The mountains of western North Carolina overlooking the town of Highlands (lower right), home of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. (Courtesy Highliands Chamber of Commerce)

This Week: July 24 – 30, 2019

Posted on Mondays, the listings are for Wednesday through the following Tuesday.


TIMOTHY GUNTER, piano · Cathedral of St. Philip @ 4:00pm. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 14 (“Moonlight”), 22, and 28. In celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday in 2020, Gunter will perform all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas in a series of eight recitals this summer and next. Admission is free, although any donations will be gratefully accepted and applied to the Cathedral Choir’s 2021 pilgrimage to St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, and Winchester Cathedral.


Through SUN AUG/13
HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Fridays and Sundays, Highlands Performing Arts Center; Saturdays and Mondays, Albert Carlton Library, Cashiers.) · FRI/26, Highlands @ 6pm and SAT/27, Cashiers @ 5pm: “Jazz Meets Classics” DEBUSSY: Reflections in the Water, Claire de Lune; L’ISLE Joyeuse; MOTLEY: Improvisations for Solo Piano; RAVEL: String Quartet; MOTLEY: Works for Jazz Trio. Vega String Quartet; Gary Motley; Fei-Fei, piano. SUN/28, Highlands @ 5pm and MON/29, Cashiers @ 5pm: “Beethoven and Brahms” BEETHOEN: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 # 1; BRAHMS: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op 34. Solera String Quartet; Norman Krieger, piano.

Through FRI/JUL 31
GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL (Jackson Hole, WY) · THU/25: Walk Festival Hall @ 8:00pm. VILLA LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras; DVOŘÁK: Serenade; SMETANA: String Quartet No. 1. Heidi Stober, Soprano; Mingjia Liu, oboe; Martin Schuring, oboe; Jose Gonzalez Granero, clarinet; Stephanie Key, clarinet; Christopher Millard, bassoon; Sharon Kuster, bassoon; Gail Williams, horn; Matthew Annin, horn; Josh Phillips, horn; Yi Zhao, violin; Ling Ling Huang, violin; Allyson Goodman, viola; Daniel Laufer, cello; David Mollenauer, cello; Jennifer Humphreys, cello; Gregory Clinton, cello; Deborah Nitka Hicks, cello; Judith McIntyre Galecki, cello; Thalia Moore, cello; Karen Freer, cello; Steven Laven, cello; David Mollenauer, cello; David Williamson, bass. FRI/26 @ 8 pm, and SAT/27 @ 6 pm: Walk Festival Hall. MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major “Turkish;” MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 in G Major Hilary Hahn, violin; Heidi Stober, soprano; Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor. TUE/30: St. John’s Episcopal Church @ 6:00pm. MIYAGI: Haru No Umi (The Sea in Spring); KOUYOUMDJIAN: A Boy with a Makeshift Toy; FAURE: Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 15. Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp; Andrew Palmer Todd, piano; Ikuko Takahashi, violin; Yang-Yoon Kim, viola; Anna Kruger, viola; Charae Krueger, cello.


Through TUE/AUG 23
ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aspen, CO) · WED/24: Benedict Music Tent @ 6:00pm. Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. Scott Terrell, conductor; William Hagen, violin; Andrei Ioniță, cello. BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op. 102; PROKOFIEV: Selections from Romeo and Juliet Suite, op. 75. WED/24: Harris Concert Hall @ 8:30pm. American String Quartet; Peter Winograd, violin; Laurie Carney, violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Wolfram Koessel, cello. DVOŘÁK: String Quartet in F major, B. 179, op. 96, “American;” VIVIAN FUNG: String Quartet No. 4 – “Insects and Machines;” FRANCK: Piano Quintet in F minor. THU/25: Harris Concert Hall @ 8:00pm. Sergey Khachatryan, violin;  Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Inon Barnatan, piano; Colin Currie, Percussion; Jonathan Haas, percussion; Douglas Howard, percussion.  BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D major, op. 70, no. 1, “Ghost;” ROLF WALLIN: Realismos Mágicos; SCHOENBERG/STEUERMANN: Verklärte Nacht, op. 4; SHOSTAKOVICH/VIKTOR DEREVIANKO: Symphony No. 15 in A major, op. 141. FRI/26: Benedict Music Tent @ 6:00pm. Aspen Chamber Symphony. Alondra de la Parra, conductor; Inon Barnatan, piano.  ARTURO MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No. 2; BARBER: Piano Concerto, op. 38; BERNSTEIN: West Side Story Symphonic Dances. SAT/27 @ 4:30pm: Harris Concert Hall. Aspen Contemporary Ensemble; Vijay Iyer, piano; Ches Smith, drum set; Timothy Weiss conductor; Brook Ferguson, flute; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Timothy Pitts, double bass; Paul Kantor, violin; Laurie Carne,y violin; Daniel Avshalomov, viola; Colin Currie, percussion; Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Seong-Jin Cho piano. VIJAY IYER: Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; SCHULHOFF: Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass; KODÁLY: Serenade, op. 12; STEVE REICH: Mallet Quartet. SAT/27 @ 8:00pm: Harris Concert Hall. A RECITAL BY JEREMY DENK, PIANO. BACH: English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV. 807; LIGETI: Études: Book 1; LISZT: Mephisto Waltz No. 1, “The Dance in the Village Inn,” LW A189; BERG: Piano Sonata, op. 1; SCHUMANN: Fantasy in C major, op. 17. SUN/28 @ 4:00pm: Benedict Music Tent. Aspen Festival Orchestra. Robert Spano, Conductor; Alisa Weilerstein, cello.  BARBER: Cello Concerto, op. 22; MAHLER: Symphony No. 7 in E minor. SUN/28 @ 7:00pm: Aspen Community Church . AN EVENING OF ORGAN WORKS WITH JAMES WELCH, organ. J. CHRISTOPHER PARDINI: Toccata on “Amazing Grace;” FRANKLIN ASHDOWN: Fête; HINDEMITH: Organ Sonata No. 1; HEWITT: Trip to Nahan; RULON CHRISTIANSEN: Lyric Symphony; MILHAUD: Pastorale; EMMA LOU DIEMER: Fiesta; IVES: Variations on ‘America.’ MON/29: Harris Concert Hall @ 6:00pm. CHAMBER MUSIC. Geoffrey Hahn, baritone; Kenneth Merrill, piano; Nadine Asin, flute; Anton Nel, piano; David Krauss, trumpet; Derek Wang, piano; Sylvia Rosenberg, violin; Renata Arado, violin; Espen Lilleslåtten, viola.  JOHN ADAMS: The Wound-Dresser; PREVIN: Peaches; DAVID AMRAM: Blues and Variations from Travels for Trumpet; JOHN HARBISON: Four Songs of Solitude;
MARTINŮ: Duo No. 1, “Three Madrigals,” H. 313. TUE/30: Harris Concert Hall @ 7:30pm. MISSY MAZZOLLI’S PROVING UP. Scott Terrell, conductor; Aspen Contemporary Ensemble; Mary Duncan Steidl, director; Devin M. Eatmon, tenor; Eric J. McConnell, bass; Hailey McAvoy, mezzo-soprano; Juliet Powar, soprano; River Shayne Guard, tenor; Samson McCrady, baritone; Shayleen Norat, soprano; Vincentia Geraldine, soprano. MAZZOLLI: Proving Up.



ATLANTA MUSIC SCENE · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 10:00pm. Jerusalem Quartet; Alexander Pavlovsky & Sergei Bresler, violins; Ori Kam, viola; Kyril Zlotnikov, cello. BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in A Mojor, Op. 18, No. 5; RAVEL: String Quartet in F Major. Recorded 10/26/2014 at Spivey Hall, Clayton State University. [PROGRAM TIME 00:57:37] Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/30 @ 3pm & SAT/3 @ 10am].

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADCASTS · WABE-FM 90.1 @ 8pm. From the ASO’s MAY 23/25, 2019 concerts. MILHAUD: Le boeuf sur le toit; CANTELOUBE: Songs of the Auvergne; DEBUSSY: Préludes; DEBUSSY: La mer. Donald Runnicles, conductor Kim-Lillian Strebel, soprano. (Repeats online & on HD-2: TUE/30 @ 4pm; SAT/3 @ 11:00am)

THU/25, SUN/28
THE ASO ON GPB · Georgia Public Broadcasting radio stations statewide @ 10pm. From the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s live concerts. PRIOR: …of shadow and light…; OLIVERIO: Double Timpani Concerto; BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5.Robert Spano, conductor; Mark Yancich & Paul Yancich, timpani; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.