Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival hosts soiree, concert in Dillon for 18th season |

Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival hosts soiree, concert in Dillon for 18th season

Guitarist Daniel Lippel.
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What: Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival soiree

When: Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Where: Private home in Silverthorne

What: Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival concert

When: Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Where: Lord of the Mountains Church in Dillon

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Summit County welcomes the return of the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival for its 18th season. Each season, Alpenglow has grown, both in its musical offerings and in the size of the audiences. Under the artistic directorship of Rieko Aizawa and Jesse Mills, the repertoire has expanded from the familiar chamber format of piano and string instruments to include voice, flute and marimba in the last few years. This year, in addition to piano, strings, voice and flute, the artistic directors have included guitar and horn (sometimes called a French horn).

SOIREE in silverthorne

The second soiree of the festival will be on Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at a private home in Silverthorne. For this soiree, the musicians will be Aizawa, piana, Mills, violin, Raman Ramakrishnan on the cello, Bart Feller on flute, and Daniel Lippel on guitar, and the music will span the Classical Era through the 21st Century. As with the first soiree, guests will be treated to a champagne reception, and light refreshments and wine after the performance. Tickets for the soiree are $75 and seating is limited. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 6:45 p.m., and directions to the private home will be included with the ticket purchase.


Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon will be the site of the second public concert with Aizawa, Mills, Ramakrishnan, Feller and Lippel, on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Lippel will perform his own composition, Mango Sketches for solo guitar, as part of the concert program, which will also include music by Haydn, Beethoven, Paganini, Dutilleux, Takemitsu, and Lennon-McCartney. Tickets for the concert are $20 for regular admission, $10 for seniors, and students are free. Visit for more information.


Ramakrishnan is a childhood friend of Mills, and along with Aizawa, the three make up the Horszowski Trio. The trio has performed across the United States, India, Japan and Hong Kong, and records for Bridge Records. For 11 seasons, he was a founding member of the Daedalus Quartet, with whom he performed around the world. Ramakrishnan is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, and is on the faculties of Columbia University and the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

Feller was enthusiastically received in 2014 for his first year with Alpenglow Chamber Music Festivals. He is principal flute of the New Jersey Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Bargemusic and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Among the summer festivals he has participated in are the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, OK Mozart International Festival, Colorado College Chamber Music Festival, Napa Valley Chamber Music Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He has released three CDs, “Elysian Fields,” “20th-Century Duos,” and “Mozart Flute Quartets.”

Lippel enjoys a diverse career that ranges through solo and chamber music performances, innovative commissioning and recording projects, and performances in diverse contexts. He has premiered more than 50 new solo and chamber works, many written for him, recording several on the independent label he co-founded and directs, New Focus Recordings. Lippel has been the guitarist for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2005, and new music quartet Flexible Music since 2003.

As a chamber musician, Lippel has performed at the Macau Music Festival (China), Teatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brasil), Sibelius Academy (Finland), Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne, Germany), and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and has been a guest with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York New Music Ensemble, Either/Or Ensemble, Argento Ensemble, Metropolis Ensemble, counter (induction, Red Light New Music, and the Monadnock, Cooperstown, and Manchester Music Festivals

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