The Beethoven Festival Winter Classics Concerts beginning Feb. 15, will feature a blend of favorite works and some delightful surprises.
The concerts scheduled for Friday, Feb.15 and Friday, Feb. 22 will be held at 7:30pm at the Park City Community Church, 4501 S.R. 224, said Leslie Harlow of the Beethoven Festival.
"The Canyons Resort provides a stunning backdrop for the concerts," Harlow said. "The acoustics are perfect and the audience enjoys the intimate atmosphere."
The program for Feb. 15 will include classical, jazz, violin, piano and cello works, including Mozart Divertimenti for Violin, Clarinet and Cello, the Chopin Nocturne for Clarinet and Piano and the Khatchaturian Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano.
Violinist Monte Belknap, clarinetist Russell Harlow, pianists Steve Lindeman and Pamela Jones and cellist Julie Bevan will perform the pieces.
The Feb. 22 concert will feature violinists Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods, violist Leslie Harlow, cellist Julie Bevan and clarinetist Russell Harlow, who will perform The Brahms Clarinet Quintet, Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3 and the Halvorsen Duo for Two Violins.
Complimentary refreshments are provided during the intermission of both concerts.
The performance on Sunday, Feb. 17, will start at 3 p.m. at Temple Har Shalom, 3700 Brookside Ct.
The musician lineup will include violinists Monte Belknap and Becca Moench, violist Leslie Harlow, cellist Julie Bevan and clarinetist Russell Harlow. The program will consist of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet and the Beethoven String Trio
"Again, the acoustics are superb at Temple Har Shalom, and refreshments will be served during intermission," Harlow said.
The Beethoven Festival is presented by the Park City Chamber Music Society, which was honored earlier this month by the Utah Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
The Harlows were given the Special Accomplishment/Recognition award in a ceremony in St. George on Feb. 2.
In keeping with the award, the Park City Chamber Music Society is hosting 30 high-school string players from Spanish Fork for four days beginning Feb. 14.
"They will be participating in our winter festival this week, attending the concerts on Friday and Sunday and being rehearsed and coached by a faculty I have gathered for them," Harlow said. "(The students), along with some of their parents, will attend our concerts, and also take a bus down to attend the Utah Symphony concert on Feb. 14, as well."
Tickets for the Beethoven Festival are available in advance online at BeethovenFestivalParkCity.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.