Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

The Beer & Wine Garden will be open before and during this show! Come early to enjoy a local craft beer or glass of wine.

$15.00 suggested donation for entry

Concert presented by Ami Campbell


Many professional orchestral musicians have rigorous schedules which don't allow for much time to get together and play in smaller chamber groups. The Javelina Chamber Music Festival came about from a desire to reunite friends from around the country in a beautiful place and make music together.  The Javelina Chamber Music Ensemble is led by violinist Ami Campbell and Russell Campbell on trumpet, with Amy Tyson on violin, Dmitry Kustanovich on viola, Brad Ritchie on cello, and Andrew Campbell on piano.

Violinist Amy Campbell and husband, trumpeter Russell Campbell, who were married in Tucson in 2001, work in orchestras in Dallas and have enjoyed opportunities playing in chamber music festivals around the country, but rarely together. They come to Tucson multiple times a year for family visits which always include nights out with Ami's parents and sister who live Tucson, listening to the myriad of musical offerings in this creative city. A recent trip sparked the idea that Tucson was the perfect place for their dream to come true, they could draw from the many great musicians from all parts of the country that they have played with over their careers and bring them to this beautiful place to enjoy the beautiful desert, share their mutual love of great classical music in a music loving community and have a little fun. Thus, the Javelina Chamber Music Festival was born.   

Ami Campbell was born in Phoenix, and raised in Portland, Oregon, where she studied under Polish violinist Raphael Spiro.  She went on to study at the Juilliard School in New York City, Indiana University under Henryk Kowalski, and graduate studies at Yale University with Syoko Aki, before winning her first job with the Colorado Symphony. From there, Mrs Campbell went on to join the St. Louis Symphony and then the Seattle Symphony, before settling in Dallas, where she holds the title of Associate Concertmaster with The Dallas Opera. Ami performs regularly with The Dallas Symphony, as well as with the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, CO.  Ami is a member of the Les Autres quartet in Dallas, and has traveled to teach master classes and perform in festivals around the U.S. Recent highlights have been the Chintimini Music Festival in Oregon and guest artist with the Pacific NW Ballet, as well as guest lecturer at Northern Arizona University.  

Russell Campbell, a native Texan, joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2004 as Associate Principal trumpet, bringing him back to Texas after 14 years of work and study elsewhere. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Houston with James Austin, Russell went on to study at The Juilliard School under Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. Past positions include Associate Principal trumpet with the Palm Beach Opera, Principal Trumpet of the Tacoma Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Utah Festival Opera, and one-year appointments as second trumpet with the St. Louis Symphony and Principal trumpet with the Colorado Symphony. As a guest Principal he has performed with the Saint Louis Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Oregon Symphony, Arizona Musicfest, Peter Britt Music Festival and the Mainly Mozart Festival of San Diego. Since the summer of 2013 Russell has served as Principal Trumpet in the Music in the Mountains summer festival orchestra in Durango, Colorado.