Fort Macleod, Alberta – A music festival like no other in Alberta brings together Anton Kuerti, Canadian pianist and Order of Canada recipient, with other international stars at the Empress Theatre.
The Fort Macleod International Festival, formerly known as Windy Mountain Music, in its fifth year offers more than ever with new artists, compositions and venues. Festival performances are scheduled to take place from May 27 – 31, 2010 in Fort Macleod, Alberta and other select locations. Rivka Golani, world renowned viola player who has been recognized in BBC magazine as one of the five most important violists from around the world and is the director of the Fort Macleod International Festival has programmed a wide array of pieces by composers such as Brahms, Beethoven, Vaughn Williams, Ellin and Schostakovich.
This year’s “feature is the addition of new faces, Canadian pianist Anton Kuerti, Russian cellist Leonid Gorokhov, Slovenian clarinettist Darko Brlek and several Alberta based musicians, Edmond Agopian, violin and the director of music at the Banff Centre, Barry Shiffman, viola also the new associate conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Melanie Leonard joins us,” says Golani.
“A piece written by Russian composer Dimitri Schostakovich will be performed during the final concert of the 2010 festival by Golani and Kuerti,” says Gerard Gibbs, Empress Theatre executive director.
Package subscriptions to the festival are currently available while single tickets become available to the public April 1, 2010.
WHAT: Fort Macleod International Festival
WHEN: May 27 – May 31, 2010
WHERE: The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod, The Galt Museum, Lethbridge, Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, Fort Macleod, Eckhart Gramatté Hall, Calgary
TICKETS/INFO: Call 403-553-4404 or call 1-800-540-9229 to purchase tickets and for further information.