MMF Presents Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schumann
In its fourth week of the summer, Manchester Music Festival brings a lineup of award-winning artists to the stage at Southern Vermont Arts Center. The Festival’s chamber music concert on Thursday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m. welcomes back cellist Bion Tsang, Bronze Medalist of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, as well as Cleveland International Piano Competition winner Vassily Primakov, Juilliard Concerto Competition winner Emily Daggett Smith, and Grammy nominee and MMF artistic director, Adam Neiman. All are past favorite performers of the MMF audience. The four will be joined by baritone singer Randall Scarlata, a Naumburg Foundation Competition prize winner. He will be singing Schumann’s quintessentially romantic song cycle, ‘Dichterliebe,’ accompanied by Primakov. The two other pieces on the evening’s program are Mendelssohn’s ‘Song without Words’ in D Major for Cello and Piano and Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ piano trio. Tickets are $31 for adults and can be purchased at mmfvt.org or by calling 802-362-1956.
The Festival’s Young Artists Concert series continues at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, at the Manchester Community Library. This week’s concert features works by Mahler, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Glière. Tickets are $10. Other MMF events this week include Masterclasses co-hosted by Manchester Community Library on Saturday, August 3, with violist Dimitri Murrath at 11 a.m. and pianist Adam Neiman at 1:30 p.m. A recital of Schubert’s Sonata in A minor for Cello & Piano, D. 821, ‘Arpeggione,’ will be performed by Bion Tsang and Adam Neiman at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, also at the Library. These events are free and open to the public.