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Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, March 15 — Sunday, March 22, 2015

“One of the best and most adventurous festivals in the US!”
(American Record Guide)

“A jewel of a festival.” (WFMT, Chicago)

More new acquaintances await us at the 22nd Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival. Two world premieres are scheduled, the first by Czech composer Jiri Gemrot — his fifth premiere through our Commissioning Program — and the other by Lowell Liebermann — his second composed for us. Other old friends include the Prazak Quartet in their ninth appearance, but also look for new faces among the world-class Festival musicians.

As always, Festival director, Peter Rejto, will offer us a stimulating mix of familiar and unfamiliar, old and new, in the best tradition of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music.

And don’t forget our Festival Gala Dinner and Concert! Experience chamber music as it has been presented for centuries, in an intimate and elegant setting at the historic Arizona Inn.

Over 2 hours of music! Enjoy a random full length track from each of our Festival CDs using the player below. Use the forward and reverse buttons to scroll through the selections.

Festival Series Subscription - 5 concerts - $130

Five festival concerts and Gala Dinner - $280

Gala Dinner only - $160


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:00 pm
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major (“Hoffmeister”), K. 499
Bodorová: Mysterium Druidum
Dupont: Piano Quintet


Tuesday March 17, 2015 7:30 pm
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414
Dahl: Concerto-a-Tre
Saint-Saëns: Fantasy for Violin and Harp, Op. 124
Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87


Wednesday March 18, 2015 7:30 pm
Martinů : Musique de Chambre No. 1
Gemrot: String Quartet No. 2 (World Premiere)
Dale: Romance for Viola and Piano
Dvořák: Piano Quintet

Thursday March 19, 2015
Youth Concert

Every year during our Festival, 500 kids (grade school through high school) pack the concert hall, some traveling from more than an hour away. They come in school groups to hear a concert by the same world-class musicians who play for the festival. And they get to interact with them!


Friday March 20, 2015 7:30 pm
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
Bacewicz: Piano Quintet No. 2
Lukas: Quintet for Harp and Strings
Korngold: String Sextet in D Major, Op. 10

Saturday March 21, 2015 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Master Classes

Attendance is free and open to the public

Saturday March 21, 2015 6:00 pm
Gala dinner and concert at the Arizona Inn
Cocktails and open wine bar 7:00 pm
Performance 8:00 pm

Dinner reservations required.


Sunday March 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Lutosławski: Dance Preludes
Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
Liebermann: Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Viola (World Premiere)
Enescu: Octet for Strings in C Major, Op. 7

Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival 2011 premiere

Premiered by Joseph Lin, violin, Paul Coletti, viola, and Antonio Lysy, cello. March 11, 2011. Audio and video by our recording engineer Matthew Snyder.

Learn more about AFCM's Commissioning Program

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Prazak Quartet


Bernadene Blaha,
Bernadette Harvey,
Peter Rejto,
artistic director
Kateřina Englichová,
Jiri Gemrot,
Clive Greensmith,
Bil Jackson,
Lowell Liebermann,
Joseph Lin,
Paul Neubauer,
Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola
Axel Strauss,