11th Annual Music Festival of the Americas at Stowe Celebrates
European and Latin American Composers
Music Director Alondra de la Parra welcomes guest artists Valentina Lisitsa, piano; bandoneonist, Juan Pablo Jofre; tenor Jose Ortega, and
Vermont singers Julie Ness and Jennifer Hansen
Stowe, VT (August 4 12)
The Music Festival of the Americas at Stowe's 11th annual concert series, August 23-25, is a Musical Love Story, as old Europe "falls in love" with young America.
Revered European masters Grieg, Dvo?ák and Mozart, and Latin American composers--Castro, Marquez, Montoya, and Luis Bacalov--come together under the baton of Music Director, Alondra de la Parra and The Festival Orchestra.
Thursday, August 23: Pianist Valentina Lisitsa performs Grieg's PIANO CONCERTO. Lisitsa "combines an imperious sweep with aristocratic poise and sensitivity", according to Music Web International. Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE OVERTURE and Dvo?áks SYMPHONY NO. 8 round out the program.
Friday, August 24: One of the true masters of the bandoneon, Juan Pablo Jofre performs Luis Bacalov's TRIPLE CONCERTO, and Vermont soprano, Julie Ness, will be featured soloist. Bacalov received the Academy Award® for IL POSTINO's Best Original Score. Music from de la Parra's best-selling Sony Classics recording, Mi Alma Mexicana (My Mexican Heart) will also be performed, including the masterful crowd-pleasing HUAPANGO, by Jose´ Pablo Moncayo.
Saturday, August 25: A community chorus of Vermonters, rehearsed by Choral Master Rufus Patrick, also from Vermont, will join the festival for a night of two contrasting masses: Schubert's MASS No. 2 IN G MAJOR and Bacalov's MISA TANGO. Guest artists will be tenor Jose´ Ortega, Vermonters Julie Ness, soprano, and mezzo, Jennifer Hansen, and banoneonist, Juan Pablo Jofre.
The Music Festival of the Americas is held at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe, Vermont. Concerts are 8PM, and all seats are $30.
Tickets are available online at www.musicfestivaloftheamericas.org or at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center box office, phone 802.760.4634. Information: musicfestivaloftheamericas.org or 802.760.6797
The Music Festival of the Americas at Stowe is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, presenting premier international virtuosos and rising young talent from both the classical and world-music genres under the baton of Music Director Alondra de la Parra, and celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Americas.
Music Festival of the Americas: http://www.musicfestivaloftheamericas.org
Alondra de la Parra: http://www.alondradelaparra.com
Valentina Lisitsa: www.valentinalisitsa.com
Juan Pablo Jofre: http://www.jofreromarion.com.ar