McCall SummerFest 2019: Fain Plays Beethoven
Franz von Suppé's charming, playful and immensely popular Poet and Peasant Overture kicks off the SummerFest Orchestra's opening concert. Also on the program, Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished" weaves moments of dramatic intensity with delicate lyricism. Finally, experience Beethoven's monumental Violin Concerto in D performed by audience favorite Tim Fain.
Tim Fain has been entertaining SummerFest patrons since 2014. He worked closely with composer Nicholas Britell on the 2017 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film Moonlight, performing and recording the score, which received much critical acclaim. In March 2017, he performed the live film score to a sold-out audience during a special screening of the film in Los Angeles. Tim performed Resonance in a virtual reality music video in collaboration with Google. His latest CD, First Loves, was released in September 2015 and is a 2-disc set featuring some of the works that first inspired him to become a violinist. His multimedia evening, Portals, premiered to sold-out audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Australia's Melbourne Festival and Le Lieu Unique in France. The centerpiece of the presentation is Partita for Solo Violin, a work written especially for him by Philip Glass.
A native of Santa Monica, California, Tim Fain is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Victor Danchenko; and The Juilliard School, where he worked with Robert Mann. Launching his career with Young Concert Artists and an Avery Fisher Career Grant, he went on to electrify audiences at debuts with the Baltimore Symphony with conductor Marin Alsop, at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and with the Orchestra of St. Luke's. He has also appeared with the Mexico City, Tucson, Oxford (UK), and Cincinnati Chamber symphonies; Brooklyn, Buffalo and Hague philharmonics; the National Orchestra of Spain; and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in a special performance at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. He was the featured soloist with the Philip Glass Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in a concert version of Einstein on the Beach, and he continues to tour the US and Europe in a duo-recital program with Philip Glass.
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This concert is part of the Orchestra Series Ticket, which offers admission to all three orchestra concerts for $75, saving a total of $15 off three single tickets.
Concert dates are July 16, 18 and 20.
SUMMERFEST 2019: July 14-20
McCall Music Society presents SummerFest 2019 with a new Artistic Director and Conductor. A McCall, Idaho tradition since 2012, this week-long festival of classical and pops orchestra concerts welcomes Boise Philharmonic Music Director, Eric Garcia, as he begins his tenure at the festival helm. In addition to the 50-piece SummerFest Orchestra, featured soloists for 2019 include Tim Fain, violinist; stage actress and vocalist Rachel Tyler with her husband, Matthew, vocalist; and flutist Anthony Trionfo.
Praised for his "elegant and expressive" conducting, Eric Garcia previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, conducting subscription, education, pops and community concerts. He served as producer for recordings on the Naxos label and conductor for Brandi Carliles acclaimed Columbia Records release, Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. He has collaborated with such esteemed artists as Marvin Hamlisch, Herbie Hancock, Cirque de la Symphonie, Pink Martini, The Chieftains, Assad Brothers and Indigo Girls.
Garcia has served as Associate Conductor of the Eastern Music Festival and cover conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has served as guest conductor with Symphony New Hampshire, Oklahoma City Ballet, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Octava Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, Philharmonia Northwest, Rainier Symphony, Northwest Festival Orchestra, Greensboro Ballet, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Boychoir, Pacific Youth Choir, Seattle Chamber Singers and Vocalpoint! Seattle.
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