Friday, April 10, 2020

The Sembrich Announces its Summer Festival: 20/20 Musical Visionaries

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 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

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