Festival Amadeus 2018
Date: August 6, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Wolfie invites you to join us for this stunning event
Glacier Symphony has planned a grand week of classical – and not so classical – music for Festival Amadeus August 6-12, 2018 in Whitefish. The concert poster featuring a sunglass-clad Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart image touting the words “Let’s Festival! Ja?” suggests that the festival will offer as much good fun as it will great music.
Festival music director John Zoltek has organized a stellar lineup of classical artists to perform in the three orchestra concerts and three cabaret chamber nights. Artists performing this year include Tim Fain, a charismatic violinist known for his film appearance in The Black Swan and work with composer Philip Glass; Inbal Segev, a renowned cellist who hails from Israel; Alon Goldstein, piano, another Israel native who studied under Zubin Mehta; INVOKE, a cross-over string quartet who add mandolin, banjo and voice to their repertoire.
Adding to the musical mix will be “The Soldier’s Tale,” a quirky work by Stravinsky. The ‘Faustian’ story of good versus evil will be performed by three actors and seven select musicians including the prominent actor David Ackroyd as narrator, actress Pam Ponich, playing the devil, and opera singer, Andrew Surrena, as the soldier.
Held in two venues in the resort town of Whitefish, the Festival offers visitors the option to explore the majesty of Glacier National Park by day followed by the luxury of an expertly performed classical concert each night.
New this year will be an Amadeus Reception on Monday, August 6, to meet the Festival musicians, acclaimed soloists and Maestro Zoltek. It is included for Pick – 3 and Full Festival Pass holders. Also new will be cabaret seating during the three chamber night concerts where audience members can choose to sit at tables and enjoy a beverage while listening to the concert, or opt for traditional concert seating.
Several open rehearsals will be available during the week and Festival guest artists will share their stories in “Musical Journey” talks held in conjunction with Camp Festival Amadeus that runs concurrently during the week.
“Don’t miss this Whitefish summer tradition. Be a part of our audiences for one or more of these fabulous performances! Check out the affordable multi-concert packages that include an exclusive opening Amadeus Reception. Let’s Festival! Ja?”comments Maestro Zoltek.