Summer Symphony Pops at Rebecca Farm

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April 19, 2017
Summer Symphony Pops at Rebecca Farm
“Pops Goes to the Movies”
Friday, July 7 and Saturday July 8, 2017
Gates open at 5:30 for picnicking, Concerts begin at 7:30 each night


An evening of music with the Glacier Symphony on the rolling lawn of Rebecca Farm in the heart of the Flathead Valley is the setting for this annual outdoor concert in
Kalispell. This year's theme is  “Drive - In Music” so bring your friends and family as entry is by the carload! Picnics are encouraged or if you prefer you can buy food, beer and wine or beverages from our specially selected vendors. Select your spot on the lawn and set up your chairs or blankets. You can also reserve a picnic table for 8 near the stage for best viewing or under tents and out of the elements. The concerts will be held rain or shine. 

Maestro John Zoltek will cue the orchestra to start at 7:30 pm with a concert featuring movie music favorites like Star Wars, ET, Hook and a special tribute to Bugs Bunny.  Expect some musical surprises! 

Visit the website gscmusic.org to learn more and buy car passes or reserve picnic tables. Or call the GSC Box Office, 406-407-7000.
        
   
Festival Amadeus 2017 Concert and Artist lineup announced
August 8 – 13, 2017, Concerts held in two venues noted below plus a two run out concerts in Bigfork

            Festival Amadeus will celebrate its 10th season this summer with a grand concert performance of Mozart’s popular opera “The Magic Flute.” The in-concert production will be a two-night finale for the week of classical chamber and orchestra concerts held August 8-13, in Whitefish. Additionally, two chamber concerts will be presented in Bigfork at Bethany Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 11. 
          Maestro John Zoltek, Founding Musical Director of Festival Amadeus, has planned a diverse complement of music for the week beginning with  “Lyric and Heroic” on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Guest pianist, Tanya Gabrielian will be featured in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 in G with the Festival Amadeus orchestra under the baton of Maestro Zoltek. It will by Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in Eb major The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitefish Performing Arts Center.
         Wednesday, Aug. 9, Chamber Night 1 features Ms. Gabrielian who will be joined by violinist, Yevgeny Kutik, for an engaging duo program. Both of these fine musicians are returning to the Festival for their second time. The concert will be held in the O'Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish at 7:30 p.m.  The duo will repeat their performance in Bigfork on Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church.
         “Prokofiev and Mendelssohn” are the featured composers on Thursday, Aug. 10 at the WFPAC. This concert features violinist Kutik with the Festival orchestra in Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in G minor followed by Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 in A Major. Mozart’s Impresario Overture opens the evening.
         Chamber Night 2 on Friday, Aug. 11, brings the incomparable Fry Street Quartet back to the Festival Amadeus stage. This will be the quartet’s fifth appearance at the Festival, much to the delight of audience goers! Their program will include music of Hayden, Debussy and Beethoven and be held at 7:30 pm at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish. Fry Street will also perform in Bigfork on Wed. August 9, at 7:30 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church.
            Saturday Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 will bring Mozart’s final opera, The Magic Flute to the stage celebrating the 10th anniversary of Festival Amadeus.  This concert version will feature a cast of professional opera singers invited especially by Maestro Zoltek. Singers will include baritone Ricardo Herrera, tenor Kirk Dougherty, sopranos Hanna Brammer-Dillon and Emily Peragine, bass Stephen Morscheck and others. The production will include projected photography and abstract designs to suggest environments and create a visceral experience for the audience. Supertitles will be used to translate the original German libretto. The concerts will be held at Whitefish Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.
            Tickets for Festival Amadeus are available as a full pass, a pick 3 pass and single concert tickets. Visit gscmusic.org for details and pricing. Or call the GSC Box Office, 406-407-7000. All concerts, artists and venues are subject to change.
 
For more information about the Glacier Symphony and Chorale and its educational programs visit the website www.gscmusic.org or call 406 407-7000.

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