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Blue Sage Trio: The Lyrical Clarinet

February 17th, 2017

June 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wright Opera House
472 Main St
Ouray, CO 81427
Sue Hillhouse

Aspen Music Festival fellows Bill Kalinkos (clarinet) Darrett Adkins (cello) and Juilliard-trained pianist Susan Ellinger come together as a trio to perform a soulful and transformative evening of chamber music at the Wright Opera House in Ouray, featuring works by Beethoven, Brahms and Ninorota. Part of the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild’s 2017 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series.



Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio

III. Tema con variazioni (“Pria ch’io l’impegno”: Allegretto)

GABRIEL FAURE (1845-1924)

Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 120

I. Allegro, ma non troppo

II. Andantino

III. Allegro vivo


Trio for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Allegrissimo


Bill Kalinkos, Clarinet

Bill Kalinkos

Bill Kalinks is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Missouri and a member of the resident Missouri Quintet. He enjoys a diverse musical career as a member of critically acclaimed groups such as Alarm Will Sound, Deviant Septet, and Splinter Reeds. As an orchestral player, Bill is principal clarinetist of the Oakland Symphony, co-principal clarinetist of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and he has performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Kansas City Symphony.



Darrett Adkins, Cello

Darrett Adkins

Darrett Adkins belongs to an exciting new generation of American musicians who are redefining the concert experience. A faculty member of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Juilliard School and Aspen Music Festival, Adkins bridges established tradition and the avant-garde, enabling him to explore repertoire in almost every genre. The press has described Adkins’ performances as “stunning,” “intensely involving,” “heroic,” and “fiery”.



Susan Ellinger, Piano

Susan Ellinger

Juilliard-trained pianist Susan Ellinger has performed extensively as both a soloist and chamber musician, presenting recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Tanglewood Music Festival and other notable venues. She currently resides in Paonia, where she programs a classical concert series at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts.