MasterWorks Festival Begins Tonight

The MasterWorks Festival Orchestra in Rodeheavor Auditorium, June 15, 2012.

The MasterWorks Festival Orchestra in Rodeheavor Auditorium, June 15, 2012.

The MasterWorks Festival is a Christian classical performing arts festival. Young talents and world-class faculty join in four weeks of instruction and performances, to glorify God through the arts. Forty free public concerts are offered each season, and the first is at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Rodeheaver Auditorium in Winona Lake.

Tonight’s faculty chamber concert will feature Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat, Op. 11, Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat, K. 493 and Schubert: String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden.”

MasterWorks is an intensive four-week festival for advanced and passionate students of music, dance, and theater. Each year 250 students from around the globe participate in this unique festival that combines artistic excellence and biblically sound teaching. Students and a faculty of 90 live and work on the campus of Grace College.

Additional free MasterWorks concerts over the next four weeks, include:

  • Saturday, June 15
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Faculty Chamber Concert
    Dvorak: Piano Trio, Op. 90, “Dumky”
    Faure: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 45
    Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat, Op. 50, No. 1
  • Sunday, June 16
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Faculty Recital
  • Thursday, June 20
    8:15 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Concerto Competition Finals
  • Friday, June 21
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conducted by Daniel Meyer and featuring soloist Hugh Sung on piano
    Rossini: William Tell Overture
    Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
    Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
    Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
  • Saturday, June 22
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Festival OrchestraConducted by David Bowden
    Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
    Mozart: Flute Concert No. 1 in G Major
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral Symphony”
  • Sunday, June 23
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Faculty Recital
  • Friday, June 28
    2:00 p.m., Location TBD
    VISP Art Song Recital
  • Friday, June 28
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conducted by Darryl One and featuring soloists Karen Hill and Harry “Chip” Hill on clarinet
    Wagner: Prelude to Meistersinger
    Mendelssohn: Concert Piece No. 2, Op. 114
    Sibelius: Finlandia
    Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
  • Saturday, June 29
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Festival Orchestra
    Conducted by Luis Haza and featuring soloists Paula Kasica- flute, Reid Messich- oboe, Wesley Nance- trumpet & Shannon Nance – violin
    Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor
  • Sunday, June 30
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Faculty Recital
  • Wednesday, July 3
    8:15 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Student Honors Recital
  • Thursday, July 4
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Festival Orchestra
    Conducted by Miriam Burns and featuring soloist Wei Yu on cello
    Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
    Ravel: Bolero
    Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor
  • Thursday, July 4
    8:00 p.m., McClain Auditorium
    MasterWorks Theatre Performance
    Under the direction of Rich Swingle
    Twelve Angry Jurors: Reginald Rose
  • Friday, July 5
    8:30 p.m., Hillside Amphitheatre
    Fourth of July Pops Concert with thePhilharmonic Orchestra
    Conducted by Patrick Kavanaugh and featuring soloists Steven Condy and Robin Leigh Massie
    Smith: Star Spangled Banner
    Tchaikovsky: The Year 1812, Festival Overture
    Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
    Others TBD
  • Saturday, July 6
    3 p.m., McClain Auditorium
    MasterWorks Theatre Performance
    Under the direction of Rich Swingle
    Twelve Angry Jurors: Reginald Rose
  • Saturday, July 6
    7:30 p.m., Warsaw High School Performing Arts Center
    Dance Performance
    Under the direction of Bonnie Ringleb and conducted by Anthony Spain
    Adam: Giselle
    Swerts: Klonos
    Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata, mvt. 1
  • Sunday, July 7
    2 p.m., Warsaw High School Performing Arts Center
    Dance Performance
    Under the direction of Bonnie Ringleb and conducted by Anthony Spain
    Adam: Giselle
    Swerts: Klonos
    Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata, mvt. 1
  • Sunday, July 7
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Faculty Recital
  • Tuesday, July 9
    8:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Honors Chamber Recital
  • Wednesday, July 10
    3:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd
    Wind Intensive Studies Program Recital
  • Wednesday, July 10
    8:30 p.m., Philathea Little Theatre
    Vocal Intensive Studies Program
    Under the direction of Steven Condy
    Opera Scenes Performance
  • Thursday, July 11
    8:30 p.m., Philathea Little Theatre
    Vocal Intensive Studies Program
    Under the direction of Steven Condy
    Opera Scenes Performance
  • Friday, July 12
    2:30 p.m., Philathea Little Theatre
    Vocal Intensive Studies Program
    Under the direction of Steven Condy
    Opera Scenes Performance
  • Friday, July 12
    7:30 p.m., Rodeheaver Auditorium
    Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conducted by Christopher Russell and featuring student winners of the MasterWorks Festival Concerto Competition
    Beethoven: King Stephen Overture
    Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
    Concerto Competition Winners
  • Saturday, July 13
    3:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd
    String Intensive Studies Program Recital
  • Saturday, July 13

7:30 pm, Rodeheaver Auditorium
Festival Orchestra
Conducted by Andrew Sewelland featuring soloist Rachel Barton Pine on violin
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Overture
Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5, Op. 37
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

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