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Breck Music Festival adds concerts

Daily Staff Report
Marc Cohn

– Winter Solstice CelebrationFriday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, BreckenridgeRing in the season with the Breckenridge Music Festival. Last year’s holiday trio was such a crowd-pleaser they have been asked to return to delight audiences with another holiday performance. Join BMF trombonist Jemmie Robertson, soprano Christine Robertson, pianist Michael Bunchman along with a new addition, vocalist, Jessica Medoff for a heartwarming evening of traditional and popular Christmas favorites including works by Vivaldi (excerpt from the “Gloria”), Handel (excerpt from “Messiah”), Debussy, Faure and Launy Grondahl.Tickets are $20, $5 for students. Call (970) 453-9142 or e-mail your order to SongfestWednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, BreckenridgeKeith Miller, one of the rising new stars of the Metropolitan Opera, left the world of professional football to perform on the opera stage. Hailing from the tiny town of Ovid, he believes that hard work and a passion for music has enriched his life beyond measure. Keith and his wife Joyce El-Khoury, who was featured at this past summer’s Santa Fe Opera, will present favorite solos and duets from the opera and operetta stage. Performance is presented by Applause! (the fundraising committee of the BMF), Colorado Mountain College Summit campus and CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts.Top off this fabulous musical evening by attending an optional post-concert reception with the opportunity to meet and greet our two talented performers and be tempted by an assortment of fantastic appetizers, desserts, wines and champagnes. Tickets are $20 to attend the pre-concert reception and concert or $50 to attend the pre-concert reception, concert and post-concert part.

– French and Austrian Piano QuartetsSunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, BreckenridgeBMF pianist Michael Linville and BMF violist Gregory Falkenstein have performed in the BMF Winter Series for two years in a row and will return for a third year with two exciting additions, BMF violinist Meghan Jones and BMF cellist David Rosen. This BMF quartet will captivate audience members with performances of Mozart’s “Piano Quartet in g minor” and Ernest Chausson’s “Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 30.”Tickets are $20, $5 for students.- Marc Cohn Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Village at Breckenridge, Ten Mile Room Marc Cohn, singer-songwriter, pianist and acoustic guitarist, is often named among the most personal, most introspective lyricists of his generation. His supple, velvety baritone and elegant piano-based arrangements frame shrewdly crafted songs ripe with pop touches. His debut album earned the 1991 Grammy for Best New Artist. Marc’s beautifully tasteful and intelligent songwriting have won him many fans among his fellow musicians, and his two following records, released in 1993 and 1998, feature backing vocals from such artists as Rosanne Cash, David Crosby, Graham Nash, and Bonnie Raitt.General admission tickets are $35 and Gold Circle tickets, which include a post-concert meet-and-greet with Marc Cohn, are available for $60.

– MONTAGE Music SocietyThursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, BreckenridgeMONTAGE Music Society is a new Boston-based ensemble with a passion for combining a healthy mix of acknowledged masterpieces with exciting music of today. Dedicated to reaching a diverse public, MONTAGE is equally committed to performances in homes, concert halls and for underserved audiences. MONTAGE’s program performed with Sarita Uranovsky on violin, Marc Moskovitz on cello and Debra Ayers on piano will include the Colorado premiere of the rediscovered Zemlinsky “Cello Sonata.” They recently presented the North American premiere of the “Sonata” at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium Series. Performance is presented by Applause!, Colorado Mountain College Summit Campus and CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts.Following this concert join hosts and musicians at a charming Breckenridge home for imported wines, cheeses, pâtés and delectable desserts.Tickets are $20 to attend the pre-concert reception and concert or $50 to attend the pre-concert reception, concert and post-concert party.- The Christy Oboe QuartetFriday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at Father Dyer church, BreckenridgeThe Christy Oboe Quartet features three siblings – oboist Judy Christy, violinist Jay Christy and violist Jan-Marie Christy Joyce. Cellist John Marcy, Judy’s husband, is the fourth member of the ensemble. The group has a uniformity of approach and style undoubtedly developed through their family ties. The Christy siblings grew up on a farm in Maryland before moving to Florida in 1982. They began studying music at an early age, each taking up several different instruments. Their mother, a violinist and Suzuki instructor, gave them their early training on string instruments, and their father, a trumpeter and band director, started them on wind instruments so that they could play in his bands. The siblings performed together in the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra while in high school and now hold titled positions in orchestra in the southeastern United States. Tickets are $20, $5 for students.

– Central City OperaFriday, April 20 at time and location to be announcedCelebrating its 75th anniversary, Central City Opera is internationally recognized for its stellar productions of contemporary and standard operas. Young artists from Central City Opera and the Opera Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder will present America on Stage, an evening of arias and ensembles from operas and musical theater by American composers. Tickets are $20, $5 for students.- Colorado Children’s ChoraleFriday, May 4 at time and location to be announcedThe Colorado Children’s Chorale will return for a second year in a row to perform in the BMF Winter Concert Series. For more than three decades, the Colorado Children’s Chorale has brought its artistry and charm to audiences throughout the world. With a diverse repertoire ranging from fully staged opera and musical theater to standard choral compositions in classical, folk and popular traditions, the Chorale performs with an innovative stage presentation and a unique theatrical spirit. In recognition of its artistic excellence, the Chorale was awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the prestigious El Pomar Award for Excellence in Arts and Humanities. Ticket prices to be announced at a later date.For more information or tickets, contact 970-453-9142 or

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