MMF Opening Night to Feature Music World Stars
The Manchester Music Festival will open its 2019 summer season at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, with a glittering lineup of major competition winners and the premiere of an original composition written especially for the Festival.
Onstage for the opening night concert will be clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, winner of the 2001 Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition, with the Ariel Quartet, winner of the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and pianist Jon Nakamatsu, gold medal winner of the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; and virtuoso violist Toby Appel, a faculty member at the Juilliard School.
The concert will take place at Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Arkell Pavilion in Manchester. Tickets are $39 for adults. They may be purchased at by calling 802-362-1956, or through the website at mmfvt.org.
In addition to an original composition written by critically-acclaimed composer Christopher Theofanidis, the playbill will include masterworks by Brahms, Schubert and Schumann. The concert launches five weeks of events featuring top musicians who regularly headline the world’s greatest stages and prestigious orchestras, the ever-popular Young Artist Concerts on Sunday afternoons, free masterclasses co-presented by the Manchester Community Library, lectures, a family concert, house concerts and opportunities to meet off-stage and up-close with this season’s featured artists. Visit mmfvt.org to find out more.