Geneva Music Festival 2022: A SEASON OF NEW BEGINNINGS

05/12/2022

As the Geneva Music Festival enters its second decade, their season theme, “New Beginnings,” alludes not only to the festival itself, but also to the music we’ll experience, the guest artists making their Geneva debuts, and the continued expansion of our educational and community outreach programs. Through the music of both canonic composers and those experiencing their own renaissance, explore the idea of musical innovation in genres, compositional techniques, national styles, and more. They’re delighted to have the Montrose Trio, the Ulysses Quartet, and the Jeff Hamilton Trio joining us for the first time, while also welcoming back ATLYS and your favorite GMF artists. 

 


Friday, May 20, 2022, ATLYS with musicologist Anya Wilkening – “New Beginnings: From Quartet to Hard Core” 

The Cracker Factory, 7:30 pm 

Jinty McTavish, Sabrina Tabby, violin; Rita Andrade, viola; Genevieve Tabby, cello 

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ATLYS returns to GMF this May to kick off our 2022 season. In collaboration with Anya Wilkening, GMF’s musicologist and resident scholar, ATLYS will preview some of the musical motifs of our season. We’ll trace the development of the string quartet genre all the way from Haydn to ATLYS’s crossover arrangements of American pop rock and ska punk, and voyage across the world to explore the intersection of folk and art music in the establishment of national styles. 

 

“Only Now” (Seven Lions/Tyler Graves, arr. Ari Barack Fisher)

“Allegro moderato, cantabile,” from String Quartet in E-flat major, op. 33, no. 2 (Franz Joseph Haydn)

“Larghetto espressivo-Allegretto agitato,” from String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, op. 95  (Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Jinty McTavish)

“Corrie Man” (Celtic traditional, arr. Genevieve Tabby)

“Shenandoah” (American folk song, arr. Joseph Ittoop) 

“Alfonsina y el Mar” (Ariel Ramírez/Félix Luna, arr. Emilio Solla)  

“Believer” (Imagine Dragons, arr. Jinty McTavish)

“Rush Over Me” (Seven Lions/Said The Sky/Illenium, arr. Ari Barack Fisher)

“The Blood” (Seven Lions, arr. Andrew Vogt) 

“A Better Place, A Better Time,” (Streetlight Manifesto, arr. Andrew Vogt)

 

All programs subject to change.

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Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12. 

Adult Season Pass (8 concerts): $200

 


 

Thursday, May 26, 2022:  Ulysses Quartet – “The Power of Four”

Smith Opera House, 7:30 pm

Christina Bouey, Rhiannon Banerdt, violin; Colin Brookes, viola; Grace Ho, cello

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We’re excited to present the Ulysses Quartet, winner of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition, who will guide us on an exploration of the string quartet’s capabilities and history. We begin with its Enlightenment-era origins (with Haydn), dance our way through the folk music of two different cultures (Danish and Azerbaijani), before delving into Beethoven’s monumental and intensely personal contribution to the genre, Opus 132.

 

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3 

TRADITIONAL (arr. Danish String Quartet): Folk Songs 

FRANGHIZ ALI-ZADEH: Rǝqs (Dance) 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132

 

All programs subject to change.

 

Go to GenevaMusicFestival.com for event details and tickets. 

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12. 

Adult Season Pass (8 concerts): $200

 


 

Saturday, May 28, 2022:  “Influence and Inspiration”

Smith Opera House, 7:30 pm

Jinjoo Cho, Geoffrey Herd, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Max Geissler, cello; Henry Kramer, piano

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Join us as returning GMF artists celebrate the way musical influence reverberates across the ages. This evening’s works are linked by their shared sources of inspiration, and form a musical network that spans eras and genres. Jörg Widmann’s “Hunting Quartet” acts as a linchpin, quoting Schumann’s programmatic work Papillons, and offering a twenty-first century take on Mozart’s String Quartet No. 17 (“The Hunt”).

 

W.A. MOZART: String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major, K. 458 “The Hunt”

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Papillons, Op. 2

J​​ÖRG WIDMANN: String Quartet No. 3 “Hunting Quartet” 

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 47 

 

All programs subject to change.

 

Go to GenevaMusicFestival.com for event details and tickets. 

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12. 

Adult Season Pass (8 concerts): $200

 


 

Friday, June 3, 2022:  “La Voix Française”

Smith Opera House, 7:30 pm

Eliot Heaton, Geoffrey Herd, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Clive Greensmith, Max Geissler, cello; Esther Park, piano

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Say “bon voyage,” and join GMF artists for a trip to France as we explore the birth of a distinct French musical voice at the turn of the century. From the shimmering, languid modulations of Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 to Ravel’s incorporation of Basque dance rhythms in his Piano Trio, new approaches to harmony, timbre, and other musical elements give tonight’s music an entirely unique sensibility.

 

GABRIEL FAURÉ: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op.15

MAURICE RAVEL: Trio in A minor

NADIA BOULANGER: Three Pieces for cello and piano

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: String Quartet

 

All programs subject to change.

 

Go to GenevaMusicFestival.com for event details and tickets. 

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12. 

Adult Season Pass (8 concerts): $200

 


 

Sunday, June 5, 2022:  Jeff Hamilton Trio

Smith Opera House, 2 pm

Jeff Hamilton, drums; Jon Hamar, bass; Tamir Hendelman, piano

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Originality is what drummer Jeff Hamilton brings to the groups he performs with and is one of the reasons why he is constantly in demand. The Jeff Hamilton Trio sets the standard of what a versatile, yet hard-swinging trio brings to each performance. We’re thrilled to bring Hamilton’s unique voice in Jazz to Geneva this summer.

 

All programs subject to change.

 

Go to GenevaMusicFestival.com for event details and tickets. 

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12. 

Adult Season Pass (8 concerts): $200

 


 

Thursday, June 9, 2022:  Montrose Trio

Smith Opera House, 7:30 pm

Jon Kimura Parker, piano; Martin Beaver, violin; Clive Greensmith, cello

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Formed in 2013, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long and fruitful relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the now-disbanded Tokyo String Quartet. Mr. Parker was the quartet’s final guest pianist, and a backstage conversation with first violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith led to the Montrose Trio’s creation. The Trio quickly established a reputation for performances of the highest distinction– “absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear.” (The Washington Post)

 

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-Flat Major, D. 898

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66

 

All programs subject to change.

 

Go to GenevaMusicFestival.com for event details and tickets. 

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12. 

Adult Season Pass (8 concerts): $200

 


 

Saturday, June 11th: “From Sea to Shining Sea”

Smith Opera House, 7:30 pm

Geoffrey Herd, Grace Park, violin; Ettore Causa, viola; Hannah Collins, Clive Greensmith, cello; Jon Kimura Parker, piano

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Jon Kimura Parker and Clive Greensmith join GMF musicians Ettore Causa, Hannah Collins, and Geoffrey Herd to explore trends that shaped American music and culture. From the groovy virtuosity of Chick Correa’s “Got a Match,” to Barber’s emotionally cathartic Molto adagio, to Florence Price’s spiritual-infused Piano Quintet in E minor, this concert is a sonic panorama of the country’s musical traditions. Antonin Dvořák’s own incorporation of Bohemian folk music (exemplified in his Piano Quartet in E-flat Major) serves as an example for American composers in search of a national sound.

 

FLORENCE PRICE: Piano Quintet in E Minor

CHICK COREA: “Got a Match?” 

WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Danzas de Panama 

SAMUEL BARBER: String Quartet, Op. 11

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 87

 

All programs subject to change.

 

Go to GenevaMusicFestival.com for event details and tickets. 

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12. 

Adult Season Pass (8 concerts): $200

 


 

Sunday, June 12: The Aaron Lipp and Ric Robertson Band

Geneva On The Lake, 2:00 pm

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Join us for an afternoon of folk, rock and roll, and other American roots music with singer-songwriters Aaron Lipp and Ric Robertson. 

 

All programs subject to change.

 

Go to GenevaMusicFestival.com for event details and tickets. 

Individual concert tickets: $30 adult; $10 college student with ID;  FREE through Grade 12. 

Adult Season Pass (8 concerts): $200

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