GrassRoots Festival Chamber Orchestra Concert 2012

Recent Concert

GrassRoots Festival Chamber Orchestra Performance
GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance
Trumansburg, New York
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
9:00 a.m.
Grandstand Stage
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This year's concert was part of a larger endeavor, Water-culture: women's work(s), which is an international project aimed at raising water-crisis awareness by connecting women artists to global audiences through artistic collaborations read more about the project here.

Highlights of this year's festival performance!

  • Ithaca cello maverick Lizzy Simkin performed the Bartok Rhapsody no. 1 for violin and orchestra on the cello.
  • World Premieres by U.K. based composers Rachel Lockwood and Kate Whitley sung by Ithaca based mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz, with the text of Tompkins County Poet Laureate, Gail Holst-Warhaft (part of Water-culture: women's work(s))
  • Special Event! Premiere performance of Judy Hyman's orchestration of Jeb Puryear's Mystic Water arranged specifically for the 2012 GrassRoots Festival Orchestra.

Featuring guest artists

Elizabeth Simkin, cello
Ivy Walz, mezzo-soprano
Gail Holst-Warhaft, poet
Rachel Lockwood, composer
Kate Whitley, composer
Judy Hyman, arranger


Mendelssohn: Meerestille und Glückliche Fahrt Overture
Bartok: Rhapsody No.1, for violin (cello) and orchestra ~ Elizabeth Simkin, cello
Whitley: Flood Days, World Premiere ~ Ivy Walz, mezzo-soprano
Lockwood: At The Falls, World Premiere ~ Ivy Walz, mezzo-soprano
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Finale
Puryear/Hyman: Mystic Water