The Sunflower Music Festival 2024

All concerts are free and do not require tickets. All concerts are held at White Concert Hall unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, June 21
Orchestra

7:30 p.m. | White Concert Hall

ANTONY WALKER, CONDUCTOR

Opening Celebration - Season of "Firsts"

Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major, K. 16
Molto Allegro
Andante
Presto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 – 1791)

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Allegro con brio
Largo
Rondo: Allegro

                      Ludwig Van Beethoven 
                   (1770-1827)

Cynthia Raim, Piano

Intermission

Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 “Spring”
Andante un poco maestoso – 
Allegro molto vivace
Larghetto
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Allegro animato e grazioso

Robert Schumann
(1810 – 1856)

Saturday, June 22
Chamber Ensembles

7:30 p.m. | White Concert Hall

Rondo in C Major for 2 Pianos, Op. posth. 73

Frédéric Chopin
(1810 – 1849)

Cynthia Raim and David Allen Wehr, Piano

String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 49
Moderato
Moderato
Allegro molto
Allegro

Dmitri Shostakovich
(1906 – 1975)

Ole Böhn, Violin 1
Jesse Thompson, Violin 2
Jonathan Moerschel, Viola
Claudio Jaffé, Cello

Requiem, Op. 66

David Popper
(1843 – 1913)

In loving memory of Roger Myers

John Walz, Cello
Claudio Jaffé, Cello
Diego Miralles, Cello
David Allen Wehr, Piano

Intermission

String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77, B. 49
for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass

Antonin Dvořák
(1841 – 1904)

Jeanyi Kim, Violin 1
Phillip Manning, Violin 2
Jonathan Moerschel, Viola
John Walz, Cello
John Moore, Bass

Monday, June 24

7:30 p.m. | White Concert Hall

David Basse with the City Light Jazz Orchestra

Sponsored by Liz Stratton

More information coming soon!

Tuesday, June 25
Chamber Ensembles

7:30 p.m. | White Concert Hall

Wind Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
Allegro
Andante
Allegro molto
Allegro viva

Jean Françaix
(1912 – 1997)

Karen Bogardus, Flute
Margaret Marco, Oboe
Hank Landrum, Clarinet
Joe Merchant, Bassoon

String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74 (“Harp”)
Poco Adagio – Allegro
Adagio ma non troppo
Presto
Allegretto con variazioni

Ludwig Van Beethoven
(1770 – 1827)

Philip Manning, Violin 1
Sascha Mandl, Violin 2
Orlando Wells, Viola
Claudio Jaffé, Cello

Intermission

Tarantelle for Flute, Oboe, and Piano

Philippe Gaubert
(1879 – 1941)

Jennifer Gunn, Flute
Alex Klein, Oboe
Cynthia Raim, Piano

String Sextet in A Major Op. 48, B. 80
for 2 Violins, 2 Violas, and 2 Cellos
Allegro moderato
Dumka: Poco allegretto
Furiant: Presto
Finale (Tema con variazioni): Allegretto grazioso,
quasi andantino

Antonin Dvořák
(1841 – 1904)

Jeanyi Kim, Violin 1
Mary Ann Mumm, Violin 2
Jonathan Moerschel, Viola 1
Craig Mumm, Viola 2
Claudio Jaffé, Cello 1
Diego Miralles, Cello 2

Wednesday, June 26
Chamber Orchestra

7:30 p.m. | White Concert Hall

Antony Walker, conductor

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Hob. I:1
Presto
Andante
Presto

Franz Joseph Haydn
(1732-1809)

Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major, K. 299/297c
Allegro
Andante 
Rondeau – Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)

Jennifer Gunn, Flute
Rita Costanzi, Harp

Intermission

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
Andante cantabile con moto
Menuetto, Allegro molto e vivace
Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace

Ludwig Van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

 

Thursday, JUNE 27
BLANCHE BRYDEN OUTREACH performance

501 Summer Music Camp
Highland Park High School
9:00 AM

Private Event for camp participants only

THursday, June 27
Blanche bryden institute performance

Collegiate chamber ensembles
7:30 P.M. | White Concert Hall

String Quartet No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 18 #6
Allegro con brio
Adagio ma non troppo
Scherzo allegro
La Malinconia Adagio/Allegretto quasi Allegro

Ludwig Van Beethoven
(1770 – 1827)

Steven Goldbach, Violin 1
Anne Victoria Nasevich, Violin 2
Kai Su, Viola
Carolina Roy, Cello

String Quartet in F Major
Allegro moderato. Très doux
Assez vif. Très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité

Maurice Ravel
(1875 – 1937)

Cody Conley, Violin 1
Karin Hoppo, Violin 2
Alexander Stern, Viola
Christopher Vonhoff, Cello

Intermission

Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20
Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
Andante
Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo
Presto

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
(1809 – 1847)

Cody Conley, Violin 1
Anne Victoria Nasevich, Violin 2
Karin Hoppo, Violin 3
Steven Goldbach, Violin 4
Alexander Stern, Viola 1
Kai Su, Viola 2
Christopher Vonhoff, Cello 1
Carolina Roy, Cello 2

Friday, June 28
Blanche Bryden Outreach performance

High school CHamber Ensembles

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66604
1:30 PM

Saturday, June 29
Blanche Bryden institute performance

High school chamber ensembles

White Concert Hall, Washburn University
3 PM

Friday, June 28
Chamber Ensembles

7:30 p.m. | White Concert Hall

Suite for 4 Horns in F Major

Eugène Bozza
(1905 – 1991)

James Thatcher, Horn
Greg Miller, Horn
Luiz Garcia, Horn
Jessica Vicente, Horn

Angels in Flight: A triptych in three panels for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet
Arrival and Dialogue
Song to the Eternal
Departure

Marjan Mozetich
(b. 1948)

In loving memory of Marge Hogue

Rita Costanzi, Harp
Jennifer Gunn, Flute
Jonathan Gunn, Clarinet
Charles Stegeman, Violin 1
Rachel Stegeman, Violin 2
Orlando Wells, Viola
John Walz, Cello

Intermission

Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155
Allegro, ma non tanto
Dumka: Andante con moto
Scherzo (Furiant): Molto vivace
Finale: Allegro

Antonin Dvořák
(1841 – 1904)

David Allen Wehr, Piano
Charles Stegeman, Violin 1
Rachel Stegeman, Violin 2
Basil Vendryes, Viola
John Walz, Cello

Saturday, June 29
FESTIVAL FINALE: Chamber Orchestra

7:30 p.m. | White Concert Hall

ANTONY WALKER, Conductor

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046
[Allegro]
Adagio
Allegro
Menuet-Trio-Menuet-Polonaise-Menuet-Trio-Menuet 

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

Symphonic Variations for
Piano
and Orchestra, M. 46

César Franck
(1822-1890)

David Allen Wehr, Piano

Intermission

Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 
Un poco sostenuto – Allegro – Meno allegro
Andante sostenuto
Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Adagio-Più andante-Allegro non troppo,
ma con brio-Più allegro

Johannes Brahms
(1833-1897)

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