The members of the Music Academy of the West’s Festival Orchestra will join the Academy’s Voice Fellows for a special concert under the baton of visiting artist Matthias Pintscher at Hahn Hall on Monday evening, July 1. The conductor in this instance is also the composer of one of the pieces. Pintscher’s bereshit (the first word in the Torah) is a creation myth in music and song, and the ensemble will perform it, along with music by Maurice Ravel (Le tombeau de Couperin) and Igor Stravinsky (Pulcinella). Pintscher, one of the European classical world’s hottest composers, was recently named artistic director of the Ensemble InterContemporain, the Paris-based chamber orchestra founded by Pierre Boulez. Hearing the Academy vocal fellows with an orchestra on the stage instead of in the pit ought to make for a memorable evening.
More Classical Music Events
Academy Festival Orchestra plays Bartók, Ravel, and Debussy. At the Granada Theatre, Saturday, June 22.
Vladmir Chernov, baritone in recital. At the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall, Monday, June 24.
Brooklyn Rider, string quartet. At the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall, Wednesday, July 3.
Jeremy Denk, piano. At the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall, Wednesday, July 17.
Midori, violin. At the Music Academy’s Hahn Hall, Monday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 31.
The Magic Flute. At the Granada, Friday, August 2, and Sunday, August 4.