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Opening Night!

June 17 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Grace Church
300 Whedbee Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Artists:

Deborah Buck, violin
Mihai Marica, cello
Marija Stroke, piano

Program:

Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 “Spring”

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

1. Allegro
2. Adagio molto espressivo
3. Scherzo: Allegro molto
4. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

 

Deborah Buck, violin
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Fantasia on Beethoven Spring Sonata

Bruce Adolphe (1955 – )

Deborah Buck, violin
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Sonata for Cello Solo

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006)

1. Dialogo: Adagio, rubato, cantabile
2. Capriccio: Presto con slancio

 

Mihai Marica, cello

 

Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

Johannes Brahms (1833 -1897)

1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo
4. Allegro giocoso

 

Deborah Buck, violin
Mihai Marica, cello
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Line and Light

June 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm MDT

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
1400 Remington St
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Jeffrey Yang

A reading and discussion of poems from Jeffrey Yang’s new book that circles themes of ecology, shadow puppetry, ancestry, Daoist thought, translation, time, and art. Kyoo Lee writes, “Lines we draw and light we receive become part of a new logos of regeneration explored in this constellation of lyrical visions on the move. A ground-breaking work of what we might call estuary poetics, Line and Light deftly draws together senses and sensations that pass through the myriad thresholds of spacetime both geospecial and epochal. Along the way, with Jeffrey Yang, a bard of our times, we, too, come to rediscover artistry in ancestry and vice versa, such a resilient nexus in fluxus in times of ecological disaster and hope.”

Jeffrey Yang is the author of four books of poetry: Hey, Marfa (winner of the Southwest Book Award); Vanishing-Line; An Aquarium (winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award), and the recently published Line and Light. He is the translator of Bei Dao’s autobiography City Gate, Open Up; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s June Fourth Elegies; Ahmatjan Osman’s Uyghurland, the Farthest Exile; and Su Shi’s East Slope. He has edited the poetry anthologies Birds, Beasts, and Seas and Time of Grief, a volume of Walt Whitman’s poetry and prose, The Sea Is a Continual Miracle, and an expanded edition of Mary Oppen’s Meaning a Life: An Autobiography. Yang was a 2017–2018 DAAD artist-in-residence in Berlin. He is the editor-at-large for New Directions Publishing.

Concert 2

June 20 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Grace Church
300 Whedbee Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Artists:

Deborah Buck, violin
Alice Yoo, cello
Matthew Zalkind, cello
Marija Stroke, piano

Program:

Variations on a Theme from Rossini’s Moses

Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840)  Arr. Werner Thomas-Mifune

Matt Zalkind and Alice Yoo, cellos

 

Kreisleriana

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Marija Stroke, piano

 

Rhapsody No.1 for  violin solo

Jessie Montgomery (b.1981 - )

Deborah Buck, violin

 

Après un Rêve

Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)

Alice Yoo, cello
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120

Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)

1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Andantino
3. Allegro vivo

 

Deborah  Buck, violin
Matt Zalkind, cello
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Talk 2

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm MDT

CSU Scott Bioengineering Building
700 Meridien Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Scott Denning

Albert Einstein famously said that imagination is more important than knowledge. The classical scientific method involves testing hypotheses with experimental data, but where do hypotheses come from anyway? All scientists are people with stories, and the actual practice of science by real people involves imagining what is and was and yet may be. Explore the interplay of imagination and experiment in science with an accomplished climate scientist.Scott Denning is currently a professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, where he has been working since 1998. He works with many groups to learn about and understand the metabolism of the Earth’s biosphere. He is also the Director of Education and Diversity for the Center of Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes. He graduated from the University of Maine with a Geology degree, then got his PhD at Colorado State University. He speaks about global climate to a variety of age groups.

Concert 3

June 22 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Grace Church
300 Whedbee Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Artists:

Deborah  Buck, violin
Carolyn Landis Kunicki, French horn
Marija Stroke, piano

Program:

Suite No. 2 for Violin and Piano

William Grant Still (1895 – 1978)

1. African Dancer
2. Mother and Child
3. Gamin

 

Piano Puzzlers in the Style of Brahms

Bruce Adolphe (1955-    )

Trio in E-flat major for Horn, Violin, and Piano, Op. 40

 Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

1. Andante - Poco più animato
2. Scherzo. Allegro - Molto meno allegro - Allegro
3. Adagio mesto
4. Finale. Allegro con brio

 

Carolyn Landis Kunicki, French Horn
Deborah Buck, violin
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Strangers on the Earth: Screening and interview with the Director

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT

Reception preceding the event starting at 5:30pm.

The Dome at Sunrise Ranch
100 Sunrise Ranch Road
Loveland, CO 80538

 

Perhaps Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. As Dane soon discovers, the paths we travel through life are often uncomfortably magnified by the reality of life on the Camino. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, Strangers on the Earth examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of ‘journey’ and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.

Tristan Cook: Whether conceptual film, documentary or live concert, the work of director Tristan Cook examines systems of human expression at the intersection of cinema and the performing arts. His debut feature documentary, Strangers on the Earth, was hailed by the L.A. Times as “an inspiring and transporting portrait” of life and music along Spain’s Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. He has collaborated extensively with artists and organizations such as the Emerson String Quartet, pianist Inon Barnatan, violinist Augustin Hadelich, New York Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, La Jolla Summerfest, and Music@Menlo. He is currently the Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Bravo Vail Music Festival. Tristan holds a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

“Yes and…” A free-style Improvised concert featuring composer Bruce Adolphe and violinist Kristin Lee

June 24 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Grace Church
300 Whedbee Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

The “YES AND” concert on June 24th at 7pm is a one-hour all improvised, spontaneous, interactive event that promises to be fun, funny, and perhaps poetic and passionate, and possibly wacky and wonderful at the risk of being dark and dreary but most likely it will be unpredictable! It will include games and exercises for improving and challenging the musical imagination from Bruce’s book The Mind’s Ear, published in a third edition in 2021 by Oxford University Press. Don’t miss this one!

Concert 4

June 25 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Grace Church
300 Whedbee Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Artists:

Kristin Lee, violin
Matthew Zalkind, cello
Michael Stephen Brown, piano

Program:

Pohadka

Leos Janacek (1854 - 1928)

Matthew Zalkind, cello
Michael Stephen Brown, piano

 

The Nightingale

Bruce Adolphe (1955 –     )

Kristen Lee, violin
Bruce Adolphe, narrator

 

Breakup Etude for the Right Hand Alone

Michael Stephen Brown (2020)

Michael Stephen Brown, piano

 

Nocturne for Left Hand Alone, op. 9

Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915)

Michael Stephen Brown, piano

 

Piano Trio No.  4, Op. 90 “Dumky”

Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904)

1. Lento maestoso — Allegro quasi doppio movimento
2. Poco adagio — Vivace non troppo — Vivace
3. Andante — Vivace non troppo — Allegretto
4. Andante moderato — Allegretto scherzando — Quasi tempo di marcia
5. Allegro
6. Lento maestoso

 

Kristin Lee, violin
Alice Yoo, cello
Michael Stephen Brown, piano

 

"Anything goes..."

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm MDT

Wine reception preceding the event starting at 2:15pm.

Blendings Winery
3924 Bingham Hill Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80521

 

Come listen to the jazz stylings of vocalist Cordelia Tapping, alongside Tyler Wagner, Peter Goggin and Spencer Zweifel, in an afternoon of jazz standards and personal writings.

Cordelia Tapping, vocalist
Peter Goggin, saxophonist
Spencer Zweifel, pianist
Tyler Wagner, bass

“There’s Something There” with Bruce Adolphe

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm MDT

Innosphere Ventures
320 E Vine Dr Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

A discussion and musical presentation by Artistic Director Bruce Adolphe.So much music is made from so few notes! Is there an idea there or have we heard this before..or both? Join Bruce Adolphe as he explores what constitutes a musical idea in a variety of time periods and styles, and improvises at the keyboard to examine mysteries and methods of  musical creativity.

Concert 5

June 28 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Grace Church
300 Whedbee Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Artists:

Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin
Phillip Stevens, viola
Käthe Jarka, cello
Marija Stroke, piano

Program:

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78, "Regensonate"

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

1. Vivace ma non tropo
2. Adagio
3. Allegro molto moderato

 

Suite No. 4 in E♭ major, BWV 1010

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

"Selected Movements"

 

Käthe Jarka, cello

 

Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

1. Allegro
2. Larghetto
3. Allegretto

 

Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin
Phillip Stevens, viola
Käthe Jarka, cello
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Talk 5: The Brain In Search Of Itself

June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm MDT

Institute for Learning and Teaching TILT Room 221
801 Oval Dr
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Benjamin Ehrlich

Benjamin Ehrlich discusses the life of Santiago Ramon y Cajal who discovered the neuron and transformed our understanding of the human mind.

Benjamin Ehrlich is the author of The Brain In Search Of Itself (Farrar, Straus and Girouxs) and The Dreams of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Oxford University Press). His work has appeared in Scientific American, Lithub, The Gettysburg Review, The Paris Review Daily, Nautilus, and New England Review, where he serves as a Senior Reader.

Concert 6

June 30 @ 7:00 pm MDT

Grace Church
300 Whedbee Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Artists:

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin
Matthew Zalkind, cello
David Kaplan, piano
Marija Stroke, piano

Program:

Sonata no. 26 in B Flat Major for Violin and Piano, K. 378

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

1. Allegro moderato
2. Andantino sostenuto e cantabile
3. Rondo. Allegro

 

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Einstein's Light (Theme, Light Bending, Harmonic Mind)

Bruce Adolphe (1955 – )

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin
Marija Stroke, piano

 

Filter for solo violin (2001)

Daniel Bernard Roumain (1970 – )

Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

 

Piano Trio no. 2 in E Flat Major, op. 100, D. 929

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

1. Allegro
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo: Allegro moderato
4. Allegro moderato

 

Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin
Matthew Zalkind, cello
David Kaplan, piano

 

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