Our first Heifetz On Tour of the season kicks off this month with our “Fall Colors” tour of the Northeast, with performances of music as varied, brilliant, and riotous as the autumn foliage!
Three brilliant Heifetz alums – violinist Melody Yuan , violist Matt Cohen , and cellist Noémie Raymond-Friset, – joined by Heifetz faculty pianist Zhenni Li – will present programs of suites, serenades, sonatas, and showpieces, as well as some great chamber masterworks.
First stop on the tour will be on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Heifetz Institute’s “Old New Hampshire Home” – Wolfeboro, NH, where our troupe will perform its annual “homecoming concert “presented by the Wolfeboro Friends of Music. Before coming to Virginia in 2012, the Heifetz Institute established deep roots and experienced exponential growth in the picturesque Lake Winnipesaukee community, with its summer program located on the Brewster Academy campus from 2002 to 2011.
Then the scene shifts to the State of Maine! With support from the Georgetown Island Educational Foundation, Roger Renaud Music Foundation, and Bath Elementary PTA, the young performers will present a number of school, civic, and outreach events around the MidCoast, including a day-long stay on Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Lewiston Public Schools, conducting a master class with the school’s string students and orchestra and finishing with a performance for the entire student body.
The Maine residency will culminate with a performance on Thursday October 25th, 2018 in the resonant acoustics of the historic Robinhood Free Meetinghouse (b1856), a MidCoast Maine landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The final stop on the Fall tour will be on Friday, October, 26th in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, as our Heifetz artists perform in the brand-new innovative “Fishin’ In C” chamber-music series. Performances during the concert (and the whole Tour) will include Igor Stravinsky’s infectious Suite Italienne, the dazzling Carmen Fantasy by Hollywood composer Franz Waxman, the riveting 32 Variations in C minor by Beethoven, as well as the passionate Piano Quartet No. 1 by Gabriel Fauré. Oh, and a piece by Astor Piazzolla you can preview below!