SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
3:00 PM

MOZART: QUINTET IN E-FLAT MAJOR FOR PIANO AND WINDS, K.452
COPLAND: FLUTE SONATA
JANÁCˇEK: STRING QUARTET NO.2,“INTIMATE LETTERS”
FAURÉ: PIANO QUARTET


TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
7:30 PM

LUTOSLAWSKI: DANCE PRELUDES
BARBER: SUMMER MUSIC
BRAHMS: PIANO QUARTET NO. 3 IN C MINOR, OP.60


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
7:30 PM

FAURÉ: PIANO QUARTET
THUILLE: SEXTET FOR PIANO AND WINDS
MOZART: OBOE QUARTET IN F MAJOR, K. 370C
BRIDGE: PIANO QUINTET IN D MINOR


FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017
7:30 PM

SCHUMANN: STRING QUARTET NO. 3 IN A MAJOR, OP.41 NO. 3
TYMOCZKO: NEW WORK FOR 10 PLAYERS
(PREMIERE OF AN AFCM COMMISSION)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: PIANO QUINTET IN C


SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017
3:00 PM

THUILLE: SEXTET FOR PIANO AND WINDS
JALBERT: PIANO QUINTET (PREMIERE OF AN AFCM COMMISSION)
SCHUBERT: OCTET IN F MAJOR, D. 803


FESTIVAL ARTISTS


JUPITER QUARTET

This quartet in residence at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana is literally a tightly knit family: The cellist is married to the second violinist, who is the older sister of the violist. The multiple award-winning ensemble chose its name because Jupiter was the most prominent planet in the night sky at the time of its formation, and its astrological symbol resembles the number four. It performed for AFCM in 2012.


PHILIP ALEJO

A board member of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music and assistant professor at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music, Philip Alejo has wide experience as an orchestral musician, and on his own plays chamber music ranging from the Baroque to contemporary. At one point he event studied tango performance in Buenos Aires.


COLIN CARR

British cello soloist, chamber musician, and teacher Colin Carr spent 20 years as cellist of the Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio and is a regular participant in international chamber festivals and at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. His Bach performances, in particular, have been praised for Olympian technique deployed to serve the composer with taste and lucidity. He last performed here in the 2013 Festival.


NICHOLAS DANIEL

One of the UK’s most distinguished wind soloists, Nicholas Daniel began his career at age 18, when he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. More recently, he was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Medal for Music. He is oboist of the California-based chamber ensemble Camerata Pacifica and is artistic director of the Leicester International Festival.


BERNADETTE HARVEY

One of the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival’s most frequent guests, Australian pianist Bernadette Harvey divides her time between collaborations, solo appearances and recordings. Recently, a review of one of her solo recitals placed her in “a category of [her] own” for “sheer wizardry at the keyboard.” This year will mark her sixth festival appearance.


BENJAMIN KAMINS

Since entering the world of professional music in 1972, bassoonist Benjamin Kamins has enjoyed a wide-ranging career, including nine years as Associate Principal Bassoon with the Minnesota Orchestra, membership in the Aurora Wind Quintet, and more than 20 years as Principal Bassoon of the Houston Symphony. Still residing in Houston, he teaches at Rice University’s Shepherd School.


PIERS LANE

London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane is described as one of the most inquisitive and engaging performers of his generation. Aside from his concerto appearances, he is a frequent recital partner with the Goldner Quartet and violinist Tasmin Little. His other responsibilities include artistic directorship of the Sydney International Piano Competition and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.


CHARLES NEIDICH

One of the most mesmerizing virtuosos on the clarinet, Charles Neidich has been described by The New Yorker as “an artist of uncommon merit – a master of his instrument and, beyond that, an interpreter who keeps listeners hanging on each phrase.” He is a longtime member of the famed Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. We last heard him in 2001 as a member of the Peabody Trio and are delighted to welcome him to his first Festival.


NOKUTHULA NGWENYAMA

Featured as a “Face to Watch” in the Los Angeles Times, Nokuthula Ngwenyama came to international attention when she won the Primrose International Viola Competition and the Young Concert Artists International Auditions at age 17. Her performances as orchestra soloist, recitalist and chamber musician continue to garner great attention. She last appeared with us during the 2015 Festival.


WILLIAM PURVIS

A widely experienced horn soloist who has performed with groups as diverse as the New York Woodwind Quintet, Speculum Musicae and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, William Purvis is not only a fine instrumentalist, but an instrumental guardian: He is director of the musical collection at Yale’s school of music. He last performed for AFCM in the 2005 festival.


ALEXANDER SITKOVETSKY

Russian-born, British-trained violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky founded the Sitkovetsky Trio, which plays and records to stellar reviews, and he performs regularly in other chamber music projects as well as being a concerto soloist. Music is truly in his blood; among his most celebrated relatives are great-aunt Bella Davidovich and uncle Dmitry Sitkovetsky.


CAROL WINCENC

Grammy Award-winning American flutist Carol Wincenc has been described as a muse of today’s most prominent composers. She has commissioned more than two dozen new works and championed many other contemporary pieces. Yet her repertoire and recording catalog extend back to Bach and Mozart. She last appeared in our 2010 festival.