2007 Festival Concert

Sweet Sixteen

Week 1 ~ June 8 –10, 2007

This week’s artists:
Violins: Guillermo Figueroa, Suzanne Beia
Viola: Ara Gregorian
Cello: Parry Karp
Baritone: Timothy Jones
Piano: Jeffrey Sykes
Flute: Stephanie Jutt

“C’mon Baby, Light My Fire”

Ned Rorem: “Bright Music” for flute, 2 violins, cello, and piano
Robert Schumann: “Dichterliebe” (“A poet’s love”) for baritone and piano
Louis Vierne: Piano Quintet

Stoughton Opera House
Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green
Sunday, June 10, 2:30 p.m.

“Rebel with a Cause”

Johannes Brahms: “Frei aber einsam” (“Free but lonely”) Scherzo for violin and piano
Ludwig van Beethoven: “An die ferne Geliebte” (“To the distant beloved”) for baritone and piano
Ian Krause: “Tientos” for flute and string trio
Ernst Bloch: Piano Quintet no. 1

The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green
Sunday, June 10, 7:30 p.m.

Week 2 ~ June 15 –17, 2007

This week’s artists:
Violin: Katarzyna Bryla
Viola: Dave Harding
Cello: Parry Karp
Percussion: Dane Richeson
Piano: Jeffrey Sykes, Randall Hodgkinson
Flute: Stephanie Jutt

“You Give Me Fever”

Franz Schubert: “Lebensstürme” (“The storms of life”) for piano 4-hands
Gareth Farr: “Kembang Suling” for flute and percussion
Johannes Brahms: Sonata in E minor for cello and piano
Chen Yi: “Qi” for flute, cello, piano, and percussion
Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet

Mineral Point Opera House
Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green
Sunday, June 17, 2:30 p.m.

“The Heat is On”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major
Ricardo Lorenz: “Piedra en la piedra” (“Stone against stone”) for flute and percussion
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane for violin and piano
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major

The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green
Sunday, June 17, 7:30 p.m.

Week 3 ~ June 22 –24, 2007

This week’s artists:
Violins: Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, William Polk, Suzanne Beia, Daria Adams
Violas: Kerri Ryan, Katrin Talbot
Cellos: Anthony Ross, Joseph Johnson
Bass: Fred Bretschger
Piano: Jeffrey Sykes, Vincent Fuh
Flute: Stephanie Jutt
Clarinet: Doris Hall-Gulati
Bassoon: Cynthia Cameron- Fix

“Dirty Dancing”

Osvaldo Golijov: “Last Round” for string nonet
Miguel del Aguila: “Charango capriccioso” for piano 4-hands, string quartet, and cello
Aaron Copland: “Appalachian Spring” for string nonet, flute, clarinet, bassoon, and piano
Osvaldo Golijov: “Lullaby and Doina” for flute, clarinet, string trio, and bass
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet for strings

Stoughton Opera House
Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m.

The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green
Sunday, June 24, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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)

Bass-Baritone TIMOTHY JONES has performed in opera houses and with symphony orchestras in the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, and the Czech Republic. He has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and the Jacksonville Symphony. In opera houses he has performed leading roles in The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale, La Bohème, Falstaff, Macbeth, and La Traviata. He has been a frequent guest with the Victoria Bach Festival, New Texas Festival, Round Top Music Festival, Ars Lyrica Houston, Cactus Pear Music Festival, and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. As a committed performer of contemporary music, Mr. Jones has commissioned and premiered many compositions by leading composers of our time. He lives in Houston, where he serves on the faculty of the University of Houston. (Website)