2019 Festival Schedule
Without music, life is a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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Things you need to know before you go!
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.

Saturday, July 6th
WORLD MUSIC CONCERT
6:00 PM
$20


Bayfield Performing Arts Center
800 County Road 501
Bayfield

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FY5
Colorado’s own FY5 proudly swim in the
deep currents of American music, playing
new songs, influenced by country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them. Featuring thoughtful arrangements, great singing and musicianship, the band strives to connect to listeners with stories of common struggles and big ideas.

With special guests ~ STILLHOUSE JUNKIES


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


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

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CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE
Enjoy the crisp mountain air and gorgeous views of the San Juan Mountains while indulging in a variety of 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 with another dynamic duo!

BOYD MEETS GIRL
Boyd Meets Girl pairs Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd with American cellist Laura Metcalf. The duo performs an eclectic and engaging range of repertoire, from Baroque through modern day, including many of their own arrangements. Both acclaimed soloists in their own right, Boyd has been described as “truly evocative” by The Washington Post, and as “a player who deserves to be heard” by Classical Guitar Magazine, while Metcalf, also a member of the ensembles Sybarite5 and Break of Reality, has been called “brilliant” by Gramophone.


Thursday, July 11th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42


Sunflower Theatre
8 East Main Street
Cortez

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S SMILE

Philippe Quint, violin
Marta Aznavoorian, piano

Who knew that the famous silent film actor was an amazing composer who wrote the soundtracks for many of his films?! Straight from the charismatic Philippe Quint’s recently released album, hear enchanting violin and piano arrangements of some of Chaplin’s most beautiful and well-known music: “Eternally” from Limelight, “Smile” from Modern Times, “Weeping Willows,” music from City Lights, and more!

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Friday, July 12th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46


Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango

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SWEEPING ROMANCE 
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin

MOZART: Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425, “Linz”
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Overture - Fantasy
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Philippe Quint, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425

Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky:  Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35

  

Saturday, July 13th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46


Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango

THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
Richard Kaufman, guest conductor

Hear well-known and beloved themes from many of your favorite movies such as Star Wars, Superman, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List and E.T., conducted by returning favorite, the incomparable Richard Kaufman.

“Love Theme” from Superman

“March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark

Theme from Schindler’s List

Far and Away

“Adventures on Earth” from ET

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Sunday, July 14th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56 / $46


Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango


TRIUMPHANT FLIGHT
JoAnn Falletta, guest conductor
Jay Ferree, Nathan Ukens, Matthew Wilson, and Sheryl Hadeka, horn

SUK: Fairy Tale (Pohádka), Op. 16
SCHUMANN: Konzertstück in F for Four Horns and Orchestra, Op. 86
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

Josef Suk: Fairy Tale (Pohádka), Op. 16

Robert Schumann: Konzertstück in F for Four Horns and Orchestra

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

 

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Tuesday, July 16th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42


St. Columba Catholic Church
1800 East 2nd Avenue
Durango



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SONIC GEMS
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor

Light refreshments will be served.

VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531
MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
J. S. BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV1048
PIAZZOLLA: Oblivion
PIAZZOLLA: Libertango

Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV 531

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Eine kleine Nachtmusic, K. 525

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048

Astor Piazzolla:  Oblivion

Astor Piazzolla:  Libertango

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Wednesday, July 17th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$5


Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango

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DINNER & FAMILY CONCERT
PADDINGTON BEAR’S FIRST CONCERT

Thomas Heuser, guest conductor

Enjoy a picnic dinner prior to this Festival Orchestra concert designed for children and their families!

Paddington Bear™ goes to the Community Concert Hall for his first concert and as expected - there’s chaos!

Enjoy this interactive and entertaining show that is an excellent introduction to classical music for children.


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Friday, July 19th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46


Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive

Durango

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 WALT DEAR AND FAMILY
ELLA, LOUIS & FRIENDS
Byron Stripling, conductor and trumpet
Carmen Bradford, vocalist

Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford’s chemistry lights up the stage as they take you on a journey through the most famous duets and solos recorded by two of jazz’s greatest legends.

George and Ira Gershwin:
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
“I Got Rhythm”
“Someone to Watch Over Me”

W.C Handy:  “Saint Louis Blues”

Saturday, July 20th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46

Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive

Durango

SYMPHONIC TREASURES
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Emmanuelle Boisvert, violin

SMETANA: Vltava (The Moldau), JB 1:112/2
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K. 219
Emmanuelle Boisvert, violin
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Bedřich Smetana:  Vltava (The Moldau)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Violin Concerto No. 5 in A. K. 219

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

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Sunday, July 21st
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56 / $46


Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango

WINGS OF DISCOVERY
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
Kyle Sherman, trumpet

MOZART: Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor
Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
Kyle Sherman, trumpet
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620

Dmitry Shostakovich:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35

Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

      

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Tuesday, July 23rd
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42


First United Methodist Church
2917 Aspen Drive
Durango

FORCE OF NATURE
Join us for two illustrious chamber music works performed by Guillermo Figueroa and his Festival Orchestra colleagues.

Light refreshments will be served.

BEETHOVEN: Septet in E-flat, Op. 20
FRANCK: Piano Quintet in F minor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Septet in E-flat, Op. 20

César Franck:  Piano Quintet in F minor

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Friday, July 26th
WORLD MUSIC CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42 / $32


Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango
EILEEN IVERS BAND
It is a rare and select grade of spectacular artists whose work is so boldly imaginative and clearly virtuosic that it alters the medium. It has been said that the task of respectfully exploring the traditions and progression of the Celtic fiddle is quite literally on Eileen Ivers’ shoulders. The Washington Post states, “She suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle.”

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Saturday, July 27th
BENEFIT CONCERT
5:30 PM
$150


Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center
14324 Hwy 172 North
Ignacio
FIRST LADIES OF SONG
POPS NIGHT BENEFIT DINNER & CONCERT
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Helen Welch, vocalist

Enjoy a multi-course dinner with wine plus live & silent auctions, all followed by a Pops Orchestra concert celebrating the music of the best female vocalists of all time.

Who can forget Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight,” Peggy Lee’s “Fever,” Billie Holiday’s “Them There Eyes,” or Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow”? Hear Helen Welch perform beloved standards by timeless divas ranging from Etta James to Adele.

Patsy Kline’s “Walkin’After Midnight”

Peggy Lee’s “Fever”

Judy Garland’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman”

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Sunday, July 28th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
5:30 PM
$56/$46


Community Concert Hall at
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive

Durango

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Carelle Flores, Drea Pressley, Andreas Tischauser, and Adrian Smith, soloists

Hear familiar selections from the most beloved moments in opera, including well-known orchestral overtures. A sampling includes the beautiful “Flower Duet” from Lakmé, the sultry “Seguidilla” from Carmen, “Musetta’s Waltz” from La bohème, the Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila, plus sparkling selections from operas by Mozart and Johann Strauss Jr. and the dramatic season finale: the quartet from Rigoletto.

Mikhail Glinka:  Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila

Georges Bizet:  Seguidilla, from Carmen

Camille Saint-Saëns:  Danse Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Léo Delibes:  “Flower Duet” from Lakmé

Giuseppe Verdi:  Bella figlia dell ‘amore”, from Rigoletto

Giacomo Puccini:  “Quando m’en vo’ ” (Musetta’s Waltz), from La bohème
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