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Close Encounters With Music presents: A Rossini Extravaganza!

Date/Time

Oct 13, 2018
06:00 PM until 08:00 PM

Description

Our season opens Saturday, October 13, at 6 PM celebrating the 150th anniversary of the death of the great Italian composer Gioachino Rossini with an evening illustrating the wide range of his majestic, hilariously wicked and sparkling music—arias and duets from Tancredi, Adina, Cenerentola, and selections from his brilliant piano music Péchés des vieillesse (Sins of Old Age) composed at the end of his life.  The enchanting contralto Emily Marvosh is joined by soprano Sonja Tengblad ("crystalline tone and graceful musicality—Boston Globe) in a romp through vocal works, that will also include the glorious Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach, whose music Rossini championed.  Pianist Roman Rabinovich, winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, presents some of the fiendishly challenging Péchés that reveal a portrait of a bon vivant who pushed humor, gastronomy—and technique—to their limits.  A finishing flourish will be a performance of a string quartet written originally at the tender age of twelve!

Emily Marvosh, contralto; Sonja Tengblad, soprano; Roman Rabinovich, piano

 

A Taste of Rossini! Pre-Concert Rossini-themed Reception will take place for Patrons and Season Subscribers.  

 

Cost

$50 (Orchestra and Mezzanine), $27 (Balcony) and $15 for students

Location

View map Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Close Encounters With Music

Phone

800-843-0778

Contact name

Pamela Smith

Contact email

cewmusic@aol.com

Region:

Berkshire

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