6th Annual Winterfest

  • When: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Sedona Performing Arts Center
  • Cost: $40
  • Website: Visit
  • Age limit: 21+
  • Categories: Folk

From January 10-13, 2019, Chamber Music Sedona will present its Sixth Annual Winterfest. This popular yearly celebration will entertain and educate attendees with a dynamic schedule of events, including an intimate salon musicale held in one of Sedona’s private homes and a culminating chamber music concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 13 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. In addition, as part of Chamber Music Sedona’s commitment to introducing young people to world-class chamber music, the festival will include incredible vocal, clarinet and piano performances at local schools. As the grand finale of the Winterfest, the January 13 concert will showcase acclaimed artists Sarah Shafer (soprano), Roman Rabinovich (piano) and Alexander Fiterstein (clarinet) as they perform a diverse selection of works by famed composers. Notably, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock” amidst the setting of Sedona’s breathtaking Red Rocks. As his second to last of more than 600 lieder, Schubert composed “Shepherd on the Rock” just one month before his death in 1828. At approximately 12 minutes in length, the piece is longer than most of his other songs and traces an emotional voyage from romantic longing to profound loneliness and, finally, to hopeful anticipation. Other highlights of the concert will include “Three Folk Songs, op. 19” by English composer John McCabe, George Gershwin’s sultry “Summertime,” three masterpieces by Leonard Bernstein, “Bill” from Jerome Kern’s Show Boat, and “Chants D’Auvergne, Series 3,” a folk song by French composer Joseph Canteloube. At the winter salon musicale, held on Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m., Mr. Rabinovich will dazzle a smaller audience with a recital of masterpieces for the solo piano, including works by Bach, Schubert and György Ligeti. Hosted in one of Sedona’s beautiful private homes, the salon will offer a unique opportunity for attendees to interact with the artist and enjoy world-class chamber music in an intimate setting. Light hors d’oeuvre and local wine will be served.

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