Posts Tagged 'Tchaikovsky'

‘A dark fairy tale’: Violinist Gomyo joins CSO, guest conductor Seaman on Sibelius concerto

‘A dark fairy tale’: Violinist Gomyo joins CSO, guest conductor Seaman on Sibelius concerto

Christopher Seaman sat on the front porch of Hagen-Wensley House, sipping a mug of tea.

It was 4 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon as the British conductor reviewed a well-worn orchestral score — Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor” — and enjoyed the mild June weather.

Multiple flight delays the day before had left him feeling jet lagged, but Seaman weathered the stress with good humor as he talked about some upcoming pieces in the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra season.

Vamos gathers family members for faculty recital

Vamos gathers family members for faculty recital

Almita Vamos is keeping it in the family for the first faculty recital of the season.

The renowned violinist and School of Music faculty member will join her husband, sister, daughter-in-law and student at 4 p.m. Sunday in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall to perform three pieces.

First, they will perform a piece by Mozart. Unlike the original version, though, Vamos’ piece has been rearranged for two violins and a viola.

NCDT prepares evening of classical ballet as Janes, Carmazzi grace Amp stage together one last time

NCDT prepares evening of classical ballet as Janes, Carmazzi grace Amp stage together one last time

Sasha Janes and Rebecca Carmazzi’s performance on the Amphitheater stage tonight could very well be their last.

The couple’s appearance with North Carolina Dance Theatre in residence with Chautauqua Dance and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra at 8:15 p.m. in the Amp will be their farewell performance as dancers, said NCDT artistic director John-Pierre Bonnefoux.

“The chances of (Carmazzi) and me dancing together on a Chautauqua stage again might be slim,” Janes said. But “never say never, right?”

Janes, who is an associate artistic director of NCDT, and Carmazzi will perform “Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa,” which roughly translates to “leave the thorn, take the rose.” The pas de deux, which was created in 2006, is the first ballet Janes choreographed.