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11/4/2013 2:54:00 PM
Chamber Music and Much More
31st season distinguished with added programs as CMS and SIFF launch Musical Film Series Nov. 7
Juho Pohjonen will be at the Steinway D piano.
Juho Pohjonen will be at the Steinway D piano.

The 2013-2014 season of Chamber Music Sedona comprises 14 programs from America's cultural hub - Lincoln Center in New York City including ten Emmy and Peabody award winning operas broadcast live in high-definition as The Met: Live in HD, complimented by four live performances by artist members from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center including co-artistic director David Finckel and colleagues Sunday, Nov. 10 when CMS rolls out its recently acquired Steinway D piano housed at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Then three artist members complimented by three former CMS TWO artists are featured in concert during the Sedona Winter MusicFest Jan. 10 and 12 including a multiplicity of community events; and finally The Danish String Quartet Feb. 2.

"This is in essence bringing NYC's cultural activities live and in-person to Sedona for live interactive community enrichment including the next best thing with eight live Met HD simulcasts," said Executive Director Bert Harclerode.

"We've added another layer of programming as we collaborate with the Sedona Film Festival six times this season for films in advance of each concert as our musical journey truly takes us from Bach to Bluegrass and Beyond. The first film is Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. with Note By Note: The Making Of Steinway L1037, the fascinating feature-length independent documentary that follows the creation of a Steinway D concert grand - #L1037 - from forest floor to concert hall. It explores the relationship between musician and instrument, chronicles the manufacturing process, and illustrates what makes each Steinway unique in this age of mass production. The film is shown in celebration of Chamber Music Sedona's recently acquired Steinway D Piano previously owned by Ignat Solzhenitsyn during his tenure at the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. All films are shown 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theater.

Additional films include Thursday, Nov. 21 with Los Romeros - The Royal Family of the Guitar; Monday, Jan. 6 with Speaking in Strings - the documentary about internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg whose February 2002 Sedona performance was breathtaking.

The series continues Monday, Jan. 27 with 100 Years of Music and Laughter - featuring the Great Musical Dane Victor Borge followed by Thursday, March 20 in a film to highlight the March 21-23 Sedona JazzFest. The series concludes with Then There was Darol and Mike - the documentary about violinist Darol Anger and mandolinist Mike Marshall in advance of the Sedona Bluegrass Festival.

"Educationally we're very pleased to have received the support of the Sedona Community Foundation as we launch our Youth Immersion programs during our January Winter MusicFest, the March Sedona JazzFest, and the June Sedona Bluegrass Festival. During each festival we will present an intensive youth training program for Sedona youth Saturday morning, afternoon and early evening with student performances. Our pre-concert and pre-opera series' continue to attract attention and provide valuable insights for the novice and aficionado," said Harclerode.

Post-concert "Meet the Artist Receptions" will take place Sunday, Dec. 1 with the Romero's at the home of Mike and Christine Schroeder; Jan. 7 with the Canellakis/Fiterstein/Weiss Trio at the home of Dan and Victoria Bresnan, Feb. 2 with the Danish String Quartet at the home of Edward Ingraham and Martha Mertz, and June 5 during the Bluegrass Festival at the home of Steve and Connie Segner.

For additional information about its live world-class chamber music concerts, music-film series in cooperation with the Sedona Film Festival, in-school concerts, free library series, Festival workshops and community programs call (928) 204.2415 or visit

Chamber Music Sedona's 31st season is made possible in part with funding from the City of Sedona, The Sedona Community Foundation, The Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts, WESTAF and nearly 200 Sedona households.

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