Pacifica String Quartet
Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and often-daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica String Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today. The Pacifica tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, performing regularly in the world’s major concert halls. Named quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, the Pacifica was also in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art — a position that has otherwise been held only by the Guarneri String Quartet — and received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance.
EVENING SERIES: FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017 – 7:30PM
- Mozart – String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
- Shulamit Ran – “Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory”
- Shostakovich – String Quartet in F Major, Op. 73
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“Their alluring sound proved breathtaking…spine-tingling intensity.” The New York Times
“The playing by Pacifica Quartet…was characterized by immaculate precision, on-the-mark intonation, incisive rhythms and a sense of give-and-take.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3 Fiddlers 3 Traditions at Grizzly Peak Winery
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00PM to 9:00PM
About 3 Fiddlers 3 Traditions
We are three fiddlers from three very different backgrounds – Danish, American, and Native American – who love to play together. Though our band features only one instrument, our show is truly diverse! Every culture brings its own voice to the fiddle – in the Métis style you’ll hear the a hint of Native American drumming, in the Danish, a happy polka party, and in the old-time American, a bit of blues and syncopated rhythms. You’ll hear the fiddle in its purest form, unaccompanied, as we each do a short solo set and talk about the music. Together, we play in duets and trios, using only fiddles for accompaniment. We also feature a few tunes on the 5-string medieval fiddle (“vielle”). Most of our music is traditional, but we have a few distinctive originals as well.
Doors open at 6:30
Location: Grizzly Peak Winery
1600 E. Nevada St.
Ashland OR 97520 United States
Martin Gershwitz Plays at Grizzly Peak Winery
Location: Grizzly Peak Winery
Date: April 4th
Martin Gerschwitz is a classically trained, German born, keyboard master who began his career performing music with big German Orchestras before going on to touring with the likes of Eric Burdon and the Animals, Iron Butterfly, Meat Loaf, Lita Ford, and many more.
He has perfected his own style utilizing both his classical background and rock influence that make his music, and his shows, a very versatile, unique, and delightful experience.
Grizzly Peak Winery
Nestled on the slopes of Grizzly Peak, just north of, and a few minutes from, downtown Ashland, Oregon. This family-owned and community-focused winery grows their own grapes with care and to make their wines with love of the craft. They produce the highest quality hand-crafted wines made from carefully tended grapes grown by them in their own estate vineyard.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre does “The All Night Strut!”
April 20 – June 25, 2017
A two-act musical celebration of the 1930s – 1940s filled with jazz, blues, bebop, and American songbook standards. Weaving together the work of legendary songwriters, such as, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway, and the Gershwin’s, the story moves through time and place to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era.
About the Show
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas, swing’s the thing in the The All Night Strut! From touring with the Glenn Miller Orchestra to performing with the Boston Pops, this classy, sassy musical revue has played the world over to record breaking houses and garnered rave reviews from critics.
For more information and tickets go to Oregon Cabaret Theatre’s website
Tallis Scholars Special Monday Concert
Director Peter Phillips founded The Tallis Scholars in 1973. Through recordings and concert performances, the choir has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. They perform in both sacred and secular venues, usually giving around 70 concerts each year across the globe. In 2013 the group celebrated their 40th anniversary with a world tour performing 99 events in 80 venues in 16 countries and traveling sufficient air miles to circumnavigate the globe four times.
EVENING SERIES: MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017 – 7:30PM
Music by H. Praetorius, Gibbons, Pärt, Sheppard, Tavener, Stravinsky, Palestrina, Gallus, Mouton, Eccard, Torrentes, and Holst PLEASE NOTE: THIS CONCERT IS ON MONDAY EVENING.
“What makes the Tallis Scholars so special is not what they sing, but how they sing it… Sheer magic.” Birmingham Post (United Kingdom)
“I have heard the Tallis Scholars half a dozen times, and I remain impressed by their purity of tone and beautiful blend of voices… Will I be there next year to hear the Scholars? You bet I will.” Boston Music Intelligencer
For more information and to purchase tickets go to the Chamber Music Concert’s website.
Spotlight on The Day the Music Died
Spotlight On The Day The Music Died
Starring Alex Boyles & Rigo Jimenez
March 30 – April 16, 2017
Directed by Roy Von Rains, Jr.
Tickets: $22 – $33
In February 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, were killed in an Iowa plane crash. The event was later immortalized in a song by singer-songwriter Don McLean in his 1971 song “American Pie.”
Camelot presents Spotlight On The Day The Music Died, celebrating the contributions Holly, Valens and Richardson made during their brief careers to American music, including “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “It’s So Easy”, “La Bamba”, “Donna”, “Come On Let’s Go”, “Chantilly Lace”, “White Lightning”, “Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, and more.
Camelot Theatre Company is located in Talent, Oregon in the beautiful Rogue Valley, just a few miles north of Ashland. We perform in the brand new state-of-the-art James M. Collier Theatre. Here is our Mission Statement:
To be of service to the Rogue Valley, Oregon, by producing high-quality affordable plays, musicals and musical events while providing a supportive environment for professional and amateur theatre artists and technicians and inspiring and training adults, teens and children in the theatre arts.
For more information and to purchase tickets to this performance at the Camelot Theatre go to their website.
Enso String Quartet
Enso String Quartet, founded at Yale University in 1999, has risen to the front rank of string ensembles. The quartet has won numerous awards, including top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild competition and the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Based in New York, the group has toured extensively, most recently in the US, Brazil, and Mexico. Enso is derived from the Japanese Zen painting of the circle, which represents many things: perfection and imperfection, the moment of chaos that is creation, the emptiness of the void, the endless circle of life, and the fullness of the spirit.
Location: SOU Music Recital Hall
EVENING SERIES: FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 – 7:30PM
Wolf – Italian Serenade
Puccini – “I crisantemi“
Ginastera – String Quartet no. 2, Op. 26
Ravel – String Quartet in F Major
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Adaskin String Trio with Ensemble Schumann
The Adaskin String Trio has won over audiences internationally with exuberant and stirring performances. Formed in 1994, the trio performs extensively throughout the US and Canada, and has appeared at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and in Boston, Los Angeles, Montreal, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Santa Barbara and Chicago. Joined in a lively and colorful trio, the members of Ensemble Schumann (oboe, piano, and the violist from the Adaskin Trio) have performed together since 2005.
Ensemble Schumann has been featured at the prestigious Da Camera Series in Los Angeles, at the Clark Art Museum in Massachusetts and on Live From Fraser on WGBH- Radio in Boston.
Location: SOU Music Recital Hall
Friday, February 10, 2017 – 7:30pm and Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 3pm
EVENING SERIES: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 – 7:30PM
Elgar – Andante and Allegro for Oboe Quartet
Honegger – Sonatina for Violin and Cello
Loeffler – 2 Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano
Francçaix – String Trio
Turina – Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67
MATINEE SERIES: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017 – 3PM
J. C. Bach – Oboe Quartet
Sibelius – Suite for String Trio
Martinů – Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Piano, H. 315
Brahms – Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25
For more information go to: Chamber Music Concerts
“The Adaskin String Trio combines a flexible command of flow and phrase with instrumental power and eloquence” Gramophone Magazine
“Each member [of Ensemble Schumann] comes across as an exemplary virtuoso in his or her own right, and yet they play as if wedded for a half century.” Audiophile Audition San Francisco Examiner
Across the Pond with “Mason & Weed”
John Weed (fiddle) and Stuart Mason (guitar, mandolin, banjo) will be performing traditional Celtic and Appalachian, and blues music that digs deep into the roots of bluegrass music. Long before the time of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley, and the Carter Family, rural Americans were singing and fiddling the ballads and dance tunes of Britain and Ireland, as well as the sentimental and comedy hits of the wildly popular minstrel shows. These sources provided a well of material that later formed the basis of the Mason & Weed Bluegrass repertoire.
Mason and Weed have been working up a batch of new tunes and songs for a new album project their first recording as a duo. So far, material for the project ranges from early American ballads and songs newly composed by their peers to beautiful melodies with Celtic and Nordic roots. They will remain true to their love of American old timey music and Irish trad while expanding the repertoire with tunes and songs that reflect their life long love of traditional music from all eras and all regions. The audience can expect a few surprises along with some familiar favorites, and maybe even a singalong or a humorous party piece dating back to the minstrel era. Along with brand new pieces, these concerts will showcase material from the new Molly’s revenge album Lift as well as songs from the lively repertoire of Molly’s Revenge, Little Black Train and from Stuarts two solo albums.
For food at the winery: Sultan’s Delight will be on site with food available for purchase from 6pm.
Local musicians Kevin and Daniel Carr will open the show with a set of fiddle tunes!
Date: Sunday, February 5th
Tickets: $15 per person – Available at Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door.
Brentano String Quartet
Brentano String Quartet plays at the SOU Music Recital Hall
Friday, January 20, 2017 – 7:30pm | Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 3pm
Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. Within a few years of its formation in 1992, the quartet garnered the first Cleveland Quartet Award, Naumburg Chamber Music Award, and Chamber Music Society Two, a coveted distinction for chamber groups and individuals.
In recent seasons, the quartet has appeared in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Australia. In 2014 became the Resident String Quartet at the Yale School of Music, succeeding the Tokyo Quartet in that position.
The group is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved,” the intended recipient of his famous love confession.
EVENING SERIES: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 – 7:30PM
Haydn – String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 no. 1
Kurtág – 6 Moments Musicaux
Beethoven – “Between Tides”
MATINEE SERIES: SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017 – 3PM
Mozart – String Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 428
Hartke – Commissioned work
Dvořák – String Quartet in C Major, Op. 61
For more information go to Chamber Music Concerts