Music Scene, Sept. 7-13
If you’re looking for a compilation of “gorgeous,” “beautiful” and “masterpiece,” then look no further than the opening of the Western Slope Concert Series’ 14th season.
The concert will feature a quintet of award-winning musicians on viola, cello, harp, flute and piano.
Stephanie Mientka and Friends will be presented at three venues: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., in Grand Junction; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Lamborn Concert Hall in Paonia; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose
The unique collaboration of artists performing are violist Stephanie Mientka, flutist Jane Kuenzel, harpist Elise Helmke, cellist Gabe Mientka and pianist Kathryn Mientka.
On the program is “a selection of gorgeous music for the quintet, as well as Debussy’s beautiful trio for viola, harp and flute, a Vivaldi concerto, Mozart’s masterpiece the concerto for flute and harp, and even music from Gershin’s opera, ‘Porgy and Bess,’” according to a news release.
Upcoming concerts in the Western Slope Concert Series are: November, “Beethoven String Quartet and the Great Schumann Quintet” presented by Granada String Quartet; March, brilliant music for duos and trios presented by the Lupu-Mientka Duo of Gabe Mientka, cello, and Anca Lupu, piano, with guest artist Marcin Arendt, violin; and May, “Piano Masterworks” by pianist Kathryn Mientka.
Single concert and season tickets are available. Go to http://www.JunctionConcerts.com or call 241-0741 for information.