October 21, 2017

Music From Angel Fire Opening Weekend

mfaf-01Opening weekend is just around the corner and we can’t wait to welcome returning Festival lovers and first-timers. Do you have your tickets yet? You can get them online at www.musicfromangelfire.org or by calling our Box Office at 575-377-3233 extension 1000.

Opening night kicks off with an opening act, the free Cool Summer Nights Concert Series at Frontier Park, Angel Fire on Friday, August 19 at 5:00 pm. Musical guests include The Brass Project, a student ensemble from the famed Curtis Institute. Many of you heard the tremendous talent of The Brass Project earlier this spring when the musicians were in Angel Fire as part of the MFAF School Residency Program. So pack a picnic basket and a lawn chair and listen to the sounds of one of MFAF’s Young Artist ensembles. A fantastic opening act for the Festival!

brass-project

Opening night continues with Trios Two Ways on Friday, August 19 at 7:00 pm at the Angel Fire Community Center featuring the music of Milhaud and Dvořák and showcasing violinists Ida and Ani Kavafian, and violist Steven Tenenbom. Time for Three completes the evening with their fresh, exciting and diverse music.

On Saturday, August 20, the Festival continues with Celebrating a Revolution at 7:00 pm at the Taos Center for the Arts featuring works by Shostakovich and world-acclaimed soprano Tony Arnold. Trio Saint Bernard performs the Trio No. 1 for Piano and Strings, and Ms. Arnold joins violinist Stephen Tavani, cellist Zachary Mowitz, and pianist Sam Hong for the Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok. Time for Three joins the stage to add their ground-breaking and genre-defying performance.

The weekend festivities wrap up with Sunday evening’s, August 21, Musical Conversations I: Baroque Chamber Concerti; the first of a three-part series hosted by Ida Kavafian and Jonathan Coopersmith. Held at 7:00 pm at the United Church of Angel Fire, the evening explores the sacred, secular, vocal and instrumental works of the Baroque Era.

Opening Weekend at a Glance

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cool Summer Nights Concert
5:00 pm at Frontier Park, Angel Fire

Music From Angel Fire | Trios Two Ways
7:00 pm at Angel Fire Community Center

DVORÁK Terzetto in C for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 74
MILHAUD The Creation of the World for Piano and Strings, Op. 81
TIME FOR THREE The phenomenal classically trained trio that defies a single genre!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Music from Angel Fire | Celebrating a Revolution
7:00 pm at Taos Center For The Arts

SHOSTAKOVICH Trio No. 1 for Piano and Strings, Op. 8
SHOSTAKOVICH Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok for Voice and Piano Trio, Op. 127
TIME FOR THREE The phenomenal classically trained trio that defies a single genre!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Music From Angel Fire | Musical Conversations I: Baroque Chamber Concerti
7:00 pm at United Church of Angel Fire

VIVALDI Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings and Continuo, RV 531
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major for Flute, Violin, Harpsichord and Strings, BWV 1050
TELEMANN Concerto in G Major for Two Violas, TWV 52:G3
VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins, Strings and Continuo, Op. 3, No. 10,
RV 580, from “L’estro armonico”

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