Winona Lake, Indiana, will again reverberate with the sounds of great classical music as the MasterWorks Festival students and faculty come to town for a month of learning and great performances under the direction of Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh and his world-renowned faculty of more than 50 professionals.
Free and open-to-the-public performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, usually in the Rodeheaver Auditorium. Faculty recitals are each Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and throughout each week there are performances and master classes at the artisan’s court, on the porches of Village businesses, and at Westminster Hall and local churches.
Featured on Friday, June 30 will be the Brahms Violin Concerto with soloist David Kim. The annual patriotic program featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” Sousa marches, and more will be Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m. in the tent on Tabernacle Field.
Friday, July 7 the dance ensemble will perform Act II of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” ballet. Saturday, July 9 soloist Anne Martindale Williams will play the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto. Friday, July 14 repertoire will include the Weber Concerto for Clarinet with soloist Thomas Thompson and the Brahms Symphony No. 4. On Saturday, July 15 the complete Mozart opera “La Clemenza Di Tito” will be performed.
Friday, July 21 the theatre troupe will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights’ Dream” and the winners of the MasterWorks Concerto Competition will perform Friday, July 21, along with Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5.” The closing program will be Saturday, July 22 when Hugh Sung will be the soloist for the Rachmaninoff “Piano Concerto No. 3.”
MasterWorks faculty members will extend into the week following the festival and will perform chamber programs on Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29.
Second Sunday performances for the spring will conclude May 14 at 7:30 p.m. with “Around the World” in chamber music and drama. There will be no Second Sunday performances during June, July, August, or September, but programs will be held on October 8, November 12, and December 10.
More information is available at www.masterworksfestival.org.