Category: 2018 Season Events

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 …

Between Seasons, Zenith Musicians Collaborate

In January, Kelly Kuo, Anna Reider, and Ashley Sidon performed in Butler’s Duckwald Artist Series as the Kasarah Trio. In the 2019-20 season, the Kasarah Trio performs in cities including Indianapolis and Des Moines. Formed in 2016, the …

2020 Season Dates Announced

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns for the 6th Annual Season. Mark your calendars for June 2nd-6th, 2020 for a fantastic week of chamber music around Greater Des Moines, Iowa. We look forward to seeing you there!

Would You Like to Donate?

All of our concerts are free and that is because Zenith Chamber Music Festival is completely donor funded. We couldn’t do this without your support. If you are able to donate, you can do so electronically or through …

Violin Ensemble to preconcert Amit Peled’s June 4th performance

Violin students of Cheryl Kutcher will be performing a preconcert in Sheslow Auditorium at 7:00 p.m..

Iowa Public Radio Interview

Artistic Director, Dr. Ashley Sidon was interviewed for Iowa Public Radio’s Iowa Arts Showcase by radio host Jacqueline Halbloom. Check out this link for the full story and stay tuned on IPR Classical for snippets of the story. …

Youth Musicians to perform Side-by-Side with Zenith Musicians for 2019 season finale

Thursday, June 6th from 4:00-6:00 p.m: Join Zenith musicians and select high school players for an open masterclass rehearsal. Shelsow Auditorium, Drake University. The students will play alongside Zenith musicians on the Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances as an …

Opening Concert: Amit Peled

We can’t wait for our opening night concert with Amit Peled! Who else is excited? “Israeli cellist Amit Peled, a musician of profound artistry and charismatic stage presence, is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and …

Meet Sheldon Person

Meet our 2019 Zenith Artist, Sheldon Pearson! Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, violist Sheldon Person has been a member of the Houston Symphony since 2011. He was previously a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and has performed with …

Meet Zenith’s Artistic Director

Meet our 2019 Zenith Artist and incredible Zenith Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director, Ashley Sandor Sidon! Ashley Sandor Sidon has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Canada, and Asia. She holds a D.M.A. …