Events for July 9, 2019
Events for July 9, 2019
Masterclasses allow the audience to experience firsthand how chamber music is refined and brought to a whole new level. A visiting artist, ensemble, or faculty member works with student groups, offering insights on interpretation and style. Praised for the “rapturous poetry” in his playing (American Record Guide) and as an “excellent” and “evocative” violinist (New York Times), Nicholas DiEugenio leads a versatile performing life as a chamber musician, leader, and soloist in music ranging from early baroque to current commissions. An inspiring teacher and formerly Assistant Professor of Violin at the Ithaca College School of Music, Nicholas continues as a faculty member of the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont during the summers. He holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (B.M, M.M), and the Yale School of Music (D.M.A., A.D.). Nicholas is currently Assistant Professor of Violin at UNC Chapel Hill, and is co-artistic director of MYCO, a non-profit chamber music organization for middle and high school students.
Christopher Theofanidis has had performances by many leading orchestras from around the world, including the London Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Moscow Soloists, the National, Baltimore, St. Louis, and Detroit Symphonies, among many others. On July 11th, Manchester Music Festival features the world premiere of an original composition by Theofanidis, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet. MMF’s Artistic Director Adam Neiman will conduct the interview, with Christopher discussing his compositional process and detailing the composition that is premiering. Grammy Award nominee Adam Neiman has been hailed as one of the premiere pianists of his generation. With a distinguished international career and an encyclopedic repertoire that spans more than sixty concerti, Neiman has performed as soloist with symphony orchestras across the country and abroad, as well as with the New York Chamber Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. He has recently been appointed the artistic director of the Manchester Music Festival. He is also founder and CEO of the record label Aeolian Classics and recently created the Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist Award Competition at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where he is assistant professor of piano.
Written by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt. Directed by Susanna Gellert. The longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks invites the audience to use their imagination to create a world of moonlight, magic, and memory. This charming and funny fable tells the story of a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and the wall that keeps them apart. Reality collides with romance as the young couple falls in love, grows apart, and finds their way back to each other after the September rains. Curtain Times Tuesday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm Details Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street, Weston, VT 05161 $45-69. Does not include sales tax and fees.
Written by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Johanna Gruenhut. Written by America’s most produced playwright over the last two years, Lauren Gunderson, this smart and inspiring story finds Caroline, who has been ill, stuck inside her home for weeks, months, years, an eternity. One afternoon, her classmate Anthony arrives bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, a seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that has brought them together. Curtain Times Tuesday – Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm Sunday Matinees at 3:00 pm Details Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, VT 05161 $45-60. Does not include sales tax and fees.