Please join us in beautiful Abiquiu--longtime home of legendary artist Georgia O'Keeffe--for extraordinary chamber music as it should be experienced: in an intimate setting, offering close proximity between audience and performers. The venue is located right on the Rio Chama and seating is outdoors on covered porches and decks, allowing for the merging of music with the sounds of nature. The concerts present distinguished artists performing chamber music in a variety of styles and periods. After the performances the audience is invited to mingle and talk with the artists. We think Georgia would be pleased!
The program for the 2011 season features the following performers:
· June 12 Hamilton Tescarollo, SoloPiano - Brazilian Artist performing Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Liszt, and works of Brazilian composers such as Villa-Lobos and Guarneri
· June 26 Sally Guenther, Cello and Robert McDonald, Piano - Performing duo works of Beethoven, Chopin, and American Samuel Barber
· July 10 David Leisner, Solo Classical Guitar - performing works of J.S. Bach, Alberto Ginestera, Villa-Lobos, and his own original works
· July 24 Virginia Dupuy, Mezzo-Soprano and Shields-Collins Bray, Piano - performing an all-American program The American Songbook
· August 7 La Catrina String Quartet with Jacquelyn Helin, Piano, in a performance of the Mozart Gminor Piano Quartet, Schumann's Piano Quintet in Eb, and up-and-coming composer Gabriela Lena Franks's greatly acclaimed Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout for String Quartet
· August 21 John Graham, Viola and Madeline Williamson, Piano - Graham performs works composed for him for Solo Viola and Electronics, contrasted with a 400-year old Passacaglia by Biber; and collaborates with Williamson in performing Viola/Piano works by Manuel De Falla and Leonard Bernstein