June 11, 2019

The Music Academy of the West’s 72nd annual Summer School and Festival opens next Monday, June 17, launching eight weeks of concerts, recitals, and masterclasses at the picturesque oceanside campus and throughout scenic Santa Barbara. As part of its first transatlantic educational partnership, the Academy presents the historic festival debut of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), which travels to Santa Barbara for three programs under the leadership of LSO conductors Elim Chan and Daniel Harding. The opening month also features four Academy Festival Orchestra concerts conducted by Matthias Pintscher, returning favorite Larry Rachleff, and Harding, who leads the orchestra alongside the LSO in the annual Community Concert. Other first-month highlights include an Opening Night Gala to mark the Academy’s five-decade-long association with distinguished pianist Jerome Lowenthal; an Academy Chamber Orchestra concert with Thomas Adès; and recitals by pianist Jeremy Denk, the Takács Quartet, and two of the summer’s resident Mosher Guest Artists: mezzo-soprano and 2005 alumna Isabel Leonard and French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard. For details of the full festival, which runs from June 17 through August 10, click here.

London Symphony Orchestra: festival debut

Last season saw the launch of Music Academy of the West’s new four-year partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), a world leader in innovation, management, and international presence. This summer, the orchestra makes its first trip to Santa Barbara for a residency promising exceptional performances and transformative training opportunities. Elim Chan, winner of the 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, takes the podium for the LSO’s spaced-themed Voyager Family Concert at the historic Granada Theatre. Combining orchestral excerpts by Beethoven, Richard Strauss, Holst, Ives, Shostakovich, Messiaen, John Adams, and John Williams with audience participation and a specially created film, this multimedia event is designed to cultivate the next generation of music-lovers (July 12). Michael Tilson Thomas, Signature Festival Conductor of the Academy’s LSO partnership, was originally scheduled to lead the orchestra’s two remaining concerts, but has instead been forced to withdraw from all summer engagements to undergo a cardiac procedure. His place will be taken by Daniel Harding, Music Director of both Orchestre de Paris and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Laureate of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the LSO, with which he scored a Grammy Award. Harding makes his festival debut conducting the LSO at the Granada Theatre in Tilson Thomas’s jazzy Agnegram, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Grammy-winner James Ehnes as soloist (July 13). For the orchestra’s final full-scale appearance, Harding helms the annual Community Concert, at which the LSO plays side by side with the Academy Festival Orchestra at the Santa Barbara Bowl, bringing the local community together for an uplifting program of Berlioz, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky (July 14). The residency also sees key LSO musicians take part in a chamber program of Takemitsu, Dohnányi, and Messiaen (July 9).

Academy Festival Orchestra/Academy Chamber Orchestra concerts

The Academy Festival Orchestra’s concerts represent a highlight of the festival each year. Larry Rachleff, Professor of Orchestral Conducting at Rice University and “a take-charge maestro who invests everything he conducts with deep musical understanding” (Chicago Tribune), returns to launch the season, first leading Beethoven’s “Eroica” and Franck’s Symphonic Variations with 2018 Concerto Competition-winning pianist Sylvia Jiang as soloist (June 22), and then a pairing of Ives’s “Decoration Day” with Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony, The Year 1905 (June 29). The festival’s opening month also sees composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher, Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, draw “Viennese Connections” between his own towards Osiris: Study for Orchestra and works by Zemlinsky and Brahms, as orchestrated by Schoenberg (July 6). Stepping in for Michael Tilson Thomas, Gravemeyer- and Grammy-winning composer-conductor Thomas Adès helms the reduced forces of the Academy Chamber Orchestra in a program comprising his own The Origin of the Harp, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, and Ravel’s G-major Piano Concerto, with Grammy-winning Mosher Guest Artist Pierre-Laurent Aimard as soloist (July 20; see Mosher Guest Artists and Voice Program below). Widely recognized as “one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music” (New Yorker), Adès is a former guest conductor and guest artist at the Academy, and a regular guest conductor of the LSO, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which commissioned and premiered his new ballet, Inferno, just last month.

Opening Night Gala and Jerome Lowenthal

The Academy values its life-long relationships with great artists like pianist Jerome Lowenthal, whose distinguished career has included appearances with all of America’s foremost orchestras as well as landmark recordings of Tchaikovsky’s concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra. Since joining the faculty in 1970, Lowenthal has returned to the Academy each summer, helping to create one of the world’s most significant festival programs for young solo pianists. The annual benefit, the Opening Night Gala: “Honoring A Legend” (June 14), celebrates this shared history through musical tributes from alumni pianists Evan Shinners (’09) and Orion Weiss (’00) and guest pianist Ursula Oppens, joined by Lowenthal himself. The pianist and his legacy will be celebrated once again at this summer’s PianoFest, which introduces the eight 2019 piano fellows (June 20).

Mosher Guest Artists in Residence: Isabel Leonard and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Generous support from the Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation once again enables the Academy to host four world-class guest artists this year, in brief residences that combine performances, public masterclasses, and private lessons for fellows. Two of this year’s residencies take place during the festival’s opening month. Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard (’05) sings selections by Valverde, Montsalvatge, Falla, Offenbach, and Bernstein with the Academy’s Vocal Institute Director of Music John Churchwell at the piano (July 11), and Grammy-winning pianist Pierre Laurent Aimard – “a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (Wall Street Journal) – gives a duo recital of works by Bartók, Ravel, Messiaen, and Harrison Birtwistle with his regular piano partner, Tamara Stefanovich (July 18). The French pianist also joins Adès and the Academy Chamber Orchestra for Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G (July 20), a work he has recorded to acclaim with Boulez and the Cleveland Orchestra.

Chamber Music: Takács Quartet, Festival Artists, Faculty Artists, and Picnic Concerts

The festival’s opening month offers a wealth of chamber concerts. The first string quartet to be inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame, the Takács Quartet gives the opening-night recital with a program of Haydn, Bartók, and Grieg (June 17). Presenting faculty, fellows, and guest artists in concert at the Lobero Theatre, the Festival Artists Series features the world premiere of Sean Shepherd’s Saxophone Quintet (July 2) and accounts of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances (June 25) and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor (July 16). Returning faculty artist Jeremy Denk, whose honors include a MacArthur Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, gives a solo piano recital of Bach, Ligeti and more (July 3), while Alan Stepansky, former Principal Cellist of the Boston Pops, is among those taking part in a group faculty recital (June 27). A series of sonata recitals presents faculty artists in repertoire that the fellows are studying, and the Picnic Concert Series, named for the tradition of pre-concert picnicking on the Academy’s Miraflores grounds, presents fellows in eclectic chamber recitals. Programmed by the musicians themselves, these popular events are frequently attended by Compeers, community members who champion the fellows, with whom they often form life-long friendships (June 21 & 28; July 5 & 19).

Voice Program

More than 700 applicants seek the 27 coveted spots in the Academy’s Vocal Institute, where they receive private instruction from esteemed voice coaches Margo Garrett, Martin Katz, Gerald Martin Moore, and Bill Schuman. During the festival’s opening month there will be multiple opportunities to hear the 2019 vocal and vocal piano fellows. By way of an introduction, they perform personal favorites at the Voice Program Opening Night (June 19), before being directed by Princess Grace Award-winner James Darrah, Creative Director of the Vocal Institute, in a new Shakespeare Salon. With musical direction from sisters Nino Sanikidze, head coach of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, and Tamara Sanikidze, Director of the Butler Opera Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the salon features music by composers ranging from Verdi to Bernstein that was inspired by the master poet and his plays (June 29 & July 1). Vocal fellows also take part in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Adès and the Academy Chamber Orchestra (July 20).

Coming up later this summer, the season’s fully staged opera production is the West Coast premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain (Aug 2 & 4; details to follow in the next release). To prepare to sing the opera’s leading roles, fellows will receive coaching in a dedicated Vocal Masterclass (July 10) from mezzo-soprano and Mosher Guest Artist Isabel Leonard (’05) and tenor Jay Hunter Morris, the singers who created the roles of Ada and Teague in Cold Mountain’s 2015 world premiere at Santa Fe Opera. The upcoming production will also be supplemented by a film screening (June 7) and three book club discussions hosted by the Santa Barbara Public Library (June 8; July 9 & 13).

Public masterclasses

The masterclass is one of the hallmarks of the Music Academy experience. All fellows participate in the Music Academy’s extensive masterclass program, which is designed to complement individual private instruction. In addition to Jay Hunter Morris and Isabel Leonard, those leading vocal masterclasses in the opening month include James Darrah. Solo piano masterclasses will be led by Jerome Lowenthal, Conor Hanick, Jeremy Denk, and Mosher guest artist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, and there will be instrumental masterclasses presented by faculty and visiting artists, including flutist Timothy Day; trumpeter Paul Merkelo; horn player Julie Landsman; collaborative pianist Jonathan Feldman; violinists Jorja Fleezanis, Kathleen Winkler, and Glenn Dicterow; violists Cynthia Phelps (’79,’83) and Richard O’Neill (’98, ’99); cellists David Geber and Alan Stepansky; percussionist Michael Werner (’90); and many more. All masterclasses are open to the public, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at the musical teaching process at its most dynamic and intimate.

Venues

The Music Academy of the West’s fellows, faculty and guest artists perform at its scenic ocean-side campus and in venues throughout Santa Barbara, including the historic 1,500-seat Granada Theatre and the recently renovated 600-seat Lobero Theatre. Known as Miraflores, the Academy’s nine-acre campus was originally the estate of John Percival Jefferson. Its spectacular grounds and gardens create a serene place for visitors to stroll and relax before performances in the intimate Hahn Hall, which the Santa Barbara Independent calls an “ultra-luxurious jewel-box venue,” and the Los Angeles Times describes as the “centerpiece of the West Coast’s elite summer music academy, hidden away in a plush neighborhood of Montecito, a block from a glorious coastline. … With 350 seats, it is perfect for chamber music and recitals. The acoustics are unobtrusive; nothing gets between music and the ear.” Additional campus venues include Lehmann Hall, named for founder Lotte Lehmann, and Weinman Hall, a performance space decorated in Andalusian style, for masterclasses.

Lodging, dining and ticket information
Santa Barbara is an easy day trip from Los Angeles, and a memorable destination for travelers seeking cultural offerings in scenic settings. For tickets and further information for all Music Academy of the West events, call the Ticket Office at 805-969-8787, email [email protected], or visit online at www.musicacademy.org. To request a brochure, email [email protected] or write to the Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.

The lead sponsors of the London Symphony Orchestra partnership are Linda and Michael Keston and Mary Lynn and Warren Staley. Additional support has been provided in remembrance of Léni Fé Bland.

The Mosher Guest Artists Recital Series is generously supported by the Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation.

The Academy Festival Orchestra Series is generously supported by Mary Lynn and Warren Staley and exclusive corporate sponsor Montecito Bank & Trust.

The Vocal Masterclass Series is generously supported by Shirley and Seymour Lehrer. 

Thank you to the Santa Barbara Public Library for their partnership in screening and hosting book clubs for Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain and collaboration for the London Symphony Orchestra Voyager Family Concert.

About the Music Academy of the West

The Music Academy of the West advances the development of 21st-century, classically trained musicians and cultivates discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences. Founded in 1947, the Academy operates on a ten-acre, oceanside campus in Santa Barbara, California, where its world-renowned eight-week Summer Festival comprises more than 200 events. Programs comprise voice, vocal piano, collaborative piano, instrumental, and solo piano. In 2018, the Academy launched a four-year partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra, focusing on education and performance on both sides of the Atlantic. For more information, visit musicacademy.org.

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2019 Summer Festival, opening month: June 17–July 20
For details of the full eight-week festival (June 17–Aug 10), click here. 

Opening month highlights “at a glance”
June 14: Opening Night Gala, “Honoring A Legend”: Jerome Lowenthal
June 17: Opening Night: Takács Quartet
June 19: Opera & Song Series: Voice Program Opening Night
June 20: PianoFest
June 22: Academy Festival Orchestra Series: Beethoven’s “Eroica”
   Academy Festival Orchestra / Larry Rachleff
Franck: Symphonic Variations (with Sylvia Qianhui Jiang, piano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
June 24: Masterclass Sampler
June 25: Festival Artists Series: “Symphonic Dances”
June 27: Faculty Artists Recital
June 29: Academy Festival Orchestra Series: “Shostakovich: The Year 1905
   Academy Festival Orchestra / Larry Rachleff
Ives: “Decoration Day” from A Symphony: New England Holidays
   Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905
June 29 & July 1: Opera & Song Series: Shakespeare Salon
July 2: Festival Artists Series: Chausson Concerto
July 3: Faculty Artist Recital: Jeremy Denk
July 6: Academy Festival Orchestra Series: “Viennese Connections”
   Academy Festival Orchestra / Matthias Pintscher
Matthias Pintscher: towards Osiris: Study for Orchestra
   Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta
Brahms (orch. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet in G minor
July 9: Festival Artists Series: London Symphony Orchestra musicians
July 11: Mosher Guest Artist Recital: Isabel Leonard (with John Churchwell)
   Program to include selections by Valverde, Montsalvatge, Falla, Offenbach, and Bernstein
July 12: Voyager Family Concert
   London Symphony Orchestra / Elim Chan
Written by Gareth Davies and Victor Craven, from an original idea by Gareth Davies
Voyager film directed and created by Victor Craven
July 13: Academy Festival Orchestra Series: London Symphony Orchestra
   London Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding
Michael Tilson Thomas: Agnegram
   Beethoven: Violin Concerto (with James Ehnes, violin)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
July 14: Community Concert with LSO, AFO and Daniel Harding
   London Symphony Orchestra; Academy Festival Orchestra / Daniel Harding
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
   Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
   Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
July 16: Festival Artists Series: Mozart & Beethoven
July 18: Mosher Guest Artist Recital: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (with Tamara Stefanovich)
   Bartók: Seven Pieces from Mikrokosmos for Two Pianos, Four Hands
Ravel: Sites auriculaires
   Harrison Birtwistle: Keyboard Engine, Construction for Two Pianos
Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen
July 20: Festival Artists Series: Academy Chamber Orchestra with Thomas Adès
   Academy Chamber Orchestra / Thomas Adès
Thomas Adès: The Origin of the Harp
   Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (with Pierre-Laurent Aimard)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella

Opening month: chronological listing of events

Fri, June 7
Pre-festival event: Cold Mountain film screening (Santa Barbara Public Library, 1pm) 

Sat, June 8
Pre-festival event: Book Club Discussion: Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain (Montecito Library, 11am)

Fri, June 14
Opening Night Gala, “Honoring A Legend”: Jerome Lowenthal (Hahn, 5pm)

Mon, June 17
Collaborative Piano Masterclass: Jonathan Feldman (Lehmann, 2pm)
Opening Night: Takács Quartet in concert: Haydn, Bartók, Grieg (Hahn, 7:30pm)

Tues, June 18
Chamber Music Masterclass: Takács Quartet (Lehmann/Weinman, 1pm)
Flute Masterclass: Timothy Day (Weinman, 1pm)
Percussion Masterclass: Michael Werner & Joseph Pereira (Hahn, 3:15pm)
Viola Masterclass: Cynthia Phelps (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Oboe Masterclass: Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (Yzurdiaga, 3:15pm) 

Wed, June 19
Cello Masterclass: Alan Stepansky (Lehmann, 1pm)
Horn Masterclass: Julie Landsman (Weinman, 1pm)
Bassoon Masterclass: Dennis Michel (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Double Bass Masterclass: Nico Abondolo (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Opera & Song Series: Voice Program Opening Night: Academy fellows (Hahn, 7:30pm)

Thurs, June 20
Clarinet Masterclass: Richie Hawley (Hahn, 1pm)
Trombone & Tuba Masterclass: Mark H. Lawrence (Weinman, 1pm)
Violin Masterclass: Jorja Fleezanis (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Trumpet Masterclass: Barbara Butler & Charles Geyer (Weinman, 3:15pm)
PianoFest: Celebrating Jerome Lowenthal’s 50th Anniversary (Hahn, 7:30pm)

Fri, June 21
Solo Piano Masterclass: Jerome Lowenthal (Hahn, 1pm)
Free Campus Tour (Hahn, 5pm)
Picnic Concert: String Quartets (Hahn, 7:30pm) 

Sat, June 22
Academy Festival Orchestra Series: Beethoven’s “Eroica” (Hahn, 7:30pm)
Academy Festival Orchestra / Larry Rachleff
Franck: Symphonic Variations (with Sylvia Qianhui Jiang, piano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Mon, June 24
Collaborative Piano Masterclass: Jonathan Feldman (Lehmann, 2pm)
Masterclass Sampler: Michael Werner, Charles Geyer, Nino Sanikidze (Hahn, 7:30pm)

Tues, June 25
Flute Masterclass: Timothy Day (Weinman, 1pm)
Viola Masterclass: Karen Dreyfus (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Oboe Masterclass: Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (Yzurdiaga, 3:15pm)
Festival Artists Series: “Symphonic Dances” (Lobero, 7:30pm)

Wed, June 26
Cello Masterclass: Alan Stepansky (Lehmann, 1pm)
Horn Masterclass: Julie Landsman (Weinman, 1pm)
Vocal Masterclass: Margo Garrett (Hahn, 3:15pm)
Bassoon Masterclass: Dennis Michel (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Double Bass Masterclass: Nico Abondolo (Weinman, 3:15pm)

Thurs, June 27
Clarinet Masterclass: Richie Hawley (Hahn, 1pm)
Harp Masterclass: JoAnn Turovsky (Lehmann, 1pm)
Trombone & Tuba Masterclass: Mark H. Lawrence (Weinman, 1pm)
Violin Masterclass: Glenn Dicterow (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Trumpet Masterclass: Barbara Butler & Charles Geyer (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Faculty Artists Recital: Barber, Bartók, Debussy, Pergolesi, Saint-Saëns (Hahn, 7:30pm)

Fri, June 28
Solo Piano Masterclass: Conor Hanick (Hahn, 1pm)
Free Campus Tour (Hahn, 5pm)
Picnic Concert (Hahn, 7:30pm)

Sat, June 29
Opera & Song Series: Shakespeare Salon (Hahn, 2pm)
Academy Festival Orchestra Series: “Shostakovich: The Year 1905” (Granada, 7:30pm)
Academy Festival Orchestra / Larry Rachleff
Ives: “Decoration Day” from A Symphony: New England Holidays
   Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11, The Year 1905

Mon, July 1
Collaborative Piano Masterclass: Jonathan Feldman (Lehmann, 2pm)
Opera & Song Series: Shakespeare Salon (Hahn, 7:30pm)

Tues, July 2
Flute Masterclass: Timothy Day (Weinman, 1pm)
Percussion Masterclass: Michael Werner (Hahn, 3:15pm)
Viola Masterclass: Richard O’Neill (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Oboe Masterclass: Eugene Izotov (Yzurdiaga, 3:15pm)
Festival Artists Series: Chausson Concerto, Sean Shepherd premiere (Lobero, 7:30pm)

Wed, July 3
Horn Masterclass: Julie Landsman (Weinman, 1pm)
Cello Masterclass: Alan Stepansky (Lehmann, 1pm)
Bassoon Masterclass: Dennis Michel (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Vocal Masterclass: James Darrah (Hahn, 3:15pm)
Double Bass Masterclass: Nico Abondolo (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Faculty Artist Recital: Jeremy Denk (Hahn, 7:30pm)

Thurs, July 4
Clarinet Masterclass: Richie Hawley (Hahn, 1pm)
Chamber Music Masterclass: Martin Beaver (Lehmann/Weinman, 1pm)
Trombone & Tuba Masterclass: Mark H. Lawrence (Weinman, 1pm)
Violin Masterclass: Kathleen Winkler (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Trumpet Masterclass: Paul Merkelo (Weinman, 3:15pm)

Fri, July 5
Solo Piano Competition (Hahn, 1pm)
Picnic Concert (Hahn, 7:30pm) 

Sat, July 6
Academy Festival Orchestra Series: “Viennese Connections” (Granada, 7:30pm)
Academy Festival Orchestra / Matthias Pintscher
Matthias Pintscher: towards Osiris: Study for Orchestra
   Zemlinsky: Sinfonietta
Brahms (orch. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet in G minor

Mon, July 8
Collaborative Piano Masterclass: Margaret McDonald (Lehmann, 2pm)

Tues, July 9
Fiction Book Club: Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain (Santa Barbara Public Library, 5:30pm)
Festival Artists Series: London Symphony Orchestra musicians (Lobero, 7:30pm)

Wed, July 10
Vocal Masterclass: Isabel Leonard & Jay Hunter Morris (Hahn, 3:15pm)

Thurs, July 11
Violin Masterclass: Martin Beaver (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Trumpet Masterclass: Paul Merkelo (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Mosher Guest Artist Recital: Isabel Leonard with John Churchwell (Hahn, 7:30pm)
Program to include selections by Valverde, Montsalvatge, Falla, Offenbach, and Bernstein 

Fri, July 12
Solo Piano Masterclass: Jeremy Denk (Hahn, 1pm)
Voyager Family Concert (Granada Theatre, 6-7pm)
London Symphony Orchestra / Elim Chan
Written by Gareth Davies and Victor Craven, from an original idea by Gareth Davies
Voyager film directed and created by Victor Craven 

Sat, July 13
Book Club Discussion: Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain (Carpinteria Library, 3:30pm)
London Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding (Granada, 7:30pm)
Michael Tilson Thomas: Agnegram
   Beethoven: Violin Concerto (with James Ehnes, violin)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Sun, July 14
Community Concert: LSO & AFO side-by-side / Daniel Harding (Santa Barbara Bowl, 7pm)
London Symphony Orchestra; Academy Festival Orchestra / Daniel Harding
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
   Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
   Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Mon, July 15
Collaborative Piano Masterclass: Jonathan Feldman (Lehmann, 2pm)
Vocal Masterclass: John Churchwell (Hahn, 3:15pm)

Tues, July 16
Flute Masterclass: Timothy Day (Weinman, 1pm)
Percussion Masterclass: Joseph Pereira (Hahn, 3:15pm)
Viola Masterclass: Richard O’Neill (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Oboe Masterclass: Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (Yzurdiaga, 3:15pm)
Festival Artists Series: Mozart & Beethoven (Lobero, 7:30pm)

Wed, July 17
Cello Masterclass: David Geber (Lehmann, 1pm)
Horn Masterclass: Julie Landsman (Weinman, 1pm)
Vocal Masterclass: TBD (Hahn, 3:15pm)
Bassoon Masterclass: Benjamin Kamins (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Double Bass Masterclass: Nico Abondolo (Weinman, 3:15pm)

Thurs, July 18
Clarinet Masterclass: Richie Hawley (Hahn, 1pm)
Chamber Music Masterclass: Karen Dreyfus (Lehmann/Weinman, 1pm)
Trombone & Tuba Masterclass: Mark H. Lawrence (Weinman, 1pm)
Violin Masterclass: Glenn Dicterow (Lehmann, 3:15pm)
Trumpet Masterclass: Paul Merkelo (Weinman, 3:15pm)
Mosher Guest Artist Recital: Pierre-Laurent Aimard with Tamara Stefanovich (Hahn, 7:30pm)
Bartók: Seven Pieces from Mikrokosmos for Two Pianos, Four Hands
Ravel: Sites auriculaires
   Harrison Birtwistle: Keyboard Engine, Construction for Two Pianos
Messiaen: Visions de l’Amen

Fri, July 19
Solo Piano Masterclass: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Hahn, 1pm)
Picnic Concert: Academy Fellows (Hahn, 7:30pm) 

Sat, July 20
Academy Chamber Orchestra / Thomas Adès with Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Lobero, 7:30pm)
Thomas Adès: The Origin of the Harp
   Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (with Pierre-Laurent Aimard)
Stravinsky: Pulcinella

 

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