Coastal Concerts to Preview its 2017/2018 Season August 19 at Osher LLI
Coastal Concerts to Preview its 2017/2018 Season
August 19 at Osher LLI
At 4:00pm Saturday, August 19, Coastal Concerts’ program committee will take an in-depth look at four of the upcoming season’s programs during a free Musical Perspectives presentation and discussion at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 520 Dupont Ave, Lewes.
ZOFO - shorthand for 20-finger orchestra (ZO = 20 and FO = finger orchestra) - opens the 2017-2018 season on October 21, with internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi bringing their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming to Lewes. Dan Crampton will explore the technical challenges confronting the GRAMMY-nominated ensemble, as well as the repertoire for piano-four-hands.
The Akropolis Reed Quintet, which performs November 18, takes listeners on extraordinary musical adventures. Don Matzkin will profile the ensemble, which, since its founding at the University of Michigan in 2009, has won six national chamber music prizes, including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, delivering to a multi-generational audience passionate, energized and unforgettable performances.
Founded in 1934, the Smetana Trio quickly established the interpretational ideals aspired to by their contemporaries and adhered to by their current successors. Gavin Braithwaite will demonstrate that “There is nothing routine about the Smetana Trio’s approach to this engaging repertoire. Every aspect of their interpretation is carefully considered without losing an ounce of spontaneity.” (BBC Music Magazine). Smetana Trio’s Coastal Concert will be on February 24, 2018.
Roman Pawlowski will illustrate how Sō Percussion, with innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (The New Yorker), has redefined the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble. Sō Percussion will perform this season’s Wild Card Concert on April 24, 2018.
Musical Perspectives programs, which include presentations and audience questions, are intended to make classical music more accessible and enjoyable by enhancing audience members’ listening skills.
Ticket sales for both the regular season performances and the Wild Card have been brisk and the early bird $5.00 per ticket discount expires September 15. More info is available and tickets can be purchased on line at . Tickets may also be purchased by phone on 1-888-212-6458.
Coastal Concerts is a nonprofit organization promoting classical music appreciation through live concerts, outreach and educational activities. Coastal Concerts programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment of the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on
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