2017 Academy Festival Orchestra Concerts

 

STRAVINSKY'S RITE OF SPRING

Sat, Jun 24

Larry Rachleff conducts this thrilling work, paired with Strauss' "Dance of the Seven Veils" from Salome and Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra by living composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

 

 

 

ELGAR'S ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Sat, Jul 1

Celebrate Independence Day weekend as Larry Rachleff leads 100 of the world’s most talented musicians. The concert kicks off with Dvoƙák's thrilling Carnival Overture, and closes with Elgar's Enigma Variations.

 

 

 

RACHMANINOFF'S SECOND SYMPHONY

Sat, Jul 8

Music Director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducts the Academy Festival Orchestra in the lush Second Symphony. Opened by Mason Bates' Garages of the Valley.

 

 

 

CONCERTO CELEBRATION & AUCOIN PREMIERE

Sat, Jul 15

Mosher guest artist Matthew Aucoin conducts the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition winners in Strings, Brass, Winds, and Percussion in dazzling fireworks for orchestra and soloist, followed by the world premiere of his own Crossing suite.

 

 

 

DONIZETTI'S OPERA "THE ELIXIR OF LOVE"

Thu, Jul 27 & Sat, Jul 29

The Elixir of Love is a comedic tale, full of appealing melodies and plaintive arias, in which young Nemorino is tricked into purchasing bottles of wine he believes are love potions. Will his adored Adina admit she, too, is in love? Conducted by Italian conductor on the rise, alumna Speranza Scappucci ('96). Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

 

 

Concerts Presented at the Historic Granada Theatre / 1214 State Street