St. Mark's Episcopal Church will host the Durango Chamber Music Festival beginning tonight and continuing May 21 and 28
under the watchful eye of Artistic Director Kasia Sokol.
Performers will include some of the regions's finest musicians as well as guest artists from California, New Mexico
"The festival fills a hole in the Durango music scene: chamber music performed in an easily accessed, intimate
setting, with affordably priced tickets. Not only is St. Mark's the perfect venue accoustically, but it's beauty is
unsurpassed," said C. Scott Hagler, executive director of 3rd Ave. Arts, the festival's new 501(c)(3) parent
Various ensembles will perform works by Bruch, Villa-Lobos, Hurlstone, Corigliano, Debussy, FaurÃ©, Poulenc, Beethoven, Dvorak and Prokofiev.
The musicians set to perform are Sharon Neufeld, viola; Anne Sanchez, clarinet; Lisa Campi-Walters, piano; Rochelle
Mann, flute; Douglas Owens, bassoon; Gemma Kavanagh, soprano; Sokol, violin; James Jon Bader, cello; Tatiana
Roitman-Mann, piano; Linda Mack, piano; Hagler, piano; Hasse Borup, violin; and Kay Newnam, viola.
Tickets cost $18 for adults and $10 for children and students for individual concerts with three-concert passes
available at a discount.
Information about the artists, repertoire and tickets are available at "http://www.DurangoChamberMusic.com">www.DurangoChamberMusic.com, or by phone at 247-1129. St. Mark's is located
at 910 East Third Ave.