The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
2008 — Week 10
Fantasia in F Minor for Oboe & Organ
Allan Vogel, oboe; David Schrader, organ
American keyboard virtuoso David Schrader is equally charismatic as a harpsichordist, organist, and pianist. In this clip he talks about composer, Johann Ludwig Krebs, who was one of Bach's prized students.
When the St. Francis Auditorium restored the McNary Pipe Organ recently, it provided Artistic Director, Marc Neikrug, the opportunity to program organ music during the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Here's what David Schrader had to say about Kreb's Fantasia which he performed at the Festival.
"How did you find Santa Fe?" producer Louise Frank inquired of David Schrader, who had not been there before. "I rented a car in Albuquerque and headed north! Uh, but actually, I love anything Ibero-American," replied he whimsically.
Quartet for the End of Time
Soovin Kim, violin; Todd Levy, clarinet; Peter Stumpf, cello; Yuja Wang, piano
Soovin Kim was only twenty years old in 1996 when he captured first prize at the Niccoló Paganini International Violin Competition. Soovin continues to be an increasingly sought after soloist when he's not performing as a member of the Johannes String Quartet.
Multiple Grammy Award-winner Todd Levy is Principal Clarinet of both the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and of the Santa Fe Opera. Todd knows how lucky he is to spend his summers in Santa Fe, performing with both the opera and the chamber music festival.
What does Todd Levy love best about performing music? "Bringing those lifeless notes on a page alive, and being able to express myself through playing them."
- Milwaukee Symphony Profile of Todd Levy
Peter Stumpf is the Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and a member of the Johannes String Quartet. Here's what he had to say about his Santa Fe experience.
Yuja Wang recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, and at age 21 she is already in demand with leading orchestras and chamber festivals around the world. She greatly appreciates her Santa Fe experience because of how it helps her with all of her music-making.