Opening Gala


Joseph Strug Concert Hall Mon, May 27 7:30 PM


Steve Reich’s hypnotic rhythms for two marimbas open our festival this year—followed by a rare and scintillating quartet for four violins (why not, when you have four violin virtuosos on hand?), Ravel’s magnificent ode to the waltz, and a beloved and spectacular classic from Felix Mendelssohn. The opening concert of our festival is always exciting, and this year we have made it a special gala event! Join us for a reception after the show.

Steve Reich: Nagoya Marimbas

Alexander Haupt, marimba
Noam Bierstone, marimba

Grazyna Bacewicz: Quartet for Four Violins

Mark Fewer
Gwen Hoebig
Mark Lee
Kerson Leong

Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Peter Allen, piano

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66

Kerson Leong, violin
Cameron Crozman, cello
John Novacek, piano