2017 Valentine Concert

Merc Playhouse, February 18

Kevin Krentz, Artistic Director

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Ervin Luka Sesek playing a violin, with expressive faceErvin Luka Sešek playing violin at our 2016 Valentine concert. photo credit: Marcy Stamper.

This concert is presently sold out, however, you may join our ticket waitlist on Eventbrite (use the ticket button above). If we receive notice from anyone who plans not to use their tickets, we will alert the wailist. Thank you.

Expect to be star-struck when you hear music played with passion at the third-annual Valentine concert of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. This year’s concert, “Romantic Strings”, features an all-string program, where the standard string quartet – two violins, viola, and cello – will become even more sonorous with the addition of a second cello and a double-bass.

Music Festival audiences expect Artistic Director Kevin Krentz to bring an invigorating approach to familiar music and to introduce exciting and unexpected selections. The 2017 Valentine concert is no exception.

Krentz has programmed a string quintet by Antonin Dvorak for two violins, viola, cello, and bass that emphasizes the rich bass lines. Written by the composer when he was just 34, the quintet highlights Dvorak’s talent for embellishing short phrases that evolve into ever-changing and captivating themes. Also on the program is a string quartet by the late-19th-century Russian composer Anton Arensky, scored for the unusual combination of violin, viola, and two cellos.

The concert features returning festival musicians Luka Sešek on violin, Amber Archibald on viola, Krentz on cello, and Todd Larsen on bass, with violinist Ingrid Matthews, a master of baroque artistry, and cellist Haeyoon Shin both new to our Festival.    Tickets

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Ticket prices at our events cover only a quarter of our operating costs even when we sell out. The generosity of individual donors like you makes up the difference. We sincerely appreciate everyone who shares the depth of our committment to keeping fine music affordable.

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