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Young musicians to play Concert Hall

Lambert leads Youth Symphony in annual concert
Nathan Lambert leads the Durango Youth Symphony during a rehearsal for Monday’s spring concert at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
Recital Series to go for Baroque

The recent Bach Festival gave us a taste for more harpsichord music. The instrument’s ethereal and delicate sound packs a lot of energy, and we have an expert in town to deliver even more.

Here’s an April music bonus: Marilyn Mangold Garst will offer a full program of works for the harpsichord at 7 p.m. April 5 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Drive, kitty-corner across from Needham Elementary School. The prow-shaped sanctuary, with its elegant stained-glass windows and chandelier lighting, happens to be an acoustic delight. Garst will play works by J.S. Bach, Francois Couperin, Domenico Scarlatti and a virtuosic showpiece by a less well-known French composer, Pancrace Royer. It’s titled “La Marche des Scythes,” so we can only guess at the fireworks. The recital is the final component of the UU annual recital series.

Garst is well known in the region as a pianist, harpsichordist and music director at the UU Fellowship. She performs regularly in the Bach Festival and also with Music in the Mountains Summer Festival, but before moving to Durango with her husband, Ron Garst, she was professor of piano, harpsichord and keyboard ensembles for 25 years at George Washington University. Garst’s many degrees include a doctorate from Michigan State University and continuing study at Juilliard, Aspen Institute and the University of Michigan.

The recital focuses on Baroque works for her instrument of choice. Tickets are $15 for adults, children 12 and younger and students with ID are $7, at the door.

For more information, call Garst at 385-8668 or email mmgarst@durango.net.

The Friday night recital is sure to balance and clarify all the other music you can hear throughout the first week of April.

If you go

The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College presents The Four Corners Youth Symphony Association at 7 p.m. Monday, Nathan Lambert, director; works by Copland, DeBeriot, Gershwin and Haydn.

Also, the FLC Percussion Ensembles, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jonathan Latta, director; works by Bach, Bob Becker, Clayton Condon and Lou Harrison. Tickets: $5 adults, $1 children under 12, free for FLC students, at the downtown box office at Eighth Street and Main Avenue, by phone at 247-7657, online at www.durangoconcerts.com or at the door. For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/music or call Shauna Blaylock 247-7087.

Young musicians to play Concert Hall

Nathan Lambert leads the Durango Youth Symphony during a rehearsal for Monday’s spring concert at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
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