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July 14, 2019 6:00PM
NM Museum of Art
BEETHOVEN Trio in B-flat Major for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 11
JOHN HARBISON IF, Monodrama for Soprano & Ensemble (2019 Festival co-commission, New Mexico premiere)
SCHUBERT Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) for Soprano, Clarinet & Piano, D. 965
MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
The Festival’s 47th season begins with an early work by Beethoven, his Trio in B-flat Major, featuring clarinetist Todd Levy, cellist Clive Greensmith, and pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe; a masterpiece by Mendelssohn—the Octet for Strings—led by violinist Paul Huang in his Festival debut; Schubert’s mini-cantata The Shepherd on the Rock, spotlighting soprano Sarah Shafer; and the New Mexico premiere of IF, a monodrama co-commissioned by the Festival and written and conducted by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Harbison.
Sarah Shafer, Elizabeth Joy Roe, Jennifer Frautschi, Paul Huang, L. P. How, Theresa Rudolph, Clive Greensmith, Joseph Johnson, Mark Tatum, Miami String Quartet (Benny Kim, Cathy Meng Robinson, Scott Lee, Keith Robinson), Tara Helen O’Connor, Todd Levy, Gregory Zuber, John Harbison
5 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK: Composer John Harbison with Valerie Guy
Sunday approximate length: 2 hours
Monday approximate length: 1 hour and 45 minutes
All Festival artists and programming are subject to change.
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