The final concert of the Walden Chamber Music Society 2016-2017 season will be presented Sunday, May 7, at the Salida SteamPlant Theater.
Featured musicians are Emanuel Borok, violinist and concertmaster emeritus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Jo Boatright, Grammy-nominated pianist; and Zack Reaves, cellist with the Altius String Quartet (currently in residence at the University of Colorado), who will sit in for Chris Adkins.
Walden administrator Dale Martha Kettering explained that Adkins, principal cellist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, is indisposed and cannot attend the concert as previously planned. Reaves, the substitute performer for the production, is a former student of Adkins.
Buena Vista resident Boatright spent 25 successful years as a musician in Dallas, Texas, and is the co-founder and artistic director of Walden, now in its 13th Colorado season. Boatright performs at every Walden concert.
Composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Roberto Sierra, Luigi Boccherini and Johannes Brahms will be highlighted during the concert. The performance will open with Mozart’s Piano Trio in G Major; K564 for violin, cello and piano and will be followed by Two movements from F-A-E Sonata for Violin and Piano Frei aber einzam (“free but lonely”): Intermezzo in F Major by Schumann and Scherzo in C Minor by Brahms.
During the second half of the concert, the trio will present Rondo from String Quintet in C Major by Luigi Boccherini, arranged for cello and piano by Carl Schroeder. The concert will conclude with Piano Trio in C Major; Op. 87 for violin, cello and piano by Brahms.
“The Walden Chamber Music Society always presents exceptional performances,” Kettering said. “Each concert is unique, as the selection of music highlights the expertise of each musician. This particular concert will take place on the birthday of Johannes Brahms in 1833, and Walden will honor Brahms’ life by performing his popular Piano Trio.
Sunday’s Walden concert at the Salida SteamPlant Theater will begin at 3 p.m. Boatright will conduct a 30-minute informance at 2 p.m. explaining and demonstrating the music to be performed. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for students and available at waldenchambermusic.org, the SteamPlant Theater box office, the Salida and Buena Vista chambers of commerce, and at the door.