Friends Sharing Magical Music with Friends in the Magnificent Red Rocks of Sedona
End-of-Season Letter from the President
Can we count on your support this year?
Having successfully closed our 35th season, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patronage as a valued member of the Chamber Music Sedona family.
At this time of year, we are reminded of the incredible artists who have joined us in past seasons—from Emanuel Axe to the Julliard Quartet, from the Zukerman Trio to guitarist Paul Galbraith, from Hilary Hann to R. Carlos Nakai, from Zuill Bailey to the Calder Quartet, and so many more. Without your generosity, these artists would not have joined us to perform the exceptional chamber music compositions that are so dear to all of us who love this form of music.
Your contributions have enabled Chamber Music Sedona to fulfill our core mission of presenting world-class music to Sedona audiences. In addition, you have helped support another vital aspect of our mission: bringing these fine artists to local schools and providing free concerts for our community.
As we begin our planning for the coming season, we would like to ask you to again consider a donation to Chamber Music Sedona. Your continued support—along with grants from the City of Sedona, the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona and the Arizona Commission on the Arts—make it possible to fulfill the promises we make in our mission, as we have been proudly doing for the past 35 years.
All donors to Chamber Music Sedona will receive donor benefits in our 36th season. Benefits are awarded based on giving level for donations made between September 2017 and August 2018.
Will you help us continue the legacy of the Chamber Music Sedona program? Donate today! Your donation will be used directly to support our programs.
With sincere thanks,
Chamber Music Sedona Announces New Artistic Director, Renowned Cellist Nicholas Canellakis
Chamber Music Sedona is excited to announce that Nicholas Canellakis will serve as the organization’s new Artistic Director. Hailed as one of the world’s most innovative and sought-after young cellists, Mr. Canellakis has performed at leading venues around the world, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and Chamber Music Sedona. In assuming the coveted Artistic Director, Canellakis looks forward to continuing to establish Chamber Music Sedona as one of the leading presenters of chamber music in the country.
“I am thrilled and honored to be joining Chamber Music Sedona as Artistic Director,” said Canellakis. “Ever since first performing in Sedona in 2010, I have enjoyed getting to know the organization and the community well. Sedona is a special place, full of passionate and devoted classical music lovers (the gorgeous Red Rocks don’t hurt either!), and I can’t wait to bring to it the most exciting, talented, and brilliant musicians in the world.”
In addition to starring in Chamber Music Sedona performances, Canellakis has also served as co-Artistic Director for the organization’s Sedona Winter Music Festival since 2014. As an acclaimed musician, he frequently performs as either a soloist with orchestras, in recital with his duo partner Michael Brown, and as a chamber musician at prominent venues and music festivals in the U.S. and abroad. In 2015, he made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut alongside the American Symphony Orchestra, and is currently an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A multidimensional artist, Canellakis has directed, produced and starred in numerous short films and music videos, including his popular comedy web series, “Conversations with Nick Canellakis.” His videos may be found at his website, www.nicholascanellakis.com.
As he begins spearheading Chamber Music Sedona’s artistic vision, Canellakis is eager to expand on Mr. Harcerlode’s accomplishments. “I am thankful and deeply grateful to Bert Harclerode, who leaves behind a remarkable 25-year legacy,” said Canellakis. “I’ve greatly admired his leadership, he’s been a close friend and colleague, and I look forward to continuing his outstanding work in making Chamber Music Sedona one of the greatest music series in the country.”
Chamber Music Sedona was founded in 1982, with humble beginnings hosting performances at the Verde Valley School. Having recently closed its vibrant 35th season, Chamber Music Sedona looks forward to continuing to bring some of the world’s most illustrious musicians to local audiences.