This year’s performers:
Hayley Cunningham, viola
Linda Mack Berven, harpsichord
Mary Ellen Cerroni, flute
Kristen Chen, piano
Danny DeSantis, viola
Hans Freuden, cello
Marilyn Garst, harpsichord
C. Scott Hagler, organ
Mika Inouye, harpsichord
Katherine Jetter, cello
Gemma Kavanagh, soprano
Cathy Pope, violin
Kathryn Shaffer, flute
Curtis Storm, tenor
Tennille Taylor, violin
Julia Thom, piano/organ
M. Brent Williams, violn
Trumpet Geezers


C. Scott Hagler
Festival Director
Scott@3rdAveArts.org
(970) 247-1129, ext. 14




Dozens of Fine Musicians.
9 Glorious Concerts.
1 Beautiful Venue.

3rd Ave. Arts presents Durango’s Own Festival
Showcasing the Music of J.S. Bach
March 8–14, 2015

In cooperation with the Four Corners Music Teachers Association, the festival opens with two Student Recital Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church followed by receptions in the Parish Hall hosted by Katzin Music. Students of all ages are accepted by recommendation of their music teacher on a first-received, first-selected basis. Please note: Festival staff will assign students to one of the two recitals to create balanced programs. Please be sure you are available for both. We will keep members of the same family on the same concert. Download the forms here: Information for Teachers | Student Registration Form.
No ticket required. Requested donation: $5 at the door.

Bach’s Lunch is a half-hour recital Monday through Friday, March 9–13 at noon, followed by lunch from Catering by Cheryl in the Parish Hall. Meet the musicians, enjoy lunch, and hear interesting lectures. See details, artists and repertoire, below.
Pay at the door. Recital: $5, Lunch: $8 or two for $15

Mid-week Concert, Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church
See details, artists and repertoire, below.
Advance tickets recommended. $15 adults, $5 students/children.
Space is limited; purchase your tickets soon!

Festival Finale Concert Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.
See details, artists and repertoire, below.
Advance tickets recommended. $15 adults, $5 students/children.
Space is limited; purchase your tickets soon!


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Buy a Festival Pass and Save $5! The $95 pass includes all recitals, all luncheons and talks, one ticket to the Wednesday evening concert and one ticket to the Saturday evening Festival Finale concert. Purchase festival passes here.

Purchase tickets to individual concerts here.

Or download a ticket purchase/sponsorship form here to order by mail or in person at the church.


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We need your support! Your tax-deductible donation to the Bach Festival will support the artists who perform on the festival. Please make a secure donation online through PayPal, or download a ticket purchase/sponsorship form here. Your name can be mentioned in concert programs thanking your for your support, or you may remain anonymous.

Another way to support the festival is to purchase festival merchandise, available from the 3rd Ave. Corner Shop (in the St. Mark's Parish Hall) and at all festival events.

Thank you for your support.


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As programs become available, this page will be updated. Check back often!

Students Perform J.S. Bach

Sunday, March 8 • 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.

Recital and Reception Hosted by Katzin Music

No ticket required. Requested donation: $5.


Bach’s Lunch

Monday, March 9

12:00 noon: Recital
12:30 p.m. Meet and mingle over lunch from Catering by Cheryl in the Parish Hall
Pay at the door. Recital: $5, Lunch: $8 or two for $15

   Tennille Taylor, solo violin
   Kathryn Shaffer, solo flute
   Kristen Chen, solo piano
   Cathy Pope, violin
   Hayley Cunningham, viola
   Hans Freuden, cello
     Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
     I. Allegro • II. Affettuoso • III. Allegro

Tuesday, March 10

12:00 noon: Recital
12:30 p.m. Meet and mingle over lunch from Catering by Cheryl in the Parish Hall
Pay at the door. Recital: $5, Lunch: $8 or two for $15

   Mary Ellen Cerroni, flute
   Julia Thom, piano
     Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, BWV 1031
     I. Allegro Moderato • II. Siciliano • III. Allegro

   Additional artists TBA

Wednesday, March 11

12:00 noon: Recital
12:30 p.m. Meet and mingle over lunch from Catering by Cheryl in the Parish Hall
Pay at the door. Recital: $5, Lunch: $8 or two for $15

   Trumpet Geezers, Mick Hesse, director
   John Romine, Marilyn Myers, Paul Boyer, John Renner, Gordon Snowbarger,
   Jim Rhodes, Scott Brannen, Bobby Faulkner, Scott Silverman

     Chorale from Cantata 73, BWV 418
     Chorale Fugue on the Chorale Vom Himmel Hoch, BWV 701
     Concerto after Vivaldi's Op. 7, #5 for two trumpets and organ, BWV 594
     Sarabande from Fifth English Suite, BWV 810
     Contrapunctus #3 from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

   Additional artists TBA

Thursday, March 12

12:00 noon: Recital
12:30 p.m. Meet and mingle over lunch from Catering by Cheryl in the Parish Hall
Pay at the door. Recital: $5, Lunch: $8 or two for $15

   Kay Newnam, violin
   Marilyn Garst, harpsichord
      Sonata in G Major for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1019
     I. Allegro • II. Largo • III. Allegro • IV. Adagio • V. Allegro

   Additional artists TBA

Friday, March 13

12:00 noon: Recital
12:30 p.m. Meet and mingle over lunch from Catering by Cheryl in the Parish Hall
Pay at the door. Recital: $5, Lunch: $8 or two for $15


   M. Brent Williams, violin

   Additional artists TBA

Midweek Concert: The Keys to Bach

Wednesday, March 11 • 7:00 p.m. • St. Mark's

Advance tickets recommended. $15 adults, $5 students/children.
Space is limited; purchase your tickets now


   The music of J. S. Bach on harpsichord, piano and organ

   Marilyn Garst, harpsichord
      Concerto No. 3 in D Minor after Marcello, BWV 974
     I. (Andante e spiccato) • II. Adagio • III. Presto

   Kristen Chen, piano
     French Suite No. 5 in G, BWV 816
     I. Allemande • II. Courante • III. Sarabande • IV. Bourree • V. Loure • VI. Gigue

   Mika Inouye, harpsichord

   Linda Mack Berven, harpsichord

   C. Scott Hagler, organ

Bach's Birthday Bash
Festival Finale Concert

Saturday, March 14 • 7:00 p.m.

Advance tickets recommended. $15 adults, $5 students/children.
Space is limited and the concert traditionally sells out; purchase your tickets now

   Kathryn Shaffer, solo flute
   M. Brent Williams, solo violin
   Mika Inouye, solo harpsichord
   Bach Festival Orchestra
     Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044
     I. Allegro • II. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce • III. Alla breve


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