2014 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1994 as a vision of James Tocco and his brother, Msgr Anthony M. Tocco, pastor at St. Hugo of Hills Catholic Church. Through them, a remarkable relationship between religious and cultural institutions was formed.

Each season has brought a rotating contingent of world-class musicians to the festival and it has grown into an event of national significance.

 

This year the festival will celebrate the music and influence of Johann Sebastian Bach and will run from June 14th to June 28th.

It will also premier a  new composition by this year’s composer-in-residence, Peter Schickele. Mr Schickele is known by many as the man behind P.D.Q. Bach – the 21st of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 20 children.

Below is a listing of the Oakland County performances. For a list of all the venues, performances and to obtain tickets please visit www.greatlakeschambermusic.com
OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, June 14

Seligman Performing Arts Center / 8:00pm
Tickets: $40 Regular / $10 (under 25)

BUSONI – Fantasia Contrappuntistica for 2 pianos
Anton Nel, James Tocco

BRAHMS – Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Paul Watkins, cello; James Tocco, piano

BEETHOVEN – String Quartet No. 13 in Bb major, Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge Op. 133
Ariel Quartet


Tuesday, June 17

St. Hugo of the Hills / 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 Regular / $10 (under 25)

Prelude: 6:45pm | The Calidore String Quartet performs Milhaud’s String Quartet No. 4, Op. 46

FRANCK, arr. Bauer – Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18
James Tocco, piano

LECLAIR/REGER- Selected Violin Duos
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin; Yoonshin Song, violin

ALBAN BERG- String Quartet, Op. 3
Ariel Quartet

SCHUBERT- Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb major, Op. 100, D. 929
Tai Murray, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Anton Nel, piano


Wednesday, June 18

St. Hugo of the Hills / 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 Regular / $10 (under 25)

Prelude: 6:45pm | The Delphi Trio performs Saint-Saëns Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 92

CLASSICAL SMACKDOWN- J.S. Bach vs. Philip Glass
Frederic Chiu, piano


Thursday, June 19 & Friday, June 20

Temple Beth El / 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 Regular / $10 (under 25)

Prelude: 6:45pm | The Telegraph Quartet performs Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1

BACH arr. Mendelssohn – Chaconne, from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor
Tai Murry, violin; Frederic Chiu, piano

SCHICKELE – Pastorale for Flute and Strings (World Premiere)
Tai Murray, violin; Jan Grüning, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; David Buck, flute

DE FALLA – Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, and Cello
Anton Nel, piano; David Buck, flute; Donald Baker, oboe; Laurence Liberson, clarinet; Yoonshin Song, violin; Peter Wiley, cello

MENDELSSOHN – Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Chen Yi, violin; Paul Katz, cello; Pei-Shan Lee, piano


Saturday, June 21

Seligman Performing Arts Center / 8:00pm
Tickets: $40 Regular / $10 (under 25)

Prelude: 7:15pm | In Conversation with Peter Schickele

GLENN GOULD – “So You Want to Write a Fugue?”
Singers TBD; Ariel Quartet

BACH – Prelude No. 1 in C major as set by Bach, Moscheles, and Gounod
Tai Murray, violin; Paul Katz, cello; Pei-Shan Lee, piano

VILLA-LOBOS- Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano; eight cellists

ERNST TOCH- Geographical Fugue
Ariel Quartet

PDQ BACH – Goldbrick Variations
Anton Nel

PDQ BACH – Three Songs from “12 Quite Heavenly Songs” and “Long Live the King”
Peter Schickele

WAGNER, arr. Ritter – Meistersinger Overture
Anton Nel, piano; Ariel Quartet


Monday, June 23

Temple Beth El / 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 Regular / $10 (under 25)

Composer Concert: Celebrating the music of Peter Schickele

SCHICKELE – Three Uncharacteristic Pieces
David Ammer, trumpet; Angela Cheng, piano

SCHICKELE – Little Suite for Autumn
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin; James VanValkenburg, viola

SCHICKELE – Delta Jukebox
Victoria King, bassoon; Marcus Schoon, bassoon; Pei-Shan Lee, piano

PDQ BACH – Serenade for Three and Aria
Eric Pritchard, violin; Laurence Liberson, clarinet; James Tocco, piano

SCHICKELE – Piano Quintet No. 2
Ivan Moshchuk, piano; Telegraph Quartet


Tuesday, June 24

Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church / 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 Regular / $10 (under 25)

Prelude: 6:45pm | The Delphi Trio will perform Anton Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32

SCHUMANN, arr. Stern – Selections from Six Fugues on B.A.C.H., Op. 60
Donald Sinta Quartet

SCHNITTKE – Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 58
Andrés Díaz, cello; Pei-Shan Lee, piano

BEETHOVEN – Piano Sonata No. 31 in Ab major, Op. 110
Angela Cheng, piano

BACH arr. Sitkovetsky – Goldberg Variations
Eric Pritchard, violin; Sam Quintal, viola; Andrés Díaz, cello


Thursday, June 26

Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church | 7:30pm
Tickets: $35 Regular | $10 (under 25)

Prelude: 6:45pm | The Donald Sinta Quartet performs works by Edvard Grieg, Natalie Moller, Annika Socolofsky, Zack Browning, and Gregory Wanamaker
HAYDN – Piano Trio in C major, Hob. XV:27
Delphi Trio

STRAUSS – Sonata for Violin and Piano in Eb major, Op. 18
Eric Pritchard, violin; James Tocco, piano

SAHBA AMINIKIA – WORLD PREMIERE
Delphi Trio

BEETHOVEN – String Quartet Op. 95
Calidore String Quartet


Friday, June 27

Kirk in the Hills Prebsyterian Church / 10:45am
Tickets: $35 Regular / $10 (under 25)

Prelude: 10:00am | The Calidore String Quartet performs Mozart Divertimento in F, K.128 and Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet

BACH – Cantata BWV 51, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”
Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano; Glenn Miller, harpsichord; David Ammer, trumpet; Telegraph Quartet

DAVID KECHLEY – Rush
DVORÁK – Lento from String Quartet No. 12, “American”
ANNIKA SOCOLOFSKY – Bulgarity (2013)
THIERRY ESCAICH – Tango Virtuoso
GREGORY WANAMAKER – Speed Metal Organum Blues
Donald Sinta Quartet

SHOSTAKOVICH – Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
Angela Cheng, piano; Telegraph Quartet


Saturday, June 28 CLOSING NIGHT

Seligman Performing Arts Center / 8:00pm
Tickets: $40 Regular / $10 (under 25)

Prelude: 7:15pm | The Best of Bach: Exploring the Brandenburgs

BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Yoonshin Song, violin; David Buck, flute; Jung-Wan Kang, flute; Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

JOEL HOFFMAN – Self-Portrait with JS for Violin, Viola, and Cello
BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Eisenhower Dance, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

STURZENEGGER – B.A.C.H. Fantaisie for Trombone
Kenneth Thompkins, trombone

BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
James Tocco, piano; Eric Pritchard, violin; David Buck, flute; Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

 

For a complete list of all performances and to obtain tickets please visit www.greatlakeschambermusic.com

(Photos courtesy of  the festivle)

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