MahlerFest XXXI
Monday, May 14 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C, Op. 105
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

Brennen Guillory – Tenor
Stacey Rishoi – Mezzo-soprano

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May 14 – Monday

7:00pm – 10:00pm – Open Rehearsal – Macky Auditorium, CU Campus

May 15 – Tuesday

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Folk Chamber Music – Canyon Theater – Main Boulder Public Library
Part of the library’s 3rd Tuesday Lunchtime Concert Series

  • Colorado MahlerFest Festival musicians Jesse Jones and Craig Butterfield
  • Click HERE for concert information and musician bios
  • Click HERE to visit the Boulder Public Library Concert Series website
  • This is a free event

6:00pm – 10:00pm – Open Rehearsal – Macky Auditorium, CU Campus

May 16 – Wednesday

7:30pm – Chamber Concert I – Dairy Center for the Arts

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  • Richard Strauss – Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
  • John McCabe – “Pilgrim” for String Sextet
  • Johannes Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

  • Daniel Silver (Clarinet)
  • Jorja Fleezanis (Violin I) –  Karen Bentley Pollick (Violin II)
  • Erika Eckert  (Viola I) – Lauren Spaulding (Viola II)
  • Parry Karp (Violoncello I)
  • Andrew Brown (Violoncello II in the Strauss)
  • Kenneth Woods (Violoncello II in the McCabe)

May 17 – Thursday

1:30pm – 3:30pm – Conducting Master Class – Atonement Lutheran Church

  • Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (chamber version by Arnold Schoenberg and Rainer Riehn, 1983)
  • Click HERE to read about the 2018 MahlerFest Conducting Fellowship and the three conducting fellows.
  • This is a free event

7:00pm – 10:00pm – Open Rehearsal – Macky Auditorium, CU Campus

May 18 – Friday

2:00pm – Chamber Concert II – The Academy Chapel

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  • Alexander Zemlinsky – Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
  • Johannes Brahms – Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99
  • Jesse Jones – Phantasma for Solo Cello (2011)
  • George Enescu – Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in A minor, Op. 25

  • Karen Bentley Pollick (Violin)
  • Parry Karp (Violoncello)
  • Jennifer Hayghe (Piano)
  • This is a free event

4:45pm – 5:30pm – Group Dinner – Taj (Indian Buffet) – 2630 W Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO

6:00pm – 10:00pm – Open Dress Rehearsal – Macky Auditorium, CU Campus

May 19 – Saturday

9:00am – 3:30pm – Symposium – Room C199, Imig Building, CU Campus

  • Stephen E. Hefling – Case Western Reserve University (Emeritus)
    • “’The most personal thing I have yet created’: Mahler’s Lied von der Erde
  • Ofer Ben-Amots – Chair, Department of Music – Colorado College
    • “Time Formation in Mahler’s Compositional Technique”
  • Kenneth Woods – Artistic Director and Conductor, Colorado MahlerFest
    • “Conducting Mahler and Sibelius”
  • Jack Sheinbaum – Lamont School of Music – University of Denver
    • “Suspension, Fulfillment, and Fin de Siècle Orchestral Timbre in Das Lied von der Erde
  • David Auerbach – President, Colorado MahlerFest
    • “Sibelius and His Seventh Symphony”
  • Juha V. Mäkikalli – Honorary Consul of Finland, Colorado
    • “Sibelius and His Importance to the Finnish People – Historical and Modern”
  • Panel Discussion
  • Presentation Order subject to change.
  • This is a free event  – Lunch: $15.00 (tickets available at the symposium)

6:30pm – Pre-concert Lecture and
7:30pm – Orchestral Concert – Macky Auditorium, CU Campus

May 20 – Sunday

10:00am – 11:30 am – Group Brunch – Chautauqua Dining Hall – Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder

2:30pm – Pre-concert Lecture and
3:30pm – Orchestral Concert – Macky Auditorium, CU Campus