2000 Concert Schedule
I : Anniversaries
Rehearsal - Saturday, August 26, 8:00 p.m.
Concert - Sunday, August 27, 4:00 p.m.
the Festival with the first of two Haydn trios that
frame our season, this evening offers a mix of new
and old. We celebrate Copland's 100th
anniversary with the premiere of two recently
discovered youthful works, and we pay homage to
J.S. Bach's 250th. We also honor
the distinguished career of scholar and pianist
- Two Youthful Works [Midwest
J.S. Bach - Chorale
Schoenberg - Six Little Piano Pieces, Op.
Harbison - Suite for Unaccompanied Cello
Birtwhistle - Harrison's Clock
Haydn - Piano Trio No. 27 in C Major
Nancarrow - Study No. 9 (arr. for piano
Harbisons, Karp, Lutes
I: Secrets of the Violin
August 28, 8:00 p.m.
maker and renowned physicist W. Jack Fry offers a
summary of forty years of brilliant acoustical
research unraveling the mystery of the great string
instruments. A lecture with
II: The Boston Museum Trio
Rehearsal - Tuesday, August 29, 8:00 p.m.
Concert - Wednesday, August 30, 8:00
of America's foremost period instrument
groups, for 25 years in residence at the
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Boston Museum
Trio performs Baroque music for violin, viola da
gamba and harpsichord by Buxtehude, Biber,
Marais, Leclair, Rameau and J. S.
II: An Evening of Poetry
September 1, 8:00 p.m.
on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, music critic and
poet Lloyd Schwartz & composer John Harbison
explore the relationship between a text and its
musical setting--how a song interprets a poem, and
how a poem suggests a song. Includes poetry
readings by Mr. Schwartz, the poems of Elizabeth
Bishop in her own voice, and participation by
Ms. Felty and Mr. Smith.
J Harbison, Felty, Smith
project is funded in part by a grant from the
Wisconsin Humanities Council.)
III: Songs With Words and Songs
Rehearsal - Saturday, September 2, 8:00 p.m.
Concert - Sunday, September 3, 4:00 p.m.
program of songs, with and without words. Includes
Bach arias and song cycles by Debussy and Harbison.
The Festival concludes as it began by
returning to Mr. Haydn in the monumental F# minor
- Three Cantata Arias
Debussy - Chansons de Bilitis
Harbison - Four Songs of Solitude
Harbison - North & South
Haydn - Piano Trio No. 26 in F# minor
Felty, Smith, Harbisons,
All programs subject to
Open Rehearsals and Forums
limited number of student tickets will be available
for each event
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concerts are at the Festival Barn
4037 Highway 19 | DeForest, WI
(one half mile east of Hwy. 51 on Hwy.
open 45 minutes before program