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Sommerfest Minneapolis, MN July 9 – 31 artistic director andrew litton launches his eighth summer with the minnesota orchestra’s Sommerfest, conducting mahler’s Fourth Symphony, the world premiere of a jazz suite by evan christopher, and puccini’s tosca artistic direction: andrew litton Festival conductors: andrew litton, osmo vänskä Festival artists: evan christopher, clarinet; ned Kirk, Jon Kimura parker, piano; vadim gluzman, violin; minnesota Boychoir; minnesota chorale; Heidi grant murphy, Stephen powell, Josh ritter, Barbara Shirvis, lizz Wright, vocalist orchestra affiliation: minnesota orchestra For Information: robert neu, general. manager orchestra Hall, 1111 nicollet mall minneapolis, mn 55403 612 371 5656, 612 371 5661 (fax)


Festival Amadeus 2010 Whitefish and Kalispell, MT August 2 – 8 Festival amadeus is the premiere summer event for music and nature lovers held in the pristine grandeur of northwest montana. Seven evenings of world-class music performed by internationally-acclaimed guest artists. artistic direction: John Zoltek, music director Festival conductors: John Zoltek, conductor Festival artists: lorna mcgee, flute; Heidi Krutzen, harp; Joel Fan, piano Featured groups: Festival amadeus orchestra orchestra affiliation: glacier Symphony and chorale For Information: alan Satterlee, executive director p.o. Box 2491, Kalispell, mt 59903 406 257 3241, 406 257 5507 (fax)


New Hampshire Music Festival Plymouth, NH July 6 – August 13 acclaimed for “passionate performances,” the festival presents emerging young conductors and guest artists with an award-winning orchestra for symphony, pops and chamber music concerts amid new Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. Festival artists: Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet;




Kathryn Stott, piano; midori, violin Featured groups: minnesota Beethoven Festival chorale, minnesota orchestra, miro Quartet, nexus, petri/Hannibal duo For Information: caroline Kirk, marketing and pr director minnesota Beethoven Festival p.o. Box 1143, Winona, mn 55987 507 457 1783

andrius Zlabys, gabriela martinez, piano; Jessica rivera, soprano; and Karen gomyo, violin Festival conductors: Joana carneiro, William eddins, James gaffigan, andrew grams, Sarah Hicks, and courtney lewis For Information: debbie graham, community development officer office: 52 Symphony lane, center Harbor, nH, 03226 performances: Silver center for the arts plymouth State university, plymouth, nH 03264 603 279 3300, 603 279 3484 (fax)


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Santa Fe, NM July 18 – August 23 the Santa Fe chamber music Festival’s 38th season runs July 18 through august 23. more than 40 concerts include 90 works performed by 63 artists and five ensembles. artistic direction: marc neikrug Festival conductors: david Zinman Festival artists: milan turkovic, bassoon; lynn Harrell, eric Kim, ralph Kirshbaum, peter Stumpf, cello; david Shifrin, clarinet; Steven Stucky, chinary ung, cynthia lee Wong, composer; Brett dean, composer/viola; tara Helen o’connor, flute; Julie landsman, horn; Susan graham, mezzo soprano; liang Wang, oboe; victor Santiago asuncion, Jeremy denk, Simone dinnerstein, Jon Kimura parker, Yuja Wang, piano; Wu man, pipa; paul groves, tenor; david Washburn, trumpet; michael tree, viola; Harvey de Souza, Jennifer Frautschi, Jennifer gilbert, ani Kavafian, cho-liang lin, William preucil, giora Schmidt, violin Featured groups: monastic choir of christ in the desert; opuS one; orion String Quartet; real Quiet For Information: Steven ovitsky, executive director po Box 2227, Santa Fe, nm 87504 505 983 2075, 505 986 0251 (fax)


Bard SummerScape and Bard Music Festival Annandale-on-Hudson, NY July 8 – August 22 Bard SummerScape 2010 presents a summer season of opera, music, theater, and dance, as well as the 21st annual Bard music Festival: “Berg and His World,” in Bard’s Frank gehry-designed

Fisher center. artistic direction: leon Botstein, christopher gibbs, robert martin Festival conductors: leon Botstein, James Bagwell Festival artists: John Hancock, baritone; Jeremy denk, orion Weiss, piano; christiane libor, lisa Saffer, soprano; miranda cuckson, Soovin Kim, violin; anna polonsky, piano Featured groups: american Symphony orchestra, cygnus ensemble, daedalus Quartet, Flux Quartet orchestra affiliation: american Symphony orchestra For Information: irene Zedlacher, executive director Bard college annandale-on-Hudson, nY 12504-5000 845 758 7900, 845 758 7043 (fax) Bronx Arts Ensemble – SummerMusic 2010 Bronx, NY July 4 – August 15 ten free Sunday concerts in van cortlandt park and at Fordham university artistic direction: William Scribner Festival artists: mathew Fieldes, bass; William Scribner, bassoon; Bruce Wang, cello; mitchell Kriegler, clarinet; theresa norris, flute; Sharon moe, horn; marsha Heller, oboe; lorraine cohen, trumpet; veronica Salas, Sally Shumway, viola; Jorge avila, Francisca mendoza, violin For Information: William Scribner, executive/artistic director 80 van cortlandt park South, Suite 7d-1 Bronx, nY 10463 718 601 7399, 718 549 4008 (fax) Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Summer in the Parks Buffalo, NY July 3 – August 1 the grammy-winning Bpo Summer in the parks series takes place throughout Western new York from the Ballpark, chestnut ridge park, niagara Falls State park, delaware park, cheektowaga town park to artpark. don’t miss your chance to hear the orchestra! artistic direction: Joann Falletta, music director Festival conductors: Joann Falletta, music director; paul Ferington, conductor; matthew Kraemer, conductor orchestra affiliation: Buffalo philharmonic orchestra For Information: Jennifer l. Smith, community relations manager 499 Franklin Street, Buffalo, nY 14202 716 885 0331, 716 885 9372 (fax) Chautauqua Institution Chautauqua, NY June 26 – August 29 Founded in 1874 as a lifelong learning center

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