- Publication: L'Ancora, Acqui Terme
- Date: July 6, 2017
Acqui Terme. “From Russia, from Spain, from Canada and Taiwan, Brasil and Argentina, from Austria and the Czech Republic, Japan and New Zealand, Switzerland and Isreal, Belgium, and Holand and Germany, from South Korea and Great Britain, and of course from Italy”. For sure from the whole world gathers the young artists, the participants ofo InterHarmony International Music Festival 2017 in Acqui Terme, the city in which Misha Quint, the Music Diredctor and Founder, is very enthusiastic. “It is a ‘plentiful’ city, in which it is easy to move on a human scole – I trust – is es especially splendidly equipped for music” – Misha Quint (Without a doubt…we add).
From July 6 – 16 a beautiful program: 9 concerts with professors and students
Acqui Terme. With Sonata No.3 in A Major, Op.69 by Beethoven, with the Suite Italienne by Stravinsky, the Sonata in e minor, Arpeggione D821 by Schubert, and Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62 by Tchaikovsky.
With these pieces (and a great pleasure to listen to them) will open on Thursday July 6, in the Basilica dell’Addolorata at 9:30pm, an opening concert (fabulous, which is underlined) of the InterHarmony International Music Festival, inaugurated by Bruno Canino on the piano and Misha Quint on the cello.
Expected for Saturday, July 8, instead, in the major Concert Hall of Hotel La Meridiana, at 9:30pm, the first concert of young artists and prizewinners (those with surprising personality, of whom one can predict a radiant future), who frequent the lessons of master musicians in Acqui Terme.
But to say you cannot resist another musical encounter on Sunday July 9 (always at 9:30pm, that is the time for all the concerts).
The principal interpreters will be Shlomo Mintz, one of the greatest violinist at an international level, that the aforementioned Canino and Quint, will present another recital in the Chiesa della Pellegrina for Acqui Terme of absolute exception. They will offer the listeners the Trio elegiaque by Rachmaninoff, Kodaly’s Duo for Violin and Cello, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio, Op.50.
These are the concerts to follow…
Tuesday July 11 in the Chiesa di Sant’Antonio della Pisterna, always in the evening, a Pianistic Marathon.
In Mombaruzzo, in the Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, on Tuesday July 11, in the evening, a concert by the professors Geoffrey Burleson (piano), Marylene Gingras-Roy (viola), Delana Thomsen (piano), Michelle Stanley (flute), and Misha Quint (cello) (music by Liszt with the Petrarca Sonata, Saint-Saens, Schumann, Granados from the opera Goyescas, Piazzolla, and Pablo Casals).
Wednesday July 12, in the Santuario della Madonna Pellegrina at 9:30pm – Young Prize-winning Artists in Concert.
Thursday, July 13 in the Chiesa di Sant’Antonio della Pisterna, at 9:30pm – International Artists Concert: Robert Satterlee (piano), Brenda Witmer (soprano), Roderigo Robles de Medina and Marina Samson Primachenko (piano), Holly Lifshey ( trumpet), Shi-Hwa Wang (violin) Yu-Jane Yang and Martha Thomas (piano), Marylene Gingras-Roy (viola), and Catherine Kautsky (piano),Debora Harris (flute), Geoffrey Burleson (piano). (Works by Loewe, Fauré, Tartini, Grieg, Granados, Chopin, and Schumann).
Friday, July 14, in the Santuario della Madonna Pellegrina, at 9:30pm – International Artists Concert: Vedrana Subotic (piano), Sarah Stoneback (trumpet), Maria Samson Primachenko (piano), Teresa de Jong Pombo (piano) Michelle Stanley (flute), Delana Thomsen (piano), Beatrice Long (piano), Alan Weinstein (cello), Roderigo Robles de Medina, William Westney, Chrisina Long (piano). (Works by Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Albeniz, Enescu, Chopin, Tartini, Saint-Saens).
Sunday, July 16, Basilica dell’Addolorata, at 6:30pm, InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Concert with soloist Misha Quint (cello), under the baton of Dorian Keilhack, - Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchakovsky – the Overture from Don Giovanni by Mozart, and the 5th Symphony by Beethoven. With the return of the orchestra on July 29 with soloists Vadim Repin (violin) and Misha Quint (cello).
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