Recital Series 2017~2018

Date(s) - 04/27/2018
7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango presents Recital Series  2017-18

All recitals are held on Friday evenings, 7:00 p.m.

10/13/17: Brandon Christensen, violin, assisted by Marilyn Garst, piano—Sonata in B-flat Major by Mozart, Sonata in G Major by Brahms, Improvviso by Rota Additional selections by Gershwin and Williams

12/8/17: Erik Gustafson, tenor, assisted by Marilyn Garst, piano—Dichterliebe (Poet’s Love)— song cycle by Schumann, Additional selections by Berlioz and Sondheim.

3/2/18: Anne Eisfeller, harp—Au Marin by Tournier, Sonata in C Minor by Pescetti, The Colorado Trail by Grandjany, Additional selections by Ortiz, Guridi & Mauldin

4/27/18: The Recital Series will conclude on April 27 with the Southwest Piano Trio consisting of Kay Newnam, violin, Bonnie Mangold, cello, and Marilyn Garst, piano.  They will perform two outstanding works for that combination by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).  Kay and Marilyn will also perform the Suite from L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) with Lori Lovato on clarinet.  The Trio No. 33 in G Minor by Haydn will open the program, a work written in 1794 that represents one of his most sophisticated works in this genre.  The work, along with other late trios, includes brilliant keyboard writing rarely matched in contemporary works for piano alone.  Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat in its original form was a theatre piece based on a Russian folk tale about a battle of witts between a violin-playing soldier and the devil.  As a token of gratitude to a Swiss patron who played the clarinet and funded the first production, Stravinsky arranged five numbers for clarinet, violin and piano in 1919.  The program will conclude with the Trio in C Major, Op. 87, by Brahms.  The first movement demonstrates Romantic lyricism while the second movement is characterized by Hungarian influence in its theme and five variations.  The third movement scherzo is one of emotional extremes, and the fourth rounds out the work in a carefree sunny mood.

Kay served as Concertmaster and violin soloist of the Orchestra of Santa Fe and has been a member of the Ensemble of Santa Fe.   A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she also is a member of the San Juan Symphony.   Bonnie’s career included 37 years as cellist in the Utah Symphony, preceded by three years as principal cellist in the National Orchestra of Colombia in Bogota.  She holds a music degree from the Juilliard School and has been a member of various chamber music groups including the Mangold Duo with her sister Marilyn Garst.   Lori is clarinetist for the Santa Fe Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Sphinx Symphony in Detroit, San Juan Symphony, among others, and founding member of the New Mexico Woodwind Quintet.  She is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico and maintains a private clarinet studio.

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