Shards of musical sunlight

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Shards of musical sunlight

Festival Orchestra plays Sibelius and Chopin
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Aviram Reichert plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra on Sunday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
LINDSAY EPPICH/Herald photos
Music in the Mountains Artistic Director Gregory Hustis introduces Sunday’s program at the Community Concert Hall.
Conservatory winners to perform at Fort Lewis College

Conservatory Music in the Mountains named the winners of its second Annual Conservatory Young Artists Competition, which was held Monday, July 19 at Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College.
The concert showcased the talents of students attending the summer session. The Grand Prize Winner (Festival Orchestra Division) was violinist David Castro-Balbi of France performing Mendelssohn’s Concerto No. 1 in E minor, op.64. The First Prize winner (String Orchestra Division) was bassist Timothy Chen of Texas, who played Antonio Capuzzi’s Concerto in F Major, and cellist Katherine Audas of Idaho won Second Prize (Festival Orchestra Division) and the Audience Favorite for her performance of Saint-Saens’ Concerto in A minor, op.33. The winners received monetary awards in addition to performance opportunities during the Festival.
Castro-Balbi and Audas will perform with the Festival Orchestra during the Masterworks concert at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Festival Tent at Durango Mountain Resort under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Guillermo Figueroa.
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Music in the Mountains schedule

Today
b Family Festivo, Festival Orchestra members, 11 a.m., free, Rotary Park.
b Festival Strings, Dmitry Kustanovich (viola), Katherine Jetter (cello), Oleg Sulyga (violin), 12:30 p.m., free, First National Bank lobby.
b “Winds and More,” chamber concert with Aviram Reichert (piano), Paul Garner (clarinet), Laura Leisring (bassoon), Erin Hannigan (oboe) and Greg Hustis (French horn); music by Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy and Beethoven, 7 p.m., $6-$35, Festival Tent at Durango Mountain Resort.
Wednesday
b “Low Brass,” with trombonists Byron Herrington, Christopher Oliver and Rob Graham and Richard White on tuba, noon, free, Town Park, Pagosa Springs.
b Violin master class with Grigory Kalinovsky, free, 7 p.m., Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College.
Thursday
b “Next Generation IV,” Conservatory Young Artists, 7:30 p.m., $6-$15, Roshong Recital Hall.

Shards of musical sunlight

LINDSAY EPPICH/Herald photos
Aviram Reichert plays Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra on Sunday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
LINDSAY EPPICH/Herald photos
Music in the Mountains Artistic Director Gregory Hustis introduces Sunday’s program at the Community Concert Hall.
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