Woodstock Mozart Festival Announces 29th Season
Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Holst, Piazzola and Kern
on Programs at Two Venues: Woodstock Opera House
and Sanfilippo Foundation’s Place de la Musique
The concert lineup is as follows (all guest artists’ bios are available at mozartfest.org/artists/bios.
July 25 and 26 at the Woodstock Opera House: Pianist Mykola Suk opens the season with concertmaster Kevin Case and principal cellist Nazar Dzhuryn in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Conductor Brian Groner conducts the orchestra with the lively overture from Mozart’s opera Cosi fan Tutti and his profound 38th Symphony, Prague.
August 1 and 2 at Place de la Musique: Violinists Igor and Vesna Gruppman (also violist) return to the Festival for their fourth visit by popular demand. Once again they grace the chandeliered concert hall of the Sanfilippo mansion with a program of works by Bach, Vivaldi, Holst, Piazzolla and Jerome Kern. Patrons arriving 90 minutes before either performance may tour the world’s largest museum of restored antique music machines displayed within the opulent décor of the magnificent Sanfilippo estate.
August 8 and 9 at the Woodstock Opera House: Igor Gruppman again mounts the podium to conduct the orchestra in Mozart’s Divertimento in D Major and his popular 40th Symphony. Pianist Mykola Suk also returns with his interpretation of Beethoven’s majestic Emperor Concerto.
The 2015 Woodstock Mozart Festival runs July 25–August 9. Performances at the Woodstock Opera House, 121 Van Buren Street, Woodstock take place Saturdays, July 25 and August 8 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, July 26 and August 9 at 3 p.m. Pre-concert introductions take place one hour before each performance. Single tickets are $33–58, $28 for students, and go on sale April 6 through the Woodstock Opera House Box Office at 815-338-5300 or at mozartfest.org/buy-tickets.php.
Performances at the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Place de la Musique, 789 Plum Tree Road, Barrington Hills take place Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $65 per concert, each including the pre-concert tour. General admission tickets, which will not be available at the door, are on sale now at sanfilippofoundation.org/
About the Woodstock Mozart Festival
The Woodstock Mozart Festival’s first performances took place in 1987 at the restored 1880s Woodstock Opera House in an environment reminiscent of Mozart’s day. From the beginning, the Festival showcased internationally recognized guest artists and conductors during its three weekends of concerts in late July and early August. The Festival’s goal is to maintain a superb orchestra that delivers extraordinary performances to inspire and educate audiences of all ages through a chamber orchestral program of an outstanding caliber, which is centered on Mozart. The Woodstock Mozart Festival is a member of the League of American Orchestras and the Illinois Arts Alliance. Funding is provided by the Illinois Arts Council, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture, the AptarGroup Charitable Foundation and private and corporate contributions. For information, visit mozartfest.org.