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Can We talk? Icicle Creek Kicks Off 19th Edition of its International Chamber Music Festival
Posted By CotoBlogzz
Leavenworth, WA-Icicle Creek's crown jewels - theInternational
Chamber Music Festivalwill kick off on July 8th with an "Opening Night
Gala" at 8pm featuring complimentary appetizers, wine and lots of
one-on-one time with the artists themselves.
Icicle Creek, A Destination for Extraordinary Performances & Inspired Learning Experiences is
Dedicated to celebrating excellence in the lively arts and inspiring generations of students, artists and audiences through exceptional educational experiences, live performances, and special events - all in the breathtaking, natural setting of the mountain meadows.
Chamber music is written for a small
group of instruments and includes any art music that is performed by a small
number of performers with one performer to a part. The wordchamberimplies
that the music can be performed in a small room, often in a private salon with
an intimate atmosphere.
Chamber music or “the music of friends” is composed for a
small group of instruments, one player to a part, and is traditionally
performed in an intimate setting such as a chamber or private salon. The magic
of this intimacy awaits you in the gorgeous and acoustically perfect Canyon
Wren Hall, nestled in a field of wild flowers.
Imagine a conversation with pianist
Christina Dahl, Winner of USIA Cultural Ambassador's Competition both as a
recitalist and a collaborative pianist, having appeared at Carnegie Hall and
the National Gallery in Washington DC and on the faculty at SUNY, Stony Brook.
Or perhaps a chat with Professor Anthony
Elliott, University of Michigan; Conductor, Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra;
winner, Emanuel Feuermann International Cello Competition and top-ranked
American cellist in Concours Cassado, Italy; soloist with New York
Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and
If you prefer the violin, perhaps you may
be more interested in a conversation with Elisabeth Perry. Debut performance at
Royal Albert Hall, London, at age 14 with Yehudi Menuhin; continued studies in
New York with Dorothy Delay and Oscar Shumsky; has soloed with many of the
world's major orchestras; Concert mistress of the Netherlands Radio Chamber
Philharmonic Orchestra; member, Spinoza Quartet; faculty, Utrecht Conservatory.
The Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival
will also feature internationally acclaimed artists: Richard Wolfe, Jennifer
Caine, the Avalon String Quartet, Laurie DeLuca, and Oksana Ezhokina - also the
festival's Artistic Director.
This year's festival, the 19th annual of
the series, promises to deliver an intimate experience as concerts will
continue to take place in the acoustically perfect setting of Canyon Wren
Recital Hall - accommodating no more than 120 attendees to create a warm,
Enhancing the intimacy are the
post-concert receptions, masterclasses and free young artist concerts
performing Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert, all open to the public.
A full schedule of the festival,
including international artists' bios and ticket info can be found online atwww.icicle.org.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $16 for
seniors, and $8 for students. They can be purchased by calling the Icicle Creek
main office at(509) 548-6347 orvisitingicicle.org.This year's Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival's partner