Durango Chamber Music Festival :: Ten half-hour concerts June 7-11 & 14-18, 2021

Meet the Artists

Organist Kyle Osborne has given recitals throughout the Southeast. Kyle studied organ, piano, harpsichord, sacred music and conducting at Stetson University, University of Tennessee, and University of Texas. He studied organ and sacred music with Gerre Hancock and Judith Hancock, organ and harpsichord with Boyd Jones, organ with Jon Brock, and piano with Michael Rickman. Kyle is also a lifelong church musician and is currently Director of Music Ministries and Organist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Choir Director at Summit Church in Durango, CO. A native of Fernandina Beach, FL, Kyle also dabbles in composition and enjoys writing pieces for his choirs. His choral works have been performed at St. James Cathedral, Chicago and the Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring the San Juan Mountains.

Linda Mack Berven earned her doctoral degree from the University of Illinois, and has enjoyed many years of teaching in the Music Department at Fort Lewis College. She currently serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Durango Choral Society and the Durango Women's Choir. Her performances as a conductor, singer, and pianist have included the Durango Bach Festival, Durango Chamber Singers, San Juan Symphony, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the Music in the Mountains Festival, where she also serves as the pre-concert lecturer. Dr. Mack Berven has conducted concerts at Carnegie Hall as well as in Prague, Greece, Zagreb, Salzburg, Innsbruck and Linz.

Hans Freuden has been performing on cello throughout the region for over 20 years. He is the principal cellist of the San Juan College orchestra, a longtime member of the San Juan Symphony and Tres Rios Quartet. He has also performed regularly with the Durango Bach Festival, Red Rocks Chamber Ensemble in Gallup, Four Corners Musical Theater Company in Farmington, and numerous other chamber ensembles in the area. He teaches lessons through San Juan College and privately.

Levi Brown performs and teaches both piano and violin in Farmington, NM. Levi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Fort Lewis College. He is the full- time accompanist for Choirs at Farmington High School and Hermosa Middle School. Levi also plays regularly for services at Bethany Christian Church in Farmington. Levi performs in several ensembles including San Juan Symphony, San Juan College Orchestra, Tres Rios String Quartet, San Juan Chorale, and Four Corners Musical Theatre.

Mika Inouye is the artistic director of 3rd Ave Arts Chamber Music Festival and co-director of Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College. She performs with Inouye Six Hands, teaches music & movement in Durango 9-R schools and trains elementary teachers in the Orff-Schulwerk approach in California and Virginia during the summers.

C. Scott Hagleris retiring soon as executive director of 3rd Ave. Arts. He created and oversaw the Durango Bach Festival, the Durango Chamber Music Festival, St. Mark's Recital Series, Durango Chamber Music Academy and other music and arts-education events, as well as the Southwest Arts/St. John's concert series in Santa Fe (SouthwestArts.org). He has led the choirs and taught voice at Santa Fe Community College, and taught piano and organ at Fort Lewis College and San Juan College. A published arranger and composer, Hagler has written for choirs of children and adults, handbells, instrumental ensembles and solo piano. In 2014 he was honored as one of Durango's Sweethearts of the Arts. He is also recently semi-retired from a 45-year career in church music.

3rd Ave. Arts PO Box 1383Durango, CO 81302 (970) 903-8854