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Festival Amadeus 2014 will be even bigger this summer with eight concerts in Whitefish and three chamber concerts in Bigfork!

   The 2014 Festival Amadeus classical music event in Whitefish has been expanded this summer to offer eight nights of chamber and orchestra concerts featuring internationally distinguished guest soloists and the Festival Amadeus Orchestra.

Produced by the Glacier Symphony and Chorale under the direction of Music Director, John Zoltek, the Festival opens on Sunday, August 3 with a free concert in Depot Park, and closes the following Sunday, August 10 with a grand finale orchestra concert.  During the week there will be three chamber nights featuring the soloists and ensembles and four orchestra concerts pairing the guest artists with the orchestra and conducted by maestro Zoltek. All concerts will be held at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center and begin at 7:30 pm.

The Festival Amadeus 2014 artist lineup includes the internationally acclaimed, Fry Street Quartet, comprised of Robert Waters, violin, Rebecca McFaul, violin, Bradley Ottesen, viola and Ann Francis Bayless, cello.Tanya Gabrielian, piano, Kinga Augustyn, violin, Spencer Meyer, piano, the Festival Amadeus Orchestra Strings, and principle woodwind players, Dinah Weimer, clarinet, Reid Merley, oboe, Paul Rossi, French horn, Alicia McLean, bassoon.

Click here to download Festival Amadeus Brochure for Whitefish

Concert Schedule August 3-10, 2014

Monday August 4 - 7:30 pm WFPAC Chamber Night 1: Fry Street Quartet in Concert, The electrifying Fry Street Quartet offers string quartets by Beethoven and Bartok with Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor. (Also performed Wednesday August 6 in Bigfork).

Tuesday, August 5  - 7:30 pm WFPAC, Chamber Night 2: Mozart Piano Wind Quintet, Tanya Gabrielian: piano, Festival Amadeus Orchestra woodwinds. Pianist Tanya Gabrielian is joined by orchestra woodwind principals Reid Merley, Dinah Weimer, Alicia McLean and Paul Rossi for Mozart’s delicately beautiful Piano Quintet in Eb Major, plus music by Handel, Glinka-Balakirev and de Falla. (Also performed Thursday August 7 in Bigfork).

Wednesday, August 6  - 7:30 pm WFPAC Orchestra Night 1: Mozart’s Elvira Madigan Festival Amadeus Orchestra – John Zoltek Conductor, Tanya Gabrielian: piano: Haydn   Symphony No. 92 in G Major “Oxford”, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major “Elvira Madigan.”

Thursday, August 7 - 7:30 pm WFPAC Chamber Night 3: Violin Piano Synergy, Kinga Augustyn: violin, Spencer Myer: piano A delightful evening featuring violin/piano sonatas by Mozart and Brahms. Spencer and Kinga will offer additional pieces from their solo repertoire from Chopin to Zarzycki. (Also performed Tuesday August 5 in Bigfork)

Friday, August 8 - 7:30 pm WFPAC, Orchestra Night 2: A Little Night MusicFestival Amadeus Orchestra Strings – John Zoltek Conductor, Fry Street Quartet Mozart- Serenade in G Major “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, Handel- Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 7 in Bb, Sibelius- Romance in C for Strings Op. 42, Elgar-Introduction and Allegro

Saturday, August 9 - 7:30 pm WFPAC, Orchestra Night 3: Turkish Polonaise, Festival Amadeus Orchestra – John Zoltek Conductor, Kinga Augustyn: violin, Mozart-Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major “Turkish”, Wieniawski-Polonaise Brilliant in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Beethoven- Symphony No. 8 in F Major.

Sunday, August 10 - 7:30 pm, WFPAC Orchestra Night 4: Festival Grand Finale Festival Amadeus Orchestra – John Zoltek: conductor, Spencer Myer: piano, Mendelssohn-Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beethoven- Piano Concerto No. 4  in G Major, Mozart-Symphony No. 36 in C Major “Linz”


New This Year - Festival Amadeus in BIGFORK

A special addition this year will be Festival Amadeus in Bigfork, three chamber concerts featuring the guest soloists on August 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm at Blessed Pope Paul II Catholic Church. A wine and champagne tasting will be held before the concert at 6:30 p.m. on the church patio that offers stunning views of the Swan Mountains.

To Purchase a PASS to all THREE concerts in Bigfork, please call the GSC office at 406-407-7000.  The PASS can also be purchased online.  Just click on one of the "Buy Tickets" links below and you will be taken to a list of concerts.  The Bigfork 3-concert pass will be on that list to purchase online.

FA in Bigfork Chamber Concert 1: Tuesday, August 5 - 7:30 pm: Violin Piano Synergy, Kinga Augustyn: violin, Spencer Myer: piano A delightful evening featuring violin/piano sonatas by Mozart and Brahms. Spencer and Kinga will offer additional pieces from their solo repertoire from Chopin to Zarzycki.
  

FA in Bigfork Chamber Concert 2: Wednesday, August 6 - 7:30 pm: Fry Street Quartet in Concert, The electrifying Fry Street Quartet offers string quartets by Beethoven and Bartok with Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor.
 

FA in Bigfork Chamber Concert 3: Thursday, August 7 - 7:30 pm: Mozart Piano Wind Quintet, Tanya Gabrielian: piano, Festival Amadeus Orchestra woodwinds. Pianist Tanya Gabrielian is joined by orchestra woodwind principals Reid Merley, Dinah Weimer, Alicia McLean and Paul Rossi for Mozart’s delicately beautiful Piano Quintet in Eb Major, plus music by Handel, Glinka-Balakirev and de Falla.


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