Bach, Mozart, Sutherland & Friends

Breckenridge Music Festival

Bach, Mozart, Sutherland & Friends

Chamber

Tue

July 23

Jul 23

7:30pm

Riverwalk Center

Robin Sutherland, long-time BMF audience favorite, shares his deeply personal connection with the music of Mozart and J.S. Bach. The subtly introspective C minor Partita and jubilant E major Violin Sonata show the master’s expressive range. Mozart’s cheeky “Kegelstatt” trio and Vaughan Williams’ lush Piano Quintet round out the evening with contrasting moods.

J. S. Bach

Violin Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016


  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio ma non troppo
  4. Allegro

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Piano Quintet in C minor

  1. Allegro con fuoco
  2. Andante
  3. Fantasia, quasi variazione

Intermission

J. S. Bach

Partita in C minor, BWV 826

  1. Sinfonia
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante
  4. Sarabande
  5. Rondeaux
  6. Capriccio

W. A. Mozart

Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt”

  1. Andante
  2. Menuetto
  3. Rondo: Allegretto
Robin Sutherland Piano

Born in Denver, Robin Sutherland grew up in Greeley, entering the studio of Dr. Rita Hutcherson, head of the piano department of what was then Colorado State College, at the age of four. As a boy, he was befriended by another faculty member, Dr. Kenneth Evans; which led to many musical experiences including the first of many solo engagements with the Breckenridge Music Festival. Sutherland is an alumnus of the AspenMusicSchool and Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Hawai’i and Juilliard.  

While still an undergraduate at SFCM, he was appointed Principal Pianist of the San Francisco Symphony by Seiji Ozawa; an appointment reaffirmed by subsequent music directors Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstedt and Michael Tilson Thomas. At the time, he was the youngest principal musician in the Orchestra’s history. His association with Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety,” has taken him all over the world. In addition to numerous performances on tour with the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas requested it for his farewell tour with the London Symphony, and Sutherland was Seiji Ozawa’s soloist of choice when he programmed the piece for his celebrated guest appearance at La Scala in Milan in 1994. 

Of Sutherland’s recording of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations, Newhouse News Services has said, “…Sutherland has given us what may very well be the most totally satisfying Goldberg Variations available.”