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SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

The WFMT Radio Network invites your listeners to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico through the sounds of thirteen new one-hour radio concerts from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.  Now in its ninth season, the program has been broadcast across the United States and around the world, and is available to affiliate stations free of charge.

One of the world's leading performing arts festivals, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is known for its enduring commitment to tradition, artistic excellence, innovation, and vision.  Our weekly radio series reflects the Festival's high standards and varied repertoire by presenting superbly recorded concerts and recitals by some of today's greatest musical artists.

The 2014 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series features performances recorded in 2013 in Santa Fe, New Mexico during this celebrated music festival's 41th summer season.  Each broadcast hour typically contains two full-length works representing chamber music's core repertoire. The Festival also remains dedicated to lesser known composers and compositions, and to commissioning new works.

Veteran WFMT announcer Kerry Frumkin hosts the series along with Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival artistic director, Marc Neikrug.  Many of the performers provide additional commentary as they describe their experiences at the Festival and the music they've played here.

Here are some highlights from the 2014 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series:
 
" Pianist Garrick Ohlsson, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2013 Artist-in-Residence, plays Chopin's Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60 in Week 4, a program in which he also collaborates with violinist William Preucil and the Orion String Quartet to perform the Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Quartet in D major, Op. 21 by Ernest Chausson.  In Week 5, Mr. Ohlsson joins a Festival ensemble for the Sextet for Piano & Winds in B-flat Major, Op. 6 by Ludwig Thuille.

"Internationally celebrated conductor Lawrence Foster leads a chamber orchestra of Festival musicians in two vocal works.  Baritone Matthew Worth sings the Arnold Schoenberg arrangement of Gustav Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer.  Later in the series, soprano Lucy Shelton delivers her signature performance of Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21, Part. 2. 

"Some of the many gems from the chamber repertoire include Mozart's Piano Trio No. 3 in B-flat major, K. 502 as performed by long-time collaborators, violinist Ida Kavafian, cellist Peter Wiley, and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. Baritone Matthew Worth sings Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48 with pianist Shai Wosner.  J.S Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067 comes brilliantly to life performed by flutist Tara Helen O'Connor and the Orion Quartet, with bassist Kristen Bruya and Kathleen McIntosh at the harpsichord.  Robert Ingliss is the featured soloist in the Oboe Concerto on Themes of Cimarosa by Arthur Benjamin.

"These Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival concerts also include three pieces composed within the last 40 years.  Violinist Lily Francis, violist Teng Li, cellist Nicholas Canellakis, and pianist Inon Barnatan perform Marc-André Dalbavie's new Piano Quartet, a Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla Music Society commission.  In Week 7, the Johannes String Quartet honors the late Henri Dutilleux by playing his Ainsi la nuit for String Quartet, and in Week 9, the FLUX Quartet performs the String Quartet No. 4 by the Festival's artistic director, Marc Neikrug. 

"Week 11 begins with Beethoven's Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, Op. 16, and ends with Erwin Schulhoff's Sextet for Strings.  Violinist Soovin Kim, cellist Peter Stumpf, and pianist Jeremy Denk bring the 13-part season to a close with the Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms.

Other repertoire comes from composers Alfredo Piatti, Anton Arensky, Antonín Dvo?ák, Felix Mendelssohn, Ernst von Dohnányi, Josef Suk,  Arthur Benjamin, Igor Stravinsky and others.

Some of the many outstanding performers heard in this series are violinists Harvey de Souza, Jennifer Gilbert, Benjamin Beilman, and Jessica Lee; violists Cynthia Phelps, L. P. How, and Carla Maria Rodrigues; bassoon player Theodore Soluri; cellists Eric Kim, Joseph Johnson, Keith Robinson, Felix Fan and Peter Stumpf; clarinetists Patrick Messina. Carol McGonnell and Todd Levy; horn players Gabrielle Finck and Julie Landsman; pianists Haochen Zhang and Soyeon Kate Lee; percussionist David Tolen; and the Miami String Quartet.

Music production for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival radio series is by Grammy award-winning recording engineer, Matt Snyder.  Louise Frank is the series producer.

You will find full program listings and sound samples, along with artist biographies and photos, later in this document.  You can also learn about the series at www.wfmt.com/santafe

This free series is available for broadcast twice before March 31, 2015.  For more information please contact Tony Macaluso at 773-279-2114, tmacaluso@wfmt.com, Estlin Usher at 773-279-2112, eusher@wfmt.com or David Sims at 773-279-2027.

Broadcast Schedule - Spring 2014


PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-01
RELEASE:  April 1, 2014

Alfredo Piatti:  Serenade for Two Cellos and Piano
Performers:  Nicholas Canellakis and Joseph Johnson, cellos; Inon Barnatan, piano

Anton Arensky: Piano Quintet in D Major, Op. 51
Performers:  Lily Francis & Benjamin Beilman, violins; Teng Li, viola; Ronald Thomas, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer (arr. Schoenberg)
Performers:  Matthew Worth, baritone; Joshua Smith, flute; Carol McGonnell, clarinet; Johannes String Quartet: Soovin Kim and Jessica Lee, violins; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Kristen Bruya, bass; Shai Wosner, piano; Kathleen McIntosh, harmonium; David Tolen, percussion; Lawrence Foster, conductor



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-02
RELEASE:  April 8, 2014

Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21, Part 2
Performers:  Lucy Shelton, soprano; Joshua Smith, flute/piccolo; Carol McGonnell, clarinet/bass clarinet; Soovin Kim, violin/viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Shai Wosner, piano; Lawrence Foster, conductor

Antonín Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87
Performers:  William Preucil, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Haochen Zhang, piano



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-03
RELEASE:  April 15, 2014

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80
Performers:  Miami String Quartet: Benny Kim & Cathy Meng Robinson, violins; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello; Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Ernst von Dohnányi: Serenade, Op. 10
Performers:  William Preucil, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Eric Kim, cello
 


PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-04
RELEASE:  April 22, 2014

Frédéric Chopin: Bacarolle in F-Sharp Major, Op. 60
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Ernest Chausson: Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21
Performers:  William Preucil, violin (solo); Garrick Ohlsson, piano; Orion String Quartet: Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips, violins; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-05
RELEASE:  April 29, 2014

Marc-André Dalbavie: Piano Quartet (Co-commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla Music Society for Summerfest, New Mexico premiere)
Performers:  Lily Francis, violin; Teng Li, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano

Ludwig Thuille: Sextet for Piano & Winds in B-Flat Major, Op. 6
Performers:  Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Robert Ingliss, oboe; Patrick Messina, clarinet; Theodore Soluri, bassoon; Julie Landsman, horn; Garrick Ohlsson, piano (Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 2013 Artist-in-Residence)



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-06
RELEASE:  May 6, 2014

Mozart:  Piano Trio No. 3 in B-Flat Major, K. 502
Performers:  Ida Kavafian, violin; Peter Wiley, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Josef Suk:  Serenade for Strings in E-Flat Major, Op. 6
Performers:  Jennifer Gilbert, Daniel Hope, Kathleen Brauer, Benjamin Beilman, Harvey de Souza, and L.P. How, violins; Carla Maria Rodrigues and Lily Francis, violas; Joseph Johnson and Nicholas Canellakis, cellos; Kristen Bruya and Mark Tatum, bass


PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-07
RELEASE:  May 13, 2014

Henri Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit (Thus the Night) for String Quartet
Performers:  Johannes String Quartet: Soovin Kim and Jessica Lee, violin; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Performers:  Matthew Worth, baritone; Shai Wosner, piano



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-08
RELEASE:  May 20, 2014

J.S. Bach:  Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067
Performers:  Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Orion String Quartet: Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips, violins; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello; Kristen Bruya, bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord
 
Beethoven:  String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Performers:  William Preucil and Benny Kim, violins; Steven Tenenbom and Daniel Phillips, violas; Eric Kim, cello



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-09
RELEASE:  May 27, 2014

Marc Neikrug:  String Quartet No. 4
Performers:  FLUX Quartet: Tom Chiu, violin and Conrad Harris, violins; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47
Performers:  William Preucil, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Eric Kim, cello; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-10
RELEASE:  June 3, 2014

Arthur Benjamin: Oboe Concerto on Themes of Cimarosa
Performers:  Robert Ingliss, oboe; Orion String Quartet: Daniel Phillips and Todd Phillips, violins; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello; Kristen Bruya, bass

Tchaikovsky:  Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Performers:  Benjamin Beilman and Lily Francis, violins; Teng Li and Carla Maria  Rodrigues, violas; Ronald Thomas and Nicholas Canellakis, cellos



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-11
RELEASE:  June 10, 2014

Beethoven:  Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, Op. 16
Performers:  Robert Ingliss, oboe; Todd Levy, clarinet; Gabrielle Finck, horn; Theodore Soluri, bassoon; Jeremy Denk, piano
Erwin Schulhoff: Sextet for Strings
Performers:  Jennifer Gilbert and Harvey de Souza, violins; Scott Lee and Max Mandel, violas; Keith Robinson and Felix Fan, cellos



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-12
RELEASE:  June 17, 2014

Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), Op. 132
Performers:  Patrick Messina, clarinet; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Haochen Zhang, piano

Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67
Performers:  Johannes String Quartet: Soovin Kim and Jessica Lee, violins; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello



PROGRAM #:  SFE 14-13
RELEASE:  June 24, 2014

Igor Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrouchka
Performer:  Haochen Zhang, piano

Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Performers:  Soovin Kim, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; Jeremy Denk, piano