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Olympic Music Festival: Hungarian Fantasies
Sunday, August 13, 2017, 02:00pm - 04:30pm

Hungarian Fantasies
Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 2:00PM

The Olympic Music Festival (OMF) presents the first two performances of the Olympic Chamber Music Fellowship on August 12 and 13 at 2:00PM at Fort Worden's Wheeler Theater. "Mozart in Vienna" (Saturday, August 12) highlights compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart written near the end of his life while residing in Vienna. "Hungarian Fantasies" (Sunday, August 13) contrasts the gypsy-inspired chamber music of Johannes Brahms with compositions by Hungarian composers including Béla Bartók, among others. Both performances feature a post-concert question & answer session where audience members can casually interact with the artists.

Now in its third year, the Olympic Chamber Music Fellowship brings five exceptionally talented young musicians from around the world to the Olympic Peninsula to participate in a two-week residency program where fellows collaborate and perform with festival artists while receiving supportive guidance in the form of one-on-one mentoring and group discussions.

"One of the greatest challenges in a young musician's development is the transition from student to professional," says OMF Artistic Director Julio Elizalde. "When I began my tenure as director at the OMF, I knew this would be the perfect place to provide this critical practical experience for the most gifted emerging artists."

Violinist Max Tan is one of the five Olympic Chamber Music Fellows and was recently accepted to the Juilliard School's prestigious artist diploma program. "Learning by collaboration is a very dynamic experience versus learning through lessons," says Tan. "I hope that the chance to collaborate with other fine young artists as well as the guest artists will be a wonderful opportunity to elevate my own artistry." Other fellows include violinist Adelya Nartadjieva (Yale School of Music), violist SoHui Yun (New England Conservatory), cellist Ari Evan (Juilliard School), and Hsin-Chiao Liao (State University of New York at Stony Brook).

The Olympic Chamber Music Fellows will perform alongside violinist Harumi Rhodes (founding member of the Naumburg award-winning Trio Cavatina), violist Ayane Kozasa (founding member of the Aizuri Quartet, recent winner of the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition), cellist Matthew Zalkind (faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music), clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein (faculty at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore), and OMF Artistic Director Julio Elizalde on piano.
 
DOHNANYÍ Serenade in C major for String Trio, Op. 10 (1904)

BRAHMS Selections from Hungarian Dances for Piano Four Hands, WoO1
BARTÓK Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano (1928)
BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; Adelya Nartadjieva*, Harumi Rhodes, Max Tan*, violin; Ayane Kozasa, SoHui Yun*, viola; Ari Evan*, Matthew Zalkind, cello; Julio Elizalde, Hsin-Chiao Liao*, piano

*2017 Olympic Chamber Music Fellow

Please visit our website for information and tickets: www.olympicmusicfestival.org

Location Joseph F Wheeler Theater, Eisenhower Avenue, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Contact 360-385-9699, boxoffice@olympicmusicfestival.org
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