The 2020 Clear Creek Virtual Music Festival

Is made possible by a grant from

The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation

All programs will debut on the Clear Creek Music Festival YouTube Channel

“Attend” the concert with friends, view it later, or revisit favorite moments at any time.  

All times are Pacific Daylight Time

Tuesday, July 14    7:00 PM  PDT    Clear Creek Music Festival YouTube Channel

An evening of music from Bach and Beethoven to  premieres by Festival student alumni. The program features the Clear Creek Festival/Community virtual choir and introduces baritone David Grogan to the Clear Creek family with a performance of Beethoven’s song cycle, “An die ferne Geliebte”  linked to Halfway through related area photos. Works by Halfway artist Antonia Carriere are paired with a Bach cello suite, and two of Sharol Chandler’s acrylics are combined with pieces by Meier and Kennen.  Clear Creek faculty and students share music from their living rooms along with recordings made before the pandemic.      Click here for program.            

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Thurs., July 16, Sat., July 18, Tues., July 21, Wed., July 22, and Thurs., July 23    4:00 PM PDT       

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In five short performance/discussion videos, Dr. Blaise Ferrandino guides listeners through the process of creating this summer’s new work, “Frames of Reference” for piano, cello, and flute.  Each day will reveal one section of the piece, with performances byDavid Yeomans, piano, Tsun-yuet Emmanuel Kwok, cello, and Lydia Yan, flute.  Having experienced each facet in advance, participants will hear the July 26 premier of the entire piece with full enjoyment of the thematic transformations.

 

Sunday, July 19     7:00 PM    Clear Creek Music Festival YouTube Channel

A retrospective concert of performances from the 2011 through the 2019 Festivals. Relive the wonderful Polish songs of Ewa Izykowska; enjoy selected German Lieder and duets, wonderful pianists, oboe antics, Matthew Valverde performing John Mueter’s Volgadeutsch Folk Songs, and several student premieres, including “Wow Moment.”  The evening ends with selections from the song cycle “Crossing the Plains” sung by soprano Amy Prickett.  

 

Friday, July 24    7:00 PM  Clear Creek Music Festival YouTube Channel Click here to go to YouTube

A second retrospective concert of student, faculty,and  Festival/Community  chorus performances fromthe 2011-2019 seasons in Halfway.  

Saturday, July 25       4:00 PM        ZOOM GATHERING    

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Sunday, July 26          7:00 PM        Final Concert 

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Clear Creek faculty and students share music from their living rooms along with recordings made before the pandemic as uplifting selections and comforting “soul music” bring the Festival to a close.   Repertoire ranges from Bach-Busoni through the Romantics to Iberia and back to the U.S.with works of Samuel Barber, Richard Rogers, and the humor of Irving Fine.   Two special features are the performance of Petr Eben’s “Elegia” (for the victims of the Holocaust) planned for last summer and finally performed by Tsun Kwok and David Yeomans, each from the isolation of their respective living rooms, and the world premiere, again performed at a distance, of Blaise Ferrandino’s “Frames of Reference” for piano, flute, and cello.  The Clear Creek Festival/Community Virtual Choir opens and closes this special concert.