Leelanau Summer Music Festival
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Ralph & Albertine Votapek
Friday, June 28th
The Votapeks will perform works for piano four-hands and works for two pianos. Highlights will be the Schubert Fantasy in F Minor and Six Tangos by Astor Piazzolla. This is the dedication concert for our new piano, a fully restored 1911 Steinway. We are thrilled to have the Votapeks play the debut of this beautiful instrument in Sala Koncertowa.
Ralph Votapek was the winner of the first Van Cliburn Piano Competition and has gone on to make numerous acclaimed appearances at Carnegie Hall and with major orchestras throughout the country. His brilliant and poetic interpretations have been heard around the world in an international performing and recording career spanning over five decades.
Albertine Votapek gave her debut to critical acclaim at New York Town Hall and won the Concert Artist Guild Award.
Fantasy in F Minor (for 4 hands), D. 942 Franz Schubert
Waltz from "Symphonic Dances", Op. 45 Serge Rachmaninoff
Danses Claude Debussy
Six Tangos Astor Piazzolla
The Two B's
Music of Brahms and Beethoven
Tuesday, July 16th
Two youthful masterpieces by giants of the classical music world: the powerful Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor with prizewinning pianist Laura Melton, and an all-star ensemble of winds and strings performing Beethoven’s effervescent Septet, Op. 20.
Laura Melton, piano
Walter Verdehr, violin
Michael Ouzounian, viola
Carl Donakowski, cello
Gary Gatzke, double bass
Jonathan Holden, clarinet
Brad Gemeinhardt, horn
Patricia Rogers, bassoon
The Lange Choral Ensemble
Sunday, August 11th
The Lange Ensemble, a beloved staple of the Lansing cultural scene for over 30 years, will present a program of masterpieces spanning the centuries of sacred choral music from Gregorian chant, Palestrina and Haydn, to music for the church by living composers.
This concert will take place in Historic Holy Rosary Church.