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Music From Angel Fire 2017 Season - Music From Angel Fire

Posted May 23, 2017

The "Around the World" theme sets the tone for the 34th season of Music from Angel Fire Summer Music Festival. The two-week festival offers sixteen concerts featuring world-class musicians performing chamber and classical music. The Festival is a touring organization serving the rural Northern New Mexico Rocky Mountain communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas.

The 2017 concert schedule is:

August 18, 7pm - Opening Night Concert - France
Angel Fire Community Center
The 2017 Summer Festival opening night concert kicks off the festival’s Around the World theme:
  FAURÉ Quartet in G Minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 45
  RAVEL Selections from Le Tombeau de Couperin arranged for Woodwind Quintet
  POULENC Sextour for Winds and Piano, Op. 100

August 19, 5pm - The Brass Project
Taos Plaza
A free concert showcasing one of MFAF’s Young Artist ensembles.

August 19, 7pm - TCA Opening Night Concert - England
Taos Community Auditorium
Stay after the concert, mingle with the musicians, and meet the 2017 program book cover artist, Loretta LaMothe. Appetizers and dessert will be served. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
  FINZI Romance in E-Flat Major for Strings, Op. 11
  ELGAR Quintet in A Minor for Piano and Strings, Op. 84
  IMANI WINDS – program to be announced from the stage.

August 20, 7pm - Musical Conversations I: Italian Baroque
United Church of Angel Fire
This concert contains a 30-minute lecture/demo followed by the performance.
  VIVALDI Concerto in C for Violin, Two Cellos and Continuo, RV 561
  LOCATELLI Sonata in C for Flute and Continuo, Op. 2, No. 1
  FARINA Capriccio Stravagante for Strings and Harpsichord

August 22, 5:30pm Dinner, 7:30pm Performance - VIVA POPS! LET'S TANGO
Old Martina's Restaurant and Hall, Ranchos de Taos
Show your support for music in northern New Mexico. This elegant evening includes dinner buffet, wine, silent auction, wine pull and spectacular entertainment featuring Imani Winds, the only full-time touring American wind quintet.
Program to be announced from the stage including Kenji Bunch’s “Shout Chorus” and tangos by Piazzolla and Stravinsky.

August 23, 7pm - The Americas
Angel Fire Community Center
Gershwin Selections for Various Instruments
KENJI BUNCH World Premiere commissioned by Music from Angel Fire with the support of the Bruce E. Howden, Jr. American Composers Project.
The Brass Project
  NICK DIBERARDINO (Ornithopter) Young Artist Composer-in-Residence

August 24, 7pm - Germany
Ilfeld Auditorium, Las Vegas
STRAUSS Prelude to the opera, Capriccio for Strings, Op. 85
BRUCH Octet for Strings in B-Flat Major, Op. Posthumous
MENDELSSOHN Quintet in A Major for Strings, Op. 87

August 25, 7pm - Musical Conversations II: French Baroque
United Church of Angel Fire
This concert contains a 30-minute lecture/demo followed by the performance.
  MONDONVILLE Pièce de clavecin en sonate in A Major, Op. 3, No. 6
  MARAIS Le Labyrinthe for Cello and Continuo
  LECLAIR Sonata in E Minor for Two Violins Op. 3, No. 5
  RAMEAU Premier Concert de Clavecin in C Minor for Flute, Violin and Continuo

August 26, 7pm - Czech Republic
Taos Center for the Arts
  MARTINU Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano, H.315
  SCHULHOFF Five Pieces for String Quartet
  DVOƘÁK Quintet in G Major for Strings, Op. 77

August 27, 2pm - Annual Salon Concert
Angel Fire Community Center
Hosted by Toby Appel. Works will be announced from the stage.

August 30, 7pm - Musical Conversations III: German Baroque
United Church of Angel Fire
This concert contains a 30-minute lecture/demo followed by the performance.
  TELEMANN Suite in G Major for Strings and Continuo, “Don Quixote”
  CPE BACH Quartet in G Major for Flute, Viola, Cello and Keyboard
  TELEMANN Quartet No. 5 in E Minor for Flute, Violin, Cello and Continuo, TWV 43:e1
  BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048

August 31, 7pm - Russia
Shuler Theater, Raton
  PROKOFIEV Quintet in G Minor for Winds and Strings, Op. 39
  SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110
  TCHAIKOVSKY Sextet in D Minor for Strings, Op. 70, “Souvenir de Florence”

September 2, 7pm - Austria
Taos Center for the Arts
  HAYDN Trio for Piano and Strings in G Major, Hob. XV:25, “Gypsy Rondo”
  JOHANN STRAUSS/Arr. Schoenberg, Berg, Webern Selected Waltzes for Strings and Winds
  SCHUBERT Quintet in C Major for Strings, D. 956/op. posth.163

September 3, 7pm - Spain
Angel Fire Baptist Church
  TURINA La Oración del Torero for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 34
  BOCCHERINI Night Music of the Streets of Madrid for String Quintet, Opus 30
  ARRIAGA String Quartet in D Minor
  ALBÉNIZ Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47

Please check the website for additional events including free discussions on chamber music, Meet the Composer, a Golf Scramble at Angel Fire Golf Course, and more.

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