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Ventura Music Festival – Ventura CA

Festival Artists – The First 25 Years

Festival Artists 1995 – 2019

1995

Ventura County Chamber Orchestra

Los Angeles Guitar Quintet

Cynthia Munzer, Soprano

Arco Iris (Buenos Aires)

California E.A.R. Unit (new music)

Danza Floricanto/USA

Nicoletti String Quartet

Alfredo Orlando Ortiz (harpist)

C O Festival Brass

1996

Westlake Chamber Ensemble

Matthew Greif, Guitarist

Colorado String Quartet

Linda Ottsen, Soprano

Newman and Oltman Guitar Duo

Schubertian Master Singers

Eduardus Halien, Piano

Ventura County Chamber Orchestra

Mirya Masa aka Japanese Koto

Pamela Z, composer, vocalist & performance artist

1997

Ventura County Master Chorale

Ventura Chamber Orchestra

Nancy Fierro, piano

Jonathan Mack, tenor

Lynn Redgrave, actor

Rebekah Skogin Celtic Harp

Rami Yanni Jazz Quartet

Jackson Wheeler, poet

Schumann Ensemble

Jennifer Duke, harp

Dennis Karmazyn, cello

John Biggs, baritone

Lisa Sylvester, piano

Santiago Rodriguez, piano

Christopher Parkening, guitar

Colorado String Quartet

Jennifer Phelps, children’s librarian

Falla Guitar Trio

Jessica Siena, soprano

Anacapa String Quartet

Adelaide Sinclair, mezzosoprano & Drew Dembowski, bass

1998

Bali & Beyond, Gamelan Music

Ventura County Chamber Orchestra

Cuarteto Latino Americano

Corey Cerovsek, violin & Katja Cerovsik, piano

Ventura Master Chorale

Ventura Master Chorale Children’s Concert Choir

Ensemble Galilei & Pure Joy Moving Company Celtic music & dance

Santiago Rodriguez, piano

Matthew Greif, guitar

Cynthia Clayton & Malcolm MackKenzie, soprano & baritone

Christopher Parkening, guitar

1999

Rincon Ramblers

Muir String Quartet

Festival Chamber Orchestra

Romero Guitar Duo

Michael Grego, clarinet

Christopher O’Riley, piano

Corey Cerovsik, violin & Katja Cerovsik, piano

Shanghai Quartet

Chanticleer

2000

Shanghai Quartet

Channel Islands Ballet

Cynthia Jansen, mezzo-soprano

Sharon Isbin, guitar

Juliette Kang, violin

David Peck, clarinet

Christopher O’Riley, piano

Jonathan Mack, tenor

Ben Hong, cello

John Browning, piano

2001

Pepe Romero, guitar

Rossetti String Quartet

Edward Murray, harpsichord

Empire Brass Quintet

Christopher O’Riley, piano

Paula Robinson, flute

Dennis Karneazyn, cello

Bach’s Circle

Los Robles Master Chorale

Cherry Dake, mezzo soprano

Romero Lubambo, guitar

Cyro Baptista, percussion

2002

David Benoit

South Central Tuba Quintet

Rossetti String Quartet

Cal Arts African Music & Dance Ensemble

Naked Opera, Christopher Harlan, Director

Corey Cerovsik, violin

Alicia de Larrocha, piano

Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble

Camerata Pacifica

2003

Colorado String Quartet

The Falla Guitar Trio

Marc O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio

Sergio & Odair Assad

Eighth Blackbird Pacific Trio

2004

Santiago Rodriguez, piano

Vermeer Quartet

Eddie Daniels, clarinet

Dmitri Demiashkin, piano

Paul Galbraith, guitar

Chris Brubeck & Triple Play

Branford Marsalis & his jazz quartet

Jennifer Koh, violin

Alexander String Quartet

David Krakauer, clarinet

Andre-Michel Schub, piano

2007

Dorian Wind Quintet

Diane Schuur, jazz vocalist

Pearl Django

Giuseppe Albanese, piano

Nuvi Mehta

Quartetto Gelato

Ana Vidovic

Escher String Quartet

2008

Giuseppe Albanese

Pink Martini

Leila Josefowicz, violin

Concorde Ensemble

Poncho Sanchez

Turtle Island Quartet

Nicole Cabell, soprano & David Lomeli, tenor

Concertante

2009

Jerusalem String Quartet

The Romeros

Chris Botti

Paquito D’Rivera

Freddy Kempf

David Krakauer’s Acoustic Klezmer Project

Alexander Ghindin, piano

Nuvi and Dady Mehta, violin & piano

Burning River Brass

2010

Sharon Isbin, guitar

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Herbie Hancock, piano

Calefax Reed Quintet

Escher String Quartet

Yeol Eum Son, piano

Pete Escovedo, Latin Jazz

Munyungo Jackson

Forro in the Dark

Eddie Palmieri

2011

Roberto Prosseda, piano

Mark O’Connor String Quartet

Chris Botti & Friends

Martina Filjak, piano

Ensemble Muzica

Roby Lakatos Ensemble

Arturo Sandoval

2012

Federico Modelci, saxophone

Alexander Schimpf, piano

Tiempo Libre, Latin Jazz

Alfredo Rodriguez, jazz piano

Emerson String Quartet

Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar

Nicole Cabell & Shawn Mathey

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

2013

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Inon Barnatan, piano

Eldar Djangirov, jazz piano

Petrit Ceku, guitar

Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

Haochen Zhang, piano

M-Pact, pop-jazz vocal sextet

Tito Puente Jr.

Sean Chen

2014

Igudesman & Joo

Lynn Harrell, cello

Judy Collins

Cantus

Stanislav Khristenko, piano

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Philarmonia Quartett Berlin

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

2015

Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO)

Cantabile: The London Quartet

The Romeros

Ozomatli

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Camera Lucida

Peter Klimo, piano

2016

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Ute Lemper

Sergio Mendes: Brasil ’66

Composers & The Movies: Bruce Broughton & Larry Groupe

Nuvi Mehta & Friends

2017

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

Roger Kellaway, jazz piano

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Nuvi Mehta & Friends

Perla Batalla

Simply Three

Ventura County Concert Band

Michael Feinstein

2018

Tom Scott & The LA Express

Ventura College Singers

Trio Celeste

John Jorgenson Quintet

Twanguero

Akropolis Reed Quintet

Malashock Dance

Jarabe Mexicano

Pink Martini

Perla Batalla

2019

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

NI&Co

The Summit: Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6

Christopher Parkening and Jubilant Sykes

Calidore String Quartet

Incendio

Joey Alexander Trio

Ranky Tanky

Rastrelli Cello Quartet

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