2014 Coming Attractions


MAY 18

Cuneo Mansion and Gardens Tour Concert by the Festival’s Resident String Trio 2:00 P.M. 1350 N. Milwaukee Avenue Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Tickets $25: luc.edu/cuneo

 

28th SEASON CONCERTS

 

JULY 24

Chamber Music Concert & Master Class Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet Igor Lipinski, piano Tour and concert at the Place de la Musique Barrington Hills - Tickets $45 sanfilippofoundation.org

 

JULY 25-26

Istvan Jaray, conductor Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet Woodstock Opera House Woodstock, IL - Tickets $28 - $58 woodstockoperahouse.com

 

AUGUST 2-3

Istvan Jaray, conductor Igor Lipinski, piano Woodstock Opera House Woodstock, IL - Tickets $28-$58 woodstockoperahouse.com

 

AUGUST 9-10

Igor Gruppman, violinist & conductor Vesna Gruppman, violin and viola

 

AUGUST 9

Woodstock Opera House Woodstock, IL Tickets $28-$58 woodstockoperahouse.com

 

AUGUST 10

Tour and Concert Place de la Musique Barrington Hills – Tickets $65 sanfilippofoundation.org

 

SEPTEMBER 12-13 Oktoberfest with Rotary Emricson Park

 

 

 

Spring 2014

Welcome Spring!

 

The Festival welcomed spring, in the most glorious way, on Saturday, April 12th with a spectacular benefit at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills. On a warm and balmy evening, nearly 200 guests toured the fabulous museum of the world’s largest collection of mechanical musical instruments in the Place de la Musique;attended a beautiful concert by pianist Igor Lipinski and the Festival’s concert master, Kevin Case; and enjoyed a delicious buffet while viewing other magnificent music machines, including the most complete original European Salon Carousel in the Carousel Pavilion. To everyone’s delight, a surprise ride on the beautiful Carousel topped off the evening.

Some of those who attended….

 

 

 

Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

 

Enjoy an afternoon at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens on May 18th with concert master Kevin Case, violist Elizabeth Hagen and cellist Nazar Dzhuryn.

Loyola University Chicago’s Cuneo Mansion and Gardens is a historic site at which the University preserves and protects the home and collections of American entrepreneurs Samuel Insull and John Cuneo, Sr. through academic programming, the arts and cultural activities.

 

Tour the mansion, stroll through the gardens and enjoy a concert by the Festival’s Resident String Trio in the Mansion’s Great Hall at 2:00 P.M. Our exceptional ensemble’s stylish and colorful interpretations will transport you to vivid realms through the works of Schubert, Faure, Sibelius and Beethoven. Make sure you are in the audience for this premier event. Tickets: $25 available at luc.edu/cuneo/

Address: 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, IL 60061
This Summer’s Season


We are indeed on the brink of a very special season as we look forward to two concerts at the Sanfilippo Estate’s Place de la Musique, as well as five concerts in our charming home theatre at the Woodstock Opera House. We guarantee a stunning experience wherever you choose to hear the music of “Mozart and More!”

Thursday July 24th – Place de la Musique, Barrington Hills – Tour the museum of mechanical instruments at 1:30 and enjoy a performance at 3:00 – Mozart’s Piano Quartet, K. 478 and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, K. 581 by pianist Igor Lipinski and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, with festival musicians. A clarinet master class with outstanding clarinet students coached by clinician Alexander Fiterstein follows the performance. All are invited to attend. Tickets: $45; $35 for students; order at sanfilippofoundation.org

 

Saturday and Sunday July 26 at 8:00, July 27 at 3:00– Woodstock Opera House – Pre-concert introductions by conductor Istvan Jaray and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein one hour before the performances of Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri Overture; Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, K. 622; and Haydn's Symphony No. 101,Clock. Tickets: $28 (students) - $58 at (815)338-5300 or woodstockoperahouse.com

 

Saturday and Sunday August 2 at 8:00, August 3 at 3:00 – Woodstock Opera House Pre-concert introductions by conductor Istvan Jaray and pianist Igor Lipinski one hour before the performances of Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Op. 26; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, K. 425, Linz. Tickets: $28 (students) - $58 at (815)338-5300 or woodstockoperahouse.com

 

Saturday August 9 at 8:00 – Woodstock Opera House – Pre-concert introduction with violinist and conductor Igor Gruppman and violinist / violist Vesna Gruppman at 7:00 before performance of Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Vivaldi's Four Seasons Winter, Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor; Warlock's Capriol Suite for Strings; Piazolla's Oblivion and Four Seasons. Tickets: $28 (students) - $58 at (815) 338-5300 or at woodstockoperahouse.com

 

Sunday August 10 at 3:00 – Place de la Musique,Barrington Hills - Tour the magnificent interior, home of the world's largest mechanical instruments museum at 1:30 and enjoy a concert at 3:00 with violinist and conductor Igor Gruppman and violinist / violist Vesna Gruppman of Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Vivaldi's Four Seasons Winter, Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor; Warlock's Capriol Suite for Strings; Piazzolla's Oblivion and Four Seasons.Tickets: $65 at sanfilippofoundation.org

 

SAVE THE DATE!


Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! Help us celebrate Oktoberfest 2014 with Woodstock’s Rotary at Emricson Park on Friday evening, September 12th (Rocktoberfest with Hans and the Hormones Band), and the next day, Saturday, September 13th with Sun City’s “Let’s Dance Band” and Die Musikmeisters German Band. Saturday’s activities include family fun with games and puppet show, polka dance lessons, beer stein contests and more. Proceeds will support the Woodstock Mozart Festival and Rotary’s community projects.

 

Did You Know?

…that for the first time we are presenting a work by Italian Composer Giachino Rossini this summer? Did you know that unlike his recent predecessor, Mozart, he enjoyed a large measure of wealth, popular acclaim, artistic influence and prestige as a composer? - The New Grove Dictionary of Music.

 

Rossini was a master of writing in opera buffo (comic opera) style, and we look forward to hearing the overture to his “zaniest” opera L’italiana in Algeri at our opening weekend’s concerts this summer. A prolific composer with a colorful persona, Rossini was reputed to have been so relaxed that he would write music while lounging. If a sheet of manuscript dropped to the floor, he would not bother to pick it up, but would just begin writing the piece from scratch on a fresh sheet of paper!

 

 

“Mozart Fest makes Woodstock a hot destination.” 

- CHICAGO SUN TIMES