Special Concert Series in Bad Gastein

OPENING WEEK END PERFORMANCES

OPENING CONCERT ~ FRIDAY AUGUST 3rd

“Alpine Sketch”
Arkady Shilkloper, vogelhorn

W.A. Mozart Ave Verum
S. Rachmaninoff Bogoroditse Devo
Shenandoah (Traditional American folk song)
S. Foster Nelly Bly
F. Schubert Heidenroslein
Music in the Alps Festival Chorus John Cuk, conductor

Intermission

R. Schuman Concerto in a minor Op. 54
Music in the Alps Festival Orchestra
Douglas Bish, Conductor
Irena Portenko, soloist


AROUND MOZART ~ AUGUST 4th

ARKADY SHILKLOPER, FRENCH HORN
BENJAMIN LEVITSKY, COMPOSER

One of most unusual Russian musicians, Arkady Shilkloper, plays French horn, corno da caccia, alphorn, vogelhorn and many more wind instruments. Arkady Shilkloper gives about one hundred concerts in addition to his masterclasses per year around the world in Russia, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Panama, Colombia, China, Australia, etc. Benjamin Levitsky is one of the most interesting Russian composers of his generation. He is a pianist specializing in the music of A. Scriabin and Russian Avant-garde. Levitsky performs frequently in Russia, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and France. Shilkloper’s and Levitsky’s program “Around Mozart” is dedicated to Mozart’s genius and, interestingly, contains no Mozart’s music in it. However, it is presented as a fantasy on a theme of Mozart’s creative work.

 


PIANO SOLO SERGEI KVITKO ~ AUGUST 5th

SERGEI KVITKO“American Record Guide proclaimed his recording of Pictures at an Exhibition as “one of the best ever made” and placed it on its Critics’ Choice List, and his performance of the work at Carnegie Hall in NYC “was met with rousing applause, bravos, and a standing ovation” (NewYork Concert Review)”.

 

 

 


SONOROUS SONGS OF THE ALPS ~ AUGUST 5th

Tammy Hensrud will take you through a sonorous journey of beautiful Melodies from The Sound of Music to folk influenced melodies by Classical German Composers and lighter Operetta.

 


COMMAND PERFORMANCE CONCERT ~
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9th

Concerto-Aria Competition Gold Medal Winners
“Music in the Alps” Festival Orchestra
Douglas Bish, conductor
(Program and Soloists TBD)


CONDUCTORS’ CONCERT ~ FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th

“Music in the Alps” Festival Orchestra
(Conductors and Soloists TBD)

W.A. Mozart Symphony No. 32 K. 318 in G Major
E. Elgar Enigma Variations
G. Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
F. Schubert Symphony No.9 in C Major (Great)
I. Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919)


2018 CLOSING CONCERT ~ FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th

“Music in the Alps” Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Kenneth Kiesler, conductor

J. Brahms Academic Festival Overture
W.A. Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb Major K. 365

Svetlana Gorokhovich,
Irena Portenko, soloists

Intermission

K. Orff Carmina Burana
(Soloists TBD)


GUEST ARTISTS’ CONCERTS

Around Mozart-August 4th with Arkady Shilkloper, French Horn and Benjamin Levitsky, piano;

Pictures at an Exhibition and other works on August 5th with Sergei Kvitko, piano

Our very own Olga Yanovich, Tammy Hensrud, Bob Arthurs, Dario Chiazzolino, Nargiza Yusupova, Alina Kozachenko, Paulina Derbez will be giving their thrilling performances throughout 2018 festival concert series.

Please check back here for dates and times of these and other performances.