11-14 Music in the Mountains

Music in the Mountains is Southwest Colorado’s premier three-week classical music festival. The festival will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary season featuring orchestra, chamber and conservatory performances of classical and world music.

Deemed as one of the longest running classical music festivals in the southwest, Artistic Director Gregory Hustis and Music Director and Conductor Guillermo Figueroa take audiences on a musical adventure through the classics.

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Schubert: Trio in B-flat Major: I, IV
Verdi: Requiem
Schubert Trio in B-flat, II

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Greg Hustis, Artistic Director – Festival Artistic Director and Chamber Music Director since 2007, with overall administrative responsibility for Festival’s programming and artists. Continues as Festival Chamber Music Director, a position he has held since 1997, when he launched Festival’s series of chamber music concerts. Has received acclaim for imaginative programming, and many Festival chamber music concerts have been sellouts. Also has been member of Festival Orchestra since 1988. Distinguished horn player, Hustis has been Principal Horn of Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1976. Also teaches horn at Southern Methodist University, where he received Meadows Distinguished Teaching Award in 1995. Prior to joining Dallas Symphony, was Principal Horn of Hamilton Philharmonic in Ontario, Canada for four years. Internationally known soloist, chamber music player and recording artist, including numerous solo and chamber music CDs. Has appeared at festivals worldwide and performs frequently with Bravo!Vail, Sarasota Music Festival and Mainly Mozart in San Diego. Graduate of Curtis Institute of Music. More

Guillermo Figueroa, Musical Director, Conductor - Named Festival Music Director and Conductor in 2007. Just concluded tenth season as Music Director and Conductor of New Mexico Symphony. Former Music Director of Puerto Rico Symphony. Also renowned violinist, playing a 1686 Stradivari known as “Figueroa Strad.” Recordings include works by Berlioz, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Wieniawski, Sarasate and Kreisler. Founding member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Director of Festival de Musica Rondena chamber music series in Albuquerque. Has appeared as guest conductor with symphony orchestras of New Jersey, Memphis, Phoenix, Iceland, Colorado, El Salvador and Xalapa (Mexico). For 10 years, was Concertmaster of New York City Ballet, appearing in more than 100 performances. A Berlioz specialist, created comprehensive Berlioz Festival in U.S. in 2003 to commemorate the composer’s 200th anniversary. Studied with his father and uncle at Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico and at Juilliard. More

Arkady Fomin, Artistic Director for Conservatory Music in the Mountains – Founder and Artistic Director of New Conservatory of Dallas, which brought its summer music program to Durango in 1997. Currently is violinist with Dallas Symphony and member of Clavier Trio. Group is Ensemble-in-Residence at University of Texas-Dallas and can be heard on several CDs and radio broadcasts in the U.S. and worldwide. He performs regularly at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and at the BargeMusic series in New York to critical acclaim. Born in Riga, Latvia, has performed as chamber musician and soloist and collaborated in performances with such artists at Pinchas Zukerman, the late Steve de Groote, Schlomo Mintz, Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Borok, Atar Arad, David Korevaar and Nadja Salerno-Sonneberg. Concert schedule has included appearances throughout U.S., Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Austria and Japan. Recipient of Cowlishaw Artist-in-Residence Award from University of Texas-Dallas for artistic achievement. More