Strings Festival Orchestra Finale Classical Saturday, August 5, 7 p.m.
Strings' Season Finale begins with Vijay Gupta of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as soloist in Arvo Pärts beautifully atmospheric Fratres. The evening continues with Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Anne-Marie McDermott, Music Director of Bravo! Vail, and Michael Sachs, Strings Music Director, in an unprecedented collaboration. The season concludes with Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, originally composed as a sextet, performed here in its version for a full string section.
Anne-Marie McDermott joins the orchestra for this concert. Besides being an acclaimed piano soloist, she is the Music Director of our fellow Colorado festival, Bravo!Vail! She and Michael Sachs tried to play this piece together in New York several years ago, but it fell apart due to timing. This is the first time they have ever collaborated together, and we are excited it is in Steamboat!
Michael Sachs, conductor and trumpet John Macfarlane, conductor Vijay Gupta, violin Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
PÄRT Fratres (Gupta) SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, Op. 35 (McDermott, Sachs) TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Violin: Nurit Bar-Josef (Concertmaster), Laura Albers, Nancy Wu, Diana Cohen, Johnny Lee, Joel Fuller, Vijay Gupta, Scott Weber, John Macfarlane, Ellen Pendleton Troyer, Myroslava Bartels Viola: Lynne Ramsey, Mark Jackobs, Joanna Patterson-Zakany, William Bender Cello: Joel Noyes, Julie Albers, Austin Fisher, David Rosen Bass: Leigh Mesh, Timothy Pitts Percussion: Peter Flamm