International Chamber Music Festival

CaptureIcicle Creek Center for the Arts is proud to present its treasured festival – the International Chamber Music Festival, July 7 -27, 2013. Only a week away, this much anticipated annual festival is always filled with unforgettable musical experiences.

This year’s festival will feature seven concerts, starting with the Opening Gala, on Sunday, July 7th at 8pm in the new Snowy Owl Theater. This special kick-off concert will present world premiere of a piece written especially for the occasion by jazz pianist, David Deacon-Joyner (Timeless Voice of Women Poets for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano), supported by a grant from Artist Trust.

In addition to the masterfully presented concerts by internationally renowned artists, the festival will include FREE student concerts and masterclasses, all part of Icicle Creek\’s commitment to education of young artists.

Some new elements to this year’s festival include:

Adding one more week, making the Festival three weeks long.
Using two acoustically perfect and visually stunning venues: the new Snowy Owl Theater and Canyon Wren Recital Hall.
Offering a new \’Festival Pass\’ that will allow purchasers to attend all SEVEN concerts and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at each performance.
July 19th concert will feature a special guest appearance by Northwest Public Radio’s Robin Rilette who will emcee the evening.
Presenting world premiere of David Deacon-Joyners\’ song cycle Timeless Voices of Women Poets, written especially for the opening night of the Festival.

Festival Line-up and Schedule of Events
July 7, Sunday, 8:00 PM: Opening Gala (Snowy Owl Theater)
Festival Artists present shorter selections from some of their most favorite works
â—¦Bach, Flute and Keyboard Sonata in E Flat Major, BWV 1013; David Deacon-Joyner, Timeless Voices of Women Poets for Voice and Piano (world premiere); Dvorak, Cypresses for String Quartet; Schubert, Introduction and Theme and Variations for Cello and Piano; Bartok, String Quartet No. 2; Martinu, Madrigals for Violin and Viola; Barber, selections from Souvenirs for Piano Four Hands; Wagner-Liszt, Liebestod
â—¦Performers: Ray Futura, flute; Christina Dahl, piano; Avalon String Quartet; Melissa Plagemann, mezzo-soprano; Oksana Ezhokina, piano; Anthony Elliott, cello

July 12, Friday, 8:00 PM (Canyon Wren Recital Hall)
â—¦Schubert, Trockne Blumen for Flute and Piano; Bartok, String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102; Arensky, Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32
â—¦Performers: Ray Furuta, flute; Christina Dahl, piano; Avalon String Quartet; Volta Piano Trio

July 13, Saturday, 8:00 PM (Canyon Wren Recital Hall)
â—¦Mozart, Quartet for Flute and Strings in D Major, K. 285; Brahms, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 100; Taneyev, Quintet in G Major, Op. 14 for Two Violins, Viola and Two Cellos
â—¦Performers: Ray Furuta, flute; Christina Dahl, piano; Blaise Magniere and Marie Wang, violins; Anthony Devroye, viola; Cheng-Hou Lee, cello; Jennifer Caine, violin; Sally Singer Tuttle, cello; Oksana Ezhokina, piano; Antony Elliott, cello

July 19, Friday, 8:00 PM (Canyon Wren Recital Hall)
â—¦Featuring Special Guest Emcee, Robin Rilette of Northwest Public Radio! Robin hosts Classical Music with Robin Rilette from 9am to noon as well as concerts around the Northwest five or six times a year.
â—¦Mozart, Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major, K. 423; Ginastera, Impresiones de la Puna for Flute and String Quartet; Brahms, Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
â—¦Performers: Ray Furuta, flute; Christina Dahl, piano; Avalon String Quartet; Oksana Ezhokina, piano; Antony Elliott, cello; Elisabeth Perry, violin; Richard Wolfe, viola

July 20, Saturday, 8:00 PM (Canyon Wren Recital Hall)
â—¦Debussy, Piano Trio in G Majo; Crumb, Celestial Mechanics for Amplified Piano Four Hands; Brahms, Viola Quintet in F Major, Op. 88
â—¦Performers: Ray Furuta, flute; Christina Dahl, piano; Avalon String Quartet; Oksana Ezhokina, piano; Antony Elliott, cello; Elisabeth Perry, violin; Richard Wolfe, viola

July 26 Friday, 8:00 PM (Canyon Wren Recital Hall)
â—¦Mozart, Sonata for Piano Four Hands in D Major, K. 381; Bruch, Selections from Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83; Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op, 47 (Kreutzer)
â—¦Performers: Francine Kay, piano; Wojtek Komsta, clarinet; Elisabeth Perry, violin; Richard Wolfe, viola; Oksana Ezhokina, piano; Anthony Elliott, cello

July 27, Saturday, 8:00 PM (Snowy Owl Theater)
â—¦Schumann, Three Romances, Op. 28; Poulenc, Sonata for Cello and Piano; Dvorak, Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 87
â—¦Performers: Francine Kay, piano; Wojtek Komsta, clarinet; Elisabeth Perry, violin; Richard Wolfe, viola; Oksana Ezhokina, piano; Anthony Elliott and Cheng-Hou Lee, cello

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at icicle.org or by calling the box office at (509) 548-6347 x41. For full schedule including artists’ bios, free young artist concerts and masterclasses, visit icicle.org

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