Tonight’s performance has been made possible by the generosity of Tom and Margo Scribner.
Festival Founder and Artistic Director, Timothy Christie, usually hosts and moderates the Portrait of an Artist Series, asking probing questions of the Festival’s roster of artists and revealing aspects of musicians’ lives that do not typically make it into the artist biographies in your program book. For the kick-off event of the 2015 Season, Tim becomes the subject of the portrait.
This provokes many a question: Who will host? Will it be courteous, or will it turn into a flat out roast? In all likelihood, there will be a roast-like tenor to the proceedings, but as you might guess, there is only one way to find out. Garrison Creek Cellars lends the acoustics of a Renaissance chapel and bucolic perfection to the proceedings.
Announced from the Stage
Scotland the Brave, traditional — with Charlotte Christie
Duo in G Major for violin and viola, III: Rondo, Mozart — with Maria Sampen
Trio Sonata in D Major, Op. 3 No. 2, Corelli — with Stephen Miahky and Meta Weiss
Trio Sonata in C Major, Op. 4 No. 1, Corelli — with Stephen Miahky and Meta Weiss
Roumanian Folk Dances, Bartok — with Christina McGann, Maria Sampen and Norbert Lewandowski
Chaconne from the d minor Partita, Bach
Tim’s "Desert Island" Music Selections
Mahler Symphony No. 2, “The Resurrection”
Respighi "Church Windows”
Mozart Serenade in B Flat for winds, K. 361, “Gran Partita”
Doors open at 5:00pm