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Grand Canyon Music Festival

The Grand Canyon Music Festival returns for its 38th season with performances from the Bonfiglio Group, the Catalyst Quartet and the Manhattan Chamber Players. Enjoy innovative, world class performances from this year’s festival and encore presentations of previous broadcasts via the Classical Arizona PBS website or the Classical Arizona PBS mobile app.


Latin – original air date August 25, 2020

Catalyst Quartet
Featuring the Catalyst String Quartet; Clare Hoffman, flute; Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica; Steven Benson, guitar; Michael Newman, guitar; Joe Deninzon, violin; Siwoo Kim, violin; Luke Fleming, viola; Sujin Lee, cello performing:
Ginastera – String Quintet No. 2
   I. Allegro rustico
Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Tárrega – Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Corea – Spain
Bonfá – Black Orpheus
D’Rivera – Wapango
Gnattali – Cançao
Gnattali – Danca
Piazzolla – Angel Suite
   III. La Muerte del Ángel
   IV. La Resurrección del Ángel

Classical Era – original air date August 18, 2020

Manhattan Chamber Players
Featuring The Manhattan Chamber Players; Clare Hoffman, flute; Brendan Speltz, violin; Connie Kupka, violin; Luke Fleming, viola; David Speltz, cello; Andrea Casarrubios, cello performing:
Boccherini – String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5
   III. Minuet
Mozart – String Quartet in G Major, K. 387, “Spring”
Beethoven – Serenade in D Major for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25
   III. Allegro molto
Haydn – Flute Quartet in G Major, Hob. II, G-4
Boccherini – Quintet No. 4 in G Major for Two Violins, Viola, and Two
   Cellos, “Fandango”

Renaissance through Classical – original air date August 27, 2019

Featuring Clare Hoffman, flute; Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica; Joe Deninzon, guitar; Steve Benson, guitar; Siwoo Kim, violin; Luke Fleming, viola; Sujin Lee, cello performing:
Praetorius – “Springtanz” from Terpsichore
Praetorius – “Spagnoletta” from Terpsichore
Praetorius – “La Bourree” from Terpsichore
Susato – Tielman Susato Suite
Mozart – Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285
Halvorsen – Passacaglia on a Theme by George Frideric Handel
Devienne – Duo No. 3 in C Minor for Flute and Viola
   I. Allegro molto con expression
   II. Rondo
Mozart – Duo for Violin and Viola No. 1 in G Major, K. 423

Modern and Contemporary – original air date August 20, 2019

Clare Hoffman and Robert Bonfiglio
Featuring The Catalyst Quartet; Clare Hoffman, flute; Luke Fleming, viola; Sujin Lee, cello; Siwoo Kim, violin performing:
Roussel – Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, Op. 40
Glass – String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima” 1957 Award Montage
Dohnanyi – Serenade in C Major, Op. 10
   I. Marcia: Allegro
Barber – String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11

South American – original air date August, 2018

Catalyst Quartet
Featuring The Catalyst Quartet; Robert Bonfiglio, harmonica; Jon Klibonoff, piano; Sweet Plantain performing:
Villa-Lobos – String Quartet No. 1, W099
Villa-Lobos – Concerto for Harmonica
   I. Allegro Moderato
Piazzolla – Angel Suite
   III. La Muerte del Ángel
Villa-Lobos – Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Romero – Fandango
Romero – Serenata
Jobim – Chega de Saudade

Many Arizona Encore broadcasts are presented in DTS Neural Surround™. DTV broadcasts are presented in Dolby Digital discrete surround sound. This technology enables the broadcast team to deliver the performances in immersive surround sound, bringing the experience of sitting in the best seat of the concert hall directly to listeners.

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