Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra

Dates, Times and Locations:
Saturday, September 22, 7:30 Black Box Theater at Flathead Valley Community College
Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 pm at the Flathead High Performance Hall

Concert Information:
Experience the "United Nations" of Music with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. 

 In September, for the first time in our 17-year history, we are taking the full orchestra on tour. We are excited to be making our US debut at the invitation of Glacier Symphony Orchestra & Chorale in Kalispell, Montana; we will then travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba for our first ever Prairie appearance, hosted by Groundswell. Under the direction of guest conductor John Zoltek, the 21-piece VICO will perform new and recent compositions by Lan Tung, Jennifer Butler, Farshid Samandari, Niel Golden, Jim Hiscott, Mark Armanini and others.

We look forward to sharing the VICO’s unique brand of contemporary Canadian “orchestral intercultural fusion” with new audiences this fall. We are proud to present Canadian artists, Canadian music and a uniquely Canadian approach to diversity in art, both nationally and internationally.

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Passion play

William Hagen, violin

Passion Play - Classical Sunday

Dates, Times and Locations:
Sunday, October 14, 2018  3:00 pm at Flathead High School Performance Hall, Kalispell 

Concert Information:
Glacier Symphony
John Zoltek, conductor
William Hagen, violin

25-year-old violinist William Hagen is the third-prize winner of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition, making him the highest-ranking American since 1985. Already a seasoned international performer, William has been hailed as a “brilliant virtuoso…a standout” (The Dallas Morning News) with “an innate command of line and score, and just the right amount of power” (violinist.com). www.williamhagen.com

“Hagen wore his heart on his sleeve and took many of us along to rejoice with him” – Violinist.com

Bernstein: Candide Overture
Korngold: Violin Concerto
Ravel: Bolero and La Valse

 

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horrors

Rick Friend, composer and pianist

Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horrors

Dates, Times and Locations:
October 27, 2018 at Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm
October 28, 2018 at Flathead High Performance Hall, 3:00 pm

Concert Information:
Glacier Symphony, John Zoltek, conductor
Rick Friend, composer and pianist

The 1922 classic silent film (based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula) with original score and piano improvisations by Rick Friend.

A native of Clifton, New Jersey, Rick Friend studied piano and composition at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. An avid movie buff since childhood, Rick became interested in silent movies in his high school days, when, just for fun, he and his friends rented from the library a 20 minute version of Buster Keaton's The General. Watching it in silence for a few minutes irked his curiosity to go over to the piano and start improvising for the film as it played. From then on, he was hooked on silent movie improv music.

Plus- a costume contest and lots of Halloween fun! 

 

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Paradise Garden

Marcin Dylla, classical guitar

Paradise Garden - Classical Sunday

Dates, Times and Locations:
Sunday, November 18, 2018 3:00 pm at Flathead High School Performance Hall

Concert Information:
Glacier Symphony
John Zoltek, conductor
Marcin Dylla, classical guitar

Hailed by Washington Post as "among the most gifted guitarists on the planet". Polish guitarist, Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in the recent history of Classical Guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs, and music lovers certify that Marcin Dylla is among the world's elite of classical guitar players. He has earned this position, among others, on the 1960s. His last triumph was the Gold Medal of the '2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition' in Los Angeles known as the prestigious guitarist competition in the cities of North America, Mexico and Canada during 2008-09 season. www.marcindylla.com

“Dylla ranks among the most gifted guitarists on the planet..” –Washington Post

Delius: Walk to Paradise Garden
Ponce: Concierto del sur for guitar & orchestra
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2

 

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This Sacred Season and “Messiah”

December 15/16 2018

This Sacred Season and “Messiah”

Dates, Times and Locations:
December 15th, 2018 at Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm
December 16th, 2018 at Flathead High Performance Hall, 3:00 pm

Concert Information:
Glacier Symphony, John Zoltek, conductor
Micah Hunter, chorale conductor and baritone soloist

Bach: Magnificat
Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Zoltek: A Christmas Round
Handel: Messiah (chorus and aria selections) 

 

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Gershwin Gala ‘The Man I love’


Natalia Lauk, piano

Gershwin Gala ‘The Man I love’ - Cabaret Concert

Dates, Times and Locations:
January 19, 2019 at O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish, 7:30pm
January 20, 2019 at O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish, 3:00pm

Concert Information:
Glacier Symphony, John Zoltek, conductor
Natalia Lauk, piano

Natalia Lauk comes from a lineage of classical Russian pianists and piano instruction. Both parents are graduates of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Saint-Petersburg and have more than 80 years combined piano teaching experience. She was born and raised in Siberia, Russia, where she studied piano for 16 years. She completed her Master of Musical Arts degree in Piano Solo Performance, Collaborative Piano, and Piano Pedagogy at the Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Arts in 2000. sites.google.com/view/natalia-lauk-piano

‘An American in Paris’
‘Rhapsody in Blue’

 

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Romancing the Soul

Andrew Staupe, piano

Romancing the Soul - Classical Sunday

Dates, Times and Locations:
February 17, 2019, 3:00 pm at Flathead High Performance Hall, Kalispell 

Concert Information:
Glacier Symphony, John Zoltek, conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano

Pianist Andrew Staupe is emerging as one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists. Andrew has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Utah Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, and many other orchestras throughout the United States. www.andrewstaupe.com/videos

“Mr. Staupe gave a brilliant performance, handling the virtuosic demands with apparent ease ...” – New York Concert Review

Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1
Rimsky-Korsakov” Scheherazade

 

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Spring Festival

A three concert orchestra and chorale festival with pianist Scott Cuellar

Spring Festival

Dates, Times and Locations:
Love’s Unending Song
Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm at Glacier High Performance Hall
Glacier Chorale in concert, Dr. Micah Hunter, conductor

Beethoven and Mozart
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm at Flathead High Performance Hall
Glacier Symphony, John Zoltek, conductor

Song of Destiny Finale
Sunday, April 28, 3:00 pm at Flathead High Performance Hall
Glacier Symphony, Orchestra and Chorale

Artist Information:
Mr. Cuellar won the gold medal at the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition, where he also received prizes for the best performance of both a Romantic work (Schumann’s Humoreske), as well as of a Russian work (Prokofiev’s 4th Sonata). He was the 1st place winner in the solo division of the 2013 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, where he also took 2nd place in the concerto division, and was the winner of the Krenek Prize for the best performance of a sonata by Ernst Krenek. Additionally, he was the 3rd place winner of the 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition, the winner of both the Rice and Oberlin concerto competitions, and was a semifinalist in the 2015 Honens Piano Competition.