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.
Celebrate Independence Day weekend as Larry Rachleff leads 100 of the world’s most talented musicians. The concert kicks off with Dvořák's thrilling Carnival Overture, and closes with Elgar's Enigma Variations.
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.
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.
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.
As part of the Music Academy’s four-year partnership with the New York Philharmonic, Music Director Alan Gilbert will electrify the Granada Theatre in the final Academy Festival Orchestra concert of the season, starring the iconic soprano Renée Fleming in Strauss' Four Last Songs and highlighting the orchestra in Brahms' lush First Symphony.