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2000 Concert Schedule

PROGRAM  I : Anniversaries
Open Rehearsal - Saturday, August 26, 8:00 p.m.
Concert - Sunday, August 27, 4:00 p.m.

Opening 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 Leonard Stein.

Copland - Two Youthful Works [Midwest Premiere]      
 J.S. Bach - Chorale Prelude   
Schoenberg - Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
Harbison - Suite for Unaccompanied Cello
Birtwhistle - Harrison's Clock [Midwest Premiere]
Haydn - Piano Trio No. 27 in C Major
Nancarrow - Study No. 9 (arr. for piano six-hands)

Stein, Harbisons, Karp, Lutes

FORUM  I: Secrets of the Violin
Monday, August 28, 8:00 p.m. 

Violin 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 demonstration.

Fry, RM Harbison

PROGRAM  II: The Boston Museum Trio
Open Rehearsal - Tuesday, August 29, 8:00 p.m.
Concert - Wednesday, August 30, 8:00 p.m.

One 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. Bach.

Stepner, Jeppesen, Gibbons

FORUM  II: An Evening of Poetry
Friday, September 1, 8:00 p.m.

Focusing 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.

Schwartz, J Harbison, Felty, Smith

(This project is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council.)

PROGRAM  III: Songs With Words and Songs Without
Open Rehearsal - Saturday, September 2, 8:00 p.m.
Concert - Sunday, September 3, 4:00 p.m.

A  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 Trio.

Bach - Three Cantata Arias
Debussy - Chansons de Bilitis
Harbison - Four Songs of Solitude [Midwest Premiere]
Harbison - North & South  [World Premiere]
Haydn - Piano Trio No. 26 in F# minor
Felty, Smith, Harbisons, Lavine

All programs subject to change.


Concerts $25          |           Open Rehearsals and Forums $15           |           Students $10*

*a limited number of student tickets will be available for each event

For more information and reservations please call (608) 241-2525 or visit our website at www.tokencreekfestival.org

All concerts are at the Festival Barn
4037 Highway 19  |  DeForest, WI
(one half mile east of Hwy. 51 on Hwy. 19)

Doors open 45 minutes before program begins

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