Zenith Young Artists: Side by Side Application

We are excited to announce that we will again have a side-by-side performance opportunity with our Zenith musicians. Selected students will sit on a stand with one of our Zenith performers for a rehearsal and performance during our grand finale on Saturday, June 6th. The selected Zenith Young Artists will also be featured on our website.
Learn more about the application process here.

Announcing Concert Programs for 2017 Zenith Festival

August 15
August 15, 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury House and Gardens
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines

Suite Populaire Espagnole   –   Manuel de Falla

Helen Kim, violin
Kelly Kuo, piano

Café Music   –   Paul Schoenfield
II. Rubato, andante moderato

Helen Kim, violin
Ashley Sidon, violoncello
Kelly Kuo, piano

African-American Spirituals   –   traditional
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Wade in de water
I got plenty o’ nuttin’

Edward Corpus, bass
Nicholas Roth, piano

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60   –   Johannes Brahms

Anna Reider, violin
Sheldon Person, viola
Anthony Kitai, violoncello
Kelly Kuo, piano

August 16
August 16, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Ave, Des Moines

Young Artist Masterclass

August 16, 6:30 p.m.
Johnston Public Library
6700 Merle Hay Road, Johnston

Damani Phillips Jazz Quartet

August 17
August 17, 6:00 p.m.
Jasper Winery
2400 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines

Passacaglia for Violin and Cello   –   Handel-Halvorsen

Helen Kim, violin
Anthony Kitia, violoncello

Café Music – Paul Schoenfield
II. Rubato, andante moderato

Helen Kim, violin
Ashley Sidon, violoncello
Kelly Kuo, piano

Sweet Air  –  David Lang

Helen Kim, violin
Leslie Marrs, flute
Clarence Padilla, clarinet
Anthony Kitia, violoncello
Kelly Kuo, piano

Tanti Anni Prima (Ave Maria)
Kicho for double bass and piano   –   Astor Piazzolla

Patricia Silva Weitzel, double bass
Younjung Cha, piano

String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 “American”   –   Antonin Dvorak

Anna Reider, violin
Helen Kim, violin
Sheldon Person, viola
Anthony Kitai, violoncello

August 18
August 18, 7:30 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
600 6th Avenue, Des Moines

Sonata No.1 in G Major BMV 1001   –    Johann Sebastian Bach
Siciliana
Presto

Anna Reider, violin

Phantasy for Viola and Piano, Op. 54   –   York Bowen

Sheldon Person, viola
Kelly Kuo, piano

Sweet Air   –   David Lang

Helen Kim, violin
Leslie Marrs, flute
Clarence Padilla, clarinet
Anthony Kitai, violoncello
Kelly Kuo, piano

– Intermission –

String Quintet in C Major, Op.163   –   Franz Schubert

Anna Reider, violin
Helen Kim, violin
Sheldon Person, viola
Ashley Sidon, violoncello
Anthony Kitai, violoncello

August 19
August 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines

Quatuor en la mineur, Op. 67   –   Joaquín Turina

Helen Kim, violin
Sheldon Person, viola
Anthony Kitai, violoncello
Kelly Kuo, piano

Duo for violin and cello – Zoltan Kodaly
I. Allegro serioso, non troppo

Anna Reider, violin
Ashley Sidon, violoncello

Années de pèlerinage I, S.160   –   Franz Liszt
Vallée d’Obermann

Nicholas Roth, piano

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60   –   Johannes Brahms

Anna Reider, violin
Sheldon Person, viola
Anthony Kitai, violoncello
Kelly Kuo, piano

Concert Schedule for August 15-19

August 15, 7:30 p.m.: Salisbury House and Gardens

4025 Tonawanda Dr, Des Moines, IA 50312

  • All Zenith concerts are free.  Seating is limited at the Salisbury House and Gardens; if you would like to reserve a seat AND attend a post concert wine reception to meet the artists, you may purchase tickets here for a nominal fee of $10.

August 16, 12:00-2:00 p.m. – Young Artist Masterclass: Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311

August 16, 6:30 p.m. – Damani Phillips Jazz Quartet: Johnston Public Library

  • 6700 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131

August 17, 6:00 p.m.: Jasper Winery
2400 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50321

August 18, 7:30 p.m.: St. John’s Lutheran Church
600 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

August 19, 7:30 p.m.: Drake University, Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311

All concerts are free admission.