2018 Major Concerts in Bad Gastein

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9.8.18 at 19:30

International Festival “Music in the Alps” presents the competition winners’ concert. Seven performers from the United States, Japan, and Ukraine will compete for the top prize: a debut at Carnegie Hall, New York, as well as a presentation of instrumental concerti and arias, accompanied by the festival orchestra and led by Dr. Douglas Bish. An audience prize will be awarded.

The winner will be announced during Closing Ceremony on 17.8.2018 at Saal Tirol (Innsbruck).

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Conductor’s Concert
10.8.18 Bad Gastein
Conductor’s Concert 20:00 

The Conducting Intensive program with Grammy-nominated Maestro Kenneth Kiesler culminates with a showcase of Conducting Fellows from the United States, France, Spain, and Norway. They will present their interpretations of C Major Symphony No. 9 by  F. Schubert (written by the composer in Bad Gastein); E. Elgar’s Enigma Variations; G. Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (featuring soprano Tammy Hensrud); and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919), while leading the Festival orchestra. 

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13.8.18 

19:00

Highlights of the International Festival “Music in the Alps” are presented in the program, that includes choral and chamber music by Mozart, Brahms and Schubert, performed by international participants from all around the globe.

Marmursaal (Mirabel Palace)
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17.8.18 at 19:30 

Closing Ceremony and Concert of the International Festival “Music in the Alps” presents K. Orff’s Carmina Burana, featuring Grammy-nominated Maestro Kenneth Kiesler; prominent Spanish choir “Orfeon Donastiarra”; soloists including soprano Haley Clark (Österreichischen Musiktheaterpreis in der Kategorie “Beste weibliche Hauptrolle”), baritone Nigel Smith and tenor Justin Berkowitz. The program also includes

  1. Brahms Academic Festival Ouverture and W.A. Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto in E Flat Major K 365, that will be performed by the piano duo Irena Portenko and Svetlana Gorokhovich, and accompanied by the “Music in the Alps” festival orchestra.

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OPENING WEEK END PERFORMANCES

OPENING CONCERT ~ FRIDAY AUGUST 3rd

“Alpine Sketch”
Arkady Shilkloper, vogelhorn

“Sound of Music” Richard Rodgers with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II
Shenandoah (Traditional American folk song)
“Heidenroslein” F. Schubert
Music in the Alps Festival Choral Ensemble John Cuk, conductor

Intermission

R. Schumann 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 at 10:30 AM

Tammy-Hensrud Voice Faculty
Tammy Hensrud and Svetlana Gorokhovich 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.

VADIM GLADKOV’S PERFORMANCE  IN WIENERSAAL

August 6th at 20:00

Vadim Gladkov, piano (Spain) and Festival Chamber Players  

Schubert Trio E flat Major D.929

Brahms Quintet F minor Op. 34

ETSUKO TERADA AND KIKUO WATANABE IN A PIANO DUO PERFORMANCE ~ August 7th at 16:00 at Wienersaal

Japan’s renowned husband-and-wife piano duo will be coming to Austria to perform during concert series in Bad Gastein. Etsuko Terrada and Kikuo Watanabe are frequent guests at a variety of music festivals and concerts all over the world. This is a rare opportunity to meet these remarkable musicians, hear them perform a four-hand program, that will include works by Brahms and Grieg and share their craft with the young musicians during “Music in the Alps” International Summer Festival and a Master Course.

F. Schubert Duo “Lebenssturme”  a moll Op.posth.144・D 947

J. Brahms 16 Walzer fur Klavier zu vier Handen Op.39

E. Grieg Peer-Gynt-Suite No.1 Op.46 (selected pieces)