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CONCERT I – “THE FOUR WINDS”
July 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Robert Walzel, Dean of Music University of Kansas, clarinet
Scott Walzel, Ist Bassoon, Dallas Symphony
Susan Greenberg, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, flutist
Kemp Jernigan, New York City , oboist
Paul Stevens, Prof of French Horn U. of Kansas, Ist horn of LA Mozart Chamber Orchestra
Program : Quintet, op. 57 Charles Lefebvre
Six Bagatelles, Gyorgy Ligeti
“A Day in the Forest of Dreams” Billy Childs
Carmen Rhapsody, Georges Bizet
Quintet, Amadeus Mozart
Tickets with Island Club Card $30
Students Free with ID
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WALZEL BROTHERS WILL HEADLINE SUMMER FESTIVAL
OPENER JULY 18 IN EDGARTOWN & JULY 19 IN CHILMARK
The Walzel Brothers from Kansas and Texas will lead an acclaimed group of musicians from all parts of this nation in a pair of wind concerts Monday, July 18 in Edgartown’s renovated Whaling Church and Tuesday, July 19 in the venerable Community Center in Chilmark. The concerts will mark the start of the 46th consecutive season that the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society has brought outstanding artists from the U.S and abroad to the island and, in the process, has established the island’s Summer Festival as one of the premiere venues in the nation. Both concerts will start at 8 pm.
Highlights of the concerts will include a new work, “A Day in the Forest of Dreams” by composer/pianist Billy Childs who has just been named president of Chamber Music America, and an arrangement of Georges Bizet’s popular Carmen Rhapsody” for flute, clarinet and piano. Wind quintet works by Mozart, Lefebvre and Ligeti will complete the program.
Clarinetist Robert Walzel and Bassoonist Scott Walzel will be joined by California-based flutist, Susan Greenberg, who was a 36-year member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New York City and Los Angeles Operas; hornist Paul Stevens from Kansas, who has performed with conductors Leonard Bernstein and Zubin Mehta with the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony; and from New York City comes oboist Kemp Jernigan, who is well known in New York and New England chamber music groups as well as festivals in Sarasota, Banff and the Ameropa in Prague, the Czech Republic.
Robert Walzel, the founding dean of the School of Music at the University of Kansas, was selected by the United States Information Agency to be an Artistic Ambassador. As a result, he performed in 20 countries and presented master classes and lectures in many of the world’s leading music schools. Brother Scott Walzel was a prominent member of the San Antonio Symphony before leaving to become Associate Principal in the Dallas Symphony. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has participated in many summer festivals including Spoleto and Aspen.
Founded in 1971 by the internationally acclaimed Montagnana Trio, The Chamber Music Society has brought major artists to the island from throughout the nation and abroad. In addition, the Society sponsors a successful Strings Program for Island youth and a scholarship for graduating seniors. For information about the Society’s various programs, concert ticket information and future concerts, call 508-696-8055 or contact www.mvcms.org