Grassroots Festival Orchestra

GrassRoots Festival Orchestra

Upcoming Concert

Cayenna Ponchione, conductor
Leila Nassar-Fredell, leader

Augusto Diemecke, violin and Paige Morgan, English horn

GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance
Trumansburg, New York
Sunday, July 20th, 2014
9:30 a.m.
Grandstand Stage
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale", mvt 2
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela, Paige Morgan, English horn
Schonken: Transkei US Premiere
Sibelius: Violin Concerto, mvt 1, Augusto Diemecke, violin
Mendlessohn: Overture to Midsummer Night's Dream
Puryear, arr. Hyman: Mystic Water

Following on from the theme set by the Sinfonia Gaia concert at the Tandem Festival in Oxford, England this concert will consist of music by composers who were significantly inspired by their natural surroundings, highlighting the impact of climate change on these now disappearing landscapes. Violinist Augusto Diemecke, will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto and English horn player Paige Morgan will perform the soulful solo in the Swan of Tuonela. The GrassRoots Festival Orchestra will give the US premiere of Transeki by South African composer, Antoni Schonken.