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Concert lineup announced for 2018-19 season


Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel — Sept. 16.
Trio con Brio — Oct. 7.
American Brass Quintet — Nov. 11
Dashon Burton — Jan. 19.
Canellakis and Brown — Feb. 10.
Thomas Pandolfi — April 7
Miguet Quartet — April 28.
Alexander Tutunov — May 19.

The Brookings Harbor Friends of Music opens its 34th season featuring a variety of performers from around the world.

All performances are 3 p.m. Sundays at the Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church at 102 Park Ave.

Tickets are available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies and at the door. Season tickets for the seven paid concerts cost $110 and tickets for individual concerts $20. Students younger than 18 are admitted free.

Further information may be obtained by visiting the Friends of Music website at brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org or by calling 541-469-7625.

Ingolfsson, Stoupel

The season starts off with a performance Sept. 16

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The Brookings Harbor Friends of Music opens its 34th season featuring a variety of performers from around the world.

All performances are 3 p.m. Sundays at the Brookings Seventh-day Adventist Church at 102 Park Ave.

Tickets are available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies and at the door. Season tickets for the seven paid concerts cost $110 and tickets for individual concerts $20. Students younger than 18 are admitted free.

Further information may be obtained by visiting the Friends of Music website at brookingsharborfriendsofmusic.org or by calling 541-469-7625.

Ingolfsson, Stoupel

The season starts off with a performance Sept. 16 with Judith Ingolfsson and Vladimir Stoupel, a violin and piano duo from Iceland and Germany.

With a special focus on music of the 20th century, the duo presents programs that explore the connections between composers, history and musical communication.

The duo has recorded several award-winning albums and, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, they will be in residence at the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University.

Ingolfsson and Stoupel will perform violin compositions by French composers Franck, Vierne, du Bois and Belgian composer Ysaye.

Trio con Brio

For the second concert of the season Trio con Brio, a piano trio from Denmark, will perform Oct. 7.

The trio was founded in Vienna in 1999 and features Korean sisters Soo-Kyung and Soo-Jin Hong on strings and Soo-Kyung’s husband Jens Elvekjaer, Denmark’s first Steinway artist, on piano.

Since its inception, the trio has won international competitions for piano trio and they became the first ensemble to receive one of Denmark’s most prestigious music awards, the “P2 Artists Prize.”

American Brass Quintet

The internationally-recognized American Brass Quintet will perform Nov. 11.

Founded in 1960, the quintet has performed on five continents and in all 50 states. They have a discography of nearly 60 recordings and have commissioned more than 150 contemporary brass works.

Committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the quintet has been in residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and the Aspen Music Festival since 1970.

Dashon Burton

On Jan. 19, bass-baritone Dashon Burton will treat Brookings to an afternoon of vocal music.

Burton has appeared in the Brahms “Requiem” and the Beethoven “9th Symphony” with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra for two seasons. He also performed the Mozart “Requiem” in the summer season at Severance Hall.

Burton’s opera engagements include singing “Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)” in Dijon and Paris, and the role of Jupiter in Rameau’s “Castor and Pollux” with Christoph Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques.

Burton will feature selections from Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe, and Poulenc’s Country Songs, along with spirituals and Italian arias.

Canellakis, Brown

Cellist Nicholas Canellakis will perform with pianist-composer Michael Brown on Feb. 10.

Canellakis and Brown have performed the standard repertoire along with original compositions and arrangements. Their concert in Brookings will feature Barber’s “Cello Sonata.”

The duo recently toured the United States with a program of all American composers, culminating in a New York City recital presented by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

They regularly perform at leading musical festivals in the U.S. and their debut duo album, “Out of Darkness,” featuring works by Barber, Shostakovich, and Brown and Canellakis, was released on CAG Records in 2016.

Thomas Pandolfi

The sixth concert in the series features the return of American pianist Thomas Pandolfi on April 7.

Pandolfi’s international concerts have included those in China, Europe and British Columbia. As an outstanding cross-over artist, Pandolfi’s performs the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Marvin Hamlisch, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein.

Pandolfi will perform several works by Chopin in Brookings.

Minguet Quartet

The Friends of Music concert on April 28 will feature the Minguet Quartet from Germany.

Founded in 1988, the ensemble gives guest performances in concert halls all over the world. This quartet concentrates on Classical-Romantic literature and modern music in equal measure.

Scholarship concert

Wrapping up the 2018-19 season on May 19 is the Friends of Music scholarship concert. Admission is free.

Each year Friends of Music teams up with Dr. Alexander Tutunov, professor of piano at Southern Oregon University, to feature and award the young artists selected as scholarship winners.

This concert will include performances by the young artists as well as Dr. Tutunov, a pianist from the former Soviet Union. He is a first-prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition and winner of the Russian National Piano Competition.