2015 Music Festival

“Ode to Joy in the Mountains”

May 27  –  June 7, 2015

David Stewart Wiley, Artistic Director and Conductor

Co-concertmasters Akemi Takayama & David Park

Highlights of 2015 Music Festival

Saturday, May 30, 6:30 pm, Floyd Elementary School

“Mozart and Midkiff”

Mozart    Symphony No. 41 in C Major “Jupiter”

Midkiff     Double Concerto for Mandolin, Violin, and Orchestra fusing our mountain heritage with classical forms – Akemi Takayama, violin; Jeff Midkiff, mandolin

Sunday, May 31, 3:00 pm, Celebration Hall, EcoVillage  “Copland, Mozart, and Two Bachs”

C.P.E. Bach      Symphony in C Major

Copland     Quiet City

J.S. Bach     Concerto for Three Violins & Orchestra

Mozart     Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra

Saturday, June 6, 6:30 pm, Floyd High School

Beethoven Violin Concerto and More

Wiley     Blue Ridge Spirit

“Concertos” with full symphony orchestra performed by three Academy Fellows

Beethoven     Violin ConcertoDavid Park, violin

Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm, Floyd High School

“Beethoven’s 9th – Ode to Joy”

*Final concert with more than 150 musicians on stage*

Wagner     Prelude to Die Meistersinger

Beethoven  Symphony No. 9 in D Major “Choral” with area choruses and soloists Tara and Philip Bouknight,    Amy and Scott Williamson

May 28  –  June 7  (details to come)

– Chamber Ensemble Concerts at area venues

– “Concertos with Piano” performed by 10 Academy  Fellows (Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 pm)

– Family Concert

– Master Classes and Open Rehearsals

– Informal music around Floyd

Mark your calendars for another 12 full days of classical joy in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains!