1 down, 2 to go for chamber festival

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1 down, 2 to go for chamber festival

Nathan Lambert performs with the Red Shoe Trio on Friday during the opening concert of the Durango Chamber Music Festival at St Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Katherine Jetter performs at the Durango Chamber Music Festival on Friday evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Nathan Lambert, Katherine Jetter (cello), and Lisa Campi Walters, AKA the Red Shoe Trio, closed the opening night of the Durango Chamber Music Festival on Friday evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Nathan Lambert takes his role in the Red Shoe Trio to heart.
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The final two concerts in the Durango Chamber Music Festival will take place Friday and May 25, at St. Mark’s. Fans of chamber music will be happy to learn that Artistic Director Kasia Sokol-Borup and her husband, Hasse Borup, will be featured in the middle concert and a collection of the finest regional chamber musicians in the concluding recital.
In the Durango chapter of her life, Sokol-Borup played many roles. She was concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony, director of the San Juan Youth Symphony, and professor of violin at Fort Lewis College. Sokol-Borup has moved on with her life. She married violinist Hasse Borup. He is associated with the Utah Symphony, the University of Utah in Salt Lake and has a busy professional career as a soloist. Around Bach’s birthday in March, the Borups gave birth to Sophia Rose.
Professionally, Sokol-Borup has initiated a pre-college string program attached to the University of Utah. She and her husband perform together with accompanist Heather Conner.
Friday’s chamber recital will feature the Borups with pianist Conner in works by Leclair, Persichetti, and Szymanowski.
The May 25 concert has a long list of performers in works by Honegger, Schubert, Spohr, Creston, Dahl, and Whitacre. Some of the pieces were recently performed at a Fort Lewis College faculty recital and well worth a second hearing.
As Sokol-Borup said last Friday in her introduction to the festival: “Chamber music is the music of friends. Our festival is a great opportunity for an intimate relationship between the music, the players, and the audience.”
A reception will follow each concert where musicians and audience members mingle. That friendly interaction is part of the tradition at St. Mark’s.

If you go

The Durango Chamber Music Festival will continue at 7 p.m. Friday and May 25 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. Tickets for each concert cost $18 for adults, $8 for children, available by phone at (800) 838-3006 or online at www.DurangoChamberMusic.com.

1 down, 2 to go for chamber festival

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Nathan Lambert performs with the Red Shoe Trio on Friday during the opening concert of the Durango Chamber Music Festival at St Mark’s Episcopal Church.
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Katherine Jetter performs at the Durango Chamber Music Festival on Friday evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
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Nathan Lambert, Katherine Jetter (cello), and Lisa Campi Walters, AKA the Red Shoe Trio, closed the opening night of the Durango Chamber Music Festival on Friday evening at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
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Nathan Lambert takes his role in the Red Shoe Trio to heart.
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