Celebrate the Classical Sounds of Summer July 17-21 in Moscow and McCall
Monday, July 11 2011
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Rendezvous Chamber Orchestra will perform a vibrant selection of classical music in Moscow and McCall during the Rendezvous Classical Music Festival July 17-21.
The Rendezvous Chamber Orchestra features some of the region's most accomplished professional musicians, including current and retired faculty from the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music, the Washington State University music program and many other outstanding performers from the region's community of classical musicians.
The orchestra is conducted by Yaacov Bergman, musical director and conductor of the Walla Walla Symphony, the Portland Chamber Orchestra and the Sound Waves Music Festival. Bergman previously directed orchestras in Colorado and New York.
Upcoming summer performances include:
• Sunday, July 17, at 6 p.m. at East City Park in Moscow. The performance will include Piazzolla’s "Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas" (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) with renowned violinist/composer Philip Wharton. The event will feature works by Beethoven, Respighi and Wharton. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for youth age 13-18; children attend free when accompanied by an adult.
• Tuesday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium on the University of Idaho campus, Rendezvous Chamber Orchestra presents "The Art of Chamber Music," featuring pianist Gerald Robbins. Robbins has performed with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, among others. The event will feature Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81 and Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata. General admission is $15, and $10 for seniors and students.
• Wednesday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., The Art of Chamber Music returns to the Administration Building Auditorium, featuring the Quintets by Schubert and Shostakovich and Duo by Schumann.
• Thursday, July 21, 7:30 p.m., the Rendezvous Chamber Orchestra performs at the Congregational Church in McCall. The performance will include: Mozart Piano Concerto No.9 Eb Major featuring Gerald Robbins on piano. The event also showcases works by Respighi, Piazzolla and Wharton. Admission is $20 for adults, and $15 for seniors and students.
Chamber Music Sampler Concerts also are scheduled throughout Moscow this summer: These performances are free and open to the public.
• Saturday, July 16, 4 p.m., Good Samaritan Village, main lounge.
• Monday, July 18, 7:30 p.m., University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium.
• Tuesday, July 19, 3 p.m., McDonald Elementary School.
• Wednesday, July 20, 10 a.m., the Big Tree, corner of Sweet and Deacon.
In addition, an open dress rehearsal of the Rendezvous Chamber Orchestra McCall Program will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, in the University of Idaho Administration Building Auditorium.
For more information, contact William Wharton, University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (208) 596-5068.
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About the University of Idaho
Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year. The University of Idaho is classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation as high research activity. The student population of 12,000 includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars, who select from more than 130 degree options in the colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Art and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. The university also is charged with the statewide mission for medical education through the WWAMI program. The university combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities and focuses on helping students to succeed and become leaders. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For more information, visit www.uidaho.edu