With 11 concerts, this will be our most ambitious season yet. Amit Peled returns with The Mount Vernon Virtuosi for three concerts this year, presenting string music of the Classical, Romantic and Contemporary eras. The BaRock band, a newly formed ensemble by virtuoso Baroque violinist Tatiana Chulochnikova will play three concerts of music from the Baroque period. Between these two wonderful ensembles, we'll hear Brazilian classical guitarist Felipe Garibaldi, a festival chorus singing John Rutter's Magnificat, organist Joy Leilani Garbutt, and the Wind Symphony from Southern Adventist University. Plan to join us for these concerts to celebrate and enjoy the great gift of music in a great space. As always, admission to these concerts is free and all ages are welcome. Scroll to the bottom of this page to subscribe to receive email reminders of our upcoming concerts.
UPCOMING CONCERTS / 2019-2020 SEASON
"A Festive Opening"
Founder and Artistic Director Amit Peled and violin soloist Nikita Borisevich present a program of music by Samuel Barber, Antonio Vivaldi, Jessie Montgomery and Dmitry Shostakovich.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, classical guitarist Felipe Garibaldi is an active performer, music researcher, and educator. His program on October 12 will include works for classical guitar by Mauro Giuliani, Agustin Barrios, Johann Sebastian Bach and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
"Mozart in Jeans"
Proving classical music doesn't have to be stuffy, The Mount Vernon Virtuosi put on their blue jeans to present their annual tradition of a program of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with internationally acclaimed pianist Alon Goldstein as featured soloist.
In their inaugural concert, this newly formed Baroque ensemble presents a collection of gems and curiosities for soprano, violin, flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord by Telemann, Rameau, Rolla, Marais and Clerambault.
Featuring John Rutter's Magnificat
The choirs of the Spencerville Adventist Church and the Spencerville Adventist Academy will combine to present John Rutter's Magnificat, accompanied by chamber orchestra, the movements interspersed with readings for the Advent season.
"When Bach met Bloch"
February begins with two back-to-Bach concerts of the music of the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach beginning with cellist and conductor Amit Peled presenting a special candlelit concert of selections from the Bach Cello Suites, and Ernest Bloch’s From Jewish Life.
"Ich Liebe Bach"
The BaRock Band continues our February celebration of the great J.S. Bach continues with Cantata Arias and Duets by Bach, framed by instrumental interludes.
"Les Femmes Français Oublés"
Joy-Leilani Garbutt presents the music of Jeanne Demessieux and les compositrices françaises. A culmination of her own research in France last year on a Fulbright Scholarship, Joy plays a program of rediscovered French organ music composed by Claude Arrieu, Elsa Barraine, Nadia Boulanger, and other women of the early 20th century.
"How Deep the Father's Love for Us"
Director Ken Parsons leads the Southern Adventist University Wind Symphony, (based in Chattanooga, Tennessee) in a concert that explores Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection as the ultimate expression of God’s love.
Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Extravaganza
Adding winds to the strings of the Virtuosi, Amit Peled leads his ensemble in a program to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven, including his grand Symphony no. 1 in C Major, Opus 21.
British style brass ensemble founded and directed by the legendary Steve Bulla returns to the Evensong Concert Series.
"The Vivaldi Obsession"
An eclectic multi-movement program of the most picturesque selections from Vivaldi’s iconic “Four Seasons” juxtaposed with Philip Glass’ the "American Four Seasons" violin concerto and some of Vivaldi's most dramatic countertenor arias.