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SummerStages 2012

SummerStages LogoEach summer, with blankets and picnic baskets in hand, millions of Americans enjoy classical music in the casual setting of music festivals. SummerStages takes its listeners on the road every week to summer music venues in the southeast. The 13-week concert series travels from the Brevard Music Festival to the Savannah Music Festival, then to the Norfolk's Virginia Art's Festival before finishing its summer tour at Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA. The coming weeks on SummerStages spotlight 8 celebrated conductors and solo performances by such renowned artists as violinist Daniel Hope, cellist David Finckel and pianists Stephen Prutsman and Andre Watts.

SummerStages is hosted by Lauren Rico, co-hosted by Matt Rogers and Dick Kowal. 

SummerStages is made possible by OrthoCarolina and WDAV's Listen Live Fund. Contributors include Cynthia Tyson, the Jane Cooke Brynn Music Education Fund, the Estates of Debra Buggie and Carol Douglas.

>>Visit SummerStages.net for more information, and audio from past and current series

Program Schedule
September 30, 2012
Brevard Music Center: André Watts
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Andre Watts 150pxOur season closes like it began, back at the Brevard Music Center with their season finale, but this time festival director Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra and André Watts plays solo piano in Grieg's Piano Concerto in a minor. The concert also includes Dzubay's Shadow Dance and Berlioz' signature Symphonie Fantastique.

DZUBAY: Shadow Dance
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in a minor, Op. 16
André Watts, piano
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor 

(Original performance August 5th, 2012)

September 23, 2012
Spoleto Festival USA: Westminster

Rider University Westminster Choir CollegeOur final episode from Spoleto Festival USA features selections from two performances given by the festival's choir in residence, Rider University's Westminster Choir. One of the concerts featured, Light of a Clear Blue Morning, has an extremely ecclectic program with something for everyone.

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WEELKES: Gloria in Excelsis Deo
ESENVALDS: The Long Road
RACHMANINOFF: Priidite, pokloñímsia from All-Night Vigil, Op. 37
KREEK: Taaveti laul Nr. 104 (Psalm 104)
ELDER: Seven Last Words from the Cross
CRABTREE: Selections from Five Romantic Miniatures from The Simpsons

Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, director

(Original Performance June 1st, 2012)

TRAVENER: Svyatí
Christopher Costanza, cello
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, director

(Original Performance May 30th, 2012)

LAVOY: White Stones
PARTON: Light of a Clear Blue Morning
TRADITIONAL: Any HowBattle of Jericho and Shenandoah
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, director

(Original Performance June 1st, 2012)

DVORÁK: Piano Quintet, Op. 81
Daniel Hope and Benny Kim, violins
CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola
Josephine Knight, cello

(Original Performance March 24th, 2012)

Program repeats on Friday September 28, 2012 at 7pm

September 16, 2012
Spoleto Festival USA: Festival Orchestra and Choir Part 2

Alexander KahnSummerStages features another pair of concerts from the Spoleto Festival Orchestra and the Westminster Choir. Alexander Kahn leads the orchestra in Stravinsky's Concerto for String Orchestra and Wagner's beloved Siegfried Idyll and former Westminster director, Joseph Flummerfelt, returns to lead the choir and orchestra in Duruflé's Reqiuem and the Sabat Mater from Verdi's Quattro pezzi sacri.

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STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Strings in D major, "Basel"
WAGNER: Siegfried Idyll
ELGAR: Introduction and Allegro, Op.47
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Alexander Kahn, conductor 

(Original performance May 28th, 2012)

VERDI: Stabat Mater from Quattro pezzi sacri
Westminster Choir
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
James Flummerfelt, conductor

DURUFLÉ: Requiem
Katharine Goeldner, Mezzo-Soprano
Tyler Duncan, Baritone
Westminster Choir
Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
James Flummerfelt, conductor 

(Original performance June 5th, 2012)

Program repeats on Friday September 21, 2012 at 7pm

September 9, 2012
Spoleto Festival USA: Festival Orchestra and Choir Part 1

Stephen PrutsmanSummerStages travels to Charleston for one of the world's top summer music festivals: Spoleto Festival USA. Beyond the usual exhibition of guest soloists and chamber musicians, the festival recruits and auditions its own full orchestra each summer and employs the Westminster Choir for its larger scale productions. Featured here are two Russian masterworks from the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, joined by pianist Stephen Prutsman, and two British threnodic choral works from the Westminster Choir.

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O'REGAN: The Ecstasies Above
Westminster Choir
Members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Joe Miller, conductor 

(Original performance May 30th, 2012)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1, in b-flat minor, Op. 23
Stephen Prutsman, piano
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Anne Manson, conductor

(Original performance June 8th, 2012)

HOWELLS: Requiem
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

(Original performance May 30th, 2012)

STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (1947 version)
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Anne Manson, conductor

(Original performance June 8th, 2012)

Program repeats on Friday September 14, 2012 at 7pm

September 2, 2012
Virginia Arts Festival: Daedalus Quartet

Tianwa YangWe hear the youthful Daedalus Quartet perform Mozart and Dvorák and renowned Chinese violinist Tianwa Yang is also featured performing Bach's second violin partita and Hindemith's sonata for solo violin, all at the Virginia Arts Festival.

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MOZART: String Quartet no 23 in F major, K 590
The Daedalus Quartet

(Original performance May 16th)

DVORÁK: String Quartet no 14 in A-flat major, Op. 105
The Daedalus Quartet 

(Original performance May 15th)

BACH: Partita no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
HINDEMITH: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.31 No.2

Tianwa Yang, violin 

(Original performance May 21st, 2012)

DVORÁK: Terzetto for Two Violins and Viola in C, Op. 74
Daniel Hope, violin
Benny Kim, violin
Carla Maria Rodrigues, viola

(Original performance March 24th, 2012)

Program repeats on Friday September 7, 2012 at 7pm

August 26, 2012
Virginia Arts Festival: André-Michel Schub

André-Michel Schub 150Remarkable pianist André-Michel Schub joins violinist Ani Kavafian and cellist Peter Wiley in several chamber music concerts from the Virginia Arts Festival. Hear highlights including works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms and Grieg.

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MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 2  in C minor, Op.66
Ani Kavafian, violin 
Peter Wiley, cello
André-Michel Schub, piano

(Original performance May 9th, 2012)

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 no 2
Peter Wiley, cello
André-Michel Schub, piano

BRAHMS: Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 87
Ani Kavafian, violin 
Peter Wiley, cello
André-Michel Schub, piano

GRIEG: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45
Ani Kavafian, violin
André-Michel Schub, piano

(Original performance May 10th, 2012)

YSAŸE: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27 No. 2
Ani Kavafian, violin

(Original performance May 21st, 2012)

Program repeats on Friday August 31, 2012 at 7pm

August 19, 2012
Savannah Music Festival: Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen headshotEarly music specialists Jonathan Cohen and Kristian Bezuidenhout team up to present this program of Beethoven and Bach works for cello on period instruments at the Savannah Music Festival. Chris Thile is featured playing Bach's Violin Sonata in G minor on mandolin, and Jonathan Cohen performs with Daniel Hope & Friends for a Mendelssohn string quintet.

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BACH: Solo Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Jonathan Cohen, cello

BACH: Gamba Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027
Jonathan Cohen, cello
Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord

BEETHOVEN: Rondo in C Major, Op. 51, No.1
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 
Jonathan Cohen, cello
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano 

(Original performance March 31st, 2012) 

BACH: Violin Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001
Chris Thile, mandolin

(Original performance April 3rd, 2012)

MENDELSSOHN: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 87
Daniel Hope and Benny Kim, violin
Philip Dukes and Carla Maria Rodrigues, viola
Jonathan Cohen, cello

(Original performance March 31st, 2012)

Program repeats on Friday August 24, 2012 at 7pm

August 12, 2012
Savannah Music Festival: Daniel Hope & Friends

Daniel HopeSummerStages returns to the Savannah Music Festival for selections from three different concerts in the Daniel Hope & Friends series. The concerts, From Russia with LoveGerman String Masterpieces, and Dvorák & Menahem Pressler, all feature British violinist Daniel Hope.

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R. STRAUSS: Sextet from Capriccio
Daniel Hope, violin
Benny Kim, violin
Philip Dukes, viola
CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola
Jonathan Cohen, cello
Keith Robinson, cello 

(Original performance March 31st, 2012) 

TCHAIKOVSKY: Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 "Souvenir of Florence"
Daniel Hope, violin
Benny Kim, violin
Philip Dukes, viola
CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola
Josephine Knight, cello
Keith Robinson, cello

ARENSKY: Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op. 35
Daniel Hope, violin
Benny Kim, violin
Philip Dukes, viola
CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola
Josephine Knight, cello
Keith Robinson, cello

(Original performance March 28th, 2012)

DVORÁK: Piano Trio No.4, Op. 90 "Dumky"
Daniel Hope, violin
Josephine Knight, cello
Menahem Pressler, piano

(Original performance June 3rd, 2012)

Program repeats on Friday August 17, 2012 at 7pm

August 5, 2012
Savannah Music Festival: Emerson Quartet

Emerson String QuartetThe venerable Emerson String Quartet visit Savannah to perform Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 132. Celebrating his final season with the group, cellist David Finckel performs Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata, Op. 66 with his wife, pianist Wu Han, and Philip Setzer joins the couple to perform Mendelssohn's Piano Trio, Op. 49.Find more information about the Savannah Music Festival here.

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MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor , Op. 49
Philip Setzer, violin
David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

MENDELSSOHN: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 66
David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

(Originally performed March 27th, 2012)

BEETHOVEN: String Quartet No. 15 in a minor, Op. 132
Emerson String Quartet 

(Originally performed April 2nd, 2012)

The Eastern Music Festival Orchestra gives the world premiere of Peter Boyer's Festivities, a performance featured on SummerStages last season. Find out more about this Greensboro, NC based music fesetival here.

PETER BOYER: Festivities
Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

(Originally performed July 9th, 2011)

Program repeats on Friday August 10, 2012 at 7pm

July 29, 2012
Brevard Music Center: German Romantics

Jeff Nelsen headshotSwiss conductor Matthias Bamert teams up the Brevard Music Center Orchestra for a performance of Brahms' fourth and final symphony and Mendelssohn's overture to Ruy Blas. They are also joined by Canadian horn soloist Jeff Nelsen for a performance of one of Richard Strauss' earliest works: his first concerto for horn and orchestra. Find more information about the Brevard Music Festival here.

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MENDELSSOHN: Overture to Ruy Blas, Op. 95
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor 

STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11
Jeff Nelsen, horn
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Matthias Bamert, conductor 

(Original performance July 6th, 2012)


The Broyhill Chamber Ensemble performs a "Schubertiade", a program consisting of selections from and inspired by Franz Schubert, during An Appalachian Summer Festival at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Find more information about this ongoing festival here.

SCHUBERT: Piano Trio in Bb, D. 28, "Sonatensatz"
Harumi Rhodes, violin
Sophie Shao, cello
J.Y. Song, piano
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble

SCHUBERT: Impromptu No. 2 in Eb, Op. 90, D.899
J.Y. Song, piano
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble

HARBISON: November 19, 1828 for Piano Quartet (I. Schubert crosses into the next world) 
Harumi Rhodes, violin
Daniel Phillips, viola
Sophie Shao, cello
J.Y. Song, piano
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble

SCHUBERT: An die Musik
Daniel Phillips, viola
J.Y. Song, piano
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble

SCHUBERT: Impromptu No. 4 in Ab, Op. 90, D. 899
J.Y. Song, piano
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble

(Original performance July 5th, 2012)

Program repeats on Friday August 3, 2012 at 7pm

July 22, 2012
Brevard Music Center: American Classics

Keith LockhartKeith Lockhart finds himself in his element with this selection of popular American classics to celebrate our nation's birthday! The BMC Orchestra performs a very patriotic program from Ives to Gershwin.

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GROFÉ: Grand Canyon Suite
Brevard Sinfonia
Keith Lockhart, conductor  

IVES: Variations on America
Brevard Sinfonia
Keith Lockhart, conductor  

WALKER: Lyric for Strings
Brevard Sinfonia
Keith Lockhart, conductor 

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
Brevard Sinfonia
Keith Lockhart, conductor  

(Original performance July 1st, 2012) 

BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

(Original performance June 30th, 2012)


Program repeats on Friday July 27, 2012 at 7pm

July 15, 2012
Brevard Music Center: Russian Masters

Joseph LulloffWe return to the serene Brevard Music Center in the heart of western North Carolina just in time to be shaken up by the explosive sounds of 19th and 20th century Russia! JoAnn Falletta leads the BMC Orchestra again in this all Russian program featuring saxophone soloist Joseph Lulloff in Glazunov's Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, as well as the suite from Shostakovich's film score for the 1955 soviet film, The Gadfly, and Tchaikovsky's immortal fourth symphony.

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SHOSTAKOVICH: Suite from The Gadfly, Op. 97a 
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor 

GLAZUNOV: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 109
Joseph Lulloff, alto saxophone
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor 

(Original performance June 24th, 2012)

BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 14, "Moonlight"
Norman Krieger, piano

(Original performance 2010) 

POULENC: Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon, Op. 43 
Deloise Lima, piano
Eric Ohlsson, oboe
Bill Ludwig, bassoon

(Original performance 2010)

Show repeats on Friday July 20th, 2012 at 7pm

July 8, 2012
Brevard Music Center: Opening Night

Norman KriegerJoAnn Falletta takes the podium for the first concert of the 2012 season at Brevard Music Center. The BMC Orchestra performs flashy works by Richard Strauss, Franz Schmidt, and Hector Berlioz and is joined by renowned concert pianist Norman Krieger for Beethoven's 4th piano concerto.

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BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
 
BEETHOVEN: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Norman Krieger, piano
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor 

SCHMIDT: Intermezzo from Notre Dame
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor 

STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Brevard Music Center Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor 

(Original performance June 22nd, 2012)

VILLA-LOBOS: Aria from Bacchianas Brasilieras
Beverly Sills, soprano
Transylvania Symphony Orchestra
James Christian Pfohl, conductor

(Original performance 1957)

CHOPIN: Sonata for Cello and Piano in g minor
Felix Wang, cello
Craig Nies, piano

(Original performance 2010)

BEETHOVEN: Septet in e flat
Members of the Brevard Music Center Faculty

(Original performance 2009)

Show repeats on Friday July 13th, 2012 at 7pm



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