Opening Night Orchestra Featuring the Music of Beethoven
The 32nd Festival classical season opens with Wagner’s surprise birthday present to his wife, a piece first played on Christmas morning by musicians on their staircase. Following is a fun ride through the Norwegian countryside with Grieg’s Holberg Suite depicting a beautiful and powerful landscape. The concert rises to a close with Beethoven’s upbeat, but lesser performed, Symphony No. 4.
Michael Sachs, conductor
WAGNER Siegfried-Idyll, WWV 103
GRIEG Holberg Suite for Strings, Op. 40
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4, in B-flat Major, Op. 60
STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Violin I: Peter Otto (concertmaster), Katherine Bormann, Johnny Lee, Alicia Koelz, Ellen Pendleton Troyer, Natalie Gaynor Violin II: John Macfarlane, Scott Weber, Jeffrey Zehngut, Jeanelle Brierley, Eva Dove Viola: Wesley Collins, Paul Murphy, Joanna Patterson-Zakany, Gabrielle Skinner Cello: Tanya Ell, Karissa Zadinsky, David Rosen, Ariana Nelson Bass: Oscar Meza, Scott Dixon Flute: Christina Smith Oboe: Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Michele Tosser Smith Clarinet: Afendi Yusuf, Robert Woolfrey Bassoon: William Short, Elise Wagner Horn: Gail Williams, Josh Phillips Trumpet: John Rommel, Michael Tiscione Timpani: Jeremy Epp
Strings Music Festival invites you to mingle with the musicians at the Opening Night Champagne Reception following the evening’s performance.
Please note: No children under six years old will be permitted to attend any evening concerts (excludes Family Concerts).
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. MDT. Tickets can be purchased using the link below or by calling the box office.