Cocktails with the Conductor

Saturday, April 6th, 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 2019 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.

Live auction features six very special musician ensemble packages:

PACKAGE ONE: Brahms Trio
Emmanuelle Boisvert, violin
Gregory Hustis, French horn
Tomoko Kanamaru, piano

This powerhouse trio will wow you and your guests this summer with the Brahms Horn Trio and more. Boisvert, Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra concertmaster, is the associate concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony. Hustis, Music in the Mountains artistic director, was the principal horn player with the Dallas Symphony. As a versatile recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist, Japanese pianist Kanamaru has garnered the respect of musicians and the
acclaim of critics.
Available Dates: ONE DATE ONLY, July 24

   

   

PACKAGE TWO: Russian Riot
Erin Schreiber, violin
Oleg Sulyga, violin
Dmitry Kustanovich, viola

Entertain your guests this summer with this dynamic and charismatic Russian trio of festival favorites! These charming musicians have impressed festival-goers for many years. Witnessing the interplay and exchange between these musicians in an intimate chamber setting will be the event of a lifetime. Schreiber is a violinist and assistant concertmaster with the St. Louis Symphony. Sulyga is a violinist with the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. Kustanovich is a violist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Available Dates: July 11, 18, 24, 25, 26

   

   

PACKAGE THREE: Musical Whimsy
Philip Kramp, viola
Sarah Frisof, flute
Ann 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 of Frisof, Kramp’s rich sounds, and harp melodies precisely plucked by Eisfeller’s deft hands. Certainly a remarkable evening for you and your guests.
Available Dates: July 11 or 18

   

   

PACKAGE FOUR: Heavenly String Quartet
Aaron Boyd, violin
Lauren Avery, violin
Leslie Shank, viola
Sarah Lewis, cello

As passionate musicians, this ensemble will explore the extensive quartet repertoire and present their own unique voice within the music. As a chamber musician, Boyd is a seasoned artist of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Avery has degrees from Vassar College and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Shank is an active soloist and chamber musician and was a member of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for 30 years. Lewis is in her 15th season with the Saint Paul chamber Orchestra.
Available Dates: July 24, 25, 26

   

   

PACKAGE FIVE: Fabulous Fabian!
Deborah Fabian, clarinet
Don Fabian, saxophone
Nick Fabian, vocal & keyboard

The Fabian Family is a musical delight! Deborah is concertmaster of the Dallas Wind Symphony and the principal clarinet of the Plano Symphony Orchestra. Don is principal saxophone and soloist with “America’s Premiere Wind Band,” the Dallas Wind Symphony. Their son, Nick, is an talented singer-songwriter and just received a ‘golden ticket’ on this season’s show, American Idol to continue competing!
Available Dates: July 11, 18, 24, 25, 26 (subject to change)

   

   

PACKAGE SIX: Latta & Mac Jazz Duo
Chad MacClusky, guitar & bass
Jonathan Latta, percussion

Jonathan Latta joins forces with Chad MacCluskey for a funky and lively evening you won’t want to miss! Former Fort Lewis College music professor, Latta is returning to the Festival Orchestra this summer from California where he is Assistant Dean at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. MacCluskey is a Durango resident musician and teacher, often found
performing at local hotspots.
Available Dates: ONE DATE ONLY, July 11

   

   
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