Festival 12

March 4 - 10, 2021

David Shifrin, Artistic Director


Umama Womama

Rolston Quartet

Nokuthula Ngwenyama

Graeme Steele Johnson

Nicholas Villalobos

Gabriel Kovach

Amelia Merriman

Eleni Katz

Six outstanding performances! 

Concert and dinner at Private home in Central Phoenix

Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6 PM

Wine And Dinner

Rolston Quartet

Haydn String Quartet Op. 74, No. 3, "Rider"

Dvorak American Quartet



If you have a season subscription, this concert is included as the sixth concert of the season. 

Central United Methodist Church

1875 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ. 85004

Friday, March 5, 2021 7:30 p.m.


Beethoven Allegretto in B-flat Major for Piano, Violin, and Cello, WoO 39 (1812)

Beethoven Trio Op. 1, #2 in G Major

Beethoven Trio in B flat Major Op. 97 "Archduke"


Private Home, West Valley

Saturday, March 6, 2021, 4 p.m.

Concert, hors d'oeuvres & wine

Umama Wumama

Valerie Coleman - flute, Nokuthula Ngwenyama - viola, Hannah Lash - harp

Saint Saens Fantasy for Violin & Harp

Debussy Syrinx for Flute Solo

Debussy Sonata for flute, harp & viola


Musical Instrument Museum (hall to be confirmed)

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with David Shifrin & Nokuthula Ngwenyama

Schumann Six Etudes in Canonic Form for Piano, Violin & Cello, Op. 56 (1845) (Arr. Kirchner)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich "Abgang and Kaddish" for Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Piano (2019)

Brahms Quartet in g minor for Piano Quartet Op. 25



This concert is in partnership with

Concert and Wine ASU Kerr Cultural Center

6110 N. Scottdale Rd.

Monday, March 7, 2021, 7:30 

Umama Womama - Rolston Quartet 

Graeme Steele Johnson - clarinet, Amelia Merriman - oboe, Eleni Katz - bassoon,

Nicholas Villalobos - bass

Villa Lobos Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon

Umama Womama: Three Pieces for flute, viola & harp - New collaborative work for flute, viola & harp (Co-Commissioned by PCMS, Arizona premiere, 2021)

Debussy String Quartet

Debussy Afternoon of a Faun (arr. Graeme Steele Johnson)

Ravel Introduction and Allegro


Concert, wine and hors d'oeuvres at Desert Botanical Garden

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

6 PM

"Music for Winds"

Valerie Coleman - flute, Amelia Merriman - oboe, David Shifrin - clarinet,

Graeme Steele Johnson - clarinet & bass clarinet, Eleni Katz - bassoon,

Gabriel Kovach - horn

Francaix Reed Trio

Ligeti 6 Bagatelles for Wind Quintet

Nielsen Wind Quintet

Janacek "Miadi" for Wind Sextet