The Beethoven Festival Park City’s Autumn Classics starts this weekend and will run through Oct. 13.

John Novacek (Photo: Courtesy Parker Artists)

Returning guest artists John Novacek and Michael Gurt, piano, and Airi Yoshioka, violin, will be joined by a number of local musicians.

Besides festival co-directors Leslie Harlow, viola, and Russell Harlow, clarinet, area players performing at the festival are Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods, violin; Michelle Kesler and Cheung Chau, cello; and Laurence Lowe, horn. Belknap, Woods, Kesler and Lowe are all on the Brigham Young University music faculty.

Music to be performed includes several works by Beethoven: the String Quartet op. 18, no. 4; and the Violin Sonatas, op. 24, Spring, and op. 30, no. 1. There will also be works by Schumann, Kreisler and Dohnányi.

There will be two salon concerts, on Oct. 5 and 12 at the Harlow residence in Park City. For more information, reservations and directions email [email protected]or call 435-649-5309. Admission to the salon concerts is $50, which will be collected at the door.

Leslie and Russell Harlow

There will be two artist concerts in Temple Har Shalom on Oct. 6 and 13. Tickets for these concerts are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students. Music students are admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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Below is a schedule of events:

  • Oct. 5, 12:30 p.m. – Salon Concert, Harlow Residence. Program: Selections from Beethoven’s String Quartet, op. 18, no. 4; Paganini, Moses Variations, for cello and piano; Kreisler, virtuoso works for violin and piano; Novacek, Four Rags for Two Jons, for clarinet and piano.
  • Oct. 6, 3 p.m. – Artist Showcase Concert, Temple Har Shalom, 3700 N. Brookside Ct., Park City. Program: Dohnányi, Sextet, for violin, viola, cello, clarinet, horn and piano; Schumann, String Quartet, op. 41, no. 3; Beethoven, Violin Sonata, op. 24, Spring.
  • Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – Salon Concert, Harlow Residence. Program: Virtuoso pieces for piano; Kreisler, virtuoso pieces for violin and piano; Scherzo movement from Reger’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings.
  • Oct. 13, 3 p.m. – Artist Showcase Concert, Temple Har Shalom. Program: Brahms, Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25; Penderecki, Quartet for Clarinet and Strings; Chopin, Piano Sonata in B minor; Beethoven, Violin Sonata, op. 30, no. 1.

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