SAVE THE DATES!      33rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL  May 3-18 2019

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Event Schedule and Tickets

Friday · May 3

7:30 pm

Baranof Treadwell Room

Martinis & Mozart

Pianists Julie Coucheron & William Ransom

 

Two of life’s greatest pleasures – Martinis & Mozart – will be generously served as artistic director of Juneau Jazz & Classics William Ransom & pianist Julie Coucheron will amaze with a display of pianistic wizardry and open the 33rd Annual Festival.

 

General $35 · Senior $30 · Student w/ID $20

 

 

Saturday · May 4

12 noon · Free

Café Concert

Volante Wind Quintet

Heritage Café

 

Magical Café music, fantastic coffee and in treats in a relaxed atmosphere.  The café fills up fast so get there early purchase your favorites and relax with the Volante Winds joyful music.

 

3:00 pm · Free

Family Concert

Volante Wind Quintet

Mendenhall Library

 

Bring the whole family for an enchanting afternoon of music with the Volante Winds, a quintet of young professionals from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Seeking the pursuit of excellence in chamber music and driven by a desire to share music with as wide an audience as possible, Volante Winds combines performance of the highest quality with a deep passion for education.

 

7:30 pm

Blues Dance Party

King Louie & LaRhonda Steele Band

Centennial Hall

 

The jazz/blues merger of “King” Louis Pain and singer LaRhonda Steele is neither predictable nor routine with blues that will have you dancing the night away or tapping your toes to the sultry beat.

 

 

General $35 · Senior $30 · Student w/ID $20

 

 

Sunday · May 5

4:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Winds at the Shrine

Volante Wind Quintet

Chapel at the Shrine of St. Therese

 

The sound of the Winds will ring through the rafters at the Chapel of the Shrine of St. Therese.  The Volante Wind, woodwind quintet that combines exceptional performance with innovation collaborations and pedagogy.  Music to be performed:

 

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962): Trois Pièces Brèves

Giulio Briccialdi (1818-1881): Potpourri Fantastico on the Barber of Seville by Rossini

Robert Muczynski (1929 -2010): Quintet for Winds

György Orbán (b. 1947): Windquintet

Julius Röntgen (1855-1932): Serenade for Windquintet

 

General $35 · Senior $30 · Student w/ID $25

 

Monday · May 6

5:30 pm · Free

Brews & Beethoven

Volante Wind Quintet

Alaskan Brewing Co. Depot

 

 

 

Tuesday · May 7

12 noon · Free

Brown Bag Concert

Julie Coucheron & William Ransom

State Office Building Atrium

 

6:30-8:00 pm

Workshops Piano

Julie Coucheron

UAS Egan Library

 

Participant $25 · Auditor $10

 

 

6:30-8:00 pm

Workshops Wind Instruments

Volante Quintet

UAS Egan Classrooms

 

Participant $25 · Auditor $10

 

 

Wednesday · May 8

12 noon · Free

Brown Bag Concert

Volante Wind Quintet

State Office Building Atrium

 

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Winds at the Clan House

Volante Wind Quintet

Walter Soboleff Building

 

The Volante Wind Quintet will perform once more for our Juneau audiences.  Their precise timing and incredible sound will only be matched by the music they will be performing:

 

Samuel Barber: Summer Music

Claude-Paul Taffanel: Quintet in G Minor

Henri Tomasi:  Danses Profanes et Sacrees

Eric Ewazen: Roaring Fork

 

General $35 · Senior $30 · Student w/ID $20

 

 

Thursday · May 9

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Bach Under the Stars

Guitarist Eloit Fisk

Planetarium

Classical guitarist Eloit Fisk stars at the Marie Drake Planetarium for “Bach under the Stars.” Ranked by his mentor Andres Segovia as “at the top line of our artistic world,” Fisk is a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire, and celebrated for taking music into schools, senior centers, and even logging camps and prisons. He recently transcribed the Bach cello suites for guitar.

 

General $35 · Senior $30 · Student w/ID $25

 

 

Friday · May 10

4:00 pm  Free

Rush Hour Concert

Gonzalo Bergara Trio

APK Lobby

 

7:30 pm

Jazz Concert

Gonzalo Bergara Trio

The JACC

 

Gonzalo Bergara has emerged as a virtuoso composer and lead guitarist.  Mixing cascades of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris with his native Argentina, he has forged his own style of Gypsy Jazz.  He has lavished such care on every phrase, built each arrangement with such lapidary precision and pared away anything extraneous, the music becomes a sculpture.   The trio plays deeply moving and exciting jazz music.

 

General $35 Senior $30 Student w/ID $20

 

 

Saturday · May 11

12 noon · Free

Cafe Concert

Argus String Quartet

Heritage Café

 

6:30 pm

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Jazz Meets Classics: Dueling Guitars

Eloit Fisk & Gonzalo Bergara Trio

UAS Egan Library

 

Gypsy guitarist Gonzalo Bergara joins with Fisk for Dueling Guitars at  Puttin’ on the Ritz, JJ&C’s signature pairing of classical and jazz styles in the intimate cabaret setting of the University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Library. A virtuoso composer and guitarist, Bergara mixes the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina to forge a modern variant of the 1930s Django Reinhardt-inspired sound.   Fisk is a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire.

 

General $50 · Senior $45 · Student w/ID $40

 

 

Sunday · May 12

4 pm & 6:30 pm

Strings at the Shrine

Argus String Quartet

 

Strings at the Shrine featuring the Argus String Quartet, one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young string ensembles. Praised for its “supreme melodic control, total authority and decided dramatic impact,” the Argus Quartet has a two-year appointment as Graduate Quartet in Residence at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York.

 

Luigi Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in D Major (with Eliot Fisk, guitar)

Christopher Theofanidis: Visions and Miracles

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet #1 in Eb, Op. 12

Chapel at the Shrine of St. Therese

 

General $35 Senior $30 Student w/ID $25

 

 

Monday  May 13

12 noon  Free

Brown Bag Concert

Eloit Fisk

State Office Building Atrium

 

 

Tuesday  May 14

6:30-8:00 pm

Workshops Strings

Argus String Quartet

UAS Classrooms

 

Participant $25 · Auditor $10

 

 

6:30-8:00 pm

Piano Workshop

William Ransom

UAS Egan Library

 

Participant $25 · Auditor $10

 

 

Wednesday · May 15

12 noon · Free

Brown Bag Concert

Argus String Quartet

State Office Building Atrium

 

Strings at the Clan House

Argus String Quartet

5:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Walter Soboleff Building

 

The Argus Quartet will have the beautiful Clan House resounding with the music by

W.A. Mozart: String Quartet in G Major, K. 387, “Spring”

Garth Knox: Satellites

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

 

General $35 Senior $30 Student w/ID $20

 

 

Thursday · May 16

7:30 pm

Jazz Concert

Jamiee Paul Band

JACC

Rising jazz singer Jamiee Paul and her quartet will bring a jazz cabaret musical experience to the JACC.  Raised in Southern Illinois and steeped in the church choir, Ms. Paul was influenced by Gospel and Blues, and cultivated a special place in her heart for jazz. She left to study music business in Nashville and began working part time as a studio session singer. Jaimee’s talent was quickly recognized, and soon she began touring backing up country superstar Wynonna, The Judd’s, and most recently, pop idol Kelly Clarkson.

 

General $35 Senior $30 Student w/ID $20

 

 

Friday · May 17

8:00 pm · Free

Jam Session w/ Mark O’Connor

TK Maguires’ Lounge

 

 

Saturday · May 18

7:30 pm

Festival Finale

Mark O’Connor Band

Centennial Hall

 

Mark O’Connor Band’s very first performance took place at the legendary Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas in 2015. In 2017 – less than a year and a half later – they took home the GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album for their debut recording, Coming Home.

In a whirlwind three years, the band has also performed at the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, received standing ovations at the Grand Ole Opry, reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart, and opened for the Zac Brown Band that included two nights at Fenway Park. They have put together shows unlike any other, blending country and pop sensibilities with Americana rawness, bluegrass drive, and chamber music sophistication, one that has begun winning over audiences at festivals across the country.

 

“The Mark O’Connor Band is the real deal. Mark is a musical genius and has been a pioneer in the bluegrass and Americana community. He has collaborated across so many different genres, while still being recognized in his own stratosphere for his conquering of the fiddle, and that is something I truly admire. Now together with his whole band he’s really found his niche and it’s exciting to hear the sound they’re creating together.” – Zac Brown

 

General $45 · Senior $40 · Student w/ID $20