Breckenridge Music Festival presents ‘Romance of Piano and Strings’
IF YOU GO
What: “Romance of Piano and Strings,” presented by the Breckenridge Music Festival
When: Friday, April 1; doors open at 6 p.m. for a viewing of artwork, concert begins at 7 p.m.
Where: Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge
Program: FAURÉ: Sicilienne, op. 78; FAURÉ: Après un rêve, No. 1, op. 7; FAURÉ: Piano Trio in D Minor, op. 120; BRAHMS: Piano Trio in C Major, op. 87
Cost: $25; call (970) 453-9142 or go to breckenridgemusicfestival.com
Breckenridge Music Festival (BMF) presents “Romance of Piano and Strings” with artistic partner Michael Linville at the piano, joined by two Summer Festival Orchestra musicians, Hugh Palmer, violin, and Alex Greenbaum, cello. The ensemble will perform the great trios of Gabriel Fauré and Johannes Brahms. The program is Friday, April 1, with doors opening at 6 p.m.; the concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium at the Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge.
“The Brahms trio is unusual in that, apart from the slow movement, it is one of his sunniest pieces of chamber music,” Linville said in a statement. “The Fauré piece is the composer’s penultimate composition and though it wasn’t written until 1922, it has a decidedly classical sensibility, akin to the late works of Beethoven.”
Named artistic partner of chamber music for the Breckenridge Music Festival’s 2016 summer season, Linville leads a rich and varied professional life as a pianist, percussionist, harpist, conductor, arranger and educator.
“As the BMF continues in the direction of an artistic partner leadership model, musicians such as Linville will elevate the quality of each unique concert experience and showcase our multifaceted Festival Orchestra’s exceptional versatility,” said executive director Tamara Nuzzaci Park, in a statement.
As the associate dean for chamber music at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Linville curates three different concert series as part of the Symphony’s season, programming repertoire and coaching its Fellows. As a concert pianist, he has performed with New World Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the BMF and regional orchestras around the U.S. An avid skier, he enjoys spending as many winter days as he can on the slopes of Breckenridge.
Come early to the event at 6 p.m. before the concert to enjoy light refreshments, a cash bar and a special viewing of artwork submitted to the Bach, Beethoven and Breckenridge poster competition. The BMF has enjoyed more than two decades of collaboration with regional visual artists through this poster competition. These posters can be found throughout Summit County in places such as the Riverwalk Center, Welcome Center, hotel lobbies, business offices and rental homes.
BMF marketing and patron engagement associate Karlie McLaughlin describes this year’s collection of submissions as “an eclectic mix of colorful Breckenridge portrayals, many of which artfully combine both themes of music and mountains.”
Event attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite poster submission. This year, two winners will be selected, each appearing on a poster, notecards, and other festival merchandise sold throughout the season. The winning submissions will also be exhibited at select 2016 Summer Festival performances, which will take place at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge during July and August.
For ticket reservations and further information, call (970) 453-9142 or visit breckenridgemusicfestival.com.
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