2020 Festival: EPIPHANIES
GLORIA CHIEN AND SOOVIN KIM, ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
DAVID SERKIN LUDWIG, RESIDENT COMPOSER
While we do not know what the next 5 months will hold for any of us, we want to share with you our excitement over our plans for the 2020 August festival. We will not put tickets on sale until we have some certainty about August. Please know that we are making contingency plans in case we are not all able to be together at the Elley-Long Music Center starting on Saturday August 22. We feel that our theme this year, EPIPHANIES, is especially relevant in a pandemic world.
For each of us, a few significant life events can have particularly profound effects. Epiphanies is an exploration of how such life-altering experiences affected the works of a group of composers. Love, illness, and loss were the inspirations for the major compositions featured during this festival week.
Epiphanies will explore Franz Schubert’s cello quintet completed in his final months; Bedřich Smetana’s elegiac piano trio mourning the loss of his daughter and his autobiographical From My Life string quartet describing the loss of his hearing; and Robert Schumann’s year of song, his chamber music after his marriage to Clara. The centerpiece of the festival will be the premiere of an LCCMF co-commissioned chamber opera by Marc Neikrug, A Song by Mahler, about a soprano and her husband coping with her early onset Alzheimer’s.
For a list of 2020 festival performers, speakers, and composers, click here.
Check back soon for complete information about the 2020 schedule. Tickets will go on sale o/a April 1.
Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to seeing you at the FlynnSpace on Sunday April 12 at 2pm for a special afternoon with the incomparable Lucy Shelton, performing with LCCMF Artistic Directors Gloria Chien and Soovin. Tickets available through FlynnTix.