2017 Concert dates, venues and programs

Subject to Change (please check occasionally)

Thursday, July 20

Faculty Recital, Stadthalle, Saarburg – 19:30

Saturday, July 22d

Student concert, St. Laurentius Church, Saarburg  – 19:30

Sunday, July 23th

Student concert, Bettinger Mühle ( Open air), Schmelz – 18:30

Tuesday, July 25th

Student concert, Bürgerhaus Winzerkeller, Irsch/Saar – 19:30

Wednesday, July 26th

Student concert, Cloef-Atrium, Orscholz – 19:30

Thursday, July 27h

Student concert, Stadthalle, Saarburg – 19:30

Friday, July 28th

Evening of Salon and light music, Alte Glockengießerei, Saarburg  – 19:30

Sunday, July 30th

Student concert, Stadthalle, Saarburg – 19:30


Saarburger Serenaden 2017

International Music Festival and School


Faculty Recital 

Stadthalle, Saarburg

19:30 Thursday July 20, 2017


Sonata for violin and piano in d minor, Op. 108    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)


Sarita Uranovksy, violin and Andrew Campbell, piano

Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano        Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)


Pamela Ajango, oboe   Dale Clark, bassoon   Lauren Schack Clark, piano

Sonata for cello and piano, Op. 6         Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Allegro appassionato

Susan Lamb Cook, cello and Andrew Campbell, piano

Ballet from Orphée et Eurydice                 C. W. Gluck (1714-1787)

                                                                               arranged by Greg Anderson

Du Huang and Yuyu Zhang, piano 4-hands

Cavatine    Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

James Mosher, horn and Sylvia Wang, piano

Jeux for flute and piano            Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)



Jennifer Parker-Harley, flute and Andrew Campbell, piano

Sonata for violin and piano in E-flat Major, Op. 18       Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Allegro, ma non troppo

Opus Two

William Terwilliger, violin and Andrew Cooperstock, piano


Suite for bassoon and string quartet                         Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)



Dale Clark, bassoon

Sarita Uranovsky and William Terwilliger, violins

Ian Jessee, viola Susan Lamb Cook, cello


Suite Italienne        Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)


Gavotta con due variazione

Minuetto et Finale

Ting Shen, violin and Sylvia Wang, piano


Serenade in C major, Op. 10             Ernst von Dohnányi (1877-1960)



Sarita Uranovsky, violin   Alicia Marie Valoti, viola   Jamie Fiste, cello


Prelude from Bachianas Brasileiras no. 4 (1941)         Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Jungle Festival from Ciclo Brasileiro (1936)                    Heitor Villa-Lobos

Paolo Steinberg, piano

Concerto in F Major, Hob. XVIII: 6           Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Allegro moderato

Opus Two

William Terwilliger, violin and Andrew Cooperstock, piano

Ian Jessee and Sarita Uranovsky, violins

Alicia Marie Valoti, viola   Susan Lamb Cook, cello


Trio No. 5, Op. 8, No. 2            Jacques Bouffil (1783-1868)

Allegro Moderato

Kristi Hanno, Emily McIvor and Audrey Miller, clarinets

Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”       Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Allegro vivace e con brio

Sylvia Wang, piano   Ian Jessee, violin   Susan Lamb Cook, cello


Saarburger Serenaden 2017

International Music Festival and School


Student Recital

St. Laurentius Church, Saarburg

19:30 Saturday July 22, 2017


Improvisation for Organ                                                                                           Paul Kayser

 Paul Kayser, organ *

Three parts on a Ground, Z. 731                                               Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

 Zak Chen, Lida Kaphar and Isabella Yee, violins

Graham Richardson, cello   Paul Kayser, organ *

Trio sonata in d minor, TWV 42: d4                      Georg Phillip Telemann (1681-1767)

            Largo – Vivace – Affettuoso – Presto

Josie Cox, flute                 Sophia Oehlers, oboe     Zachary Seay, bassoon

Paul Kayser, organ *

Chamber Concerto in D Major, RV 93                                   Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

            Allegro – Largo – Allegro

 Adi-Alice Petre, harp *

Kate Zheng and Lauren Hawkes, violins

Maya Ridenour, cello

Paul Kayser, organ *

Sextet for Strings in G Major, Op. 36                                Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

            Allegro non troppo

Jeanie Lee and Haobin Wu, violins

Jessica King and Willie Gutierrez, violas

Madison Peters and Jiaqi Zang, celli


Hymne à Sainte Cécile                                                             Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Haobin Wu, violin

Joshua Stine and Josie Cox, flutes

Mallory Bacon, oboe

Kristi Hanno and Emily McIvor, clarinets *

Taylor Gambill and Zachary Lynn, bassoons

Andrew Descheneaux, Eliza Jones, Linnea Metelmann and Milind Sundaram, horns

Adi-Alice Petre, harp *

Maya Ridenour, cello

Andante religioso                                                                     Henriette Renié (1875-1956)

 Rui Na, violin and Adi-Alice Petre, harp *

Quintet for winds, Op. 79                                                   August  Klughardt (1847-1902)

            Allegro non troppo

Josie Cox, flute   Sophia Gripp, oboe   Kristi Hanno, clarinet *

Brooke Cole, horn   Brianna Allen, bassoon

Romance, Op. 26                                                                      Johan Svendsen (1840-1911)

Zak Chen, violin solo

Saarburg Festival Orchestra

Semyon Rozin, conductor +

Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana                                Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)

Saarburg Festival Orchestra

Semyon Rozin, conductor +

* Saarburg Festival Guest Artist

+ Saarburg Festival Artistic Director


Saarburger Serenaden 2017

International Music Festival and School

Student Recital

Open Air, Schmelz

18:30 Sunday July 23, 2017

Octet for horns                                                                              

Saarburg Festival Horns

Waltzes for piano 4-hands, Op. 39                                     Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Barbara Noyes and Hunter Mabery, piano 4-hands

Quintet for piano and winds, Op. 43               Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)


Arielle Sukhram, piano

Sophie Oehlers, oboe   Kristi Hanno, clarinet *

Linnea Metelmann, horn   Zachary Lynn, bassoon

Trio Pathétique for clarinet, bassoon and piano                Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

            Largo – Allegro con spirito

 Kristi Hanno, clarinet *   Taylor Gambill, bassoon    An Zhou, piano

Norwegian Dances, Op. 35                                                                        Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

            Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso

Allegro molto

Si Chen and Yanqi Wang, piano 4-hands

 Selections from Royal Fireworks                             Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

            Bourrée – La Paix – Le Rejouissance

Saarburg Festival Double Reeds


Quintet for piano and winds, K. 452                                           W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

            Largo – Allegro moderato

Guannan Liu, piano

Sophia Gripp, oboe    Kristi Hanno, clarinet *

Andrew Descheneaux, horn   Brianna Allen, bassoon

Concerto Le Phenix                                                                                           Michel Corrette


Divertimento #1                                                                                               Mozart/Hawkins


Theme from The Muppets                                                                               Stickley/Henson

 Saarburg Festival Bassoons

Suite Op. 11 for piano 4-hands                                     Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)



Yewon Kerr and Juliette Lu, piano 4-hands

Divertissement, op. 36                                                                Émile Bernard (1843-1902)

Andante sostenuto – Allegro molto moderato

Jennifer Parker-Harley+ and Emily Stumpf, flutes

Pamela Ajango+ and Liora Bennett, oboes

Audrey Miller* and Emily McIvor*, clarinets

James Mosher+ and Eliza Jones, horns

Dale Clark + and Taylor Gambill, bassoon

+ Saarburg Festival Faculty

* Saarburg Festival Guest Artist


Saarburger Serenaden 2017

International Music Festival and School

Student Recital

Bürgerhaus Winzerkeller, Irsch/Saar

19:30 Tuesday July 25, 2017

Piano Trio in F Major, Hob XV: 2                                               Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)



Finale – Theme and Variations

Aria Saless, piano    Isabella Yee, violin   Graham Richardson, cello

Duettino, Op. 11                                                                 Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

 Ziyu Zhao and Xin Ying Kong, piano 4-hands

Miniatures for Piano Trio                                                              Frank Bridge (1879-1941)

            Valse Russe


March Militaire

Mio Lin Chan, piano   GuoXin Zhou, violin   Maya Ridenour, cello

Serenade #1 in G Major, Op. 56                                          Christian Sinding (1856-1941)


Finale – Allegro

Catherine Galan and Ding Yi, violins

Ruyang Zou, piano

Trio in G minor, Op. 63                                                        Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

            Schäfers Klage


Joshua Stine, flute   Jiaqi Zang, cello   Xiaoxu Yan, piano


Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op. 16                       Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Andante Cantabile

Yiyi Chen, piano   Liora Bennett, oboe   Emily McIvor, clarinet *

Milind Sundaram, horn   Zachary Lynn, bassoon

Phantasiestücke, Op. 88                                                     Robert Schumann (1810-1856)



Lida Kaphar, violin   Jessica Li, cello   Arielle Sukhram, piano

Come to the Music                                                                                            Joseph M. Martin

So soll es bleiben                                                                  Anette Humpe/Arr. Oliver Gies

Vago augelletto                                                       C. Monteverdi/Arr. Gottfried Sembdner

Music                                                                                                John Miles/Arr. Oliver Gies

I’m dreaming of home                                                   Ph. Rombi/Arr. Gottfried Sembdner

Liedertafel Irsch – künstlerische Leitung Gottfried Sembdner

Saarburg Festival Orchestra

* Saarburg Festival Guest Artist


Saarburger Serenaden 2017

International Music Festival and School

 Student Recital

Cloef-Atrium, Orscholz

19:30 Wednesday July 26, 2017

Three parts on a Ground, Z. 731                                               Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

 Zak Chen, Lida Kaphar and Isabella Yee, violins

Graham Richardson, cello   Nathan Arch, piano*

Piano Trio K. 498 “Kegelstatt”                                                    W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) Rondeaux: Allegretto

Emily McIvor, clarinet *   Willie Martinez, viola    Yanqi Wang, piano

Nocturne op.  75                                                                                   Friedrich Voigt (1833-1894)

Audrey Miller, clarinet *   Andrew Descheneaux, horn    Xiaoxu Yan, piano

Sonata #2 in A Major for violin and piano, Op. 100         Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

            Allegro amabile

Carrie Rinderknecht, violin and Zhe Tang, piano

Quintet for piano and winds, Op. 8                                     Albéric Magnard (1865-1914)


Juliette Lu, piano

Joshua Stine, flute   Liora Bennett, oboe

Emily McIvor, clarinet *   Zachary Lynn, bassoon


Quartet for Oboe and Strings in F Major, K. 370                          W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)


Mallory Bacon, oboe   Lauren Hawkes, violin   Jessica King, viola   Andrew Harding, cello

 Music for Horn quartet

 Andrew Descheneaux, Eliza Jones, Linnea Metelmann, and Milind Sundaram, horns

Sonata for flute and piano                                                                            Mel Bonis (1858-1937)



Emily Stumpf, flute and Yewon Kerr, piano

Selections from L’histoire du Soldat                                      Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

            The Soldier’s march

            Tango – Waltz – Ragtime

            The Devil’s dance

 Carrie Rinderknecht, violin   Audrey Miller, clarinet *   Michael Bies, piano

Quintet for piano and strings in A Major, op. 81               Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)

            Allegro ma non tanto

Yiyi Chen, piano

Molly Christie and Kate Zheng, violins

Jessica King, viola Jiaqi Zang, cello

* Saarburg Festival Guest Artist


Saarburger Serenaden 2017

International Music Festival and School

 Student Recital

Stadthalle, Saarburg

19:30 Thursday July 27, 2017

 Sonata for 2 violins in A Major, Op 3, #2                         Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)

            Allegro – Sarabande – Largo – Allegro

Lida Kaphar and Isabella Yee, violins

 Rondo for piano 4-hands in A Major, D.  951                       Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

 Zhe Tang and Jinzhao Ling, piano 4-hands

Madrigal-Sonata, H. 291                                                      Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)

            Poco allegro

Moderato – allegro

 Emily Stumpf, flute   Molly Christie, violin   Michael Bies, piano

Petite Suite                                                                                Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

            En bateau


Harriet Hio-Teng Wong and Mio Lin Chan, piano 4-hands

Piano trio #1 in D Major, Op. 35                                             Joaquín Turina (1882-1949)

            Theme and Variations

Robert Carlson, piano   Lauren Hawkes, violin   Andrew Harding, cello

Sonata #3 in a minor, Op. 28                                                Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)

An Zhou, piano


 Sonata                                                                                                         Boismortier/Shaw

Allengail                                                                                                      Donald Matthews

Trippery #1                                                                                                Lowell Shaw

Brooke Cole, Devlin Deveney and Connor Scroggins, horns

Contemplations for flute and piano                                                  Michael Bies (b. 1980)

 Emily Stumpf, flute and Yewon Kerr, piano

 Piano trio in c minor, Op. 1, #3                                    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

            Allegro con brio

Si Chen, piano   Ding Yi, violin   Madison Peters, cello

12 Klavierstücke, Op. 85                                                     Robert Schumann (1810-1856)



Aria Saless and Ruyang Zou, piano 4-hands

Trio in b minor, Op. 2                                                                         Max Reger (1873-1916)

            Adagio con Variazioni

Barbara Noyes, piano   Jeanie Lee, violin   Jessica King, viola

 Sextet for piano and winds, op. 6                                                          Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907)

Allegro moderato

Yewon Kerr, piano Joshua Stine, flute Mallory Bacon, oboe

Audrey Miller, clarinet * Connor Scroggins, horn Brianna Allen, bassoon

* Saarburg Festival Guest Artist


Saarburger Serenaden 2017

International Music Festival and School

Student Recital

An Evening of Salon Music

Alte Glöckengießerei, Saarburg

19:30 Friday July 28, 2017

 Overture to Candide                                                            Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

                                                                                                      arranged by Charlie Harmon

 Yiyi Chen and Michael Bies, piano 4-hands

Trio for flute, oboe and piano                                             Madeleine Dring (1923-1977)

 Allegro con brio

Andante semplice

Allegro giocoso

Josie Cox, flute              Sophia Oehlers, oboe        Robert Carlson, piano

Sonata for 2 violins and piano, Op. 15                                  Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

            Trés vif

Haobin Wu and GuoXin Zhou, violins

Harriet Hio-Teng Wong, piano

Tarentelle                                                                                Phillippe Gaubert (1879-1941)

Joshua Stine, flute   Sophia Oehlers, oboe   Ruyang Zou, piano

A Salute to MGM                                                                                Arranged by Bill Holcombe                     

 Josie Cox, flute   Sophia Gripp, oboe   Emily McIvor, clarinet *

Eliza Jones, horn   Zachary Seay, bassoon


Libertango                                                                                    Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

 Xin Ying Kong and Robert Carlson, piano 4-hands

Otoño porteño                                                                             Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Mallory Bacon, oboe Taylor Gambill, bassoon      Hunter Mabery, piano

Primavera porteña                                                                    Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

 Liora Bennett, oboe  Taylor Gambill, bassoon   Guannan Liu, piano

Sextet for Piano and Winds                                                    Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)         

            Divertissement: Andantino

Finale: Prestissimo

Barbara Noyes, piano

Emily Stumpf, flute Mallory Bacon, oboe  Audrey Miller, clarinet *

Devlin Deveney, horn Brianna Allen, bassoon

Kaiser Walzer                                                                       Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)          

                                                                                                arranged by Arnold Schoenberg

 Joshua Stine, flute   Audrey Miller, clarinet *

Carrie Rinderknecht and Molly Christie, violins

Ian Jessee, viola +   Susan Lamb Cook, cello +

Juliette Lu, piano

+ Saarburg Festival Faculty

* Saarburg Festival Guest Artist


Saarburger Serenaden 2017

International Music Festival and School

Final Student Recital

Stadthalle, Saarburg

19:30 Sunday July 30, 2017

Trio for harp, violin and cello                                               Henriette Renié (1875-1956)


Adi-Alice Petre, harp *   Kate Zheng, violin   Andrew Harding, cello

Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Op. 3                              A. von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)

            Finale: allegro

Emily McIvor, clarinet *    Jessica Li, cello     Ziyu Zhao, piano

Silhouettes: Suite for piano 4-hands, Op. 23                        Anton Arensky (1861-1906)

            Le rêveur

La danseue

An Zhou and Xiaoxu Yan, piano 4-hands

Piano Quartet movement in A minor                                      Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Harriet Hio-Teng Wong, piano Jeanie Lee, violin Willie Martinez, viola Madison Peters, cello

Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano                                         Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

            Largo – Presto

Liora Bennett, oboe   Taylor Gambill, bassoon   Xin Ying Kong, piano

Quintet for piano and strings, Op. 57                           Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)



Zhe Tang, piano

Carrie Rinderknecht and Rui Na, violins

Molly Christie, viola   Jiaqi Zang, cello


 Introduction et Allegro                                                                Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

 Adi-Alice Petre, harp *

Emily Stumpf, flute   Audrey Miller, clarinet *

Jeanie Lee and Rui Na, violins

Jessica King, viola   Susan Lamb Cook, cello +

Acht Stücke, Op. 83                                                                             Max Bruch (1838-1920)

            Allegro con moto


Allegro vivace, ma non troppo

Emily McIvor, clarinet *   Madison Peters, cello   Hunter Mabery, piano

Piano Quintet in D Major, Op. 51                                             Anton Arensky (1861-1906)

            Andante: Variations

Finale: In modo antico

Jinzhao Ling, piano

Haobin Wu and Catherine Galan, violins

Willie Martinez, viola and Andrew Harding, cello

2 Walzer-Capricen, op. 37                                                              Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

 Guannan Liu and Arielle Sukhram, piano 4-hands

Serenade for Strings, Op. 22                                                   Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)


Rumanian Folk Dances                                                                Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

                                                                                               arranged by Arthur Willner

Bot tánc (Stick Dance)

Brâul (Sash Dance)

Topogó (In One Spot)

Bucsumí tánc (Dance from Bucsum)

Román polka (Romanian Polka)

Aprózó (Fast Dance)

Saarburg Festival Strings

+ Saarburg Festival Faculty

* Saarburg Festival Guest Artist