The 2016 Summer Festival explored The Creative Journey: how the works of artists evolve over the course of their lives. We compared early and late works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Shostakovich, and discussed with our seven visiting composers their own works that span the last 50 years. We had a special visit from violin luthier Samuel Zygmuntowicz who is considered the modern-day Stradivarius and is also the maker of the violin of our Artistic Director, Soovin Kim. And pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn, in a personal tribute to his father, the great writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, discussed his last prose works.
Planning is underway for the Summer 2017 Festival, which will take place in the Burlington VT area from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 27, 2017.
Meanwhile, Arnold Steinhardt, renowned violinist from the revered Guarneri String Quartet, will be joining us in Burlington for this year's installment of the Beethoven Project. At the FlynnSpace on Saturday, November 12, at 8pm, repeated on Sunday, November 13, at 2pm, Arnold will explore Beethoven's late string quartet, Opus 130. During the first half of the program he will talk about his own lifetime journey with this piece, in a dialogue with members of the Parker String Quartet. In the second half, the Parkers will perform the piece in its entirety. Tickets are available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, and online at flynntix.org.