2017 Schedule

Without music, life is a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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Things you need to know before you go!
No dogs in grass pass area or the Festival Tent.
Outside alcohol and food is allowed in the grass pass area, however, NO outside alcohol is allowed in the Festival Tent. 
Use of photographic, recording or video equipment is prohibited.
Remember to please turn off all electronic devices during the programs.
Latecomers will be seated at the first break of the program.

Monday, July 10th
BENEFIT EVENT
7:00 PM
$75

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place,
Durango

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Chocolate Indulgence
Tessa Lark, violin
Eun-Hee Park, piano

Enjoy views of Twilight Peaks while sampling a variety of handcrafted and artisan desserts. Animas Chocolate Company and the Ore House restaurant will create numerous “duets” that pair handcrafted chocolate desserts with a specialty cocktail, beer,or wine as a prelude to a magical musical evening.

Winner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition, Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of her time. Her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and captivating interpretations provide a memorable performance.




Wednesday, July 12th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

First United Methodist Church
2917 Aspen Drive,
Durango
CATHARSIS

Thursday, July 13th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

St. Columba Catholic Church
1800 East 2nd Avenue
Durango

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ANGEL’S TREAD
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor and viola

Liang-Ping How, Emmanuelle Boisvert, William Hunt, Sho-Mei Pelletier, Aleksandr Snytkin, Oleg Sulgya, Chloé Trevor, Valerie Turner, violin; Dmitry Kustanovich, Leslie Shank, viola; Jan Simiz, Christopher French, Sarah Lewis, cello; Dwight Shambley, bass; Russell Campbell, trumpet;  Linda Mack Berven, harpsichord

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Friday, July 14th
WORLD CONCERT
7:00 PM
$52 / $42

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place,
Durango

 

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EILEEN IVERS 
Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. She’s been called “a sensation” by Billboard magazine, a “virtuoso” by the Irish Times and “the future of the Celtic fiddle” by The Washington Post.

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Saturday, July 15th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place,
Durango

 

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FIRST CHAIR
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Wendy Warner, cello

Sunday, July 16th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

 
PARADISE RUN
Thomas Heuser, guest conductor
Inna Faliks, piano

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Monday, July 17th
CONSERVATORY STUDENTS
7:00 PM
$25

Roshong Hall,
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango
CONCERTO COMPETITION
Student finalists in the Conservatory Concerto Competition audition in front of a live audience for the opportunity to solo with the Festival Orchestra. Come and vote for your favorite!

Tuesday, July 18th
CONSERVATORY STUDENTS
7:00 PM
$22

Roshong Hall,
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango
CONSERVATORY CHAMBER HONORS RECITAL I
Featuring the talented students of the Conservatory at the midpoint of their time in Durango, this concert will include various chamber music works for strings, woodwinds, brass, and piano.

Wednesday, July 19th

CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$50

Cascade Village Event Center
50827 Hwy 550 North 
1 Mile North Of Purgatory Resort

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CASCADE STYLE
Elmar Oliveira, violin

This concert includes a complimentary glass of wine.

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Thursday, July 20th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

First United Methodist Church
2917 Aspen Drive
Durango
NIRVANA
DUBOIS: Quatour en la mineur pour piano, violon, alto, et violoncelle
Matt Lammers, violin; M. Brent Williams, viola; Elizabeth White, cello; Eun-Hee Park, piano

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Friday, July 21st
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$150

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

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THE GLAMOROUS LIFE
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
Gregory Hustis, conductor

Enjoy a multi-course dinner with wine plus live &
silent auctions, all followed by a Pops orchestra
concert celebrating the music of Broadway.

Hear favorites such as
Jewel Song/ I Feel Pretty (Gounod/Bernstein)
To Keep My Love Alive (Rodgers & Hart)
Isn’t it a Pity (Gershwin)
Glamorous Life (Sondheim)
All I Ask of You (Webber)
Broadway Baby (Sondheim)


Saturday, July 22nd
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

 
PANDEMONIUM
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
David Korevaar, piano

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Sunday, July 23rd
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56 / $46

Community Concert Hall,
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango

 
LEGENDS
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Elmar Oliveira, violin

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Monday, July 24th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

First United Methodist Church
2917 Aspen Drive
Durango
SWITCHBACK
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Tuesday, July 25th
DINNER & FAMILY CONCERT
5:30 PM
$5

Community Concert Hall,
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango

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Tubby the Tuba and Peewee the Piccolo
Enjoy a picnic dinner prior to this Festival Orchestra concert designed for children and
families!

“Tubby” is the indelible story of a lonely, hapless little tuba who wanted his own melody but was assigned to limit himself forever to “oompah, oompah.”

“Peewee” tells the story of a happy little piccolo who has a great life with many solos in the orchestra. One day, he suddenly loses his solo before the concert and must set off on an adventure to find it.

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Thursday, July 27th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

Sunflower Theatre
8 East Main Street
Cortez

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PATH TO PEACE
Jinjoo Cho, violin
Cézanne Quartet:  Matt Lammers, Lauren Densinger, violin; Steven Juarez, viola; Elizabeth White, cello
Chloe Trevor, violin
Sara Kienle, viola
Sarah Lewis, cello


Friday, July 28th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

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 WALT DEAR AND FAMILY
JAZZ JUBILEE
Byron Stripling, conductor and trumpet

Enjoy a musical celebration of JAZZ with the full Festival Orchestra performing hits such as Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Meditacao (Meditation), Maple Leaf Rag, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Sweet Georgia Brown, Black Bottom Stomp, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Got My Mojo Working, What a Wonderful World, and When the Saints Go Marchin’ In.


Saturday, July 29th
CONSERVATORY STUDENTS
2:00 PM
$22

Roshong Hall,
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango
CONSERVATORY CHAMBER HONORS RECITAL II
This performance will be the culmination of the Conservatory students’ summer experiences here and will showcase chamber music works for strings, woodwinds, brass, and piano.

Saturday, July 29th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

 
BLACK DIAMOND
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor

Concerto TBD: Conservatory Concerto
Competition Winner

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Sunday, July 30th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

 
THE SUMMIT
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Richard White, tuba
Shannon Lee, violin

     

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