
Spring Green
Sunday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.


Week 2 ~ June 16–18, 2006
Two programs ~ Concerts in Madison, Mineral Point, and Spring Green

This week’s artists:
Heidi Krutzen, harp
Caroline Helton, soprano
Daria Adams, violin
David Harding, viola
Parry Karp, cello
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Stephanie Jutt, flute

“The Guiding Light”
Saint-Saens taught Fauré, who in turn taught Ravel.

Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantasy for violin and harp
Maurice Ravel: “Chansons madecasses” for soprano, flute, cello, and piano
Maurice Ravel: Sonatina for flute, viola, and harp, arr. Carlos Salzedo
Gabriel Fauré: Piano quartet in G minor

Mineral Point Opera House
Friday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin
Spring Green
Sunday, June 18, 2:30 p.m.

“The Bold and the Beautiful”
Brightly colored music of exotic landscapes.

Joseph Schwantner: “Wild Angels of the Open Hills” for soprano, flute, and harp
Eduardo Gamboa: “Transparencias” for flute and string trio
Antonin Dvorak: Piano quartet in E-flat major

The Playhouse, Overture Center
Madison
Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin
Spring Green
Sunday, June 18, 7:30 p.m.


Week 3 ~ June 23–25, 2006
Concerts in Madison, Stoughton, and Spring Green

“As the World Turns”
Well-seasoned masterpieces from the Italian Baroque to Argentina’s “Tango Nuevo” and back.

Antonio Vivaldi: “The Four Seasons” for solo violin, strings and continuo
Astor Piazzolla: “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” for solo violin and strings
Dan Paget: “100 Roses: Seven Neapolitan Serenades and Dances” for solo flute, percussion, mandolin, and strings

Stoughton Opera House
Friday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Playhouse, Overture Center
Madison
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin
Spring Green
Sunday, June 25, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Suzanne Beia, solo violin
Samantha George, solo violin
Axel Strauss, solo violin
William Polk, violin
Leanne Kelso League, violin
Kerri Ryan, viola
Katrin Talbot, viola
Anthony Ross, cello
Beth Rapier, cello
Fred Bretschger, double bass
Ross Gilliland, double bass
Doug Brown, mandolin
Dane Richeson, percussion
Jeffrey Sykes, harpsichord
Stephanie Jutt, flute

Violinist Paran Amirinazari, an avid chamber musician, is a founding member and artistic drector of the Willy Street Chamber Players. She is a former member of the Hunt String Quartet and has recently earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, cellist TRACE JOHNSON received his Bachelor of Music in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2012 and was recently awarded his Master of Music degree at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. As the first place winner in the conservatory's annual concerto competition, he performed the Brahms Double Concerto with the Lynn Philharmonia in 2014. Later that fall, he won first prize in the 2014 Lyric Chamber Society of New York's chamber competition, and in 2016 he performed in a New York debut concert with fellow Lynn Conservatory musicians at the Kosciuszko Foundation. For the past two summers, Mr. Johnson has appeared in both orchestral and chamber ensembles as a fellow with the Atlantic Music Festival. He has also participated in other summer festivals including the Meadowmount School of Music, Orford Centre d'Arts, and Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Mr. Johnson is currently working in a variety of performing ensembles in South Florida and is a section cellist with the Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale. Mr. Johnson is a member of the BDDS Dynamite Factory, a program featuring young artists. (Website)