Cocktails with the Conductor

Sunday, April 8th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sorrel Sky Gallery, $50 per person

We are proud to welcome you as we celebrate and unveil the upcoming 2018 festival concert programs and soloists.
Sip on a signature martini and the fantastic wine selection donated by Star Liquors. Mingle while discovering culinary delights
prepared by Hot Tomatoes Catering and take in Sorrel Sky’s beautiful ambiance on this spring evening.


The live auction will be conducted by Pat and Calvin Story of Treasure Auction and features six very special musician ensemble packages:

Russian Riot
Aleksandr Snytkin, violin   Oleg Sulyga, violin   Dmitry Kustanovich, viola

These charming musicians have impressed festival-goers for many years. Witness the interplay and exchange between these festival favorite musicians in an intimate chamber setting that will be the event of a lifetime! Snytkin is a violinist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Sulyga is a violinist with the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. Kustanovich is a violist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Available Dates: July 11, 14, or 18
Musical Whimsy
Sarah Frisof, flute   Phil Kramp, viola   Anne Eisfeller, harp

This skillful ensemble will enchant audiences at your event this summer with their harmonious wind and string performance. Hear the lovely flute trills from Frisof,Kramp’s rich sounds, and harp melodies precisely plucked by Eisfeller’s deft hands. Invite your friends for
a remarkable evening you’ll remember for seasons to come!
Available Dates: July 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, or 24

The Julius Quartet

The Julius Quartet is this year’s Music in the Mountains Chamber Ensemble-in-Residence. As passionate chamber musicians, the quartet strives to not only explore the extensive quartet repertoire, but also to present their unique voice within the music. Recognized for their high level of artistry, the group was awarded 1st prize at the first annual MA-ASTA String Quartet/Quintet Competition by unanimous vote, and was nominated for the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur Foote Award. Do not miss your opportunity
to showcase these award winners at your summer soiree!
Available Dates: July 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 27, 28, or 29

Ornate 88
Aviram reichert, piano

This long-time festival-favorite will take your breath away with his charm, charisma, and talent. Be the one to bring the power and finesse of this international virtuoso into your home for you and your friends and family. Acclaimed for his deeply intelligent interpretations, phenomenal technique, and ravishing tone, Reichert won the Bronze Medal at the 10th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997, after having won several major competitions in the Far East, France, and Germany. Today, Reichert is a frequent soloist with the leading orchestras in his native country, Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic, Haifa Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra, and the Jerusalem Symphony.
Available Date: July 12

String Trio

Lauren Avery Heuser, violin   M. Brent Williams, viola   Sarah Lewis, cello

This trio will skillfully use their instrument’s strings to capture your hearts! Lauren Avery Heuser has degrees from Vassar College and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. M. Brent Williams is Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Fort Lewis College and a dedicated chamber musician and collaborator. Sarah Lewis has been a member of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 1998 and holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and the Juilliard School.
Available Dates: July 11, 14, 16, 17, or 24

Brass Quintet

Stephen Dunn, trumpet   Russell Campbell, trumpet   Nathan Ukens, horn   Byron Herrington, trombone   Richard White, tuba

Joining forces to create a memorable experience for all; delight your guests at your outdoor party this summer with the upbeat brass sounds of this quintet! Ukens is acting Principal horn of the Santa Fe Symphony. Campbell joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2004 as Associate Principal trumpet and is Principal trumpet at Music in the Mountains. Dunn is assistant professor of trumpet at Northern Arizona University, where he joined the faculty in 2005. Herrington is Second Trombone of the New Mexico Philharmonic and has been a member of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra trombone section since 1981. White is currently in his fifth season as Principal Tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic. He also teaches at the University of New Mexico, where he is Associate Professor of tuba/euphonium, and Associate Director of the Spirit Marching Band.
Available Dates: July 11, 14, 16, 17, or 18