The Vivace International Music Festival debuts in Wilmington July 22 to August 10.
Vivace Music Foundation is presenting its international music festival in Wilmington from July 22 to August 10. The festival will include more than 25 concerts and 500 masterclasses featuring 45 faculty artists and more than 200 participants.
Vivace Music Foundation’s mission is to create dynamic learning experiences for talented young artists, regardless of their financial resources, and to present world-class concerts to music lovers from around the globe.
“We’re thrilled to be making music in beautiful Wilmington, and to be bringing so many world-class artists back to the stage following the pandemic,” says John Holloway, president of Vivace Music Foundation. “With the community support, the stunning venues and our outstanding partners, Wilmington is the perfect host city for Vivace.”
The festival runs from July 22 to August 10 in venues throughout downtown Wilmington, including Wilson Center, Ballast Hotel, First Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal Church and First Baptist Church.
Among the highlights of Vivace International Music Festival are nine featured concerts, with six taking place at Wilson Center and three at First Presbyterian Church. The festival will also present a series of 15 free concerts for the community and a special event at the Children’s Museum of Wilmington in partnership with Lullaby Dreams.
Highlighted Concert Schedule:
Friday, July 23, 7:30 pm
Featuring the Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo and works by Brahms, Poulenc and Stravinsky
Saturday, July 24, 7:30 pm
Featuring 2005 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Alexander Kobrin and works by Chopin and Mussorgsky
Thursday, July 29, 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
Featuring pianist Dmitri Vorobiev and works by Still, Schubert, Bach and Rachmaninoff
Saturday, July 31, 7:30 pm
Featuring pianist Arthur Greene and works by Dett, Beethoven and Chopin
Sunday, August 1, 7:30 pm
Featuring Ani Kavafian (violin), Clive Greensmith (cello), Ara Gregorian (violin) and Dmitri Vorobiev (piano) and works by Kreisler, Korngold, Handel-Halvorsen, Dvorak and Moszkowski
Wednesday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Featuring cellist Seth Parker Woods as cellist, narrator/guide and movement artist.
Chamber Music Masterpieces
Thursday, August 5, 7:30 pm
Featuring Ieva Jokubaviciute (piano), Ara Gregorian (violin), Daniel Phillips (violin), Movses Pogossian (violin), Zvi Plesser (cello) and Raman Ramakrishnan (cello) and works by Brahms, Dvorak and Bartok
The Four Seasons
Tuesday, August 7, 7:30 pm
Featuring soloists Jennifer Frautschi, Hye-Jin Kim, Zvi Plesser and Raman Ramakrishnan, and the Vivace Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and works by Piazzolla and Vivaldi
Friday, August 9, 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
Featuring Colin Carr (cello), Amy Schwartz-Moretti (violin), Jennifer Frautschi (violin); Daniel Phillips (viola); Zvi Plesser (cello) and works by Bach and Schubert