Music Academy of the West’s 2014 Season Features New Partnership with New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert; New Staging of Carmen; Plus Thomas Adès, Deborah Voigt, Jeremy Denk, eighth blackbird, and More (June 16–Aug 9)

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Music Academy of the West’s 2014 Season Features New Partnership with New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert; New Staging of Carmen; Plus Thomas Adès, Deborah Voigt, Jeremy Denk, eighth blackbird, and More (June 16–Aug 9)

 

 

 

 “It’s a beacon of light in our American musical life.”– John Williams on the Music Academy of the West

 

 

 

The Music Academy of the West, whose annual summer festival in scenic Santa Barbara, CA, is often described as “classical music on America’s Riviera,”returns with a compelling lineup of events at its 2014 Summer School and Festival, which opens on June 16 and runs through August 9. Highlights of this 67th season include the inauguration of an unprecedented four-year partnership with the New York Philharmonic, featuring its music director Alan Gilbert; a new, fully staged production of Bizet’s perennially popular Carmen, presented as an 80th birthday tribute to Marilyn Horne, a Music Academy alumna (’53) and Director of the Voice Program since 1997; and guest residencies from world-class artists: soprano Deborah Voigt, violinist Daniel Hope, pianist Jonathan Biss, and contemporary sextet eighth blackbird. Cellist Joshua Roman reprises his role as alumnus-in-residence, the Takács Quartet returns for a second week-long string quartet seminar, and the Academy Festival Orchestra offers a wealth of concerts in collaboration with such guest artists as pianist Jeremy Denk, conductors James Gaffigan, Edward Gardner, and Joshua Weilerstein, and composer Thomas Adès, who leads his own Polaris on a program of modern masterpieces with which the eight-week festival draws to a close. Showcasing the Academy’s talented Fellows together with illustrious guest performers and faculty, the events will be presented at the Academy’s beautiful Miraflores campus and in venues throughout Santa Barbara.

 

 

 

“We are tremendously proud of the program we have assembled for the 2014 Festival, which brims with marquee performers and promises musical excitement,” said Music Academy President Scott Reed. “This season’s dynamic roster of musical experiences will once again enable Festival attendees to engage, absorb, and celebrate classical music at its finest.” Hailed as “a magnet for some of the country’s most gifted young musicians” (Santa Barbara News-Press), the Music Academy of the West ranks among the nation’s pre-eminent summer music schools and festivals, and is the only one of its kind on the West Coast. 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Philharmonic: inaugural season of new four-year partnership

 

The present season sees the launch of the Music Academy’s unprecedented four-year partnership with the world-renowned New York Philharmonic, creating unique educational opportunities for Academy Fellows during the summer months and beyond. Members of the Philharmonic will offer training and performances at the Music Academy Summer Festival each summer for four years, culminating in a joint concert with the New York Philharmonic and the Academy Festival Orchestra (AFO) to celebrate the Music Academy’s 70th anniversary in 2017. Music Director Alan Gilbert, “a galvanizing force at the Philharmonic” (New York Times), will be on hand for part of each of the next four Festivals, and up to five New York Philharmonic musicians will serve as guest faculty for a week each summer to train Fellows in collaboration with Academy faculty. Up to ten Music Academy Fellows, selected by audition during the summer, will travel to New York City for ten-day apprenticeships and musical immersion with the Philharmonic each year through 2018. Under Gilbert’s leadership, the New York Philharmonic will perform as part of the Music Academy Summer Festival in Santa Barbara during the 2015 and 2017 seasons. The 2015 residency will include a community concert marking the Philharmonic’s debut at the historic Santa Barbara County Bowl, as well as a side-by-side orchestral reading with the AFO at the Granada Theatre. Gilbert also will conduct the AFO each summer, and Philharmonic Assistant Conductor and Music Academy alumnus Joshua Weilerstein (’07 and ’08), winner of the 2009 Malko Competition for Young Conductors, will lead the Academy’s annual Concerto Night concert in 2014.

 

 

 

Mosher Guest Artists-in-Residence: eighth blackbird, Daniel Hope, Deborah Voigt, and Jonathan Biss

 

Generous support from the Samuel B. and Margaret C. Mosher Foundation once again enables the Music Academy to host four stellar guest artists, whose summer residencies will include public masterclasses, performances, and private interaction with Academy Fellows. The 2014 Mosher Guest Artists are multi-Grammy Award-winning contemporary chamber sextet eighth blackbird (June 23–26); Classical BRIT Award-winner Daniel Hope, hailed by the New York Times as “a violinist of probing intellect and commanding style” (July 2–5); leading dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt, the winner of an Opera News Award, two Grammys, and Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year (July 17–19); and Leonard Bernstein Award-winner Jonathan Biss, whom BBC Music magazine calls “one of the most thoughtful and technically accomplished pianists of the younger generation” (August 3–5).

 

 

 

New fully staged production of Carmen to honor Marilyn Horne

 

The Music Academy Voice Program presents a fully staged production set in Gold Rush-era California of Bizet’s Carmen in honor of Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday at the Granada Theatre on August 1 and 3. James Gaffigan, who led the Academy Festival Orchestra in memorable performances the last two seasons, will conduct the Academy Opera Orchestra. Juilliard faculty member David Paul, who oversaw the Music Academy’s well-received productions of The Rake’s Progress (2012) and The Magic Flute (2013), returns to direct. Paul’s extensive credits also include a critically lauded production of Le nozze di Figaro for Washington National Opera. “Many regard Carmen as the perfect opera, and it has maintained a constant place in the repertoire since its premiere in 1875,” said Horne, whose celebrated history with Bizet’s masterpiece includes singing the title role to open the Met’s 1972-73 season. That production, which also featured Leonard Bernstein as conductor, went on to garner a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in 1974. “Whoever sings Carmen has to bring a lot of herself to the character. That’s one of the reasons she’s so interesting,” added Horne, who attended the Music Academy in 1953 and has directed the Academy’s renowned Voice Program since 1997. The 23 Academy Fellows who will perform in the production – chosen from among more than 600 applicants as part of the Academy’s Voice Program audition process – represent some of today’s finest young singing talent. The 45-member opera orchestra will consist of Music Academy instrumental Fellows.

 

 

 

The Music Academy of the West’s production of The Magic Flute last summer impressed Opera News with its “energetic young cast,” which included John Brancy, winner of the Academy’s 2013 Marilyn Horne Song Competition; his “impeccable timing, dynamic physicality, and robust voice made him an ideal Papageno.” David Paul’s production proved “nuanced and engaging,” while the orchestra was applauded for its “spirited and engaging rendition of Mozart’s score.”

 

 

 

Orchestral concerts: guest appearances by Thomas Adès, Jeremy Denk, Edward Gardner, and more

 

The Academy Festival Orchestra will present eight concerts this season, including four at the historic Granada Theatre. Larry Rachleff, who serves as music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Rice University’s Shepherd School orchestras, will join Chicago Symphony Principal Trombonist Jay Friedman for the season’s opening orchestra concert at Santa Barbara’s newly renovated Lobero Theatre on June 21. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Strauss’s birth, Friedman will conduct his own arrangement for brass of An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64; Rachleff will conduct Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 in D, “Classical,” Op. 25, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36. The following week, Rachleff will conduct Strauss’s Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, Op. 100, on June 28. Edward Gardner, who serves as music director of the English National Opera and principal guest conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, will conduct Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé and Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring 2013 MacArthur Fellow and 2014 Avery Fisher Prize-winner Jeremy Denk, on July 12. New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein will take up the baton for Concerto Night, featuring winners of the Academy’s 2014 Concerto Competition, on July 19. A former Concerto Night soloist himself, Weilerstein will conclude the evening with an account of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.

 

 

 

Last season, the Music Academy of the West presented Matthias Pintscher leading the West Coast premiere of his own bereshit, an event the Los Angeles Times pronounced “the biggest new music news of the summer.” This year, to close out the summer festival on August 9, Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Thomas Adès, “one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music” (New Yorker), will conduct his own work Polaris, on a program with Ives’ Variations on “America,” Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes, and Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

 

 

 

In Hahn Hall, which the Los Angeles Times describes as “perfect for chamber music and recitals [because] the acoustics are unobtrusive; nothing gets between music and the ear,”Mosher Guest Artist Daniel Hope will lead a chamber orchestra consisting of Academy faculty and Fellows in a performance of Max Richter’s Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on July 5, and cellist Joshua Roman, returning for a second season as Alumnus-in-Residence, will perform with Music Academy Fellows on August 2. New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct members of the Academy Festival Orchestra in a performance of chamber symphonies by Thomas Adès and Schoenberg, juxtaposed with Schubert’s Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, D. 125, at the Lobero Theatre on July 26.

 

 

 

Chamber music and solo recitals from Elmar Oliveira, Jeremy Denk, Deborah Voigt, and more

 

Tuesdays @ 8 concerts feature Academy faculty artists performing both favorites and undiscovered treasures of the chamber repertoire. Guest artists this season include violinists Elmar Oliveira and Sylvia Rosenberg, New York Philharmonic Principal Violist Cynthia Phelps, violist Karen Dreyfus, cellist Joshua Roman, oboist Eugene Izotov, pianists Jeremy Denk and Stephen Hough, and conductors James Gaffigan and Larry Rachleff.

 

 

 

The acclaimed Takács Quartet and the new music sextet eighth blackbird will appear as featured recitalists (June 18 and 26, respectively), as will soprano Deborah Voigt (July 17) and pianist Jonathan Biss (August 4).

 

 

 

String Quartet Seminar by Takács Quartet

 

Recently inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame – the only string quartet to be so honored to date – the Takács Quartet also will once again oversee the Academy’s innovative new String Quartet Seminar, which provides 16 string Fellows with intensive ensemble coaching over the course of seven days. The seminar will culminate in a public recital by four quartets of participating Fellows at Hahn Hall on June 20. “Some of our very happiest times are spent at the Music Academy. The full-time faculty here achieves an unusual mixture of informality and music-making of the highest quality,” explains Edward Dusinberre, first violinist of the Takács.

 

 

 

Academy Alumnus-in-Residence: Joshua Roman

 

Having inaugurated the program last summer, celebrated cellist Joshua Roman will again serve as Alumnus-in-Residence at the Music Academy in 2014. During weeks six and seven, he will curate his own curriculum to inspire Fellows, teach a masterclass, perform, and participate in special projects. Since attending the Music Academy in 2002, Roman has enjoyed remarkable success as a performing artist, curator, and programmer committed to engaging and expanding the classical music audience; the San Francisco Chronicle dubs him “a cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts.” 

 

 

 

Masterclasses: Warren Jones, Glenn Dicterow, and more

 

The masterclass is one of the hallmarks of the Music Academy experience. All Fellows participate in the Music Academy’s extensive masterclass program, which is designed to complement individual private instruction. Throughout the eight weeks, more than 100 public masterclasses are presented by faculty and guest artists, including vocal masterclasses with Marilyn Horne and vocal piano and interpretation faculty member Warren Jones, “a musician par excellence” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). In addition, weekly masterclasses are presented by members of the string, woodwind, brass, percussion, voice, and piano faculty, including the newly appointed violinist Glenn Dicterow, who is the departing concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, and flutist Timothy Day, horn player Julie Landsman, pianists Jonathan Feldman and Jerome Lowenthal, violinists Kathleen Winkler and Peter Salaff, violists Donald McInnes and Richard O’Neill,and cellists David Geber and Alan Stepansky. The public is invited to attend these classes, which provide unique insight into the music teaching process at its most dynamic and intimate.

 

 

 

Cabaret, the Academy’s signature gala, led by Marilyn Horne and Carol Burnett

 

Carol Burnett, America’s beloved comedienne, will team up again this summer with Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions with the young vocalists who will headline this year’s Cabaret gala on August 7, which benefits the Music Academy’s full-scholarship program. Ms. Burnett, as the Academy’s Cabaret Creative Contributor, and Ms. Horne, Voice Program Director, will instruct Music Academy Voice Fellows in the art of musical comedy, both in private classes and individually. 

 

 

 

Full scholarships for the Academy’s Fellows

 

Admission to the Music Academy of the West is strictly merit-based, and the Fellows receive full scholarships (tuition, room, and board). For the 2014 Summer School and Festival, 140 Fellows from thirteen countries were accepted from a pool of 1,619 applicants. The Fellows range in age from 18 to 33, with an average age of 23. The top five schools represented are Juilliard (28 Fellows), Manhattan School of Music (11), the Colburn School (11), Northwestern University (9), and New England Conservatory (9).  Cellist Joshua Roman remembers his experience as a Fellow in 2002 as both “invaluable and inspiring. The rigorous schedule gave me my first glimpse of the life to come, the life I now lead. No other festival provided me with so many performance opportunities.  Not even close. Best of all,” he added, “the Music Academy presented me with a model for living a well-balanced life,” citing its innovative “Live Well, Perform Well” wellness curriculum. 

 

 

 

Two exciting new hires at the Academy of the West

 

As “an elite summer program perhaps comparable to New England’s Tanglewood (Bloomberg), it should come as little surprise that the Music Academy of the West has succeeded recently in luring starry staffers from two big-name institutions, recruiting Patrick Posey as Vice President for Artistic Planning from New York’s Juilliard School, where he served as Director of Orchestral Activities and Planning, and Ana Papakhian, newly appointed Vice President of Marketing and Communications, from the Cleveland Orchestra, where she was Director of Communications. 

 

 

 

About the Academy of the West

 

Founded in 1947 by a group of Southern California arts patrons and musicians that included Lotte Lehmann and Otto Klemperer, the Music Academy of the West is among the nation’s preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians. The Academy provides these promising musicians with the opportunity for advanced study and frequent performance under the guidance of internationally renowned faculty artists, guest conductors and soloists. Academy alumni are members of major symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, ensembles, opera companies, and university and conservatory faculties throughout the world. Many enjoy careers as prominent solo artists. Based in Santa Barbara, the Music Academy of the West presents more than 200 public events annually, including performances by faculty, visiting artists, and Fellows; masterclasses; orchestra and chamber music concerts; and a fully staged opera. 

 

 

 

Music Academy of the West alumni number more than 6,000, representing a veritable “who’s who” of the classical music world. They include Metropolitan Opera stars Marilyn Horne (’53), Grace Bumbry (’56), Thomas Hampson (’78), Juan Diego Flórez (’95), Isabel Leonard (’05), and Alek Shrader (’08); pianist Orion Weiss (’00); the late Lotfi Mansouri (’57), General Director Emeritus of the San Francisco Opera; Cynthia Phelps (’79 & ’83), Principal Viola of the New York Philharmonic; clarinetist David Shifrin (’68), former Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Laurence Lesser (’53), former President of the New England Conservatory; and singer-songwriter Burt Bacharach (’55).

 

 

 

An audio introduction to the Music Academy of the West

 

This past season the WFMT Radio Network in Chicago produced and distributed to stations nationally and internationally a two-hour special about the Music Academy, hosted by Carol Burnett.  A 23-minute excerpt from the program can be heard here.  

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.musicacademy.org. High-resolution photos may be downloaded here.  

 

 

 

 

 

Music Academy of the West 2014

 

Summer Festival: June 16–August 9

 

Santa Barbara, CA

 

 

 

Festival highlights “at a glance”

 

June 18: Takács Quartet 

 

June 21: Larry Rachleff and Jay Friedman with members of the Academy Festival Orchestra

 

June 26: eighth blackbird in recital

 

June 27: PianoFest

 

June 28: Marilyn Horne Masterclass

 

June 28: Larry Rachleff with Academy Festival Orchestra

 

July 5: Daniel Hope in concert  

 

July 5, 7: Opera Scenes

 

July 9: Warren Jones Masterclass

 

July 12: Edward Gardner and Jeremy Denk with Academy Festival Orchestra

 

July 17: Deborah Voigt in recital

 

July 19: Joshua Weilerstein with Academy Festival Orchestra – “Concerto Night”

 

July 19: Marilyn Horne Song Competition

 

July 21: Academy Percussion Ensemble

 

July 26: Alan Gilbert with members of the Academy Festival Orchestra 

 

August 1, 3: Carmen (David Paul, stage director; James Gaffigan, conductor)

 

August 2: Joshua Roman with Academy Fellows

 

August 4: Jonathan Biss in recital

 

August 7: Cabaret, the Academy’s Signature Gala  

 

August 9: Thomas Adès with Academy Festival Orchestra

 

 

 

Chronological listing of events

 

June 16

 

Solo Piano Masterclass 1 with Jerome Lowenthal

 

 

 

June 18

 

Vocal Masterclass: Introduction of the 2014 Singers and Vocal Pianists with Marilyn Horne and Warren Jones

 

Takács Quartet Recital

 

   Beethoven: Quartet No. 8, Op. 59, No. 2, “Rasumovsky”

 

   Barber: Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11

 

   Dvorák: Quintet in G, Op. 77

 

 

 

June 20

 

Vocal Masterclass with Marilyn Horne

 

String Quartet Seminar Recital by the four quartets coached by the Takács Quartet

 

 

 

June 21

 

Members of the Academy Festival Orchestra with Jay Friedman and Larry Rachleff, conductors

 

   R. Strauss, arr. by Jay Friedman: An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64

 

   Prokofiev: Symphony No.1 in D Major, “Classical,” Op. 25

 

   Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

 

 

 

June 23

 

Solo Piano Masterclass 2 with Jerome Lowenthal

 

 

 

June 24

 

Tuesdays @ 8, Concert 1 with faculty artists

 

Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 5

 

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor

 

   Stravinsky: Octet

 

   Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 70, No. 2

 

Mosher Guest Artist Masterclass with eighth blackbird

 

 

 

June 25

 

Vocal Masterclass with Warren Jones

 

Masterclass Sampler No. 1 with Jorja Fleezanis, Barbara Butler, and Jerome Lowenthal

 

 

 

June 26

 

Mosher Guest Artist Recital with eighth blackbird

 

 

 

June 27

 

PianoFest with Jerome Lowenthal, featuring eight Piano Studio Fellows

 

 

 

June 28

 

Academy Festival Orchestra with Larry Rachleff, conductor

 

   R. Strauss: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare

 

   Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

 

   Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, Op. 100

 

Marilyn Horne Masterclass at UCSB

 

 

 

June 30

 

Solo Piano Masterclass 3 with Choong Mo Kang

 

 

 

July 1

 

Tuesdays @ 8, Concert 2 with faculty artists

 

   Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452

 

   Ravel: Tzigane

 

   Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio, Op. 50

 

 

 

July 2

 

Vocal Masterclass with John Fisher

 

Concerto Competition Finals, Part One (strings)

 

 

 

July 3

 

Concerto Competition Finals, Part Two (winds, brass, percussion, solo piano)

 

 

 

July 4

 

Mosher Guest Artist Masterclass with Daniel Hope, violin

 

Picnic Concert 1 – featuring Academy Fellows

 

 

 

July 5

 

Opera Scenes with director Gregory Fortner and conductors Warren Jones, John Churchwell, and John Fisher

 

Mosher Guest Artist Concert with violinist Daniel Hope, leading a chamber orchestra of Academy faculty and Fellows

 

Max Richter: Recomposed: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

 

 

 

July 7

 

Solo Piano Masterclass 4 with Jerome Lowenthal

 

Opera Scenes with director Gregory Fortner and conductors Warren Jones, John Churchwell, and John Fisher

 

 

 

July 8

 

Tuesdays @ 8, Concert 3 with faculty artists

 

   Mark O’Connor: Chief Sitting in the Rain, College Hornpipe

 

Busoni: Carmen Fantasy

 

   Dvorák: Serenade for Winds, Op. 44

 

   Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

 

 

 

July 9

 

Vocal Masterclass with Warren Jones

 

 

 

July 10

 

Academy Open House

 

All events free and open to the public

 

 

 

July 11

 

Vocal Masterclass with Fred Carama

 

Picnic Concert 2

 

 

 

July 12

 

Academy Festival Orchestra with Edward Gardner, conductor

 

   Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 (with Jeremy Denk, piano)

 

   Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé

 

 

 

July 14

 

Solo Piano Masterclass with Jeremy Denk

 

Academy Brass Ensemble in Concert

 

 

 

July 15 

 

Tuesdays @ 8 Concert 4 with Jeremy Denk and faculty artists

 

   Milhaud: Scaramouche

 

   Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata

 

   Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840-60

 

 

 

July 16

 

Vocal Masterclass with John Churchwell

 

 

 

July 17

 

Mosher Guest Artist Recital with Deborah Voigt

 

 

 

July 18

 

Mosher Guest Artist Masterclass with Deborah Voigt

 

Picnic Concert 3

 

 

 

July 19

 

Marilyn Horne Song Competition (10 am)

 

Marilyn Horne Song Competition (1 pm)

 

Concerto Night with Joshua Weilerstein, conductor

 

   Concertos to be announced on July 14

 

   Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

 

 

 

July 21

 

Solo Piano Masterclass with Stephen Hough

 

Academy Percussion Ensemble in Concert

 

 

 

July 22 

 

Tuesdays @ 8, Concert 5 with Stephen Hough, faculty artists, James Gaffigan, conductor

 

   Debussy/Sachs: Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune

 

   Stephen Hough: Piano Sonata No. 2

 

Mahler, arr. Klaus Simon: Symphony No. 4

 

 

 

July 24

 

Vocal Chamber Music Concert

 

   Vivaldi: Motet “O qui coeli terracque”

 

   Vaughan-Williams: “Four Hymns”

 

   Respighi: “Il Tramonto”

 

 

 

July 25

 

Picnic Concert 4

 

 

 

July 26

 

Alan Gilbert & Members of the Academy Festival Orchestra

 

   Thomas Adès: Chamber Symphony

 

   Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1

 

   Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, D. 125

 

 

 

July 28

 

Solo Piano Masterclass TBA

 

 

 

July 29

 

Tuesdays @ 8, Concert 6 with faculty artists

 

   Ravel: Sonatine

 

Matthias Pintscher: Uriel

 

   Mendelssohn: Octet

 

Masterclass Sampler No. 2 with New York Philharmonic musicians Eric Bartlett, cello; Robert Langevin, flute; Joseph Alessi, trombone

 

 

 

July 30

 

OperaNow! Live Podcast with Marilyn Horne, Michael Rice, Oliver Camacho, Doug Dodson and Jennifer Rivera (new)

 

 

 

July 31

 

Picnic Concert 5

 

 

 

August 1

 

Bizet: Carmen with James Gaffigan, conductor, and David Paul, director (new production)

 

 

 

August 2

 

Joshua Roman and Academy Fellows in Concert

 

   Includes world premiere of a new work by Joshua Roman on poems by Tracy K. Smith

 

 

 

August 3

 

Bizet: Carmen with James Gaffigan, conductor and David Paul, director (new production)

 

 

 

August 4

 

Mosher Guest Artist Recital with Jonathan Biss

 

   Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 2

 

   Janácek: Selections from On an Overgrown Path

 

   Chopin: Nocturne No. 1 in B Major, Op. 62

 

   Janácek: Sonata 1.X.1905, “From the Street”

 

   Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57, “Appassionata”

 

 

 

August 5

 

Solo Piano Masterclass with Jonathan Biss

 

Tuesdays @ 8, Concert 7 with faculty artists

 

   Hermann: Clarinet Quintet

 

   Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34

 

 

 

August 6

 

Vocal Masterclass with Marilyn Horne

 

 

 

August 7             

 

Cabaret, the Academy’s Signature Gala

 

Santa Barbara, CA

 

Double Tree Resort

 

Marilyn Horne, Voice Program Director

 

Carol Burnett, Cabaret Creative Contributor

 

Gerald Sternbach, Cabaret Director

 

Featuring 2014 Voice Program Fellows in classical, Broadway and pop favorites

 

All proceeds from Cabaret directly benefit the Academy’s full-scholarship training program.

 

 

 

August 8

 

Solo Piano Studio Presentation

 

Picnic Concert 6

 

 

 

August 9

 

Academy Festival Orchestra with Thomas Adès, conductor

 

   Ives: Variations on “America”

 

   Britten: “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes

 

   Thomas Adès: Polaris

 

   Stravinsky: Petrushka

 

 

 

 

 

For further information, contact:

 

 

 

Glenn Petry

 

21C Media Group

 

 

212-625-2038

 

 

 

Tim Dougherty

 

Communications Manager

 

Music Academy of the West

 

 

805-695-7908

 

 

 

 

 

www.musicacademy.org

 

 

 

www.twitter.com/MusicAcademyW 

 

 

 

www.facebook.com/MusicAcademyoftheWest

 

 

 

 

 

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