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Festival Amadeus Brings Acclaimed Soloists To Whitefish And Bigfork

The Ninth Annual Festival Amadeus, presented by the Glacier Symphony and Chorale, runs from August 8 - 14, 2016 at venues in Whitefish and Bigfork. The festival features chamber and orchestra concerts with guest soloists and the Festival Amadeus orchestra. (See the full Festival Amadeus schedule below.)

Established in 2008, Festival Amadeus centers on the music of Mozart and other classical-era composers. The Festival Amadeus Orchestra is a classical chamber orchestra comprised of select musicians from the Glacier Symphony with invited musicians from Montana and the Northwest region. John Zoltek, Music Director and Conductor of Festival Amadeus, has planned another lively week of music, with six chamber concerts and four orchestra concerts. Soloists for 2016 include the duo of Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet and Misuzu Tanaka, piano; The Fry Street Quartet; Sooyun Kim, flute; Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet; Stephen Beus, piano.

All seats reserved. Tickets are available through the GSC office. Call the GSC box office directly at 406-407-7000, or purchase Festival Amadeus tickets online.

Box Office: 69 North Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901

Mailing: P.O. Box 2491
Kalispell, MT 59903

Box Office: 406-407-7000
Fax: 406-203-4757

Whitefish concerts will be held at Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 Second St, Whitefish.

1. Monday, August 8,  7:30:  Chamber Night 1 (Whitefish)

Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo

Danzi – Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Romero – Primer Solo de Concierto
Monasterio – Adios a la Alhambra
Gustavino – Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Poulenc – Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

2. Tuesday, August 9,  7:30: Chamber Night 2 (Whitefish)

Fry Street Quartet, strings, with Sooyun Kim, flute

Mozart – Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K285
Foote – A Night Piece for Flute and String Quartet
Bartok – String Quartet No. 5

3. Wednesday, August 10, 7:30:  Orchestra Night 1 (Whitefish)

Mozart and Schubert
Festival Amadeus Orchestra, John Zoltek, conductor. Misuzu Tanaka, piano

Salieri – La Scuola de’ gelosi
Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb Major “Jeunenomme”
Schubert – Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major

4. Thursday, August 11, 7:30:  Chamber Night 3 (Whitefish)

Music for Trumpet and Piano
Mary Elizabeth Bowden: trumpet, Stephen Beus: piano

Mozart – Queen of the Night Aria
Ravel – Habanera (trans. Thierry Caens)
Mendelssohn – Piano Sonata in E major, Op. 6
McMichael – Totem Voices
Enesco – Legend
Barber – Op. 10, Three Songs
Barber – Piano Sonata, Op. 26
Manuel De Falla – 7 Canciones populares Españolas

5. Friday, August 12, 7:30: Orchestra Night 2 (Whitefish)

Baroque Extrvaganza!

Fry Street Quartet and Baroque Strings,
Sooyun Kim, flute and Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet
Steve Olson, harpsichord
John Zoltek, conductor

CPE Bach – Flute Concerto in A major Wq168
Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 violins in A minor
Marcello – Trumpet Concerto in C minor
Albinoni – Trumpet Concerto in Bb Op7 no 3
JS Bach – Brandenburg No. 5 in D major

6. Saturday, August 13,  7:30: Orchestra Night 3 (Whitefish)

Mozart’s Clarinet, Haydn’s London
Festival Amadeus Orchestra, John Zoltek: conductor; Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet

Salieri – La Fiera di Vinezia Sinfonia
Mozart – Clarinet Concerto in A Major
Haydn – Symphony No. 104 in D “London”

7. Sunday, August 14, 7:30: Orchestra Night 4: (Whitefish)

Schumann Pastoral Finale
Festival Amadeus Orchestra, John Zoltek: conductor, Stephen Beus: piano

Salieri – Les Danaides Sinfonia
Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor Op.54
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F Major “Pastoral” Op.68

Bigfork concerts will be held at Saint John Paul II Catholic Church, 195 Coverdell Rd, Bigfork

8. Tuesday, August 9, 7:30: Chamber Night 1 (Bigfork)

Music for Trumpet and Piano
Mary Elizabeth Bowden: trumpet, Stephen Beus: piano

9. Wednesday, August 10, 7:30: Chamber Night 2 (Bigfork)

Fry Street Quartet with Sooyun Kim
Fry Street Quartet: strings, Sooyun Kim: flute

10. Thursday, August 11, 7:30: Chamber Night 3 (Bigfork)

Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo


Free events during Festival week - Open to the public

2-3  pm Open Rehearsal: Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet and Stephen Beus, piano, onstage at WFPAC.
3-4  pm Camp Festival Amadeus Students Honor Recital of soloists and ensembles, in WFPAC lobby.

11 am - noon Open Rehearsal: Fry Street Quartet and Sooyun Kim, flute, onstage at WFPAC.
3-4 pm Camp FA “Musical Journey” with the Shtrykov/Tanaka Duo in WFPAC lobby.
Time TBA Camp FA Kids will perform during intermission at Whitefish Farmers Market, downtown Whitefish.

3-4 pm “Musical Journey” with Stephen Beus and Mary Elizabeth Bowden in WFPAC lobby.

12 - 2:45 pm Camp FA Student Orchestra and Ensemble Rehearsal onstage WFPAC.
3-4 pm Camp FA “Musical Journey” with Sooyun Kim in WFPAC lobby.

12 - 1:30 pm Camp FA Student Concert onstage at WFPAC featuring the full orchestra and ensembles.
Note: The entire Camp Festival Amadeus welcomes the public to observe classes during the week at any time.


Michael Marsolek is the program director of Montana Public Radio. He also hosts Tuesday Freeforms and Thursday Morning Classics.
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