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Mihae Lee, Piano has been charming international audiences in solo recitals and chamber music concerts with poetic lyricism and scintillating virtuosity. The Boston Globe says she is “simply dazzling.” Ms. Lee is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and is a founding member of the Triton Horn Trio with violinist Ani Kavafian and hornist William Purvis. She regularly performs in major international venues and chamber music festivals and has premiered and recorded works by such composers as Gunther Schuller, Ned Rorem, and Paul Lansky, among others. A first-prize winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, Ms. Lee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and her artist diploma from the New England Conservatory, studying with Martin Canin and Russell Sherman. She is the Artistic Director of the Essex Winter Series in Connecticut and has released recordings on the Bridge, Etcetera, EDI, Northeastern, and BCM labels.

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New York Woodwind Quintet members performing here include include Marc Goldberg, Bassoon; William Purvis, Horn; and Stephen Taylor, Oboe. For almost 60 seasons, the New York Woodwind Quintet has maintained an active international performance schedule while also teaching the next generation of woodwind performers. Current members of the ensemble are all internationally recognized performers and teachers, continuing the Quintet’s 15-year residency at The Juilliard School, where they present eight seminars each year for student woodwind quintets, teach individual students, and give regular coaching sessions. The Quintet has commissioned and premiered more than 20 compositions, some of which have become classics of the repertoire. Many are to be found in their recordings for such labels as Boston Skyline, Bridge, New World Records, and Nonesuch. Volkan Orhon, Bass, is acclaimed for his musicality and virtuosity as one of the top double bassists in the world today. Awards include finalist and prizewinner in the Concert Artists Guild Solo Competition, cofirst place winner of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition, and the grand prize at the American String Teacher’s Association Solo Competition. Mr. Orhon has performed with internationally recognized musicians and has been a soloist with symphonies and performed in chamber festivals in the US and Europe. Born and raised in Turkey, he began playing the double bass at the age of 12 and later came to the US to continue his studies with Gary Karr at The Hartt School of Music, where he earned an Artist Diploma and Master of Music. Mr. Orhon is currently Assistant Professor of double bass at The University of Iowa and principal double bass in the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He is a D’Addario Diamond Performing Artist.

The Tokyo String Quartet has captivated

audiences since it was founded in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music. The Quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, where the founding members were profoundly influenced by Professor Hideo Saito. They eventually came to America for further study. Soon after its creation, the Quartet won First Prize at the Coleman Competition, Munich Competition, and Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The members of the Tokyo have served on the faculty of the Yale School of Music since 1976 as Quartet-in-Residence. Members perform on “the Paganini Quartet,” a group of Stradivarius instruments acquired and played by the renowned virtuoso in the 19th century. The instruments have been loaned to the ensemble by the Nippon Music Foundation since 1995. The Tokyo String Quartet has released more than 30 recordings, earning such honors as the Grand Prix du Disque Montreux, Gramophone awards, and seven Grammy nominations. The Quartet: Martin Beaver, Violin, is the newest member, having joined in 2002. He was a top prize winner at major violin competitions in Montreal and Indianapolis and a silver-medal winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. Kikuei Ikeda, Violin, was born in Tokyo and came to the U.S. in 1971, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and members of the Juilliard String Quartet. Kazuhide Isomura, Viola, is the other remaining founding member of the Quartet. He attended the Juilliard School and studied with Ivan Galamian, Robert Mann and Walter Trampler. He records solo viola repertoire for Music Masters/Musical Heritage Society. Clive Greensmith, Cello, joined the ensemble in 1999. Formerly the principal cellist of the London Royal Philharmonic, he is a frequent performer at international festivals and a soloist with major orchestras. Woodwind Faculty Members of the University of Arizona School of Music will be performing in Dvoˇràk’s Serenade on Wednesday March 7. They include: Jessica Campbell, Bassoon; Daniel Katzen, Horn; Jerry Kirkbride, Clarinet; and Neil Tatman, Oboe. They are among a nationally and internationally recognized faculty of 61 artists and scholars providing instruction, inspiration, and guidance to the School’s 500+ music majors. The School offers a wide variety of degree programs and musical experiences, and presents more than 300 concerts and recitals each year. Also, internationally known artists, scholars, and clinicians are brought to the campus for concerts, workshops, lectures, clinics, and master classes.

The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music is pleased to present our 19th Festival as part of our 64th season. The Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival continues our tradition of promoting original programming, musical excellence, and a warm, intimate atmosphere for audiences and musicians. All agree that our Festival is a major cultural event! As always Fabulous… we offer superb Outstanding… musicians and Wonderful… composers from Fantastic… near and far, including brilliant Gorgeous… new names and Magnificent… some established Unparalleled… familiar ones. You will hear the superb Tokyo String Quartet and the return of the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Ensemble in an all-Baroque concert on Tuesday March 6. We offer 2 World Premiere performances with appearances and discussions by world-famous composers Pierre Jalbert and Lera Auerbach. We promise a superlative week of music and memories, including 5 concerts with introductory commentary, a lively Youth Concert for local students, exciting Dress Rehearsals and inspiring Master Classes (all free and open to the public), and the unique Gala Dinner and Recital. Please join us!

Our Audience is Having Words with Us –

The 19th Tucson Winter

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL March 4–11, 2012 Peter Rejto, Artistic Director

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music


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“The Tokyo String Quartet is endowed with irreproachable technique and armed with four sumptuous Stradivariuses.They seize upon the attentive listener with sheer force and integrity.” Toronto Globe & Mail

Bil Jackson, Clarinet enjoys a varied musical career that includes solo, orchestral, and chamber music appearances across the US. He is the principal clarinetist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Mr. Jackson is the only player to ever win the International Clarinet Competition twice, and was a finalist in the Prague International Clarinet Competition. In 2008 Bil was a featured artist at the Japan International Clarinet Festival. In addition to performing recitals and presenting master classes, he is Instructor of Clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado and is on the Artist Faculty of the Aspen Music Festival. His education was at Northwestern University, where he studied with Robert Marcellus.

Benny Kim, Violin is the winner of several prestigious awards, including the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1983. The Washington Post writes that his “technique was dazzling; his is a style that touches the peak of romantic violin playing.” In addition to performing with leading American orchestras, including the Chicago and St. Louis Symphonies, he maintains a busy solo, recital, and chamber music career across the U.S. Mr. Kim has participated in international music festivals, such as Interlochen, Aspen, Marlboro, BRAVO! Colorado, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and Vancouver. He is first violinist of the Miami String Quartet, winner of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, whose members participate as faculty members and Quartet in Residence at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is a graduate of Juilliard and teaches violin at the University of Missouri/ Kansas City Conservatory of Music. His instrument is a Stradivarius dated 1732.

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Helena Baillie, Viola was born in London to a musical family and was graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied violin and viola. First violinists of major string quartets were her teachers, including Arnold Steinhardt, Philip Setzer, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert Mann and Peter Oundjian. She studied viola with Roberto Diaz, Joseph de Pasquale, and Wilfried Strehle of the Berlin Philharmonic. Isaac Stern, Lorand Fenyves, Felix Galimir, and Leon Fleisher guided her in chamber music. Ms. Baillie’s 2008 New York violin recital debut at Bargemusic was hailed by The Strad for its “brilliance and poignance.” Since then she has also appeared in chamber music with Pinchas Zukerman, the Beaux Arts Trio at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and at Carnegie Hall in the Alexander Schneider Series. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Barenreiter-urtext prize at the 2004 Munich ARD competition and prizes at the 2001 Banff and 2003 Tertis competitions.

Bernadette Harvey, Piano, is one of Australia’s most sought after pianists. She received her DMA from the Eastman School, where she was a winner in several international piano competitions. Afterward she moved to Boston and taught at the New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music. She returned to Australia in 1997 to direct the Australian Women’s Music Festival and form a piano duo with her brother. As a core member of the Sydney Soloists and The Collective, Ms. Harvey has become a mainstay of Sydney’s music scene. She performed as a soloist and in collaboration for the Aurora Festival, toured regional New South Wales for Musica Viva, and appeared at the Sydney Chamber Music Festival, in addition to live radio broadcasts. Recently, she joined the Keyboard Unit of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she teaches Piano and Piano Pedagogy.

* For individual concerts, seats will be assigned 1 month before the Festival. Tickets will be held at the “Will Call” window for pick-up on the day of the concert, beginning 90 minutes prior.

named after the classical god of music and the sun, and is dedicated to the performance of 17th- and 18th-century music on the period instruments for which it was written. The ensemble has been praised internationally for stylistic freshness and buoyancy, animated spontaneity, technical excellence, and creative programming. Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by Jeannette Sorrell, Harpsichordist and Conductor, who studied with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam. She is also the recipient of the 1994 Erwin Bodky Award, given by the Cambridge Society for Early Music; an honorary doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; and the Cleveland Arts Prize. Ms. Sorrell and her accompanying musicians—including Nell Snaidas, Soprano; Steve Player, Guitar/Dance; Olivier Brault, Baroque Violin; Johanna Novom, Baroque Violin; René Schiffer, Baroque Cello; Dan Swenberg, Lute; and Rex Benincasa, Percussion —are committed to the baroque ideal of emotional expression through music. Apollo’s Fire tours internationally and has performed at such venues as the Aspen Music Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Library of Congress, and the Chautauqua Institution. In addition, the ensemble has been featured on various PBS, NPR, CBC, and BBC broadcasts. Apollo’s Fire and Jeannette Sorrell are recipients of the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society, given for an outstanding project involving the collaboration of scholars and performers.

Please Reserve for Preferential Seating Festival Concerts (5) and Gala Dinner Gala Dinner & Concert, Saturday March 10 Festival Concerts (5) only

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Pierre Jalbert, Composer (b. 1967) is a highly regarded American composer, earning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores. Jalbert’s instrumental works articulate a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Stoeger Award, and a 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters award. Born in New Hampshire, Jalbert grew up in northern Vermont. Following undergraduate studies in piano and composition at Oberlin Conservatory, he earned a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania under George Crumb. Jalbert has served as Composer-in-Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Chicago’s Music in the Loft Chamber Music Series, and the California Symphony. His chamber music works feature performances by the Borromeo, Chiara, Enso, Jasper, Maia, and Ying String Quartets, and the violinist Midori. Since 1996, Mr. Jalbert is Professor of Composition and Theory at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

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national reputation as both performer and teacher. Formerly principal cellist of the Milwaukee Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic, and a member of the Naumburg Award winning New Arts Trio during the 1980s, Mr. Doane has since built a performance career as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He holds the Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Eastman School, where he has been on the cello faculty since 1981, and the Piatigorsky Commendation for teaching excellence from the New England Conservatory. Mr. Doane was an Associate in Cello at the Royal College of Music in London from 1995–99, and following a series of Master Classes at the Royal Academy in London was named Visiting Professor by that institution. His recordings have been lauded by the international music press and are found on the Pantheon, Daedmon, and Sony labels. Most recently he has become the cellist of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet.

Individual Concerts * March 4, Sunday March 6, Tuesday (Apollo’s Fire Baroque show) March 7, Wednesday March 9, Friday March 11, Sunday

(b. 1973) is one of the most widely performed composers of the new generation. A virtuoso performer, she continues the grand tradition of pianist-composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Auerbach’s music is characterized by its stylistic freedom and juxtaposition of tonal and atonal musical language. She was born in Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals bordering Siberia. Since 1991 she has made New York City her permanent residence and Hamburg her European home. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano and music composition from The Juilliard School and later was graduated from the prestigious piano soloist program of the Hannover Hochschule für Musik. Ms. Auerbach’s work as a composer and pianist is regularly featured in leading halls and musical events around the world. Commissions include ballets, operas, symphonies, concertos, string quartets and a number of other chamber and solo music. She was awarded the prestigious Hindemith Prize by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, Deutschelandfunk’s Förderpreis, and selected as a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. She was also recently named Poet-of-theYear by the International Pushkin Society. Her literary works include five published volumes of poetry and prose, and she has recently completed her first stage play.

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has performed throughout the US and abroad in performances as soloist and with the Los Angeles Piano Quartet of which he is a founding member. Mr. Rejto has appeared at the summer festivals of Aspen, La Jolla, Round Top, Carmel Bach, Marlboro, Fairbanks, Sitka, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon, and BRAVO! Colorado. He has also been Artistic Director of the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival since its inception. His many honors include winning the Young Concert Artists International competition and the Debut Award of the Young Musicians Foundation, Los Angeles. He has recorded for Sony Classical, Silva Classics, Summit, Music Masters, and Pickwick.

“The essence of Apollo’s Fire is joy onstage that generates joy in the audience.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Steve Doane, Cello has earned an inter-

Tax-deductible donation to AFCM for Festival Operating Funds Tax-deductible donation to AFCM Endowment Fund

Our Audience is Having Words with Us –

Lera Auerbach, Composer/Pianist

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The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music is pleased to present our 19th Festival as part of our 64th season. The Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival continues our tradition of promoting original programming, musical excellence, and a warm, intimate atmosphere for audiences and musicians. All agree that our Festival is a major cultural event! As always Fabulous… we offer superb Outstanding… musicians and Wonderful… composers from Fantastic… near and far, including brilliant Gorgeous… new names and Magnificent… some established Unparalleled… familiar ones. You will hear the superb Tokyo String Quartet and the return of the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Ensemble in an all-Baroque concert on Tuesday March 6. We offer 2 World Premiere performances with appearances and discussions by world-famous composers Pierre Jalbert and Lera Auerbach. We promise a superlative week of music and memories, including 5 concerts with introductory commentary, a lively Youth Concert for local students, exciting Dress Rehearsals and inspiring Master Classes (all free and open to the public), and the unique Gala Dinner and Recital. Please join us!

Peter Rejto, Artistic Director and Cello,

Students with ID $10 at the door.

FESTIVAL MUSICIANS


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Make checks payable to AFCM, PO Box 40845, Tucson 85717. Tickets will be mailed one month before the Festival. Concerts will be held at the Tucson Community Center Leo Rich Theater. For additional information call 520.577.3769.

“The Tokyo String Quartet is endowed with irreproachable technique and armed with four sumptuous Stradivariuses.They seize upon the attentive listener with sheer force and integrity.” Toronto Globe & Mail

Bil Jackson, Clarinet enjoys a varied musical career that includes solo, orchestral, and chamber music appearances across the US. He is the principal clarinetist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Mr. Jackson is the only player to ever win the International Clarinet Competition twice, and was a finalist in the Prague International Clarinet Competition. In 2008 Bil was a featured artist at the Japan International Clarinet Festival. In addition to performing recitals and presenting master classes, he is Instructor of Clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado and is on the Artist Faculty of the Aspen Music Festival. His education was at Northwestern University, where he studied with Robert Marcellus.

Benny Kim, Violin is the winner of several prestigious awards, including the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1983. The Washington Post writes that his “technique was dazzling; his is a style that touches the peak of romantic violin playing.” In addition to performing with leading American orchestras, including the Chicago and St. Louis Symphonies, he maintains a busy solo, recital, and chamber music career across the U.S. Mr. Kim has participated in international music festivals, such as Interlochen, Aspen, Marlboro, BRAVO! Colorado, Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and Vancouver. He is first violinist of the Miami String Quartet, winner of the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, whose members participate as faculty members and Quartet in Residence at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He is a graduate of Juilliard and teaches violin at the University of Missouri/ Kansas City Conservatory of Music. His instrument is a Stradivarius dated 1732.

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Helena Baillie, Viola was born in London to a musical family and was graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied violin and viola. First violinists of major string quartets were her teachers, including Arnold Steinhardt, Philip Setzer, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Robert Mann and Peter Oundjian. She studied viola with Roberto Diaz, Joseph de Pasquale, and Wilfried Strehle of the Berlin Philharmonic. Isaac Stern, Lorand Fenyves, Felix Galimir, and Leon Fleisher guided her in chamber music. Ms. Baillie’s 2008 New York violin recital debut at Bargemusic was hailed by The Strad for its “brilliance and poignance.” Since then she has also appeared in chamber music with Pinchas Zukerman, the Beaux Arts Trio at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and at Carnegie Hall in the Alexander Schneider Series. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Barenreiter-urtext prize at the 2004 Munich ARD competition and prizes at the 2001 Banff and 2003 Tertis competitions.

Bernadette Harvey, Piano, is one of Australia’s most sought after pianists. She received her DMA from the Eastman School, where she was a winner in several international piano competitions. Afterward she moved to Boston and taught at the New England Conservatory and the Longy School of Music. She returned to Australia in 1997 to direct the Australian Women’s Music Festival and form a piano duo with her brother. As a core member of the Sydney Soloists and The Collective, Ms. Harvey has become a mainstay of Sydney’s music scene. She performed as a soloist and in collaboration for the Aurora Festival, toured regional New South Wales for Musica Viva, and appeared at the Sydney Chamber Music Festival, in addition to live radio broadcasts. Recently, she joined the Keyboard Unit of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she teaches Piano and Piano Pedagogy.

* For individual concerts, seats will be assigned 1 month before the Festival. Tickets will be held at the “Will Call” window for pick-up on the day of the concert, beginning 90 minutes prior.

named after the classical god of music and the sun, and is dedicated to the performance of 17th- and 18th-century music on the period instruments for which it was written. The ensemble has been praised internationally for stylistic freshness and buoyancy, animated spontaneity, technical excellence, and creative programming. Apollo’s Fire was founded in 1992 by Jeannette Sorrell, Harpsichordist and Conductor, who studied with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam. She is also the recipient of the 1994 Erwin Bodky Award, given by the Cambridge Society for Early Music; an honorary doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland; and the Cleveland Arts Prize. Ms. Sorrell and her accompanying musicians—including Nell Snaidas, Soprano; Steve Player, Guitar/Dance; Olivier Brault, Baroque Violin; Johanna Novom, Baroque Violin; René Schiffer, Baroque Cello; Dan Swenberg, Lute; and Rex Benincasa, Percussion —are committed to the baroque ideal of emotional expression through music. Apollo’s Fire tours internationally and has performed at such venues as the Aspen Music Festival, the Boston Early Music Festival, the Library of Congress, and the Chautauqua Institution. In addition, the ensemble has been featured on various PBS, NPR, CBC, and BBC broadcasts. Apollo’s Fire and Jeannette Sorrell are recipients of the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society, given for an outstanding project involving the collaboration of scholars and performers.

Please Reserve for Preferential Seating Festival Concerts (5) and Gala Dinner Gala Dinner & Concert, Saturday March 10 Festival Concerts (5) only

Apollo’s Fire Baroque Ensemble is

Pierre Jalbert, Composer (b. 1967) is a highly regarded American composer, earning widespread notice for his richly colored and superbly crafted scores. Jalbert’s instrumental works articulate a musical language that is engaging, expressive, and deeply personal. Among his many honors are the Rome Prize, the BBC Masterprize, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Stoeger Award, and a 2010 American Academy of Arts and Letters award. Born in New Hampshire, Jalbert grew up in northern Vermont. Following undergraduate studies in piano and composition at Oberlin Conservatory, he earned a Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Pennsylvania under George Crumb. Jalbert has served as Composer-in-Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Chicago’s Music in the Loft Chamber Music Series, and the California Symphony. His chamber music works feature performances by the Borromeo, Chiara, Enso, Jasper, Maia, and Ying String Quartets, and the violinist Midori. Since 1996, Mr. Jalbert is Professor of Composition and Theory at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

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national reputation as both performer and teacher. Formerly principal cellist of the Milwaukee Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic, and a member of the Naumburg Award winning New Arts Trio during the 1980s, Mr. Doane has since built a performance career as concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He holds the Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Eastman School, where he has been on the cello faculty since 1981, and the Piatigorsky Commendation for teaching excellence from the New England Conservatory. Mr. Doane was an Associate in Cello at the Royal College of Music in London from 1995–99, and following a series of Master Classes at the Royal Academy in London was named Visiting Professor by that institution. His recordings have been lauded by the international music press and are found on the Pantheon, Daedmon, and Sony labels. Most recently he has become the cellist of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet.

Individual Concerts * March 4, Sunday March 6, Tuesday (Apollo’s Fire Baroque show) March 7, Wednesday March 9, Friday March 11, Sunday

(b. 1973) is one of the most widely performed composers of the new generation. A virtuoso performer, she continues the grand tradition of pianist-composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Auerbach’s music is characterized by its stylistic freedom and juxtaposition of tonal and atonal musical language. She was born in Chelyabinsk, a city in the Urals bordering Siberia. Since 1991 she has made New York City her permanent residence and Hamburg her European home. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in piano and music composition from The Juilliard School and later was graduated from the prestigious piano soloist program of the Hannover Hochschule für Musik. Ms. Auerbach’s work as a composer and pianist is regularly featured in leading halls and musical events around the world. Commissions include ballets, operas, symphonies, concertos, string quartets and a number of other chamber and solo music. She was awarded the prestigious Hindemith Prize by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, Deutschelandfunk’s Förderpreis, and selected as a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. She was also recently named Poet-of-theYear by the International Pushkin Society. Her literary works include five published volumes of poetry and prose, and she has recently completed her first stage play.

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has performed throughout the US and abroad in performances as soloist and with the Los Angeles Piano Quartet of which he is a founding member. Mr. Rejto has appeared at the summer festivals of Aspen, La Jolla, Round Top, Carmel Bach, Marlboro, Fairbanks, Sitka, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon, and BRAVO! Colorado. He has also been Artistic Director of the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival since its inception. His many honors include winning the Young Concert Artists International competition and the Debut Award of the Young Musicians Foundation, Los Angeles. He has recorded for Sony Classical, Silva Classics, Summit, Music Masters, and Pickwick.

“The essence of Apollo’s Fire is joy onstage that generates joy in the audience.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

$ ________

Steve Doane, Cello has earned an inter-

Tax-deductible donation to AFCM for Festival Operating Funds Tax-deductible donation to AFCM Endowment Fund

Our Audience is Having Words with Us –

Lera Auerbach, Composer/Pianist

Total

The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music is pleased to present our 19th Festival as part of our 64th season. The Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival continues our tradition of promoting original programming, musical excellence, and a warm, intimate atmosphere for audiences and musicians. All agree that our Festival is a major cultural event! As always Fabulous… we offer superb Outstanding… musicians and Wonderful… composers from Fantastic… near and far, including brilliant Gorgeous… new names and Magnificent… some established Unparalleled… familiar ones. You will hear the superb Tokyo String Quartet and the return of the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Ensemble in an all-Baroque concert on Tuesday March 6. We offer 2 World Premiere performances with appearances and discussions by world-famous composers Pierre Jalbert and Lera Auerbach. We promise a superlative week of music and memories, including 5 concerts with introductory commentary, a lively Youth Concert for local students, exciting Dress Rehearsals and inspiring Master Classes (all free and open to the public), and the unique Gala Dinner and Recital. Please join us!

Peter Rejto, Artistic Director and Cello,

Students with ID $10 at the door.

FESTIVAL MUSICIANS


Mihae Lee, Piano has been charming international audiences in solo recitals and chamber music concerts with poetic lyricism and scintillating virtuosity. The Boston Globe says she is “simply dazzling.” Ms. Lee is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and is a founding member of the Triton Horn Trio with violinist Ani Kavafian and hornist William Purvis. She regularly performs in major international venues and chamber music festivals and has premiered and recorded works by such composers as Gunther Schuller, Ned Rorem, and Paul Lansky, among others. A first-prize winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, Ms. Lee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and her artist diploma from the New England Conservatory, studying with Martin Canin and Russell Sherman. She is the Artistic Director of the Essex Winter Series in Connecticut and has released recordings on the Bridge, Etcetera, EDI, Northeastern, and BCM labels.

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New York Woodwind Quintet members performing here include include Marc Goldberg, Bassoon; William Purvis, Horn; and Stephen Taylor, Oboe. For almost 60 seasons, the New York Woodwind Quintet has maintained an active international performance schedule while also teaching the next generation of woodwind performers. Current members of the ensemble are all internationally recognized performers and teachers, continuing the Quintet’s 15-year residency at The Juilliard School, where they present eight seminars each year for student woodwind quintets, teach individual students, and give regular coaching sessions. The Quintet has commissioned and premiered more than 20 compositions, some of which have become classics of the repertoire. Many are to be found in their recordings for such labels as Boston Skyline, Bridge, New World Records, and Nonesuch. Volkan Orhon, Bass, is acclaimed for his musicality and virtuosity as one of the top double bassists in the world today. Awards include finalist and prizewinner in the Concert Artists Guild Solo Competition, cofirst place winner of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition, and the grand prize at the American String Teacher’s Association Solo Competition. Mr. Orhon has performed with internationally recognized musicians and has been a soloist with symphonies and performed in chamber festivals in the US and Europe. Born and raised in Turkey, he began playing the double bass at the age of 12 and later came to the US to continue his studies with Gary Karr at The Hartt School of Music, where he earned an Artist Diploma and Master of Music. Mr. Orhon is currently Assistant Professor of double bass at The University of Iowa and principal double bass in the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He is a D’Addario Diamond Performing Artist.

The Tokyo String Quartet has captivated

audiences since it was founded in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music. The Quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, where the founding members were profoundly influenced by Professor Hideo Saito. They eventually came to America for further study. Soon after its creation, the Quartet won First Prize at the Coleman Competition, Munich Competition, and Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The members of the Tokyo have served on the faculty of the Yale School of Music since 1976 as Quartet-in-Residence. Members perform on “the Paganini Quartet,” a group of Stradivarius instruments acquired and played by the renowned virtuoso in the 19th century. The instruments have been loaned to the ensemble by the Nippon Music Foundation since 1995. The Tokyo String Quartet has released more than 30 recordings, earning such honors as the Grand Prix du Disque Montreux, Gramophone awards, and seven Grammy nominations. The Quartet: Martin Beaver, Violin, is the newest member, having joined in 2002. He was a top prize winner at major violin competitions in Montreal and Indianapolis and a silver-medal winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. Kikuei Ikeda, Violin, was born in Tokyo and came to the U.S. in 1971, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and members of the Juilliard String Quartet. Kazuhide Isomura, Viola, is the other remaining founding member of the Quartet. He attended the Juilliard School and studied with Ivan Galamian, Robert Mann and Walter Trampler. He records solo viola repertoire for Music Masters/Musical Heritage Society. Clive Greensmith, Cello, joined the ensemble in 1999. Formerly the principal cellist of the London Royal Philharmonic, he is a frequent performer at international festivals and a soloist with major orchestras. Woodwind Faculty Members of the

University of Arizona School of Music will be performing in Dvoˇràk’s Serenade on Wednesday March 7. They include: Jessica Campbell, Bassoon; Daniel Katzen, Horn; Jerry Kirkbride, Clarinet; and Neil Tatman, Oboe. They are among a nationally and internationally recognized faculty of 61 artists and scholars providing instruction, inspiration, and guidance to the School’s 500+ music majors. The School offers a wide variety of degree programs and musical experiences, and presents more than 300 concerts and recitals each year. Also, internationally known artists, scholars, and clinicians are brought to the campus for concerts, workshops, lectures, clinics, and master classes.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Sunday, March 4, 3pm

Friday, March 9, 7:30pm

Pre-concert commentary at 2:30pm. Mozart Quintet in E-Flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452 Bartok String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85 Beethoven String Quartet, Opus 132

Pre-concert commentary at 7:00pm. Trio (World Premiere) Auerbach Piano Quintet in E-Flat major, Schumann Opus 44 Septet in E-Flat major, Opus 20 Beethoven

Tuesday, March 6, 7:30pm

Saturday, March 10

Pre-concert commentary at 7:00 pm. Performance by the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Ensemble with Nell Snaidas, Soprano “Mediterranean Nights: Sultry Songs & Passionate Dances from 17th-century Italy & Spain,” featuring music by Boccherini, Ortiz, Merula, Uccellini and Castello. Presented in cooperation with the Arizona Early Music Society.

3pm Master Class in Horn with William Purvis 4pm Master Class in Cello with Steve Doane Public is Welcome • Leo Rich Theater

Wednesday, March 7, 7:30pm Pre-concert commentary at 7:00pm. Mozart String Quintet No. 1 in B Flat, K. 174 Dvoˇràk Serenade in D minor, Opus 44 Auerbach Cello Sonata Schubert Quintet in A major for Piano & Strings (“The Trout”)

Thursday, March 8, 10:30am

Gala Dinner and Recital at the Arizona Inn: 6pm cocktails; 7pm selections by Festival musicians; 8pm dinner.

Sunday, March 11, 3pm Pre-concert commentary at 2:30pm. Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, Poulenc and Piano Piano Quartet (World Premiere) Jalbert Octet in F major, D. 803 Schubert

Open Dress Rehearsals 9am – 12 noon • Leo Rich Theater Wednesday, March 7 Friday, March 9 Sunday, March 11

Youth Concert • Excerpts from other concerts

Concerts and 20-minute introductory commentary will start on time. Concert hall doors will be closed during the commentary. Doors will reopen 10 minutes prior to the concert.

The 19th Tucson Winter

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL March 4–11, 2012

Peter Rejto, Artistic Director

For additional information, contact: Arizona Friends of Chamber Music PO Box 40845, Tucson, AZ 85717 520.577.3769 • www.ArizonaChamberMusic.org Cover illustration by Brenda Semanick. Design by GroundZero.

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music


Mihae Lee, Piano has been charming international audiences in solo recitals and chamber music concerts with poetic lyricism and scintillating virtuosity. The Boston Globe says she is “simply dazzling.” Ms. Lee is an artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society and is a founding member of the Triton Horn Trio with violinist Ani Kavafian and hornist William Purvis. She regularly performs in major international venues and chamber music festivals and has premiered and recorded works by such composers as Gunther Schuller, Ned Rorem, and Paul Lansky, among others. A first-prize winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Competition, Ms. Lee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and her artist diploma from the New England Conservatory, studying with Martin Canin and Russell Sherman. She is the Artistic Director of the Essex Winter Series in Connecticut and has released recordings on the Bridge, Etcetera, EDI, Northeastern, and BCM labels.

PO Box 40845 Tucson, AZ 85717

The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

New York Woodwind Quintet members performing here include include Marc Goldberg, Bassoon; William Purvis, Horn; and Stephen Taylor, Oboe. For almost 60 seasons, the New York Woodwind Quintet has maintained an active international performance schedule while also teaching the next generation of woodwind performers. Current members of the ensemble are all internationally recognized performers and teachers, continuing the Quintet’s 15-year residency at The Juilliard School, where they present eight seminars each year for student woodwind quintets, teach individual students, and give regular coaching sessions. The Quintet has commissioned and premiered more than 20 compositions, some of which have become classics of the repertoire. Many are to be found in their recordings for such labels as Boston Skyline, Bridge, New World Records, and Nonesuch. Volkan Orhon, Bass, is acclaimed for his musicality and virtuosity as one of the top double bassists in the world today. Awards include finalist and prizewinner in the Concert Artists Guild Solo Competition, cofirst place winner of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition, and the grand prize at the American String Teacher’s Association Solo Competition. Mr. Orhon has performed with internationally recognized musicians and has been a soloist with symphonies and performed in chamber festivals in the US and Europe. Born and raised in Turkey, he began playing the double bass at the age of 12 and later came to the US to continue his studies with Gary Karr at The Hartt School of Music, where he earned an Artist Diploma and Master of Music. Mr. Orhon is currently Assistant Professor of double bass at The University of Iowa and principal double bass in the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. He is a D’Addario Diamond Performing Artist.

The Tokyo String Quartet has captivated

audiences since it was founded in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music. The Quartet traces its origins to the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, where the founding members were profoundly influenced by Professor Hideo Saito. They eventually came to America for further study. Soon after its creation, the Quartet won First Prize at the Coleman Competition, Munich Competition, and Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The members of the Tokyo have served on the faculty of the Yale School of Music since 1976 as Quartet-in-Residence. Members perform on “the Paganini Quartet,” a group of Stradivarius instruments acquired and played by the renowned virtuoso in the 19th century. The instruments have been loaned to the ensemble by the Nippon Music Foundation since 1995. The Tokyo String Quartet has released more than 30 recordings, earning such honors as the Grand Prix du Disque Montreux, Gramophone awards, and seven Grammy nominations. The Quartet: Martin Beaver, Violin, is the newest member, having joined in 2002. He was a top prize winner at major violin competitions in Montreal and Indianapolis and a silver-medal winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. Kikuei Ikeda, Violin, was born in Tokyo and came to the U.S. in 1971, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and members of the Juilliard String Quartet. Kazuhide Isomura, Viola, is the other remaining founding member of the Quartet. He attended the Juilliard School and studied with Ivan Galamian, Robert Mann and Walter Trampler. He records solo viola repertoire for Music Masters/Musical Heritage Society. Clive Greensmith, Cello, joined the ensemble in 1999. Formerly the principal cellist of the London Royal Philharmonic, he is a frequent performer at international festivals and a soloist with major orchestras. Woodwind Faculty Members of the

University of Arizona School of Music will be performing in Dvoˇràk’s Serenade on Wednesday March 7. They include: Jessica Campbell, Bassoon; Daniel Katzen, Horn; Jerry Kirkbride, Clarinet; and Neil Tatman, Oboe. They are among a nationally and internationally recognized faculty of 61 artists and scholars providing instruction, inspiration, and guidance to the School’s 500+ music majors. The School offers a wide variety of degree programs and musical experiences, and presents more than 300 concerts and recitals each year. Also, internationally known artists, scholars, and clinicians are brought to the campus for concerts, workshops, lectures, clinics, and master classes.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Sunday, March 4, 3pm

Friday, March 9, 7:30pm

Pre-concert commentary at 2:30pm. Mozart Quintet in E-Flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452 Bartok String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85 Beethoven String Quartet, Opus 132

Pre-concert commentary at 7:00pm. Trio (World Premiere) Auerbach Piano Quintet in E-Flat major, Schumann Opus 44 Septet in E-Flat major, Opus 20 Beethoven

Tuesday, March 6, 7:30pm

Saturday, March 10

Pre-concert commentary at 7:00 pm. Performance by the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Ensemble with Nell Snaidas, Soprano “Mediterranean Nights: Sultry Songs & Passionate Dances from 17th-century Italy & Spain,” featuring music by Boccherini, Ortiz, Merula, Uccellini and Castello. Presented in cooperation with the Arizona Early Music Society.

3pm Master Class in Horn with William Purvis 4pm Master Class in Cello with Steve Doane Public is Welcome • Leo Rich Theater

Wednesday, March 7, 7:30pm Pre-concert commentary at 7:00pm. Mozart String Quintet No. 1 in B Flat, K. 174 Dvoˇràk Serenade in D minor, Opus 44 Auerbach Cello Sonata Schubert Quintet in A major for Piano & Strings (“The Trout”)

Thursday, March 8, 10:30am

Gala Dinner and Recital at the Arizona Inn: 6pm cocktails; 7pm selections by Festival musicians; 8pm dinner.

Sunday, March 11, 3pm Pre-concert commentary at 2:30pm. Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, Poulenc and Piano Piano Quartet (World Premiere) Jalbert Octet in F major, D. 803 Schubert

Open Dress Rehearsals 9am – 12 noon • Leo Rich Theater Wednesday, March 7 Friday, March 9 Sunday, March 11

Youth Concert • Excerpts from other concerts

Concerts and 20-minute introductory commentary will start on time. Concert hall doors will be closed during the commentary. Doors will reopen 10 minutes prior to the concert.

The 19th Tucson Winter

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL March 4–11, 2012

Peter Rejto, Artistic Director

For additional information, contact: Arizona Friends of Chamber Music PO Box 40845, Tucson, AZ 85717 520.577.3769 • www.ArizonaChamberMusic.org Cover illustration by Brenda Semanick. Design by GroundZero.

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

2012 Tucson Winter Chamber Music brochure  

2012 Tucson Wintr Chamber Music Festival schedule and musician bios

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