Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Tuesdays at 7pm
Peter Serkin and Dover Quartet

Photo: Courtesy Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

These broadcasts celebrate the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s rich artistic history as they look to their 50th anniversary season in 2023. Featuring performances from 1999 through 2019, the repertoire spans six centuries—from Dowland’s seminal 16th-century song “Come, Heavy Sleep” to Knussen’s 21st-century masterpiece Requiem: Songs for Sue. The performances showcase many cherished friends of the Festival, such as cellist Lynn Harrell, pianists Leon Fleisher and Peter Serkin, violinist Ida Kavafian, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, the Dover Quartet, and the Orion String Quartet, among others. Hosted by WFMT’s Kerry Frumkin and the Festival’s Artistic Director, Marc Neikrug.

Schedule

May 25

John Dowland
(1563 – 1626)

“Come, Heavy Sleep” for Tenor & Guitar (1597)
Paul Appleby, tenor; Meng Su, guitar
(Performed August 7, 2019 at St. Francis Auditorium)

John Dowland
(1563 – 1626)

Pavana lachrymae (ca. 1612) (arr. Wiliam Byrd)
Peter Serkin, piano
(Performed August 16, 2016 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Antonín Dvořák
(1841 – 1904)

Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 (1887)
Peter Serkin, piano; Dover Quartet: Joel Link & Bryan Lee, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello
(Performed August 22, 2016 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)

June 1

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 – 1750)

Brandenburg No. 6 B-flat Major, BWV 1051 (1721)
Cynthia Phelps & Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, violas; Clive Greensmith, cello; Ronald Thomas & Eric Kim, playing the viola da gamba parts on cello; Leigh Mesh, double bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord
(Performed August 23, 2014 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)

Antonín Dvořák
(1841 – 1909)

String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48 (1878)
Dover Quartet (Joel Link & Bryan Lee, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello) Steven Tenenbom, viola; Eric Kim, cello
(Performed August 17, 2016 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)

June 8
Franz Josef Haydn
(1732 – 1809)

String Quartet in D Minor, Hob. III:76, Op. 76, No. 2, “Fifths” (1797)
Miami Quartet (Benny Kim, Cathy Meng Robinson, violins; Scott Lee, viola; Keith Robinson, cello)
(Performed July 16, 2019 at St. Francis Auditorium)

César Franck
(1822 – 1890)

Piano Quintet in F Minor, M. 7 (1878-79)
Kirill Gerstein, piano; Martin Beaver & Benjamin Beilman, violins; Lily Francis, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello
(Performed August 3, 2015 at St. Francis Auditorium)

June 15

Béla Bartók
(1881 – 1945)

Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, Sz. 111 (1938)
Ida Kavafian, violin; Chen Halevi, clarinet; Kirill Gerstein, piano
(Performed July 26, 2012 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Sir Edward William Elgar
(1857 – 1934)

Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84 (1918-19)
Jeremy Denk, piano; Tokyo String Quartet (Martin Beaver & Kikuei Ikeda, violins; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello)
(Performed August 19, 2012 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)

June 22
Franz Schubert
(1797 – 1828)

String Quartet in C Minor, D. 703, “Quartettsatz” (1820)
Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnet-Hard, violin; Brendan Speltz, violin, Pierre Lapoint, viola, Brook Speltz, cello)
(Performed July 23, 2019 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Oliver Knussen
(1952 – 2018)

Requiem: Songs for Sue, Op. 33 (2006)
Tony Arnold, soprano; Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor; Bart Feller, flute; Tara Helen O’Connor, alto flute; Chen Halevi & Todd Levy, clarinets; Stephen Ahearn, bass clarinet; Julie Landsman & Julia Pilant, horns; Andrew Russo, piano & celeste; Lynn Gorman DeVelder, harp; David Tolen, percussion; L. P. How & John Largess, violas; Anssi Karttunen & Felix Fan, cellos; Marji Danilow, bass
(Performed July 27, 2012 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Ludwig Van Beethoven
(1770 – 1827)

String Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky” (1805)
Orion Quartet (Todd Phillips & Daniel Phillips, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Timothy Eddy, cello)
(Performed July 16, 2018 at St. Francis Auditorium)

June 29

Witold Lutoslawski
(1913 – 1994)

Three Fragments for Flute & Harp (1953)
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute; June Han, harp
(Performed July 19, 2018 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Franz Schubert
(1797 – 1828)
String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (1828)
Tokyo String Quartet (Martin Beaver & Kikuei Ikeda, violins; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Clive Greensmith, cello); Lynn Harrell, cello 
(Performed August 20, 2012 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)
July 6

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 – 1787)

Trio in E-flat major for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, K. 498, “Kegelstatt” (1786)
Todd Levy, clarinet; Brett Dean, viola; Juho Pohjonen, piano
(Performed July 27, 2017 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Anton Arensky
(1861 – 1906)

Quartet No. 2 in A Minor for Violin, Viola & Two Cellos, Op. 35, No. 2 (1894)
Benny Kim, violin; Lily Francis, viola; Eric Kim & Gary Hoffman, cellos
(Performed August 19, 2010)

July 13

Johan Sebastian Bach
(1685 – 1750)

Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 (c. 1730)
Todd Phillips & Daniel Phillips, violin solos; Martin Beaver, violin; Owen Dalby, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; Mark Tatum, double bass; Kathleen McIntosh, harpsichord
(Performed August 5, 2017 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
(1897 – 1957)

Suite for Piano Left Hand, Two Violins, and Cello, Op. 23 (1930)
Leon Fleisher, piano; Cho Liang Lin & Ariel Shamai, violin; Gary Hoffman, cello
(Performed in 1999 at St. Francis Auditorium)

July 20

Szymon Laks
(1901 – 1983)

String Quartet No. 5 (1963)
Dover Quartet ( Joel Link, Bryan Lee, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello)
(Performed August 16, 2017 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)

Mieczysław Weinberg
(1919 – 1996)

Piano Trio, op. 24 (1945)
Jeremy Denk, piano; Lily Francis, violin; Ronald Thomas, cello
(Performed July 24, 2011 at St. Francis Auditorium)

July 27
Claude Debussy
(1862 – 1918)

Cloches à travers les feuilles from Images Series II (1907)
Haochen Zhang, piano
(Performed August 1, 2019 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Franz Schubert
(1797 – 1828)

Fantasy in C Major for Violin and Piano, D. 934 (1827)
Daniel Phillips, violin; Haochen Zhang, piano
(Performed July 17, 2018 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Franz Schubert
(1797 – 1828)

Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione & Piano, D. 821 (1824)
Lynn Harrell, cello; Marc Neikrug, piano
(Performed August 24, 2009 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)

August 3

Richard Strauss
(1864 – 1949)

“Schlechtes Wetter” Op. 69, No. 5 (1918)
“Nachtgang” Op. 29, No. 3 (1895)
“Zueignung” Op. 10, No. 1 (1885)
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano; Kirill Gerstein, piano
(Performed July 24, 2019 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Viktor Ullmann
(1989 – 1944)

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 46 (1943)
Dover Quartet (Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello)
(Performed August 28, 2014 at St. Francis Auditorium)

Fritz Kreisler
(1875 – 1962)

String Quartet in A Minor (1921)
Arnold Steinhardt & Ida Kavafian, violins; Steve Tenenbom, viola; Peter Wiley, cello
(Performed August 9, 2012 at St. Francis Auditorium)

August 10

Antonio Vivaldi
(1678 – 1741)

Concerto in F Major for Three Violins, Strings and Continuo, RV 551 (1711)
Jennifer Gilbert, Harvey de Sousa, & Soovin Kim, solo violins; Guillermo Figueroa & LP How, violins; Margaret Dyer Harris, violas; Kajsa William-Olsson, cello; Leigh Mesh, double bass; Paolo Bordignon, harpsichord
(Performed August 11, 2018 at Lensic Performing Arts Center)

Leo Ornstein
(1893 – 2002)

Piano Quintet, Op. 92 (1927)
Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Johannes String Quartet: Soovin Kim & Jessica Lee, violins; Choong-Jin Chang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello
(Performed August 14, 2015 at St. Francis Auditorium)

August 17

Sean Shepherd
(B. 1979)

Quartet for Oboe and Strings (2011) (Co-commission by Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla Music Society; world premiere)
Liang Wang, oboe; Giora Schmidt, violin; Lily Francis, viola; Felix Fan, cello
(Performed August 12, 2011)

Johannes Brahms
(1833 – 1897)

Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25 (1861)
Kirill Gerstein, piano, Martin Beaver, violin; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola; Peter Wiley, cello
(Performed July 24, 2019 at St. Francis Auditorium)