The Sembrich in Bolton Landing has announced this year’s Summer Festival, titled “20/20 Musical Visionaries.” Created by Artistic Director Richard Wargo, the season features composers, performers, and educators and takes place June 5 – Sept. 2.
“With Beethoven on the 250th anniversary of his birth as a figurehead, our season is dedicated to extraordinary trailblazing talents in the world of music…We strive, as ever, to create a summer series that is both entertaining and enriching and to present to our audience an eclectic mix of programs in a wide array of styles. There is something for everyone, from chamber music classics to vocal recitals, children’s events, arthouse films, and our ever-popular lakeside World Music Wednesdays,” said Wargo in a press release announcing the Festival.
The festival will feature a Tribute to Marcella Sembrich, an opera star who lived in Lake George. It will also include a musical tribute to Nadia Boulanger, a master teacher, by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra with special host Barrymore Scherer of the Wall Street Journal, and trumpeter Chris Coletti, formerly of the Canadian Brass. Works by Boulanger and her students will be performed.
The World Music Wednesday events feature music from the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and the Balkans.
The Sembrich will also be presenting the music of Alma Mahler, Saratoga & Yaddo’s Katrina Trask, composer Percy Grainger, and the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
To learn more about The Sembrich, or to explore more of The Sembrich’s 2020 Summer Festival, please visit www.TheSembrich.org. Online ticket sales in addition to phone and box office orders will be provided.
A schedule of the events is as follows:
Friday, June 5 7:30 pm – Opera Saratoga Preview
Sunday, June 7 3:00 pm – Young Performers’ Showcase
Saturday, June 13 1:30 pm – Percy Grainger, An Australian Visionary, Members Free
Friday, June 19 7:30 pm – Lake George Music Festival Preview
Monday, June 22 7:30 pm – Film: Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Wednesday, June 24 1:30 pm – The Fascinating Life of Katrina Trask
Wednesday, July 1 1:30 pm – Seagle Music Colony Preview
Monday, July 6 7:30 pm – Film: The Opera House (2017)
Wednesday, July 8 1:30 pm – Newpoli – A Mediterranean Journey, World Music Wednesday Event
Saturday, July 11 7:30 pm – Tribute to Marcella Sembrich
Wednesday, July 15 1:30 pm – Alma Mahler and Her Charmed Circle
Saturday, July 18 7:30 pm – Philip Glass, Words with Music, Alfred Z. Solomon Innovator Series
Monday, July 20 7:30 pm – Film: Dracula (1931)
Wednesday, July 22 10 am – Seagle Music Colony Children’s Opera – The Three Bears
Wednesday, July 29 1:30 pm – SHARQ ATTACK, World Music Wednesday Event
Saturday, August 1 7:30 pm – Erik Satie, Portrait of a Visionary, Alfred Z. Solomon Innovator Series
Monday, August 3 7:30 pm – Film: Immortal Beloved (1994)
Thursday, August 6 7:30 pm – Bel Canto Institute Singers
Sunday, August 9 7:30 pm – Tribute to Nadia Boulanger with Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra
Monday, August 17 7:30 pm – Film: Brasslands (2013)
Wednesday, August 19 1:30 pm – Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band, World Music Wednesday Event
Saturday, August 22 7:30 pm – Violin Visionaries, Alfred Z. Solomon Innovator Series
Saturday, August 29 6:00 pm – GALA: A Beethoven Birthday Celebration
Monday, August 31 7:30 pm – Film: Moana (2016)
Wednesday, September 2 1:30 pm – Hamilton – The Man, The Musical, The Cultural Phenomenon