SummerStages 2012

SummerStages episodes from the 2012 season

Program 1

JoAnn Falletta takes the podium for the first concert of the 2012 season at Brevard Music Center. The BMC orchestra performs flashy works by Richard Strauss, Franz Schmidt, and Hector Berlioz and is joined by renowned concert pianist Norman Krieger for Beethoven's 4th piano concerto.

Program 2

We return to the serene Brevard Music Center in the heart of western North Carolina just in time to be shaken up by the explosive sounds of 19th and 20th century Russia! JoAnn Falletta leads the BMC Orchestra again in this all Russian program featuring saxophone soloist Joseph Lulloff.

Program 3

Keith Lockhart finds himself in his element with this selection of popular American classics to celebrate our nation's birthday! The BMC Orchestra performs a very patriotic program from Ives to Gershwin.

Program 4

Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert teams up the Brevard Music Center Orchestra for a performance of Brahms' fourth and final symphony and Mendelssohn's overture to Ruy Blas. They are also joined by Canadian horn soloist Jeff Nelson for a performance of one of Richard Strauss' earliest works: his first concerto for horn and orchestra.

Program 5

The venerable Emerson String Quartet visit Savannah to perform Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 132. Celebrating his final season with the group, cellist David Finckel performs Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata, Op. 66 with his wife, pianist Wu Han, and Philip Setzer joins the couple to perform Mendelssohn's Piano Trio, Op. 49.

Program 6

SummerStages returns to the Savannah Music Festival for selections from three different concerts in the Daniel Hope & Friends series. The concerts, from Russia with Love, German String Masterpieces, and Dvořák & Menahem Pressler, all feature British violinist Daniel Hope.

Program 7

Early music specialists Jonathan Cohen and Kristian Bezuidenhout team up to present this program of Beethoven and Bach works for cello on period instruments at the Savannah Music Festival. Chris Thile is featured playing Bach's Violin Sonata in G minor on mandolin, and Jonathan Cohen performs with Daniel Hope & Friends for a Mendelssohn string quintet.

Program 8

Remarkable pianist André-Michel Schub joins violinist Ani Kavafian and cellist Peter Wiley in several chamber music concerts from the Virginia Arts Festival. Hear highlights including works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms and Grieg.

Program 9

We hear the youthful Daedalus Quartet perform Mozart and Dvořák and renowned Chinese violinist Tianwa Yang is also featured performing Bach's second violin partita and Hindemith's sonata for solo violin, all at the Virginia Arts Festival.

Program 10

Featured here are two Russian masterworks from the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, joined by pianist Stephen Prutsman, and two British threnodic choral works from the Westminster Choir.

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