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									                                     ASTORIA MUSIC FESTIVAL, 2012
                                        10TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER
                                     KEITH CLARK, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
                                   MONICA HUGGETT, GUEST CONDUCTOR
                                 CARY LEWIS, DIRECTOR OF CHAMBER MUSIC
                       RUTH ANN SWENSON, MASTER TEACHER: APPRENTICE VOCAL ARTISTS
                                                     With the
                      PORTLAND BAROQUE ORCHESTRA, MONICA HUGGETT VIOLINIST AND CONDUCTOR
                                              LOS ANGELES VIRTUOSI
                                  CITY OF TOMORROW WOODWIND QUINTET (Chicago)


                                 FIRST WEEKEND: THE ART OF BEL CANTO
FRIDAY, JUNE 15                    BELLINI STRAIGHT UP: A BEL CANTO SOIREE
Private Residence                       “Bellini” (n) Italian composer born 1801 in Sicily.
7:00 PM Social Hour                        Italyʼs favorite cocktail, invented at Harryʼs Bar, Venice, c.1930.
7:30 Program               Sip a Bellini, Italyʼs sparkling wine cocktail, while enjoying an intimate evening of music
                           and discussion. Portland Operaʼs Resident Historian Robert Kingston introduces the Bel
Extremely Limited Availability
Please call (503) 325-5922 Canto style of “Beautiful Singing” and its greatest work, Vincenzo Belliniʼs operatic
                           masterpiece Norma, with chamber music featuring pianist Cary Lewis, violinist Elizabeth
                           Pitcairn and Festival Vocal Artists.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 16                       GALA OPENING OPERA
7:30 in the Liberty Theater             Angela Meade sings Belliniʼs Norma with Ruth Ann Swenson
6:30 Preview                            Set in the misty time of the Druids, Norma tells of betrayed love, occult ritual,
Robert Kingston, Portland Opera         tyrants revenged, infanticide averted, and fiery self-sacrifice, all set to some of the most
                                        beautiful melodies ever composed and here featuring four of Americaʼs leading operatic
                                        soloists. “Angela Meade is astounding.” The New Yorker
                                               ANGELA MEADE, SOPRANO (Norma)
                                               RUTH ANN SWENSON, SOPRANO (Adalgisa)
                                               RAÚL MELO, TENOR (Pollione)
                                               RICHARD ZELLER, BASS (Oroveso)
                                        Astoria Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus
                                               Keith Clark, Conductor
                                       Concert Version sung in Italian with English Supertitles
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SUNDAY, JUNE 17                         CANTATAS, COFFEE AND CROISSANTS: Free Admission
11:30 AM. First Presbyterian Church     Vocal an Instrumental Recital featuring Festival Young Artists
1103 Grand Avenue, Astoria

4:00 PM. Liberty Theater                FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA with ELIZABETH PITCAIRN
                                        The celebration continues the return of brilliant American violinist
                                        Elizabeth Pitcairn with her legendary Stradivarius “Red Violin,” the
                                        very instrument that inspired a novel and film. Donʼt miss her fiery
                                        rendition of a French composerʼs tribute to the music of Spain.
                                        “Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn dazzled us” – Los Angeles Times
                                                 Bernstein          Candide Overture
                                                 Lalo               Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21
                                                 Beethoven          Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67
                                                        Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violin
                                                  Astoria Music Festival Orchestra
                                                       Keith Clark, Conductor
                                            MIDWEEK MUSIC I

TUESDAY, JUNE 19                       BAROQUE BY CANDLELIGHT
7:30 PM in Grace Episcopal Church      The beautiful 1886 sanctuary is a perfect setting for an intimate candle-lit
                                                    th
1514 Franklin, Astoria                 evening of 17 Century Italian music for historic instruments and voices,
                             Hideki Yamaya, Baroque Lute and Theorbo  Noah Strick, Baroque Violin
                                         Astoria Festival Baroque Band and Voices

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20                     LOS ANGELES VIRTUOSI: SPONTANEOUS FANTASIA
7:30 PM in the PAC                     A dazzling night featuring Academy Award-winning video artist J-Walt with three
                                       international virtuosi. Paintings come alive as J-Walt creates a real-time
                                       animated 3-D film to live music by Saint-Saens, Satie, and The Four Seasons by
                                       Vivaldi and tango hero Astor Piazzola. Itʼs a Fantasia for our times. Bring the
                                       kids and grandparents, too – especially if they still remember Pink Floyd
                                       laser light shows!
                                                  Olivia Tsui, Violin (Shanghai)
                                                  Sebastian Toettcher, Cello (Berlin)
                                                  Mark Robson, Piano (Los Angeles)
                                                              And




                                    J-Walt, Video Artist – visit: http://www.spontaneousfantasia.com




THURSDAY, JUNE 21                      RUTH ANN SWENSON MASTER CLASS
7:30 PM in the PAC                     Famed Metropolitan Opera diva Ruth Ann Swenson puts the polish on
                                       the stars of tomorrow, assisted by former San Francisco Opera member
                                       David Burnakus, pianist and coach. Featuring our outstanding 2012
                                       Apprentice Vocal Artists Always a Festival highlight




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                                              SECOND WEEKEND

FRIDAY, JUNE 22                          FESTIVAL ALL-STARS ON PARADE
7:30 PM, Liberty Theater                 Schubert               Fantasy in F minor for Piano, Four Hands
                                         Poulenc                Sextet for Winds and Piano, Op. 100
                                         Mendelssohn            Octet in E-flat Major for Strings, Op. 20
                                         Cary Lewis, Director and Piano          Olivia Tsui, Violin
                                         Ian Scarf, Piano                        Janet Lakatos, Viola
                                         Anthea Kreston, Violin                  Sergey Antonov, Cello
                                         Roy Malan, Violin                       Jason Duckles, Cello
                                                City of Tomorrow Woodwind Quintet (Chicago)
                                                       Young Artists Ensemble-in-Residence
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SATURDAY, JUNE 23
11:00 AM in PAC                          CLASSICS 4 KIDS: Free Admission
                                         With Uncle Cary Lewis and Friends and The City of Tomorrow Quintet

2:00 PM, Liberty Theater                 SERGEYʼS HAPPY HOUR: From Russia with Cello
                                         Back by Popular Demand! Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medal-winner Sergey Antonov
                                         returns for another informal afternoon of chamber music and chat with Pianist Cary Lewis and
                                         Festival Friends. Affordable tickets encourage you to sit down front and get close to the music!
                                                           Program Includes
                                         Arensky                  Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32

7:30 PM. Liberty Theater                 FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA plays ALL BRAHMS
                                         Following last summerʼs thrilling solo appearances, Anthea and Jason return for a rare
                                         performance of Brahmsʼ musical dialogue. Keith Clark leads the beautiful Second Symphony.
                                         Brahms        Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102
                                         Brahms        Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
                                         Anthea Kreston, Violin                Jason Duckles, Cello
                                                 Astoria Music Festival Orchestra
                                                      Keith Clark, Conductor



SUNDAY, JUNE 24                          CANTATAS, COFFEE AND CROISSANTS: Free Admission
11:30 AM. First Baptist Church                    Recital featuring Festival Apprenticeship Young Artists
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4:00 PM. Liberty Theater                 FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA: A VIENNESE MATINEE
                                         Three magnificent soloists star in a program of Viennese classics. Sergey Antonov blazes
                                         through “Papa” Haydnʼs virtuosic concerto, Alexandre Dossin plays the concerto
                                         immortalized in the film Evira Madigen, acclaimed soprano Ruth Ann Swensn joins him for
                                         Mozartʼs farewell to his own favorite soprano, and weʼll all leave waltzing to the familiar
                                         music of Johann Strauss, Jr.
                       Sergey Antonov, Cello     Ruth Ann Swenson, Soprano             Alexandre Dossin, Piano
                                    Strauss, Jr.     Die Fledermaus Overture
                                    Haydn            Cello Concerto No. 1 in G Major,               -
                                    Mozart           Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
                                    Mozart           Concert Aria: “Chʼio mi scordi di te?”
                                                  For Soprano with Piano Obbligato
                                       Strauss, Jr.       Die Fledermaus: Act II Finale
                                 Combined Festival Artists, Vocal Apprentice Artists and North Coast Chorale
                                                Astoria Music Festival Orchestra
                                                          Keith Clark, Conductor
                                 10TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER FOLLOWS THE CONCERT
                  MIDWEEK MUSIC II: YOUNG ARTISTS ON THE THE TOWN

       WATCH FOR FREE CLASSICAL JAMS ALL AROUND TOWN!
              Venues Include Fort George Brewery, The Bistro, Clementeʼs, and More

TUESDAY, JUNE 26                          WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27                        THURSDAY, JUNE 28



 THIRD WEEKEND: PORTLAND BAROQUE BACH AND YOUNG ARTIST OPERA

FRIDAY, JUNE 29                           YOUNG ARTIST OPERA Special Community Ticket Price
7:30 in the PAC                           Mozartʼs DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: THE MAGIC FLUTE
                                          Fully staged production. Sung in German with English Dialogue and Super Text



SATURDAY, JUNE 30                         CLASSICS FOR KIDS: Free Admission
11:00 AM in the PAC                       KMUN Troll Radio Review Presents
                                          Mozartʼs The Magic Flute for Children


              TWO WAYS OF HEARING BACHʼS GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
                  First published in 1741, Bachʼs “Goldberg” Variations are recognized as a pinnacle of Western
                  music, displaying Bachʼs remarkable range of human emotion and technical mastery.
                  Donʼt miss this rare opportunity to experience this masterpiece in two incarnations, featuring
                  the Astoria Festival debuts of world-renowned Bach interpreters, International Bach Competition .
                  prize-winner Andrew Brownell and the acclaimed Portland Baroque Orchestra under violinist-
                  conductor Monica Huggett.

             Specially Priced Bachʼs Suppers available at Astoria restaurants between performances.

2:00 PM in the Liberty Theater            ANDREW BROWNELL, PIANO
                                          J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations for Piano Solo
                                          Astoria Festival Debut of Andrew Brownell, Portland-born international artist
                                          now resident in London. Prizewinner: Leeds Competition (UK), Hummel .
                                          Competition (Bratislava), International Bach Competition (Leipzig).

7:30 PM in the Liberty Theater            PORTLAND BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
                                          MONICA HUGGETT, CONDUCTOR AND VIOLINIST
                                          J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations for String Orchestra
                                          Co-Presented with the Oregon Bach Festival, Eugene
SUNDAY, JULY 1
4:00 PM in the PAC                        YOUNG ARTIST OPERA Special Community Ticket Price
                                          Mozartʼs DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE: THE MAGIC FLUTE
                                          Fully staged production.
                                          Sung in German with English Dialogue and Super Text

                                         Artists and Repertoire Subject to Change	
  

								
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