CC Summer Happenings: Festival Artists Concert Schedule

Colorado College will once again host the Festival Artists Concert during the third and fourth weeks of June as a part of their Summer Music Festival program. The music festival features works by a variety of artists played by the 52 pre-professionals accepted into the twenty day Summer Music Festival program, CC faculty and festival fellows as well as associated lectures and recitals. Events will be streamed live on the Colorado College website. The entire listing of events and descriptions can be found here.

 

Festival Artists Concert Week 1

 

Thursday, June 11

Pre-lecture by Colorado College Music Professor Michael Grace about the works to be performed in the Festival Artist Concert. He will talk about Vincent D’Indy, Francis Poulenc, Paul Bowles, and Cesar Franck. 6:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

Concert featuring CC faculty members Kevin Cobb, trumpet, and Stewart Rose, horn, visiting faculty artist Orion Wess, piano, and others. The artists will be playing works by Vincent D’Indy, Paul Bowles, and Cesar Franck, primarily featuring wind, horns and piano quintet (with strings). 7:30 p.m., Packard Hall. Tickets available at the Worner desk or TicketWest.com, free for CC students, $25 for CC Faculty & staff, $5 for other students, $30 general admission.

 

Sunday, June 14

Afternoon concert by Scott Yoo, violin, Stefan Hersh, violin, Virginia Barron, viola, and Susan Cahill, bass. The concert will feature works by Carl Nielsen, Eduard Lassen, and Max Bruch in addition to the Piano Quartet in E-flat Major by Mozart. In addition, the faculty will be joined by the festival fellows for a performance of String Octet in B-flat Major by Max Bruch. 3 p.m., Packard Hall. Tickets available at the Worner desk or TicketWest.com, free for CC students, $25 for CC Faculty & staff, $5 for other students, $30 general admission.

 

Monday, June 15

Music at Midday: CC Summer Music Festival fellows, selected by the festival artists from a group of the best pre-professional musicians around the country and the world, will perform selections from favorite composers and contemporary pieces. 12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

 

Tuesday, June 16

Concert pre-lecture by Colorado College Music Professor Michael Grace about the performance following the lecture. 6:15 p.m., Screening Room in Edith Kinnely Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, free.

Concert featuring the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra. The orchestra, a group of festival fellows conducted by Scott Woo, will perform Serenade by Richard Strauss, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta by Bela Bartok, and Stymphony No.1 in C minor by Johannes Brahms. 7:30 p.m., Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinnely Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center. Tickets available at the Worner desk or TicketWest.com, free for CC students, $20 for CC Faculty & staff, $5 for other students, $25 general admission.

 

Wednesday, June 17

Music at Midday. 12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

 

Thursday, June 18

Children’s Orchestra Concert: Performance by the festival orchestra, Conductor Scott Yoo, general manager of KCME, George Preston. The collaboration will perform “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev, with the strings as Peter, the French horns as the wolf, and narration by Preston. 11 a.m. Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinnely Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center.Tickets available at Worner desk or TicketsWest.com. Tickets free for CC faculty and staff with a CC ID, for CC students and general admission. 

Pre-Concert Recital: Festival Artists Concert presents An Idyll for the Misbegotten by George Crumb, and Capricorn Concerto by Samuel Barber. Crumb’s piece will feature Elizabeth Mann, flute, John Kinzie, percussion, and three festival fellows on percussion. Barber’s piece will feature faculty artists, starting with composers from the United States and transitioning to composers from Europe. 6:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

Concert bringing audiences to Germany, Czechoslovakia and Austria through the works of Robert Schumann, Josef Suk and Ludwig Thuille. Faculty members will present chamber works such as the Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola and piano; Suk’s Piano Quintet in G minor; and a sextet wit piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. Jon Nakamatsu, piano, and Bil Jackson, clarinet, will also perform. 7:30 p.m. Packard Hall. Tickets available at the Worner desk or TicketWest.com, free for CC students, $25 for CC Faculty & staff, $5 for other students, $30 general admission.

 

Friday, June 19

Music at Midday. 12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

 

Festival Artists Concert Week 2

 

Monday, June 22

Music at Midday. 12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

 

Tuesday, June 23

Pre-concert lecture by Professor Michael Grace and Conductor Scott Yoo. 6:15 p.m., Packard Hall Room 9, free.

Concert by Summer Music Festival Faculty Artists performing works by Josh Rosenblum, Osvaldo Golijov, Ellen Zwlich, Alban Berg and distinguished bass faculty Susan Cahill. The first part will feature the contemporary composers: John Rojak as a lawyer accompanied by Elizabeth Mann on the flute, and Susan Cahill’s original piece, Blue Light. After intermission, festival fellows on wind instruments and Conductor Scott Yoo will perform Chamber Concerto by Alban Berg. 7:30 p.m. Packard Hall. Tickets available at the Worner desk or TicketWest.com, free for CC students, $25 for CC Faculty & staff, $5 for other students, $30 general admission.

 

Wednesday, June 24

Music at Midday. 12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

 

Friday, June 26

Music at Midday. 12:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

Pre-Concert Recital: “Meet the Composer” Series presents the faculty artists and composer John Novacet, piano, performing Sounding (2011) with Michelle Djokic, cello. 6:15 p.m., Packard Hall, free.

Concert faculty performing first, Favel (arranged by Mason Jones) and Rimskey-Korsakov, and second, Stravinksy’s Les Noces with the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble directed by Deborah Teske. 7:30 p.m. Packard Hall. Tickets available at the Worner desk or TicketWest.com, free for CC students, $25 for CC Faculty & staff, $5 for other students, $30 general admission.

 

Saturday, June 27

Pre-Concert Lecture by Professor Michael Grace and Conductor Scott Yoo. The lecture will highlight insights and information on Verdi, Brahms and Shostakovich. 6:15 p.m., Screening Room Edith Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, free.

Final Orchestra Concert of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival: Pre-professional artists selected by the Summer Music Festival faculty artists from around the world will perform Verdi, Brahms and Shostakovich. This evening will highlight the perfected orchestral work from the month-long Summer Music Festival. and feature opera (overture), concerto and symphony by keystone composers as interpreted by festival fellows. 7:30 p.m., Richard F. Celeste Theatre, Edith Kinnely Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center. Tickets available at the Worner desk or TicketWest.com, free for CC students, $20 for CC Faculty & staff, $5 for other students, $25 general admission.

 

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