North Shore Chamber Music Festival announces 2017 Summer Lineup
June 7, 9, and 10
2017 festival to feature the nationally acclaimed PROMUSICA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA from Columbus, OH;
Austrian conductor David Danzmayr, the Escher String Quartet,
and principal musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Canadian Brass
NORTHBROOK – The North Shore Music Alliance announced the lineup of its 7th Annual North Shore Chamber Music Festival, which will be held on June 7, 9, and 10, 2017.
The North Shore Chamber Music Festival (NSCMF) has been called an “inspired summer event not to be missed ” (Chicago Classical Review) for Chicagoans and travelers alike. The Chicago Tribune calls NSCMF a “Chicago classical operation that thinks big. Very big. Internationally big.” Created in 2010 by internationally renowned violinist Vadim Gluzman, and his wife, concert pianist Angela Yoffe (who are Northbrook residents), the annual event boasts a prestigious roster of classical music’s top performers who come together for three sensational days of music making. The festival has grown to be one of the highlights of the Chicago summer music scene and presents musical experiences of the same level of excellence as those found in the great halls of the world, but within a very intimate and welcoming environment.
The nationally acclaimed ProMusica Chamber Orchestra from Columbus, OH, will make its NSCMF debut under the baton of its music director, Austrian conductor David Danzmayr. Founded in 1978, the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra comprises 37 musicians and has drawn national attention to the Columbus arts scene through its innovation, outreach and extraordinary performances. Danzmayr is widely regarded as one of the most exciting European conductors of his generation. He was also recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in Croatia and has guest conducted major orchestras around the globe, such as the Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Vienna Radio Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, and the Detroit, San Diego, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras.
Also making its festival debut is the brilliant Escher String Quartet, considered “one of the top young quartets performing before the public today” (Washington Post). Other artists performing this year are violist Paul Neubauer, pianist Adam Neiman, clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg, double bassist Alexander Hanna; bassoonist Keith Buncke, trumpeter Caleb Hudson, trombonist Shachar Israel, and percussionist Cynthia Yeh.
The 2017 Festival pays special homage to the music of German composer Johannes Brahms and Austria’s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with evenings devoted to each composer and performances of both chamber music and orchestral music. Other highlights include Czech composer Vilém Tausky’s rarely heard 1940s work, Coventry: A Meditation for Strings; Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (Histoire du Soldat) featuring film actor Ray Frewen and principal musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Canadian Brass; and the world premiere of a festival commission by pianist and composer Adam Neiman.
The three-day event is held at the Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook. Prelude Concerts at 6:00pm are free with the purchase of a ticket to the 7:30pm concerts. A detailed schedule can be found at www.nscmf.org.
Tickets are Section A $50, Section B $ 40, and Section C $ 30, with specially priced student tickets at $15. Seniors enjoy 20% off every concert. Tickets and more information can be obtained online at www.nscmf.org or by calling (847) 370-3984.
The festival’s concert grand piano generously provided by PianoForte Chicago, a proud sponsor since 2011.
Submitted by North Shore Chamber Music Festival