STEPHANIE JUTT AND JEFFREY SYKES - ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

2008 FESTIVAL CONCERTS

Fresh Horses

WEEK 1 June 13 – 15, 2008

SPECIAL GUEST COMPOSER KEVIN PUTS

Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Suzanne Beia, violin
Katrin Talbot, viola
Parry Karp, cello
Stephanie Jutt, flute
Doris Hall-Gulati, clarinet
Dane Richeson, percussion
Amy Schendel, trumpet
Timothy Jones, baritone

RITUAL PROTOCOL

Franz Schubert / arr. Theobald Boehm: “Gute Nacht” arr. for flute and piano
Kevin Puts: “Traveler” for flute, string trio and piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams: “Songs of Travel” for baritone and piano
Kevin Puts: “Ritual Protocol” for marimba and piano
Miguel del Aguila: “Seduction” for flute, clarinet and piano
John Mackey: “Breakdown Tango” for violin, cello, clarinet and piano

Friday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. – Mineral Point Opera House
Sunday, June 15, 2:30 p.m. – Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green

EINSTEIN ON MERCER STREET

Claude Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano
Henri Duparc: Songs for baritone and piano
Kevin Puts: “And Legions Will Rise” for clarinet, violin and marimba
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart :Violin Sonata in E Minor, K. 305, for violin and piano
Kevin Puts: “Einstein on Mercer Street” for baritone, violin, cello, piano, flute, clarinet and trumpet

Saturday, June 14, 7:30 p.m. – The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. – Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green


WEEK 2 June 20 – 22, 2008

Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Christopher Taylor, piano
Irina Muresanu, violin
Ara Gregorian, viola
Jean-Michel Fonteneau, cello
Stephanie Jutt, flute

SOUVENIRS

David Diamond: Quintet for flute, string trio and piano
David Baker: “Roots II” for violin, cello and piano
Paul Schoenfield: “Souvenirs” for flute and piano
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor Sponsors: Norma and Elliott Sober

Friday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. – Stoughton Opera House
Sunday, June 22, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. – Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green

SCARAMOUCHEONE NIGHT ONLY!

Darius Milhaud: “Scaramouche” for two pianos
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563, for violin, viola and cello
William Thomas McKinley: Romances for flute and piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2 for two pianos

Saturday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. – The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison


WEEK 3 June 27 – 29, 2008

SPECIAL GUEST COMPOSER AARON JAY KERNIS

Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Aaron Jay Kernis, piano
Axel Strauss, violin
Daria Adams, violin
Anja Strauss, soprano
David Harding, viola
Joseph Johnson, cello
Stephanie Jutt, flute
David Tanenbaum, guitar
John DeMain, narrator

100 GREATEST DANCE HITS

Claude Debussy:“Fêtes galantes pour Mme. Vasnier”for soprano and piano
Franz Schubert :Quartet for flute, guitar, viola and cello
George Gershwin, arr. Jascha Heifetz: Arrangements from “Porgy and Bess” for violin and piano
Aaron Jay Kernis: “100 Greatest Dance Hits” for guitar and string quartet

Friday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. – Stoughton Opera House
[SOLD OUT] Sunday, June 29, 2:30 p.m. – Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green

THE FOUR SEASONS OF FUTURIST CUISINE

C.P.E. Bach: Quartet in A Minor for flute, viola, cello and piano
Aaron Jay Kernis: “Two Awakenings and a Double Lullaby” for soprano, violin, guitar and piano
Georg Frideric Handel: Flute Sonata in B Minor, HWV 367, for flute and guitar
Aaron Jay Kernis: “The Four Seasons of Futurist Cuisine” for piano, violin, cello and narrator

Saturday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. – The Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison
Sunday, June 29, 7:30 p.m. – Hillside Theater, Taliesin, Spring Green

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)