Endless Mountain Music Festival

General
Date: July 19, 2019 - August 04, 2019

Venue: Various

Endless Mountain Music Festival

Stephen Gunzenhauser - Artistic Director

Concerts across Northern Tier of PA & Southern Tier of NY

Full Orchestra Concerts every Friday & Saturday

Unique Chamber Concerts Sunday through Thursday.......save the dates!!

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At 7:30 p.m.,  Friday, July 19, the Endless Mountain Music Festival opens its 14th Season with Cartoons and Fantasy in Steadman Theatre on the Mansfield University campus in Mansfield.

Film clips will be projected on two big movie screens as the 62-member Festival Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser, performs music from “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Frozen"; “What’s Up at the Symphony,” a medley of classical music heard in Bugs Bunny cartoons; the “Pink Panther” theme and more. Youngsters will receive a free gift. Adults will be admitted for half price if accompanied by children in costume. Adults in costume will be admitted free. All youth, 20 and under are admitted free to all festival concerts.

The music continues at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 with Gunzenhauser, festival founder, conducting the orchestra at the Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium in Corning. Performed will be Óscar Navarro's "Paconchita”; Russell Peck's "The Glory and the Grandeur" with three fast-paced percussionists playing more than 110 instruments; and the 1874 version of Tchaikovsky's "Symphony #1 Winter Dreams."

At 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, July 21-25 will be five chamber concerts. 

At the first chamber concert on Sunday, July 21, Russian pianist Asiya Korepanova will perform works by German, American, Polish and Russian composers in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre in Wellsboro. Included will be Beethoven's “15 Variations and Fugue Eroica Op. 35”; Beach's "Extase Op. 21, No. 2"; Chopin's "Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52" and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Monday, July 22, step back in time to enjoy the Emperor’s Dinner Music performed by the Festival String Trio featuring Hua Jin on violin, Ignacio Cuello on viola and Gita Ladd on cello at the Rockwell Museum in Corning. Works include: Strauss' "Variations on the Bavarian Folksong Das Dirndl," Schubert's "Trio in B-flat Major" and Beethoven's "String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3." Those with concert tickets, can attend the free, preconcert wine and cheese tasting at 6:45 p.m. by calling 570-787-7800 by this Sunday, July 21 to make reservations. 

With humor, virtuosity and the unexpected, singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Vance Gilbert will perform in the Deane Center’s Coolidge Theatre in Wellsboro on Tuesday, July 23. Word about his talents as an acoustic folk musician spread like wildfire, compelling Shawn Colvin to invite him to be a special guest on her 1992 Fat City tour where he took America by storm. In addition to his solo performances, Gilbert is the opener of choice for stand-up comedian Paul Reiser; the Milk Carton Kids, an American indie folk duo from California and the Subdudes, an American roots rock band from New Orleans.

On Wednesday, July 24, groove with jazz pianist Bram Wijnands and his daughter Lucy Wijnands, a jazz vocalist, at the Yoked Church at 110 Alba Street in Knoxville. “I Don’t Want to Walk Without You” from 1958 and “The Great City” by Shirley Horne from 1963 are among the songs they will perform. This concert is free.

The Endless Mountain Big Brass, featuring the orchestra’s brass section, will perform audience favorites on Thursday, July 25 at the Williamson High School Auditorium in Tioga. In their repertoire are Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” rock and roll from Freddie Mercury's "Bohemian Rhapsody” to Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears; big band music; and music from movies like “Mary Poppins.

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26, in Steadman Theatre on the Mansfield University campus, MU Choral Activities Director Peggy Dettwiler will conduct the Festival Symphony Orchestra and 16 MU Concert Choir alumni singing Ralph Vaughan Williams' cantata, "Serenade to Music.” She will also direct the orchestra and members of the MU Concert Choir and Festival Chorus and MU Choral Academy voice students in performing “A Song of Peace'” by Jean Sibelius, arranged by Johnnie Carl. Gunzenhauser will conduct the American premier of Joachim Raff's "Cello Concerto No. 2 in G Major" performed by the orchestra and featuring Gita Ladd on cello. Raff wrote this romantic concerto in 1850. It was overlooked and never performed in the United States until tonight.  

The Festival Symphony Orchestra with Russian pianist Asiya Korepanova will perform George Gershwin's "Concerto in F Major" during “A Salute to American Composers” at the Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Also on the program are Peter Boyer’s “New Beginnings,” Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring: Ballet for Martha" and Leonard Bernstein's overture to the comic operetta "Candide."

Chamber concerts will continue nightly Sunday, July 28 through Thursday, Aug. 1. The festival will end with orchestra concerts on Friday, Aug. 2 in Mansfield and Saturday, Aug. 3 in Corning and the free orchestra concert at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Youth, 20 and under, are admitted free to all festival concerts. The six symphony orchestra concerts are $39 per person. The chamber concerts are $30 per person. A flex pass to attend any six festival concerts is $150 or $25 per concert. A season pass is $225 or $16 per concert. Three of the 17 concerts are free.

 

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