Michael Brandy, Deseret News
Festival co-directors Russell and Leslie Harlow in 2003. They will perform at the fourth annual Autumn Classics.

The fourth annual Autumn Classics Music Festival begins Thursday with a concert in Park City's Stanfield Fine Art Gallery featuring music by Puerto Rican-born Roberto Sierra along with music by Brahms.

The festival is an offshoot of the Park City and Salt Lake City Music Festival and, like its summer counterpart, offers a wide range of chamber music, which this year will run the spectrum from Mozart and Beethoven to Leonard Bernstein, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Olivier Messiaen.

Performers joining festival co-directors Russell Harlow, clarinet, and Leslie Harlow, viola, will be several audience favorites, including pianists John Novacek and Doris Stevenson and violinist Monte Belknap. Also appearing will be cellists Jesus Morales and Thomas Landschoot; violinists Airi Yoshioka and Aaron Ashton; and bassoonist Lori Wike.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for senior citizens and students and are available at the door. For more information call the festival office at 435-649-5309 or go online at pcmusicfestival.com.

Below is a rundown of the festival concerts:

Thursday — 8 p.m., Stanfield Fine Art Gallery (751 Main, Park City): Sierra, "Aria y Movimiento Perpetuo" for Violin and Piano; Brahms, Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, op. 114, and String Quintet, op. 88.

Saturday — 8 p.m., Park City Community Church (state Route 224 at Bear Hollow Drive): Bernstein, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano; Dohnanyi, Serenade for String Trio; Dvorak, Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 87.

Oct. 5 — 3 p.m., Rose Room, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City): All-Brahms program — Trio for Violin, Viola and Piano, op. 40; Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, op. 114; String Quintet, op. 88.

Oct. 9 — 8 p.m., Stanfield Fine Art Gallery: Glinka, "Trio Pathetique" for Clarinet Bassoon and Piano; Messiaen, "Quartet for the End of Time."

Oct. 12 — 3 p.m., Temple Har Shalom (3700 N. Brookside Court, Park City): Bruch, "Kol Nidre," for Cello and Piano; Mozart, Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478; Gershwin, Three Preludes for Clarinet and Piano; Beethoven, String Quartet in F major, op. 18, no. 1.

Oct. 13 — 8 p.m., Rose Room, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center: Faure, Piano Quartet in C minor, op. 15; Messiaen "Quartet for the End of Time."


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